Derek Muller op-ed, “Faithless Electors: Now It’s Up to Congress” — Wall Street Journal

December 21, 2016 | By Kylie Larkin — An op-ed by Professor Derek Muller titled, “Faithless Electors: Now It’s Up to Congress,” was published today in the Wall Street Journal.  The article considers whether Congress will set the precedent to count or exclude the votes of “faithless electors.”

Excerpt from “Faithless Electors: Now It’s Up to Congress”:

The 538 members of the Electoral College convened Monday and cast a majority of their votes for Donald Trump for president and Mike Pence for vice president. When Congress convenes on Jan. 6 to count the votes, it will mostly be a formality. But its decision to count or exclude the votes of some “faithless electors” will set a precedent for future elections.

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