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Old 08-25-2019, 09:21 PM
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In real life, it doesn't mean anything.

Think about it. Who ARE the electors? A slate of people put forward by each party. So all the parties have to do is to make sure they choose people who are even MORE "faithful" than ever.

Instead of a retired county clerk whose years of service gets rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to the state capitol, your new electors will be young rural school bus drivers, whose spouses work for the county highway department, and who are terrified that voting against the party line will get both the elector and spouse fired.

This gives a whole new meaning to "elections have consequences." After all,Politics ain't beanbag.