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Old 08-22-2019, 06:46 PM
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Yes, if someone bribed electors into voting unfaithfully, it would be under federal jurisdiction. But it would also be under state jurisdiction. Both the Feds and the state could pursue charges, even if the other decides not to. Our system is weird that way.

Back to the OP, I think our system for electing the President is completely whack, but given the system we have, and the Constitutional language that laid it out, I think that this decision is the only valid reading of how it works. If you don't like the implications of this decision, the proper response is a Constitutional amendment.