The U.S. appeals court’s ruling in Denver Tuesday slowed efforts by progressives to eliminate the Electoral College and replace it with a simple popular vote.
The court said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren’t bound by the popular vote in their states.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the former Colorado secretary of state violated the Constitution in 2016 when he removed an elector and canceled his vote because the elector refused to cast his ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who received the popular vote in that state. more