Electoral College Duty to Uphold and Defend Constitution?
November 22, 2016 3:01 PM   Subscribe

Some states provide sanctions for not voting for the candidate who represents their party (apparently Wash does not) with provisions for electors to take an oath.... My question is are electors' like public servants required to take an oath to defend the constitution? Also does any political party in the US require members to take an oath to defend the constitution?
posted by Jim_Jam to Law & Government (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I had some questions and found this explanation very thorough. I don't think the electors are required to take an oath to defend the constitution, but they often must take an oath swearing to vote along party lines. In some cases (listed in that link) a vote against that party constitutes a violation of the oath, the vote is discounted, and a new (presumably more party-friendly) elector is selected.
posted by LKWorking at 7:54 AM on November 23, 2016


Thank you for your reply.
posted by Jim_Jam at 11:35 AM on November 23, 2016


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