Judge: Electors must vote for statewide winner

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Judge: Electors must vote for statewide winner

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Attorney Jason Wesoky, front, answers questions as Polly Baca, back, looks on outside the federal courthouse in downtown Denver. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel denied a request by two Colorado electors who argued that the law binding their vote to Colorado vote winner Hillary Clinton violated their First Amendment rights. The two Democratic electors are trying to be freed of Colorado’s requirement that they vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote in the presidential election this past November.
Michael Baca, center, speaks Monday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Denver after arguments in a lawsuit by two Colorado electors who wanted to be free to vote for whomever they wanted when the Electoral College votes for the next president. Baca and a Democratic elector are trying to be freed of Colorado’s requirement that they vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote in the presidential election this past November in a long-shot attempt to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office.

Judge: Electors must vote for statewide winner

Attorney Jason Wesoky, front, answers questions as Polly Baca, back, looks on outside the federal courthouse in downtown Denver. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel denied a request by two Colorado electors who argued that the law binding their vote to Colorado vote winner Hillary Clinton violated their First Amendment rights. The two Democratic electors are trying to be freed of Colorado’s requirement that they vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote in the presidential election this past November.
Michael Baca, center, speaks Monday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Denver after arguments in a lawsuit by two Colorado electors who wanted to be free to vote for whomever they wanted when the Electoral College votes for the next president. Baca and a Democratic elector are trying to be freed of Colorado’s requirement that they vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote in the presidential election this past November in a long-shot attempt to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office.
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