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Subject:  Re: Note to intercst Date:  11/30/2020  11:53 AM
Author:  albaby1 Number:  137587 of 138129

The Feds can create guidelines. They do it all the time for all sorts of things. I would think they could require that electors be awarded that reflects popular vote. How the states choose the actual electors would still be up to them, but they have to reflect what the voters actually want.

The Feds can create guidelines on subjects that are within the power of the federal government. Many aspects of elections are not within the power of the federal government, but are reserved to the states.

States have the power to choose a winner-take-all system for electors, and the Feds can't stop them from choosing that if they want. The states are allowed to have a proportional system if they want, but the Feds cannot force them to assign their electors that way if the state prefers winner-take-all.

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