The Supreme Court just ruled that states can back the winners of the popular vote over their Electoral College votes in a game changing decision.
Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in 2016’s popular vote 65,853,514 to 62,984,828.
According to Reuters, “The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner, and electors almost always do so anyway.”
Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that a state may instruct “electors that they have no ground for reversing the vote of millions of its citizens. That direction accords with the Constitution — as well as with the trust of a Nation that here, We the People rule.”
The justices had scheduled arguments for the spring so they could resolve the issue before the election, rather than amid a potential political crisis after the country votes.