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  are there any laws banning you from bribing electors in the EC?
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« on: September 13, 2015, 05:05:49 PM »

To "accidentally" miscast their vote against the state's popular choice.

Just asking, I swear I'm not affiliated with the RNC or anything Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 09:16:44 PM »

To "accidentally" miscast their vote against the state's popular choice.

Just asking, I swear I'm not affiliated with the RNC or anything Wink

I'd be interested in the answer to this as well.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 02:36:24 PM »

Well bribery is generally illegal in the US, yes....at least until the Supreme Court declares bribery to be Constitutionally protected freedom of speech.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2015, 11:01:29 PM »

Well bribery is generally illegal in the US, yes....at least until the Supreme Court declares bribery to be Constitutionally protected freedom of speech.

But... but...
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 02:52:09 AM »

Well as far as federal law, the general statute against bribery of public officials is 18 U.S.C. 201, but I don't think you can stretch the statute's definition of "public official" to include electors:
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I think you'd be hard-pressed to argue that electors are part of any branch of the federal government.

So you'd have to look to state bribery laws for your answer. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2015, 12:26:17 PM »

Well as far as federal law, the general statute against bribery of public officials is 18 U.S.C. 201, but I don't think you can stretch the statute's definition of "public official" to include electors:
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I think you'd be hard-pressed to argue that electors are part of any branch of the federal government.

So you'd have to look to state bribery laws for your answer. 

i think they'd fall under "or an officer or employee or person acting for or on behalf of the United States"
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