Democratic electors Phillip Tyler, left, and Esther John fill out their ballots with ceremonial plastic “quill” pens during a meeting of Washington state's Electoral College Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. For the first time in four decades, members of the Electoral College in Washington state broke from the state's popular vote for president, with four electors casting their votes for candidates other than Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now those four face $1,000 fines.
Democratic electors Phillip Tyler, left, and Esther John fill out their ballots with ceremonial plastic “quill” pens during a meeting of Washington state's Electoral College Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. For the first time in four decades, members of the Electoral College in Washington state broke from the state's popular vote for president, with four electors casting their votes for candidates other than Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now those four face $1,000 fines. Elaine Thompson Associated Press file
Democratic electors Phillip Tyler, left, and Esther John fill out their ballots with ceremonial plastic “quill” pens during a meeting of Washington state's Electoral College Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. For the first time in four decades, members of the Electoral College in Washington state broke from the state's popular vote for president, with four electors casting their votes for candidates other than Democrat Hillary Clinton. Now those four face $1,000 fines. Elaine Thompson Associated Press file

We’re stuck with the Electoral College, until the winners want to change the process

January 12, 2017 5:19 AM

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