Supreme Court rules states can enforce presidential elector pledges

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Supreme Court rules states can enforce presidential elector pledges

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld state laws requiring those chosen for the Electoral College to back the popular winner in their state's presiden

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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld state laws requiring those chosen for the Electoral College to back the popular winner in their state’s presidential race.

The court ruled 9-0 in a pair of cases that states can enforce pledges requiring that electors of their states follow the will of the voters when casting their electoral ballots.

The cases come after a group of Democratic electors that called themselves the “Hamilton Electors” voted for moderate Republicans instead of Hillary Clinton, in an unsuccessful effort to convince Republican electors to vote for somebody besides President Trump.

Justice Elena Kagan wrote the court’s opinion.

Fox News’ Bill Mears contributed to this report.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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