Supreme Court Oral Argument: Electoral College & Faithless Electors

Chiafalo v. Washington Oral Argument

On its final day of a special May session due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court heard oral argument via teleconference on a case… read more

On its final day of a special May session due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court heard oral argument via teleconference on a case concerning Washington electors and whether they can cast a vote for a person who did not win the state’s presidential popular vote. In 2016, Peter Chiafalo served as an elector. While Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the state, Mr. Chiafalo and two other electors cast their Electoral College ballots for Colin Powell. This vote resulted in a $1,000 fine for each of them. Washington law requires electors to vote for the person who won the state’s popular vote. Mr. Chiafalo and the electors filed suit challenging the law; however, they lost in state courts. close

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Program ID:
471677-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 13, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 17, 2020 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • May 13, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 13, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 13, 2020 | 6:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 13, 2020 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 13, 2020 | 11:03pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 14, 2020 | 3:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 17, 2020 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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