(Reuters) – Bret Chiafalo had his bags packed in the weeks after the 2016 US presidential election. If somehow, his gambit worked and Donald Trump was blocked from being officially declared Dad is the winner, IT expert from Washington state that all hell can be broken.
FILE PHOTO: A brief overview of the US Supreme Court in Washington, USA, May 3, 2020. Photo taken May 3, 2020. REUTERS / Will Dunham
Chiafalo, 41, serves as the presidential election – an individual who plays a pivotal role in the complex electoral process set out in the U.S. Constitution to determine the winner in the presidential election. . Chiafalo was one of 538 voters who voted after the November election, ultimately appointing the Republican Trump as the winner over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
In most states, voters – usually party loyalists – must pledge to vote for their party candidate if that person wins the state's popular vote. Chiafalo, desperate to discourage Trump, had other intentions and voted for others.
Trump still won the Electoral College, with Congressional results in January 2017, and was sworn in as president by the end of that month.
Chiafalo is currently at the center of one of two closely watched cases being debated before the Supreme Court on Wednesday that will decide whether voters have constitutional rights to act independently and despite the will of voters …
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