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A court ruling just changed how we pick our president

27 days ago   |   By NBC News

The decision could give a single elector the power to decide the outcome of a presidential election - if the popular vote results in an apparent Electoral College tie.
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Electoral College Members Don't Have to Follow the Will of Voters, Appeals Court Rules

27 days ago   |   By Time

A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren't bound by the popular vote in their states.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Colorado secretary of state violated the Constitution in 2016 when he removed an elector and nullified his vote because the elector refused to cast his ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote.
The ruling applies only to Colorado and five other states in the 10th Circuit: Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.
It could influence...
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President Trump reveals new national security advisor choice

President Trump reveals new national security advisor choice

President Donald Trump announced his new national security advisor choice Wednesday morning. Read more ...

Nick Carter confirms restraining order against younger brother, Aaron Carter

Nick Carter confirms restraining order against younger brother, Aaron Carter

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Teen hit by car during possible road rage incident while walking another...

Teen hit by car during possible road rage incident while walking another child to bus stop, police say

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Democratic Donor Ed Buck Accused Of Running A Drug Den After 3rd Man ODs

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Regular aerobic exercise may slow progression to Alzheimer's for those most...

Regular aerobic exercise may slow progression to Alzheimer's for those most at risk

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California officials and environmental groups have pledged a legal counter amid the president's announcement. Read more ...

Busted Democratic donor Ed Buck gave to Hillary Clinton, Obama

Busted Democratic donor Ed Buck gave to Hillary Clinton, Obama

The donor who was arrested after another man overdosed in his California home contributed thousands of dollars to a wide array of state and national Democratic politicians... Read more ...

First look at Daniel Jones as Giants' starting quarterback

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It's Daniel Jones' show now. A day after the Giants named the rookie their new starting quarterback while benching Eli Manning, Jones took the field Wednesday for practice at... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia vows to prove Iran backed ‘terrorist attack' on oil facilities

Saudi Arabia vows to prove Iran backed ‘terrorist attack' on oil facilities

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said it would reveal evidence showing Iran was behind the attack on its oil facilities as Tehran threatened to retaliate “immediately” if any action... Read more ...