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Meet Bill Greene, the "Faithless Elector" who casted his electoral vote for Ron Paul.

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posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 11:49 AM
Not surprisingly, there was barely any media coverage on this somewhat epic vote.

Here Ron Paul interviews the man who cast his electoral vote for Ron Paul.

Give it a listen if you have the time, it was a very interesting conversation which also gives us some further insight on the electoral college.

Coincidentally, Bill Greene is also a Political Science Professor.

Unlike some states, Texas does not have a law requiring the electoral votes to reflect the state's popular vote.

The Governor now wants to change that...

edit on 4-1-2017 by gladtobehere because: wording

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 12:35 PM
a reply to: gladtobehere

However awesome the thought of Ron Paul as president instead of Trump is, there is nothing commendable about being a faithless elector.

Law or no law, consequence or no consequence, you should not accept the position as an elector, if you intend to represent the election result only insofar the result suits you.

edit on 4-1-2017 by DupontDeux because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 01:03 PM

originally posted by: gladtobehere
Not surprisingly, there was barely any media coverage on this somewhat epic vote.

Let me get this straight. We're supposed to give this guy media coverage because he's one elector out of 500+ who cast his vote for someone who wasn't even running? The only possible reason he did this is to make himself famous. Why should he be indulged?

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 02:55 PM
It's about time Texas criminalizes faithless electors. The US is by now a full democracy. Electors have no say. They have a ceremonial role only.

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 08:23 PM
How can they not have such a law? Kind of defeat the purpose to not enforce it like that doesn't it?

Very curious.

posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 08:37 PM
a reply to: schuyler

Ron Paul won the RNC. He wasn't rewarded with the Nomination, but he beat Mitt Romney. Same thing happened to Sanders, he won the DNC, but wasn't given the Nomination. The Elites can rewrite anything. Its why I hate to love Trump. He beat the system, and had the money and influence to keep it stuck. I don't care for him, but he has been the only candidate to thumb his nose, win, and pull it off. He's likely economically sound, and will gut some of the bloated fish in our system. Leave the socially progressive activism, to the citizens we need a competitive country again.
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