Well, I was there. The twenty electors voted as ten people protested outside, as this AP story notes. The whole thing went off without a hitch, but not so in Minnesota, where one "faithless elector" cast a vote for John Edwards for president, rather than John Kerry. I spoke briefly at lunch, just to congratulate them for having done their constitutional duty, and to remind them that self-government is the subject of our story. I concluded by reading Lincolns Fragment on the Constitution and the Union.
... in Minnesota, where one "faithless elector" cast a vote for John Edwards for president, rather than John Kerry...
Are we sure this wasnt a "hanging chad" issue? Was a Diebold machine in use at the time, perhaps? Are we sure the voter wasnt a product of Minnesotas progressive education system, who merely failed to read and comprehend the ballot?
Perhaps our "faithless elector" is nothing of the sort, but rather another "long march" victim, Peter.