Matthew A. Seligman

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Matthew A. Seligman

Legislative Appointment of Electors Would Be Unlawful. And It Won’t Even Work For Trump.
Congress enacted the Electoral Count Act to deal with precisely this sort of hypothetical, and the law working just as designed would prevent the sort of gamesmanship that’s being floated.
A supporter of President Donald J. Trump hold up their Make America Great Again hat. At the Reading Regional Airport in Bern Township, PA Saturday afternoon October 31, 2020 where United States President Donald J. Trump spoke during a campaign rally for his bid for reelection. Legislative Appointment Of Electors: An Extreme Legal Move And An Unlikely Profile in Courage
The GOP leadership in Pennsylvania has decisively disavowed moving to seize the power to appoint electors directly under any circumstances. 
Trump’s Election Lawsuits: Full of Sound and Fury, But Mostly Signifying Nothing
There are critical differences between the legal and political landscapes in the 2000 election and today that make it exceptionally unlikely that any of this legal wrangling will matter.
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 22: From left, Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chris Coons, D-Del., Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., attend a news conference on the Senate steps of the Capitol with Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee after they boycotted the markup of Supreme Court justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, on Thursday, October 22, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) There’s A Better Option For Democrats Than Expanding The Supreme Court
The time for doing nothing is over. Democrats must either pack the Court themselves, or prevent Republicans from doing so down the road.
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to  Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts while Associate Justice Elena Kagan looks on as the president arrives to U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 3, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis/POOL The Good But Also Ominous News From The Supreme Court About Voting in Pennsylvania
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