Open Talk of Electors defecting

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    3 Potential Electoral College Members May Pass on Romney

    At least three Republican electors say they may not support their party's presidential ticket when the Electoral College meets in December to formally elect the next president, escalating tensions within the GOP and adding a fresh layer of intrigue to the final weeks of the White House race.

    The electors — all supporters of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul — told The Associated Press they are exploring options should Mitt Romney win their states. They expressed frustration at how Republican leaders have worked to suppress Paul's conservative movement and his legion of loyal supporters.


    Doubt pretty seriously that anything comes from it, but good for them. The GOP has treated the Ron Paul crowd like crap and just kinda assumed they'd take it.

    Note when reading this article: the potential Electors are only going to have the opportunity to vote for Ron Paul if Romney wins their state as they are GOP electors. Also, they won't actually be voting for Obama, meaning that worst case scenario they'd toss the election into the House of Representatives, where Romney would likely win anyway, though with VP Biden now instead of Ryan.

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