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In 2016, four Washington state representatives to the Electoral College refused to vote for the state's winner, Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state was on solid footing when it fined those "faithless electors."
Members of the Electoral College in Washington would lose their position if they voted for someone who didn’t win the presidential election that year, a bill that passed the Senate says.
A member of Washington’s Electoral College doesn’t have a constitutional right to avoid the fine for changing his or her vote to someone other than the presidential candidate who won the state.
Two Washington state electors have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a law that would fine them up to $1,000 each if they disregard the state popular vote in the November presidential election.
Idaho’s four presidential electors have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the electoral college.