living on faithless street
Yesterday a student stopped by my office hours to clairify some of the points from last week's lecture on campaigns and elections. She's on top of things, which became even more clear from her questions about faithless electors. "Faithless electors" is a term used to refer to members of the electoral college who could hypothetically vote against the candidate for whom they're pledged to vote.
It's an historical anomaly, but it does happen.
Anyway, my very eager student wanted to know more about this, so she had called the Texas Republican Party to ask who their electors are this year, and, to quote her, got "a not-very-nice response." So we did some digging on their website and found the list of electors while she was in my office.
I took one look at the list, saw #7, and nearly choked.
Seriously? This is the hill on which the judge is choosing to die?
I don't know what else to say that's appropriate.
Good thing I managed to hold most of it in while my student was there.