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"Faithless elector" problem looms in West Virginia

The Charleston Daily Mail reports: South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb said today he may vote against George W. Bush in the Electoral College, even if the president carries West Virginia's popular vote.

Robb, long known as a maverick Republican, said he is considering using his position as one of the state's five Republican electors to protest what he believes are misguided policies of the current administration.

"It's not likely that I would vote for Kerry," Robb said. "But I'm looking at what my options are when it comes time to cast my vote." ...

There is no provision in the West Virginia code that controls what an elector does at the Electoral College or provides any punishment for faithless electors. -- Robb's vote may not go to Bush (Charleston Daily Mail)

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