has a quick read about Timothy Willard, a 2004 Kerry elector from Delaware. The article exemplifies the obscurity of the Electoral College by picturing candidates Bush and Kerry—but not the elector who’s the very subject of the piece!

Anyway, a few nice tidbits for us process geeks:

  • The state Democratic Party chair nominated the three electors—one from each of Delaware’s three counties.
  • Those electors selected a chair from amongst themselves, the first I’ve heard of such a thing. (In my state, the law doesn’t mention an elector chair, but seems to give the facilitator role to the governor.)
  • Delaware has a “faithless elector” law requiring electors to vote for their party’s ticket.

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