Supreme Court Rules on Faithless Electors in the Electoral College
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  • rssvzn

    Ok but why is that one state blonde 3:39

  • Martyn Eugene
    Martyn Eugene

    In UK, the queen can theoretically just not sign the document. Nothing stops her. She IS the queen, UK is a monarchy. But it doesn't matter, because she just signs them. Also, saying that US elections are unique in their electoral college is wrong. UK has a similar thing too.

  • Kevin Walsh
    Kevin Walsh

    Which state has blonde hair and is wearing a tie?

  • The Official TJK10
    The Official TJK10

    Wouldn’t a change to a purely populous vote simply shift emphasis from certain “Swing States” that have citizenry in a degree of contention, and towards large population centers/cities? Would we really want to over-represent the viewpoint of people living in a metropolitan environment, while under-representing those in a more agricultural one? Wouldn’t this be just as “bad”, or even worse?

  • Lillian Larsen
    Lillian Larsen

    is nc on team napavointerco

  • Ethan Petersen
    Ethan Petersen

    Lol Why is my state always blonde?

  • Shyhalu

    Our voter base now consists of toddlers, weirdo degenerates, and losers screaming at the top of their lungs on social media - calling anyone who disagrees with them white supremacists and bigots, bullying businesses and people into this NPC cult of wokeness that is 10x more racist and sexist than anything I've ever seen in my life. Yeah.....I'll take the electoral college deciding things any day over the current population voting.

  • Infinite Honkworks
    Infinite Honkworks

    The whole debate is arguably moot, due to the fact that anyone not genuinely insane knows that stealing an election would just serve as a detonator for an immediate civil war It wasn't a pretty sight the last time a group of unaccountable elites of a country decided that the dirty peasants didn't deserve a voice So long as the electoral college exists, it must be followed

  • Alex K.
    Alex K.

    I am only waiting for couple faithless electors to get bribed to vote for the other party. Which has probably happened before.

  • Bot.o

    2:06 only on the 12th time I watched this video I noticed the bee

  • Emily An
    Emily An

    2:13 "Candidate Kicks Puppy"

  • ThePlaidCurmudgeon

    Wait a minute. If the GOP tends to win presidencies lately by losing the popular vote, then it's in their best interests to shut down NaPoVoInterCo with state laws binding electors to their votes... which the GOP-controlled Supremem Court just reaffirmed they can do. I don't think this is a nothing burger.


    "Absolutely nothing has changed' *Me, a Eastern European* : "I didn't even know before what was that hadn't changed."

  • Matthew Raymer
    Matthew Raymer

    Oh my god what state flag has the "no image found" icon on it????

    • Sparrowpelt 20XX
      Sparrowpelt 20XX

      That’s Mississippi. They no longer have a flag because apparently their old one was “offensive”.🙄

    • Emily An
      Emily An

      So much drama

  • snipes u
    snipes u

    Ey, Idaho got a feature

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom

      Wait, is the state with the missing image dress Wyoming?

  • Stick Anims
    Stick Anims

    Love your vids you’ve been a great inspiration for my own channel

    • bodoti qwiu
      bodoti qwiu

      Ooh oooh, do one on Russiagate and an update video when Durham report comes out.

  • MusicalMethuselah

    At the end, it's a breakdown of the theme music that you used in a lot of your early videos! Very cool! Do mi sol, sol mi do, ti mi la sol....

    • bodoti qwiu
      bodoti qwiu

      Sees video: "Whoa, did something happen about that vote compact?" Video: "Absolutely nothing has changed" "Guess not"

  • Khalil Wesley
    Khalil Wesley

    Who are you rooting for in the election

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom

      So much drama

  • Jakob van Klinken
    Jakob van Klinken

    EVERY TEACHER ON DEMOCRACY: well, it started in Athens, but that wasn't "true" democracy, cause only male Greek citizens could vote directly US in 2020: am I a joke to you??

  • patu8010

    Ohh, based on the title I thought it was about the religiousness of the electors

  • bodoti qwiu
    bodoti qwiu


  • Cure4Living

    Man you American's should try living in a Republic... in Africa. Lets see how you feel about your electoral college when the majority of your population is uneducated, highly superstition (they still burn goddamn witches and believe if evil spirits... admittedly the human sacrifice to make magic potions has in recent times become rather fringe) and still have a literal tribal mindset (and are still ruled over by a parallel literal tribal system of chiefs, headman and state sponsored kings).

  • JerSeattle 07
    JerSeattle 07

    Electoral college: the biggest disenfranchisement of the American people ever.

  • Anonymous One
    Anonymous One

    So we have a system in place since 1776? Bruh what

  • Alex Ruggiero
    Alex Ruggiero

    "Supreme Court popcorn", I will have to use that next time.

  • Sam Eggenton
    Sam Eggenton

    The Supreme Court said the rules still apply

  • Ocean Weather and Mapping
    Ocean Weather and Mapping

    I like Electoral Collage if the US switched to Popular vote Elections would not be fair

    • Kaleb L.
      Kaleb L.

      Elliot A. Because that would mean the people in the cities would essentially run the entire country. Policies that may be perfectly reasonable in big cities could worsen live for people in agricultural areas, and vise versa.

    • Elliot A.
      Elliot A.

      how is 1 person = 1 vote not fair?

  • Ozukai

    Ah yes! *_THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA_* its easier in Panama

  • Xukeepa x
    Xukeepa x

    So much drama

  • Danzard

    Wait, is the state with the missing image dress Wyoming?

    • Sparrowpelt 20XX
      Sparrowpelt 20XX

      No, it’s Mississippi.

  • Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom

    Sees video: "Whoa, did something happen about that vote compact?" Video: "Absolutely nothing has changed" "Guess not"

  • R T
    R T

    Ooh oooh, do one on Russiagate and an update video when Durham report comes out.

  • Anto A. Martinez
    Anto A. Martinez

    You should put subtitles in spanish cause I love your videos but i understand half xd

  • michael kennedy
    michael kennedy

    States should be careful about the "Faithless Elector" laws that they put on the books. While it's true that information moves much quicker now, we also shouldn't eliminate the reason for their existence: to avoid the wrong move at the latest possible moment. Whether its due to a huge scandal that comes out after the election or its due to some sort of health problem, the electors should have the ability to do what the Constitution intended they have the ability to do.

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom

      Hes really knocking it out of the park these days... Ive lost count of how many videos hes done this year! :O

  • soinhu foitu
    soinhu foitu

    Sees video: "Whoa, did something happen about that vote compact?" Video: "Absolutely nothing has changed" "Guess not"


    As I read the text of the holding " held a state may enforce electors pledged to support his party's nominee and the state voters choice for president Which would preclude allowing another States vote to decide what the electors does with his vote. Which is exactly what the interstate compact would do. As the majority of one state would be overruled by the majority of a larger State or group of states easily .

  • Shadow Angle
    Shadow Angle

    ur a nothing burger.

    • GrandStrategos

      Well, a burger can’t be nothing if it isn’t a burger

  • Sterlingbird Niner
    Sterlingbird Niner

    Do 'Hong Kong, REVISITED' I beg of you

    • soinhu foitu
      soinhu foitu

      When’s reservations part 1 coming out?

  • Balaram Chakrabarty
    Balaram Chakrabarty


  • Lightspectre1

    NaPoVoInterCo = Instant Civil War

  • Wth do you want My name for?
    Wth do you want My name for?

    can you even call this a democracy?? America... you are wierd... how can they keep invading countries with the excuse of "we are bringing you democracy" when they don't even have it themselves? O_o

    • Sparrowpelt 20XX
      Sparrowpelt 20XX

      We’re a very VERY complicated country.

  • Strawberry Animation
    Strawberry Animation

    Does this guy even live in the united states?

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsin

    3:38 Middle row, 5 across. Ah yes, the good ol' State of File Not Found (and Providence Plantations)

    • Sparrowpelt 20XX
      Sparrowpelt 20XX

      It’s Mississippi.

    • soinu foig
      soinu foig

      electoral process ever. Watch it fuck us over royaly

  • Vince Ciotti
    Vince Ciotti

    So, do the electors for each state cast their votes in their respective state capital or do they travel to Washington, DC and cast it there?

    • Quintinohthree

      In their capital.

  • Thomas galloway
    Thomas galloway

    Our democracy is dying, being killed by confusing and cumbersome rules laid down by the very people who created this democracy to begin with. We the people is a hollow statement. Then and now

    • Thomas galloway
      Thomas galloway

      One person one vote is meaningless. And the cumbersome rules allow our government to be a shell game using no pea

  • Thomas galloway
    Thomas galloway

    We have to get rid of the electoral college and change the rules as to how we can do so

    • Billy Richardson
      Billy Richardson

      Getting rid of the electoral college would be disastrous and a poorly thought out move.

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin

      I'm homeschooling starting this year and since my kids love you, I love you ... you just became one of their History/Econ/Social Studies teachers. Grats! ;)

  • Brandanus Sanctus
    Brandanus Sanctus

    maybe I overlooked the policy on that, but would it be possible to send electoral votes proportionally to the state's result? I feel like this could (theoretically in the long run) also break the two-party-lockup.

    • soinu foig
      soinu foig

      but what occurred in 1892 that required the supreme court to rule on this?

  • Holden Leeb
    Holden Leeb

    Wait, which state had the missing flag?

    • Holden Leeb
      Holden Leeb

      Oh ok, thanks

    • Quintinohthree

      Mississippi has no flag, as it did for most of its statehood. It had no official flag 1817-1861, then 1865-1894, then 1906-2001 and finally 2020 onwards.

    • Sparrowpelt 20XX
      Sparrowpelt 20XX


  • niduoe stre
    niduoe stre

    Hes really knocking it out of the park these days... Ive lost count of how many videos hes done this year! :O

  • sanngyun lee
    sanngyun lee

    Cgp grey can you explain what parliament is

  • Xtreme DarkJoy
    Xtreme DarkJoy

    anarchy works but it will never work when you are a farm animal waiting for some jesus to save you learn from zebras not horses

  • D

    They still could change votes.

    • niduoe stre
      niduoe stre

      i like the image not found state

  • Random internet Guy215
    Random internet Guy215

    When’s reservations part 1 coming out?

  • John S
    John S

    So, Article 1 section 10 says that no state shall enter into any agreement or compact with another state. Doesn't that make the NaPoVoInterCo illegal or unconstitutional (assuming there is some legal difference between the two)?

    • Quintinohthree

      What is not explicitly mentioned is that this only concerns matters the federal government is authorized to regulate. Matters which the states regulate without input from the federal government may be the subject of an interstate compact without approval from Congress. NaPoVoInterCo concerns only matters the states regulate without input from the federal government, thus it is not subject to approval from Congress. Indeed, there is nothing Congress could disapprove of. Anything within it the states could do separately without approval from Congress and so they can do it together without approval from Congress.

  • Ereal28

    This is already a week old?? Wtf?

  • dtvfan24

    watching this reminds how happy the british have real elections

  • ThePlasticBowl

    So they can but don’t have to.

  • Evan 2 electric boogaloo
    Evan 2 electric boogaloo

    but what occurred in 1892 that required the supreme court to rule on this?

  • Just Revenant
    Just Revenant

    Its funny how everyone ignored this 3 weeks ago when it was ruled. And now that its being acknowleged its being downplayed as if it isnt the single biggest change in our electoral process ever. Watch it fuck us over royaly

  • Marin Angelov
    Marin Angelov

    Most Americans have never read the US constitution and have no clue how the US government works. They just keep chanting slogans they’ve heard on Fox News and take pride in their ignorance.

  • dell

    2:05 did anyone see the bee in the train?

  • rob9x1

    Why not just: 1 person = 1 vote. The one political party that gets the most votes from the people in all the states wins the office?

  • Edward Cree
    Edward Cree

    What makes a Supreme Court Justice turn neutral? Lust for gold? Power?

    • Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom

      Thank God the Founding Fathers were smarter than Mr. Grey

  • Aethel Yfel
    Aethel Yfel

    There is no way and no one to enforce a contract between states such as this. So if any state reneges on their contract their is nothing that any state can do about it.

  • Willard Jr
    Willard Jr

    Why hasn't pyrocynical made petscop 2 yet

  • AkromaStrategy

    i like the image not found state

  • Adam Dov
    Adam Dov

    best videos of notjing happened lol

  • evil leafy Production studios
    evil leafy Production studios

    It’s stuff like this that makes me confused why the states are at war and independent.

  • JugglingSword

    That is a really sexy horse

    • Cassie

      I guess it would be too much to ask to introduce an actual democratic vote

  • anwang6

    When showing 30+ states, it would be significantly more understandable just to show a map instead of 30 stick figures with the state flags on their dresses (who even cares about the state flags - most of them are awful). Don't get me wrong, the stick figures can be great for cute little animations to compliment the narration, but they don't convey much information on their own. Don't allow style over substance that's how youtube channels cease to become useful.

    • Cassie

      I thought they rejected atheist voters...