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  •  It doesn't matter if it wasn't a threat (11+ / 0-)

    It's someone trying to convince you to break the law, It's someone trying to interfere with the election.
    And I'd practically guarantee that this was not one sweet little old lady in Anaheim.
    Which would make it a conspiracy. And across state lines, a couple times, makes it federal.
    Jeff is right, get it to the FBI.
    If you have any question, ask your supervisor or contact person in the election office how to handle it.
    Your position as an alternate, possibly one of 538 people in the entire country, that actually carries out the will of the people. Right now you are a Very Important Person and should not be subject to blandishments or entreaties, Much less threats or offers.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:51:31 PM PST

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    •  Look (3+ / 0-)

      There's no Federal statute being violated, hence no Federal jurisdiction. Apparently, the State Law doesn't even address the question of soliciting someone to become a faithless elector. Like it or not, there's simply no grounds for the Feds to get involved based on the applicable law.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:12:29 PM PST

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      •  if they'd offered to pay me, or... (0+ / 0-)

        ...cover any fine I might incur, or if they'd said they would come after me if I didn't do what they said, that would be a potential crime on their part. Attempted bribery, extortion, stuff like that.

        But there was nothing of the sort. It was just some pleading from a disillusioned and disappointed person or group, based largely on the lies perpetrated by RW media.

        Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

        by N in Seattle on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:23:36 PM PST

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