This article by Ned Foley is published by The Election Law Blog. Here is an excerpt:
It is often argued that the prevailing system of partisan primaries followed by a plurality-winner general election is a sensible way for an electorate to make a clear policy choice between one left-of-center option and one right-of-center alternative.
But one of Ohio’s primaries yesterday offers a clear counterexample to that argument. Featured in a New York Times story, the House seat at issue is Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District. The incumbent is a Democrat, Marcy Kaptur, who was unopposed in her party’s primary. In November she will face J.R. Majewski, who won the Republican primary with about 36% of the vote.
Majewski, according to the N.Y. Times description, is arguably even more extreme than Majorie Taylor Greene. If he wins, he would be one more vote for the “Big Lie” caucus. Looking ahead to January 6, 2025, if he were an incumbent House member then, would he vote to uphold valid electoral votes cast for Donald Trump’s Democratic opponent if Trump was asking his supporters in the House to nullify those electoral votes? Perhaps relevant to answering that question is this passage from the Times piece:
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