HA: Michael Moore's Bribe To Get Electors To Switch Their Votes Is A Felony

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Dec 19, 2016 11:45 AM
HA: Michael Moore's Bribe To Get Electors To Switch Their Votes Is A Felony

Jason wrote earlier about how filmmaker Michael Moore is offering to bribe electors to switch their votes. But here's a fun new wrinkle: this bribe is a felony.

As pointed out by political comedian Tim Young, Moore's offer to pay the fine for voting for someone other than Trump is a violation of 52 USC 10307 (c), and is punishable with up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

The text of the law, with relevant parts highlighted:

(c) False information in registering or voting; penalties

Whoever knowingly or willfully gives false information as to his name, address or period of residence in the voting district for the purpose of establishing his eligibility to register or vote, or conspires with another individual for the purpose of encouraging his false registration to vote or illegal voting, or pays or offers to pay or accepts payment either for registration to vote or for voting shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both: Provided, however, That this provision shall be applicable only to general, special, or primary elections held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting or electing any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the United States Senate, Member of the United States House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands, or Resident Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Nobody has come forward and accepted Moore's offer, but at least one Democratic elector is planning on voting for someone other than Hillary Clinton.