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Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

May 15, 4:42am

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I was listening to it live [In reply to] Can't Post

The second reporter got it right. The attorney's reference to Frodo being a non-person was reference to his previous comment that the only limitation on who the electors could vote for was that it needed to be a living person.

The attorney for the state of Colorado later revisited the subject, using the example of an elector voting for Frodo as a reason to uphold state laws requiring that electors vote for the candidate they are pledged to vote for (along with the more serious example of an elector who had been bribed to vote for a different candidate).

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

The Hall of Fire


Solicitr
Gondor


May 15, 2:48pm

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Nope [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't buy "with winged speed" twenty-odd years ago and don't buy it now. It's a very old English poetic trope, that's all. E.g. Shakespeare's Sonnet 51: In winged speed no motion shall I know.. Paradise Lost: Ithuriel and Zephon, with winged speed/Search through this garden, leave unsearched no nook; Dryden's Aeneid translation: With winged speed the circuit of the ground. Thrice at the cavern's mouth he pull'd in vain, And, panting, thrice desisted from his pain. (note that the reference is to Hercules, who had many virtues but wings were not among them)


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


May 15, 3:25pm

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Frodo Disqualified [In reply to] Can't Post


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The second reporter got it right. The attorney's reference to Frodo being a non-person was reference to his previous comment that the only limitation on who the electors could vote for was that it needed to be a living person.

The attorney for the state of Colorado later revisited the subject, using the example of an elector voting for Frodo as a reason to uphold state laws requiring that electors vote for the candidate they are pledged to vote for (along with the more serious example of an elector who had been bribed to vote for a different candidate).


Well, Frodo is not a viable Presidential candidate for several reasons: 1) Frodo could be presumed to be long dead; 2) Frodo would not be a natural-born citizen of the United States of America; and 3) most importantly, Frodo is a fictional character.

#FidelityToTolkien

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