July 2019 Bar Bulletin
In re Guerra, et al.
No. 95347-3 (8-1)
May 23, 2019
Justice Madsen Writes for the Court
Appellants ... moved for a direct appeal of a Thurston County Superior Court decision upholding the imposition of a $1,000 fine for failing to cast their votes in the United States Electoral College in accordance with the popular vote in the State of Washington. They argue the fine is a violation of article II, section 1 of the United States Constitution, the Twelfth Amendment, and the First Amendment.
For the reasons below, we reject appellants’ argument and affirm the trial court.