- Robert Alexander: Presidential electors have voted against their states' popular vote winner
- While the chances that electors could change the outcome of the general election are remote, rogue electors are a problem, Alexander says
- With Donald Trump warning groundlessly of a 'rigged election,' the prospect of electors going rogue is risky, writes Alexander
Robert M. Alexander is a professor of political science at Ohio Northern University and the author of "Presidential Electors and the Electoral College: An Examination of Lobbying, Wavering Electors and Campaigns for Faithless Votes."
(CNN)Much has been made by the Trump campaign about the 2016 election being rigged. Trump himself exclaimed that "We'd better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged. And I hope the Republicans are watching closely or it's going to be taken away from us."