Is there any law against bribing an elector of the US Electoral College or against an elector accepting a bribe (other than the laws against violating their pledge)?

  • I don't have any citations for you, but its illegal to bribe state and federal officials, and electoral are defined by a mixture of state and federal laws, so it would almost certainly fall into existing state/federal bribery laws. Nov 11, 2016 at 5:41

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Found a reference elsewhere which led me to 52 USC 10307:

(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.

Note that selecting a presidential elector is listed separately, so “electing any candidate for office of President” refers to the actual election of the President, that is, the vote of the Electoral College.

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