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In a strong sense, yes, the elector is required to do his duty if not by law by his own sense of honor and integrity and moral suasion. In some states the elector can be punished for violating his vow to support a certain candidate. However, it is extremely rare for a person who has been a long-time party member and has given years and much of his own money to a cause and a candidate to even consider voting for the opposition candidate.

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