Above is the link to the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in PETER BRET CHIAFALO, LEVI JENNET GUERRA, AND ESTHER VIRGINIA JOHN, Petitioners, v. STATE OF WASHINGTON, Respondent. The Writ would be directed at the Supreme Court of Washington.
(Note: The case has not yet been docketed at the Supreme Court, but could be docketed as soon as tomorrow.)
The relevant facts are that the three named Petitioners were Democratic Presidential Electors in 2016 for Hillary Clinton, but cast their Electoral Votes for Colin Powell for President and each voted for a different Vice Presidential candidate as well. They were administratively fined $1,000 for not voting for the candidates of their party and they proceeded to challenge the fine in Washington state court, ultimately losing at the Washington Supreme Court.
The decision of the Washington Supreme Court directly contradicts the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the Colorado Presidential Electors case, where the Presidential Electors prevailed. The State of Colorado will likely be submitting its Petition for a Writ of Certiorari very soon in that case.
I expect the Supreme Court will quickly take this case and expedite it so that a final decision will be handed down before parties begin to nominate their Presidential Elector slates next year.
I will provide a link to the docket as soon as it becomes available.