Faithless Electors Refuse To Vote Trump, Want Others To Follow Suit
America isn’t just gonna go quietly into the night and allow Donald Trump and his bigoted administration to take over the government. As some of you might remember, we reported weeks ago that several electors had already vowed not to vote for Donald regardless of the outcome in their state.
Today, there are a total of 6 “faithless electors” who have come forward and they are working to convince others to withhold a Trump vote prior to the official casting on December 19th according to Politico.
Obviously it’s VERY unlikely that these men and women could swing enough voters to turn the election on it’s head, but the idea is to challenge the electoral system so staunchly that it brings forth change, and possible elimination, for future elections.
“I do think that a byproduct would be a serious look into Electoral College reform,” said Micheal Baca, a Democratic elector from Colorado who is spearheading the anti-Trump effort, along with Washington state elector P. Bret Chiafalo.
“If it gets into the House, the controversy and the uncertainty that would immediately blow up into a political firestorm in the U.S. would cause enough people — my hope is — to look at the whole concept of the Electoral College,” said another elector involved in the anti-Trump planning, who declined to be identified.
What these folks are plotting is unprecedented in United States history.
“If you could get eight or 10 Trump electors to vote for someone else … then that would probably get people’s attention,” said George Edwards III, a political science professor and Electoral College expert at Texas A&M University. “We haven’t ever had that many faithless electors in one election.”
In order to reverse the outcome of the election, Democrats would have to convince 37 Republicans to not vote for Donald. Which is extremely unlikely to happen.
This isn’t to get your hopes up that Hillz will be taking the oath of office on January 20th, but it is a silver lining that reflects the will of the people and the power we still have to combat the evil that Donald has planned for us as a nation.
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