Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement

  • Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement

Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement

If at least 37 Republican electors refuse to cast their vote for Trump, as Suprun is doing, there is a chance that Trump would not become president. Don't start thinking a petition and a few op-eds are going to bring The Revolution.

That scenario certainly could happen, as I explained in a story from August.

"Electors of conscience can still do the right thing for the good of the country", he wrote. If we decide the Electoral College is still relevant then its structure needs to be updated to reflected a modern world and it starts with each state addressing and fixing loopholes in the process.

The group, reported by Politico as the self-proclaimed "Hamilton Electors," are made up of Democrats and see Kasich, a 2016 Republican presidential hopeful, as a leading compromise pick to convince Republican electors.

Christopher Suprun, a paramedic and former firefighter who was one of the first responders on September 11, wrote in a New York Times op-ed that Trump is "someone who shows daily he is not qualified for the office".

The odds, though, are seemingly insurmountable.

Hillary Clinton won Colorado on November 8.

On Twitter, Clinton fans and others frustrated with the Electoral College continue rooting these efforts on, while others defend it. "I pray my fellow electors will do their job and join with me in discovering who that person should be".

Several of them broke with the electorate less out of rebellion than for practical reasons. "Delete your account", she tweeted, in response to Trump tweeting "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary". But don't hold your breath.

The lawsuit argues that the U.S. Constitution intends for the electoral college to "be a deliberative and independent body free to cast votes for whomever they deem to be the most fit and qualified candidates".

Mr. Kasich ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination and never endorsed Mr. Trump's candidacy, saying he found some of Mr. Trump's views disturbing.

Here are some perspectives from people who think the electoral college should vote for Hillary. Once again, the numbers are in his favor.

Spokesmen from yet another state, Michigan, have commented that they are also being "bombarded" with messages to switch their vote from Trump and Pence.

Protests, like the ones in the days after the general election, are planned for December 19 when electors gather to vote. "I've lived under many Republicans who were presidents of the United States". Some efforts are being taken in certain states - Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and Colorado - to make a recount possible. Remember the 2000 election: This is not an ideal resolution. To the people hoping to halt Trump, it's all they've got. That sure sounds like one. According to party insiders, there are many more who are not happy with Trump. The Founding Fathers figured the electoral college was the way to go, and so that was the way it went.

Nemanich called Trump "dangerous" to America's representative government. I don't want that to ever change.