Colorado Electors Sue State in Effort to Block Trump
Two Democratic electors in Colorado have filed a lawsuit against the state on Tuesday in order to try and force the state to allow them to vote against Donald Trump.
The Hill reports:
Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich had pledged to support Democrat Hillary Clinton, the winner of Colorado’s nine electoral votes.
But now they are joining so-called “Moral Electors” in other states and say they’ll shift their Democratic votes to a consensus Republican pick — if one emerges.
The “Moral Electors” want to persuade Republican electors in other states to vote for a third-party candidate, the Post reports, in an attempt to keep Donald Trump from receiving 270 electoral votes.
Several states, including Colorado, prohibit electors from voting against the candidate who won the state’s electoral votes. And Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has already threatened to replace Baca and Nemanich if they try.
“Instead of honoring the will of the Coloradans who voted for them, these two faithless electors seek to conspire with electors from other states to elect a president who did not receive a single vote in November,” Williams said in a statement.
The members of the Electoral College are slated to meet on Dec. 19 to cast their official votes for president.
Trump clinched 306 electoral votes on Nov. 8.
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