Michael Moore to GOP Electors: I Will Pay Your Fine If You Don’t Vote for Trump
Michael Moore is offering to pay Republican electors in the Electoral College if they do not vote for Donald Trump.
The Hill reports:
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore made a final plea to Republican electors, offering to pay their fines if they don’t vote for President-elect Donald Trump today.
“So here’s my offer to you: I obviously can’t and won’t give you money to vote tomorrow, but if you do vote your conscience and you are punished for it, I will personally step up pay your fine which is my legal right to do,” Moore wrote on Facebook on Sunday night.
Moore is part of an effort led by anti-Trump groups to convince 37 Republican electors to vote for anyone but Trump.
If that many electors are swayed, it would prevent a Trump presidency — though the odds of that happening are extremely high. Only one GOP elector has publicly said he will not vote for Trump. And in the event enough electors do defect, the election would be decided by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
“Why not choose a president who won’t try to please Moscow, someone who believes the threat of terrorism is real and demands to be briefed on it daily? Why not let history record your moment of true courage and patriotism?” Moore asked.
Moore predicted Trump would win the presidency in the summer when Clinton was leading the polls.
Electoral College members around the country will gather today to cast their ballots.
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