President-Elect Donald Trump won the electoral college vote after he breached the 270 elector votes out of the 538 needed to win the presidency. However, six Democratic electors have signed an agreement to try to block Trump from taking office next year. Phone calls and email blasts from across the country have been pouring in to try to sway certain electors to go against voting for Trump on December 19. Interestingly, states like Arizona, Idaho, Michigan and Georgia don’t have a rule against electors going rogue.
However, the effort is primarily futile. If the electors manage to block Trump from receiving 270 of the 538 votes, which is a long shot, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would then likely vote Trump into the White House regardless. Despite this reality, certain electors like Michael Baca from Colorado are determined to undermine the process.
“I’m a former U.S. Marine and the core values are honor, courage, commitment. I don’t believe Donald Trump has that,” said Baca. Another elector from Washington state, P. Bret Chiafalo, is taking Baca’s side in undoing Trump’s presidency.
Other electors believe the movement is foolish, like Michigan elector Mike Banerian. “Even if I could, I wouldn’t be remotely interested in changing my vote,” said Banerian. “The people of Michigan spoke, and it’s our job to deliver that message.'”
Below is a video of Baca explaining his reasoning to block the electoral college vote:
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