Electors in the state of Colorado are planning to challenge state law that requires the them to vote for the presidential candidate “who won the highest number of votes at the preceding general election in this state.”
The electors are stating that this law is unconstitutional.
Four of the state’s nine electors have banned together to file suit against Colorado’s governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state Democratic Party chairman. Eight of the nine electors are in support of the lawsuit, reports The Gazette.
The hope is that if the law is deemed unconstitutional that Colorado’s electors can collaborate with other Democrats and non-supporting Republicans to stop Trump from entering the White House.
Robert Nemanich, one of the four law challenging electors, stated, “There are Republicans and Democrats now willing to look for a solution to Donald Trump (being elected).” he said. “The linchpin comes down to whether there are enough Republicans to join.”
This plan would require that all 270 electors that President-Elect Trump won in the election would agree to vote for someone who was not listed on the November 8 ballot.
Throughout the nation’s history, more than 99 percent of Electors have voted as pledged. In modern times only one in each of the 1948, 1956, 1960, 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1988 elections have defected.
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