Two Colorado electors, and new members of the “group” called the Moral Electors, have filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, challenging a state law that requires they vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote.
Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich had pledged to support Democrat Hillary Clinton, the winner of Colorado’s nine electoral vote but now they are joining the so-called “Moral Electors” in other states and say they’ll shift their Democratic votes to a consensus Republican pick.
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.
Colorado is one of several states that prohibit electors from voting against the candidate who won the state’s electoral votes.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has already threatened to replace Baca and Nemanich if they try. In a statement, according to the Hill, Williams said,
“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.The very notion of two Colorado electors ignoring Colorado’s popular vote in an effort to sell their vote to electors in other states is odious to everything we hold dear about the right to vote.”
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