This coming Monday, everything is scheduled and expected to go according to plan in regards to Republican electors casting their final votes in favor of President-elect Donald Trump. However, despite the expectancy to occur, mounting political pressure from the anti-Trump movement continues to harp at those ready to cast their votes.
In fact, threats from phone calls and nationwide protests have prompted some electors to receive police protection. “This is stupid,” Ahs Khare, a Pennsylvania elector, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in regards to the resistance. “Nobody is standing up and telling these (protesters), ‘Enough, knock it off.’”
Khare, along with 19 other Republican electors, have been assigned state police troopers ahead of voting this Monday in fear of violent retaliation. In Louisiana, Republican elector Kay Kellogg Katz has received around 40,000 emails since Election Day pleading for Katz to vote for anyone else instead of Trump. Another Michigan elector received death threats.
All GOP electors, and some under police protection, are expected to vote for Trump Monday. While Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig claims (without evidence) that he knows of at least 20 electors planning to turn their backs on Trump, it falls way short of the number needed to stop Trump from winning the electorate.
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