Liberals frustrated that President-elect Donald Trump won the White House by securing enough Electoral College votes but not the popular vote are now calling for a last-minute effort to turn the tables on Trump.
Two Democratic electors are now attempting to convince their colleagues to abandon the President-elect in order to keep him from officially winning the presidency.
Bret Chiafolo, a Washington state elector and Colorado elector Micheal Baca have launched what they call a “moral electors” movement with the hopes that they will convince 37 Republican electors to deny Trump their votes so the final decision as to who will be the 45th president will be left up to the House of Representatives.
“This is a long shot. It’s a hail Mary,” Chiafolo, told Politico in a phone interview on Monday. “However, I do see situations where — when we’ve already had two or three [Republican] electors state publicly they didn’t want to vote for Trump. How many of them have real issues with Donald Trump in private?”
The “moral electors,” are encouraging their colleagues to write in Mitt Romney or Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and the only other elector known to be considering this move is Art Sisneros, a libertarian activist from Texas who told Politico he remains “undecided” about his vote.
The effort is likely to fail, but the motive behind it is to call attention to abolishing the Electoral College that will meet at their state capitals on Dec. 19 to cast their ballots for the next president.
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