A Republican presidential elector in Texas has turned in his resignation citing his conscience as the reason that he is not able to elect Donald Trump president of the United States. In fact, the elector says that a vote cast for Trump “would bring dishonor to god.”
Art Sisneros of Dayton simply cannot, “in good conscience,” vote for the incoming president because it goes against every moral cell in his being to do so without a burden of guilt that will certainly last a lifetime, and likely reach future generations of the Sisneros family.
On December 19th, the remaining 537 electors will hold meetings all over the nation to discuss and elect a replacement for Sisneros so that the freak show will go on unscathed.
Sisneros, who represents Texas’ 36th congressional district, released this message to the press:
“If Trump is not qualified and my role, both morally and historically, as an elected official is to vote my conscience, then I can not and will not vote for Donald Trump for President. I believe voting for Trump would bring dishonor to God. The reality is Trump will be our President, no matter what my decision is.”
While Sisneros was openly against Donald Trump during the campaign season, he was nowhere near as vocal as he needed to be. Now, as the country sits in shock and disbelief, he is resigning from his position as a member of the electoral college.
“Since I can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, and yet have sinfully made a pledge that I would, the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an Elector. This will allow the remaining body of Electors to fill my vacancy when they convene on Dec 19 with someone that can vote for Trump. The people will get their vote … I will sleep well at night knowing I neither gave in to their demands nor caved to my convictions. I will also mourn the loss of our republic.”
Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by more than 2 million popular votes, leaving many Americans feeling like their voices went unheard in this election, and questioning the entire democratic process, as it plays out. Many are now calling for one person, one vote.
Otherwise known as the easy way.