Rogue electors are trying to stop Donald Trump by overturning a state law forcing them to support the popular vote winner. The Colorado secretary of state Wayne Williams condemned electors Robert Nemanich and Polly Baca for trying to liberate themselves in a unique way.
There is a national push to throw out similar laws in another 28 states. The end plan is to convert Republican electors into Hillary Clinton voters when all 538 members of the Electoral College meet on December 19th.
NEWS: Electors leading anti-Trump effort go to court today in Colorado. We obtained an early copy of their filing. https://t.co/y1WEczsrF2
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 6, 2016
Colorado secretary of state Wayne Williams criticized their lawsuit, say that they are trying to subvert the state’s voters, according to POLITICO. He called it an “illegal conspiracy” and released this statement:
‘Make no mistake, this is not some noble effort to fight some unjust or unconstitutional law; rather, this is an arrogant attempt by two faithless electors to elevate their personal desires over the entire will of the people of Colorado.’
Williams said that the two electors from Colorado are trying to “sell their vote:”
‘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.
‘It is this type of evil that President Franklin Roosevelt warned us about when he cautioned that voters – not elected officials such as these faithless electors – are “the ultimate rulers of our democracy.”’
Fewer than 10 of the Democratic electors and one Texas Republican elector are working to elect any Republican but Trump. Former Democratic National Committee vice chair and activist Baca told POLITICO there is an underlying reason that Williams’ reaction is so
Anti-Donald Trump electors start fundraising committee in Colorado https://t.co/PIr1Gw0cT8
— ECPetition (@ECpetition) December 2, 2016
Colorado’s secretary of state has promised to eject Nemanich from the Electoral College, should he try to vote for anyone other than Clinton. Little did he know that his comment would become part of the electors’ lawsuit.
Baca told POLITICO:
‘It was so over the top that it makes him look very weird. Evil? Is it evil to sue for constitutional affirmation of civil rights like Free Speech in carrying out the duties of an elected official? Is it a cabal where one seeks counsel from other elected officials in carrying out own’s[sic] duty? Is it a conspiracy to talk to Republican Electors about a candidate for President that one believes unfit by their daily actions?’
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