A new breakthrough in the fight to stop the president-elect from being inaugurated is just the glimmer of hope that Americans have been waiting for. Two electors, who have fought long and hard filing lawsuit after lawsuit to demand recounts in pivotal states, have now filed a lawsuit that would allow members of the electoral college to vote against Donald Trump.
According to Politico:
“The two electors, Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich, are suing to overturn a Colorado law that requires them to support the winner of their statewide popular vote — Hillary Clinton — during the general election last month.”
Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich have been at the front of the crusade to stop the president-elect in his tracks. In two days, the lawsuit will be presented to the federal court in Colorado. The goal is to overturn the law in Colorado that prohibits members of the electoral college from voting against the president-elect. The electors hope that this will change the way things are done in 28 other states, as well.
According to the lawsuit:
“The purpose of the Electoral College, which is made up of electors such as Plaintiffs, is to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. There is nothing in the Constitution that permits or requires electors to vote the same as the popular vote in their states. For the first 100 years of our history, the majority of states did not hold popular votes for the election of president and vice president and, instead, the states themselves appointed the electors who voted for president and vice president.”
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by at least 2.7 million votes, leaving Americans angry and disgusted at the elected party, and feeling that their votes do not truly count. The lawsuit contends that the electoral college does not act on behalf of the will of the American people, and instead, is part of a scheme to keep certain people in power, despite not getting the most votes.
There are at least 7 other electors working side-by-side with Baca and Nemanich to shut down the charade that is the Trump administration. One silver lining to this case is the judge who will hear the case. He was appointed by Democrat Bill Clinton in 1995, so it’s pretty safe to say he may be more logical than a judge appointed by a George W. Bush.
December 19th will be a day for the history books. Will America change the dangerously flawed system that allowed a reality television star to become the president-elect, or will we have more of the same and continue being ignored?
Only time will tell.