Lawsuit filed to stop Trump presidency

Casey Mills
December 9, 2016

However, now I am asked to cast a vote on December 19 for someone who shows daily he is not qualified for the office.

That's all it will take: 37.

Instead, they hope to convince fellow Electors to cast their vote for what they describe as a "reasonable Republican candidate". Thirty-seven votes could send the vote to the House, which would then choose the president.

"Chris Suprun has stated on Twitter that he refuses to cast his electoral ballot in a [manner] as those in his precinct have requested, we also ask that he be removed as a GOP member and/or delegate", the petition reads.

The would-be rogue electors are part of a group calling themselves "Hamilton Electors". Your vote goes to one of the 538 electors who make up the Electoral College.

Progressive groups are planning a wave of nationwide demonstrations and protests to convince Electoral College to dump Donald Trump.

Wisconsin recount nears end
Earlier Wednesday, the MI elections board voted, 3-1, to end the recount if Goldsmith extinguished his earlier order. On a Facebook live chat following the MI ruling, Stein said "this fight is the right one and it's only just begun".

"Even last night, an elector - I don't want to give away who it is - but he or she contacted me and said, we're in complete disagreement, I am definitely voting for Trump, but I understand what you're doing and why if that is what your conscience is, good for you".

"I don't think we can sustain our American democracy by having the majority ruled by the minority", she said. The remaining Texas electors will select Sisneros's replacement when they meet on December 19.

Following his move, a number of people called on Suprun to step down.

"My personal belief and judgement is that Donald Trump is so risky to the representative form of government, regardless, that him in office is more unsafe than the mechanisms that would be put in play to stop him from office". I like knowing that I don't have to live in a country ruled by the majorities living in cities and states like California or IL because most people don't think the same way.

John Kasich on Tuesday advised state electors not to vote for him in an anti-Donald Trump protest. Consequently, the popular vote is irrelevant to establishing who wins. I doubt it. Our population has been subject to the Electoral College since the Constitution's implementation, so it will be hard to get rid of something that has been intact for so long. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin and other Republican states, early poll closings and ID requirements have had a major effect on creating slim Republican majorities in states that had normally voted Democratic. Federalist 68 argued that an Electoral College should determine if candidates are qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence.

This year, in a country with over 200 million eligible voters, it turns out that only 37 votes count.

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