Sunday, December 11, 2016

Electors Just Filed A Lawsuit To Allow The Electoral College To Vote Against Trump

This Monday, a lawsuit to prevent Trump from becoming President will be presented to Colorado’s federal court. Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich, Democratic members of the Electoral College who are spearheading this suit, are working to overturn Colorado law which requires that they back the winner of the state’s popular vote. They are hoping that this action leads to a revised decision in 28 other states, in a similar situation.
Of course, with Clinton winning the popular vote by over 2.7 million, the election came down to the states and not the people. The lawsuit brings this systematic flaw to the attention of those who need to recognize it, declaring that the Electoral College did NOT reflect the will of the people:
“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.”

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