Monday, December 19, 2016

Those Faithless Electors

I suspect the Democrats are regretting starting this idea.  Threats to Pennsylvania electors and middle of the night phone calls mean according to 12/18/16 Philadelphia Inquirer:
On Monday, they will travel to the state Capitol to cast their votes to assign Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes to Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence during what has, in the past, been a ceremonial and largely unnoticed event.
Not this year.
This time around, the electors will be greeted by organized protests, urging them to assign Pennsylvania's electoral votes to anyone but Trump.
One elector, Ash Khare, said he and all of the 19 others have been assigned a plainclothes state police trooper for protection.
"I'm a big boy," said Khare, an India-born engineer and a longtime Republican from Warren County, who estimates he receives 3,000 to 5,000 emails, letters, and phone calls a day from as far away as France, Germany, and Australia. "But this is stupid. Nobody is standing up and telling these people, 'Enough, knock it off.' "
"India-born"?  Doesn't he knoew that Trump supporters are white supremacists?  This list of actions includes a number of faithless electors, so far all Clinton electors voting for Sanders, Colin Powell, and Faith Spotted Eagle.  Protester in Pennsylvania yells at electors: "You just gave us Adolf Hitler."  Do these progressives know so little about history?

2 comments:

Will said...

"Do these progressives know so little about history?" No, they don't. History doesn't exist for them. Means nothing at all. It's amazing how they think.

AlanKH said...

Congratulations to Colin Powell, for getting 3 electoral votes more than Gary Johnson and Jill Stein.

Final tally:

Donald Trump - 304
Hillary Clinton - 227
Colin Powell - 3
Bernie Sanders - 1
Ron Paul - 1
John Kasich - 1
Faith Spotted Eagle - 1

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/19/us/elections/electoral-college-results.html