NUMBER TEN: Another Elector Files Lawsuit And Breaks Ranks In Anti-Trump Effort

NUMBER TEN: Another Elector Files Lawsuit And Breaks Ranks In Anti-Trump Effort

It’s down to just one week before the vote and now so-called “faithless” electors around the country are ramping up their organized objection to steal the presidency form the Electoral College winner, Donald Trump.

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Electors are filing lawsuits against their individual states to rid themselves of laws requiring them to support whoever their representatives supported.

If they can gather a healthy number of the 306 electors committed to break ranks with Trump, it could force the election to the House of Representatives. It takes 270 to win the presidency, so these folks are shooting for at least 36 rebellious Republican electors to force that. Good luck, because throwing the vote to the House would do quite literally, absolutely nothing to help them… Because if they have’t noticed yet, the House is controlled by the GOP.

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One of the newest lawsuits comes to us from shiny California, as a Democratic elector has filed papers against his state. Politico gives the details:

“Vinz Koller, chairman of the Monterey County Democratic Party, has become the 10th presidential elector – joining eight other Democrats and one Republican – to lend support to the anti-Trump effort. His lawsuit, filed Friday, seeks to overturn a California statute that requires him and the state’s 54 other members of the Electoral College to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton when they vote on Dec. 19. A similar lawsuit was filed earlier this week in Colorado by two Democratic electors, Robert Nemanich and Polly Baca.”

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Koller and his compatriots have called themselves the “Hamilton Electors” after Alexander Hamilton’s defense of “faithless electors” in The Federalist Paper #68.

“[T]he immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice. A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.”

…A waste of time and resources… But it ain’t hurting anyone except their own credibility. Carry on.

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