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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Quote of the Day -- On the President-Elect

From Professor Robert Reich today from his Facebook page.

The 538 members of the Electoral College will meet December 19 to choose the president. Below you will find the list of those presidential electors, by state.

States in which a majority of citizens voted for Trump have electors who will presumably cast their ballots for him. But no federal law requires them to do so.

In fact, the reasons the framers of the Constitution created an Electoral College that could override the will of a majority of voters (who in 2016 chose Hillary Clinton by a majority of over 2.5 million votes) was to avoid

(1) a demagogue, or 
(2) someone controlled by foreign powers, or 
(3) someone incompetent to serve office.

Trump fits all three categories.

Texas elector Christopher Suprun wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Monday that he does not plan to vote for Trump because the president-elect is "someone who shows daily he is not qualified for the office." He urged others to rally behind a Republican alternative.

I ask you to find the addresses of the Trump electors, write to them, and ask them to use their authority under the Constitution to choose someone other than Donald Trump, for all the above-mentioned reasons.

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