The “MTC Report with Mark Taylor-Canfield” at Youtube features an interview by Thom Hartmann with a member of the US Electoral College which indicates that electors are looking for ways to avoid voting for Republican candidate Donald Trump.
“I’m an African American woman and it seems like people of color all over the country who might be electors are probably having thoughts of how can we make this turn out so that we can protect our communities and all people."
Esther Little Dove John from Washington State explains how she was elected by her district to serve as a member of the Electoral College. She claims that some electors are looking for a way not to give their vote to Donald Trump.
She seems to indicate that other electors share her views and are trying to find a way to avoid electing Donald Trump as President of The United States.
This is an important part of the story surrounding the 2016 US elections!
Esther Little Dove John also talks about Electoral College member Robert Satiacum, an elector from the Puyallup tribe who has pledged that he will not cast his vote for Hillary Clinton. www.seattletimes.com/…
Bret Chiafalo is also a member of the Electoral College from Washington State who says he may not follow the electoral rules. www.vox.com/…
Chiafalo has joined with Colorado elector Michael Baca to call upon other members of the Electoral College to make sure Donald Trump isn’t elected. Calling themselves “Hamilton’s Electors”, they cite Alexander Hamilton’s statement that the Electoral College is designed to ensure that:
“...the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”
NOTE: In Washington State, members of the Electoral College who refuse to vote with the majority of the state's electors are fined $1,000!
Washington could also bring troopers into the state capitol to arrest Satiacum as soon as he violates the law and signs a certificate giving his elector’s vote to someone other than Clinton, according to Elaine Kamarck, a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution.
Lilly O’ Donnell writes in The Atlantic:
Some states impose a penalty for this action, but the fines are relatively light, at approximately $500 to $1,000. However, it’s possible for states to block an upset by replacing faithless electors with alternates who are willing to fall in line. Even if the Hamilton Electors are willing to get 270 electors on board, their efforts could still be blocked.
A Republican Party Electoral College candidate from Georgia said he would not vote for Donald Trump, but Baoky Vu resigned from that office. www.vox.com/…
A blogger at Daily Kos claims to be one of the 538 national electors. She says that the Electoral College vote is still in play.
“Where this goes is speculation but sentiment is building that the Electors cannot sit by and be ceremonial.”
(Esther Little Dove John was interviewed by Thom Hartmann on his internationally broadcast program. The video from The Thom Hartmann program also includes some of my comments on the US elections.) https://thomhartmann.com