The members of the Electoral College will meet on December 19th to either confirm Trump as the new president or deny him the ability to serve. And based on some of Trump’s own behavior during the 2016 presidential campaign, there are enough reasons to deny.
Petitions are floating around asking the Electoral College to use their Constitutional rights and deny Trump as the next president, and apparently, two members of the College are listening.
Washington’s Bret Chiafolo and Colorado’s Michael Baca hope at least 37 of their GOP colleagues will abandon Trump and force the House into picking the next president instead, Politico said Monday.
Politico said the pair’s so-called “Moral Electors” movement has already found one backer in Washington’s Robert Satiacum.
“This is a longshot,” Chiafolo told Politico in a phone interview Monday. “It’s a hail Mary. However, I do see situations where – when we’ve already had two or three [Republican] electors state publicly they didn’t want to vote for Trump. How many of them have real issue with Donald Trump in private?”
Politico said neither Baca nor Chiafolo is seeking the election of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.