There Will Be a Conscientious Objector in the Electoral College
Chris Suprun is a Republican electoral voter from Texas. In an op-ed in the New York Times, he wrote about why he will not vote for Donald Trump in the Electoral College, despite Texas’s majority voting for the President-elect. There is an opportunity for Trump to no longer be President-Elect, but it will take 36 more conscientious objectors like Suprun. Despite having more than 2 million votes on Trump, Hillary Clinton lost the presidency because of the electoral college.
Suprun writes in his op-ed:
“I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19th for someone who shows daily he is not qualified for the office… I watched Mr. Trump fail to unite America and drive a wedge between us… Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. On Dec. 19th, I will do it again.”
Read Twitter’s reaction to Suprun’s announcement:
Suprun’s decision may inspire other electoral voters to become conscientious objectors. Or it may not. It is unlikely that enough Republican electors vote against their candidate, however. We will find out for sure in less than two weeks.
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