Apparently there are several Republican Electoral College members that wish they were not voting for President-elect Donald Trump on Monday. Trump gathered 306 electoral votes on election night, far above the 270 needed to win election Monday, when the electors will meet in their state capitals to vote.
From Western Journalism:
In order for Trump to lose, 37 electors would need to forsake him. AP reported that only one Republican elector told AP he won’t vote for Trump.
A survey of more than 300 electors has found that Trump opponents’ dreams to use the Electoral College as the final place to prevent Trump’s gaining the White House have little hope of becoming reality.
AP noted that electors cited everything from the law, to duty, to loyalty to cast their votes for Trump, although the electors do admit to an unprecedented wave of pleas to change their votes.
Tennessee republican elector, Tom Lawless said…“Hell will freeze and we will be skating on the lava before I change….He won the state and I’ve pledged and gave my word that that’s what I would do. And I won’t break it.”
Jim Skaggs of Kentucky, a Republican elector, said he will stifle his misgivings and still vote for Trump…..“His personality worries me….He is not open-minded. I hope he is far better than I think he is”….however, “I fully intend to vote for Donald Trump. I think it’s a duty.”
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