Michigan Electoral College voter getting death threats, says he couldn’t change vote even if he wanted to

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A Michigan college student selected as a Electoral College voter is saying he is being “inundated with death threats” over his vote for president-elect Donald Trump.

“Unfortunately, it’s gotten a little out of control,” Michael Banerian told CNN’s Brianna Keilar.

While the election is long over, the results are not official until all 538 members of the Electoral College cast their votes on December 19, the cable network noted.

The youth vice chairman of the Michigan Republican party, Banerian said people contacting him are trying to get him to cast his vote for Hillary Clinton instead.

“Obviously, this election cycle was pretty divisive,” he explained. “Unfortunately it’s bled over into the weeks following the election and I’ve been inundated with death threats, death wishes, generally angry messages trying to get me to change my vote to Hillary Clinton or another person.”

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Banerian went on to say the situation has “gotten a little out of control,” before detailing some of the threats he has received.

“I’ve had people talk about putting a bullet in the back of my mouth. I’ve had death wishes or people just saying ‘I hope you die.’ Or, ‘Do society a favor, throw yourself in front of a bus,'” he said.

The young Republican told CNN he filed a police report and added that state law prevents him from changing his vote even if he wanted to — which he doesn’t.

Tom Tillison


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