Despite the protestations of B-list celebrities and wacky bunker-hiding NeverTrumpers still fighting a war that’s long been over, there will be no electoral college “revolt” to somehow disregard the will of voters and swipe the presidency from Donald Trump.
An Associated Press survey that polled over 330 of the Electoral College’s 538 members, far more than any possible surveying margin of error, has found that almost all feel that it is their duty to vote for the actual election winner in their state.
So far, Texas elector Christopher Suprun seems to stand alone among Republicans in his quixotic bid to stop Trump because he was offended by Trump’s attacks on the Saturday Night Live cast, or something. And now, that Suprun has been outed as total fraud, who knows what he’ll do.
The New York Post reports that even leading Democratic anti-Trump elector Bret Chiafalo calls the effort “a losing bet.” Others are only becoming entrenched in their stance.
According to the Post:
Republican elector Jim Skaggs, a developer from Bowling Green, Ky., who knew Trump’s father through the construction business, said that although he worries about the president-elect’s personality, he would still vote for him when the Electoral College meets on Monday.
“I fully intend to vote for Donald Trump,” said Skaggs, 78. “I think it is a duty.”
Electors complained that many of the requests they have received to dump Trump were coordinated and automated.
“We got a stack of letters from idiots,” said Edward Robson, 86, a Republican elector from Phoenix.
Thankfully, the AP survey shows these pressures are not only failing to change electors’ votes, they are strengthening their resolve to vote for the will of the electorate in their state.
Nashville, TN attorney Tom Lawless told the Post: “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.”
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