The Presidential election has come and gone, but there are 538 people in this country that hold a big responsibility and that is actually electing the next President of the United States.
There is a growing movement across this country of Electors that are considering the possibility of becoming faithless in order to stop Donald Trump from attaining the Presidency. The Electoral College is a firewall against many different aspects of our society and one is the prevention of unqualified (crazy) people from becoming President.
In Colorado, there is a band of Electors that have begun meeting and making headway with other Electors in other states to stop Trump from achieving the 270 necessary to be elected and toss the election to the House of Representatives. Yes, there are many that will say “but Hillary won Colorado.” This is true, but this shows that there is a consensus among all Electors that stopping Donald Trump from becoming President is essential to the preservation of this republic. To the point that they will vote their conscience and not vote for Hillary, but rather a qualified (sane) Republican to be considered by the House.
From the Colorado Independent:
The Colorado electors who attended the Denver meeting Saturday are just four out of 538 national college electors across the country. They are also part of an emerging movement within the national membership who have been dubbed “Hamilton Electors,” after Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who discussed his beliefs in the Federalist papers about the role of the Electoral College as a way to prevent unqualified candidates from becoming president.
The framers of the U.S. Constitution set up this system as a check against direct democracy, which they did not trust. Because of it, each state is allotted a number of electors based on how many members of Congress the state has. In most states, the winner of the popular vote, no matter how slim the margin, takes all of that state’s electoral votes. The nominee who reaches 270 or more Electoral College votes wins the presidency no matter who racked up more actual ballots cast. Trump received 306 projected Electoral College votes to Clinton’s 232. Clinton, however, received more than 2 million more votes than Trump nationwide.
Even in Texas, a Republican Elector has resigned his post because he can’t stomach voting for Trump. From The Hill: