Electors need to join the legion–you are not faithless–you are wise and free-thinking as was intended in the Constition Originally


Six Electors Vow to Switch Votes to Block Trump

Six electors have vowed to switch their votes away from Donald Trump despite the popular vote results in their states which favored the Republican president-elect.

Many experts believe that this year could see a historic number of faithless electors in the Electoral College when the congregation gathers on December 19.

Though there currently exists no central organization trying to convince Trump electors to switch sides, the 6 faithless electors who have thus far come forward say they hope to sway others. They seem to believe that while it’s unlikely they will be able to alter the final outcome of the election, they believe they stand a chance at undermining Americans’ confidence in the electoral college as a democratic institution.

Politico reports: 

Even the most optimistic among the Democratic electors [trying to pull votes from Trump] acknowledges they’re unlikely to persuade the necessary 37 Republican electors to reject Trump — the number they’d likely need to deny him the presidency and send the final decision to the House of Representatives. And even if they do, the Republican-run House might simply elect Trump anyway.

But the Democratic electors are convinced that even in defeat, their efforts would erode confidence in the Electoral College and fuel efforts to eliminate it, ending the body’s 228-year run as the only official constitutional process for electing the president. With that goal in mind, the group is also contemplating encouraging Democratic electors to oppose Hillary Clinton and partner with Republicans in support of a consensus pick like Mitt Romney or John Kasich.

More from The NY Daily News: 

One elector, Michael Baca said in a statement that he wouldn’t vote for Trump.

“The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College as the last line of defense, and I think we must do all that we can to ensure that we have a Reasonable Republican candidate who shares our American values,” he said.

Added elector Bret Chiafalo, who along with Baca is part of a small group called Hamilton Electors, “All we’re trying to do is honor what the Founding Fathers gave us.”

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    Democratic presidential electors revolt against Trump
    The Electoral College could see a historic number of ‘faithless electors.’
    By KYLE CHENEY 11/22/16 05:09 AM EST
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    Some presidential electors are lobbying their counterparts in other states to reject their oaths to vote against Donald Trump when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 19. | AP Photo
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    At least a half-dozen Democratic electors have signed onto an attempt to block Donald Trump from winning an Electoral College majority, an effort designed not only to deny Trump the presidency but also to undermine the legitimacy of the institution.

    The presidential electors, mostly former Bernie Sanders supporters who hail from Washington state and Colorado, are now lobbying their Republican counterparts in other states to reject their oaths — and in some cases, state law — to vote against Trump when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 19.

    Even the most optimistic among the Democratic electors acknowledges they’re unlikely to persuade the necessary 37 Republican electors to reject Trump — the number they’d likely need to deny him the presidency and send the final decision to the House of Representatives. And even if they do, the Republican-run House might simply elect Trump anyway.

    But the Democratic electors are convinced that even in defeat, their efforts would erode confidence in the Electoral College and fuel efforts to eliminate it, ending the body’s 228-year run as the only official constitutional process for electing the president. With that goal in mind, the group is also contemplating encouraging Democratic electors to oppose Hillary Clinton and partner with Republicans in support of a consensus pick like Mitt Romney or John Kasich.

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    The underlying idea is that a mass defection of electors could provide the impetus for a wave of changes to the Electoral College.

    “I do think that a byproduct would be a serious look into Electoral College reform,” said Micheal Baca, a Democratic elector from Colorado who is spearheading the anti-Trump effort, along with Washington state elector P. Bret Chiafalo.

    “If it gets into the House, the controversy and the uncertainty that would immediately blow up into a political firestorm in the U.S. would cause enough people — my hope is — to look at the whole concept of the Electoral College,” said another elector involved in the anti-Trump planning, who declined to be identified.

    One prominent Electoral College critic says that even if Trump wins easily on Dec. 19, a small number of Republican defections could still roil the future of the institution.

    “If you could get eight or 10 Trump electors to vote for someone else … then that would probably get people’s attention,” said George Edwards III, a political science professor and Electoral College expert at Texas A&M University. “We haven’t ever had that many faithless electors in one election.”

    Democratic elector Polly Baca (no relation to Micheal) said the Electoral College should be returned to its original conception — as laid out by Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers — as a deliberative body able to exercise free choice while using popular votes only as a guide.

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    “If we cannot use the Electoral College as a deliberative process … then we ought to do away with it,” said Baca, a former co-chairman of the Democratic National Convention and former Colorado state senator.

    The 538 members who comprise the Electoral College are slated to gather in their respective state capitals on Dec. 19 to cast the formal vote for president. Trump won the popular vote in states making up 290 electoral votes — and he’s leading narrowly in Michigan, which carries another 16 electoral votes. If all of them vote for Trump, he’ll win 306 electoral votes, easily exceeding the 270-vote majority he needs to become president. That’s why the magic number is 37 Republican defections.

    Dozens of Republican electors, picked at state and local party conventions, have signaled discomfort with Trump, but most have committed to supporting him despite their misgivings. Only a handful have said they’d consider voting against him in the Electoral College.

    One, Texas’ Art Sisneros, said he’s still making up his mind. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, another elector, called on Trump to withdraw from the race after a tape of his comments about sexually assaulting women leaked in October. But he’s since confirmed he’d still support Trump with his electoral vote.

    A slew of Democrats, on the other hand, have also signaled they may defect from Clinton, which wouldn’t help or hinder Trump’s path to the White House but could contribute to a sense of disarray and voter disenfranchisement.

    In any case, it’s hard to know exactly how many faithless electors may be out there because there’s no organized effort by candidates or parties to whip votes or track support.

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    Polly Baca, who’s still considering whether to cast her vote against Clinton, said that she’ll decide in part based on whether there’s a strategic consensus reached with other Democrats to vote for another candidate.

    Already, the six Democrats prepared to be “faithless” electors would be the most to defect from their party’s presidential candidate since 1872, when Democratic nominee Horace Greeley died before electors cast their votes. The last time that many electors rejected a living presidential candidate was 1808.

    Robert Nemanich, another Colorado elector prepared to cast a faithless vote, said he’s spoken to five electors in his state alone who intend to join him.

    The rarity of the faithless elector phenomenon is rooted in electors’ reluctance to reject the will of the voters. But it’s also because 29 states — including Colorado and Washington — have laws mandating that electors support the winner of the state popular vote.

    These laws, though, have never been enforced or challenged. And some of them impose only modest fines but provide no recourse to change the outcome.

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    In recent elections, the Electoral College has become an increasingly vexing issue for Democrats, who won the popular vote in 2000, only to see George W. Bush take the White House because of the electoral vote math. Should the college vote for Trump, as expected, it’ll be the same story: Clinton led the popular vote by about 1.7 million votes as of Monday morning.

    To repeal the Electoral College outright would require a constitutional amendment — and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) conveniently proposed one last week. But it’s unlikely to advance in a Republican-controlled Congress. Another measure, a multistate compact already enacted in 11 states, would require electors to support the winner of the national popular vote. But that would take effect only if enough states join to comprise a majority of the Electoral College.

    So far, the 11 signatory states — all solidly Democratic — make up just 165 electoral votes.

    Ironically, Democrats have taken heart from Trump’s own statements regarding the Electoral College. In the past, the president-elect has called the body a “disaster for democracy.” In 2012, he urged supporters to march on Washington when he believed Mitt Romney had won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.

    His views haven’t changed. In a recent, post-election interview with “60 Minutes,” he said, “I would rather see it where you went with simple votes.”

    from: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/democrats-electoral-college-faithless-trump-231731

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    Electoral College Names: Who Are the Electors Who Will Vote for President?
    Published 7:00 am EST, November 15, 2016 Updated 6:05 pm EST, November 16, 2016 53 Comments By Stephanie Dube Dwilson 65.1k
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    Hillary Clinton may have won the popular vote, but Donald Trump won the electoral college and will be President of the United States. But millions of Americans have started a petition seeking to convince the Electoral College voters to become faithless voters, turn aside from their state’s popular vote, and switch their votes to Clinton. Who are the members of the electoral college and can they do that? We have a list of all the electors’ names right here.

    The members of each state’s electoral college are selected by their state’s political party to cast ballots in a vote on December 19. They typically vote for the person who won the popular vote in their state, but there are no federal law or constitutional requirements that force them to do this. In many states, electors can become faithless electors and switch their vote to a different candidate — in fact, any candidate that they wish. They aren’t limited to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump alone. However, some states use laws or pledges to bind their electors to vote for a specific candidate. These states are Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The penalty for breaking this pledge isn’t typically severe. According to Inverse, the charge is typically a misdemeanor and a fine of about $1,000.

    There are 15 states that don’t bind their electors, according to NBC 11. These are Georgia, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

    There are 538 electors. To be chosen as an elector, you must not be a federal Senator or Representative or hold any “office of trust or profit” in the United States. You also can’t serve as an elector if you gave comfort to an enemy or engaged in rebellion against the United States (this is a Civil War era requirement.) According to Politico and Wikipedia, the electors who will be casting their vote in each state are as follows. Remember, these electors are either from the Democrat or Republican slate, depending on which candidate won in their state’s popular vote.

    Alabama Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors for Alabama.

    Frank Burt, Jr. of Bay Minette
    Will Sellers of Montgomery
    James “Jim” Eldon Wilson of Montgomery
    J. Elbert Peters Huntsville
    Mary Sue McClurkin of Indian Springs
    Robert. A. “Bob” Cusanelli of Carrollton
    Perry Hooper Jr. of Pike Road (elector certification here)
    Grady H. Thornton of Birmingham (elector certification here)
    Alaska Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Sean Parnell of Palmer (served as Governor of Alaska from 2009 to 2014.)
    Jacqueline Tupou of Juneau
    Carolyn Leman of Anchorage

    Arizona Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Bruce Ash of Tucson
    Walter Begay Jr. of Kayenta
    Sharon Giese of Mesa
    Robert Graham of Phoenix (GOP Chair)
    Alberto Gutier of Phoenix
    Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale
    Carole Joyce of Phoenix
    Jane Pierpoint Lynch of Phoenix (According to Politico, she plans to vote for Gary Johnson in the electoral college or a write-in, not Trump)
    J. Foster Morgan of Glendale
    James O’Connor of Scottsdale
    Edward Robson of Phoenix

    Arkansas Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Jonelle Fulmer
    Jonathan Barnett
    Keith Gibson
    Sharon Wright
    Tommy Land
    John Nabholz

    California Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Dustin Reed
    John Ryan
    Faith Garamendi
    Kathleen Scott
    Timothy Farley
    Analea Patterson
    Janine Bera
    Denise Wells
    Mark Headley
    Susan Eggman
    James Donahue
    Christine Pelosi
    Saundra Andrews
    Mark Olbert
    Donna Ireland
    Steven Diebert
    Steve Spinner
    Celine Purcell
    Javier Gonzalez
    Vinzenz Koller
    Ana Huerta
    Stephen Natoli
    Andres Ramos
    Gail Teton-Landis
    Natalie Fortman
    Shawn Terris
    David Warmuth
    Laurence Zakson
    Nury Martinez
    Sheldon Malchicoff
    Cathy Morris
    Benjamin Cardenas
    Edward Buck
    Olivia Reyes-Becerra
    Robert Torres
    Priscilla Richardson
    Gwen Moore
    Jacki Cisneros
    John MacMurray
    Marie Torres
    Jane Block
    Andrew Krakoff
    Karen Waters
    Dorothy Vann
    Sandra Aduna
    Gregory Willenborg
    Carmen Perez
    Raymond Cordova
    Francine Busby
    Patrick Drinan
    Christine Kehoe
    Katherine Lyon
    Shirley Weber
    Eileen Feinstein Mariano
    Laphonza Butler

    Colorado Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Terry Phillips of Louisville
    Mary Beth Corsentino of Pueblo
    Jerad Sutton of Greeley
    Robert Nemanich of Colorado Springs
    Amy Drayer of Greenwood Village
    Ann Knollman of Arvada
    Sen. Rollie Heath of Boulder (state legislator since 2008)
    Hon. Polly Baca of Denver (American politician, first Hispanic woman elected to Colorado State Senate)
    Micheal Baca of Denver

    Connecticut Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Barbara Gordon of West Hartford
    Ellen Nurse of Hartford
    Edward Piazza of New Haven
    Tyisha Walker of New Haven
    Christopher Rosario of Bridgeport
    Robert Godfrey of Danbury
    Steven Jones of Tolland
    Delaware Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Lynn Fuller
    Lydia York
    Linda Cavanaugh
    D.C. Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Anita Bonds
    Jack Evans
    Franklin Garcia
    Florida Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Ade Aderibigbe
    Larry Ahern
    Brian Ballard
    Kristy Banks
    Michael Barnett
    LizBeth Benacquisto
    Robin Bernstein
    Pam Bondi (current Attorney General of Florida)
    John Browning
    Sharon Day
    Dena DeCamp
    Nick D
    Jeremy Evans
    John Falconetti
    Peter Feaman
    Kat Gates-Skipper
    Joe Gruters
    Debbie Hannifan
    Blaise Ingoglia (Chair of the Republican Party of Florida. Contact information is here.)
    Tony Ledbetter (chairman of the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee since 2012. He works for the Trump campaign in Northeast Florida as the political regional director.)
    Mike Moberley
    Susan Moore
    Joe Negron (Republican member of the Florida State Senate since 2009)
    Clint Pate
    Ray Rodrigues
    Carlos Trujillo
    Robert Watkins
    Susie Wiles
    Christian Ziegler
    Georgia Electors’ Names
    The following are the presidential electors for Georgia. One Georgia elector, Boaky Nguyen Vu, already announced that he would not vote for Trump, but would instead be a faithless elector, according to NBC 11. However, before he could vote he ended up resigning as an elector instead. He’ll be replaced by an alternate.

    Bruce Allen Azevedo
    Brian K Burdette
    Lott Harris Dill
    John David Elliott
    James Randolph Evans
    Bobbie D. Frantz
    Linda D. Herren
    Rachel Blackstone Little
    Deborah M. McCord
    Michael Neil McNeely
    Mary L. Padgett
    Neil L. Pruitt
    Joshua Kirk Shook
    Frank B. Strickland
    Baoky Nguyen Vu (resigned, will be replaced by alternate)
    John B. White
    Hawaii Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    John Bickel
    Janice Bond
    Marie (Dolly) Strazar
    David Mulinix
    Idaho Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Jennifer Locke
    Melinda Smyser (Republican Idaho State Senator)
    Layne Bangerter
    Caleb Lakey
    Illinois Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors. There are 20 total and this only lists 19.

    Toni Preckwinkle (Cook County Board President)
    Carrie Austin (alderman of the 34th ward of the City of Chicago)
    Silvana Tabares
    Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (Cook County Board of Commissioners)
    Pam Cullerton
    Nancy Shepardson
    Vera Davis
    William Marovitz (American lawyer and politician involved in real estate)
    Barbara Flynn Currie (member of Illinois House of Representatives)
    John R. Daley
    Michelle Mussman
    Lauren Beth Gash of Highland Park
    Kevin Duffy Blackburn of Joliet
    Jerry Costello of Belleville (former U.S. Representative to the 12th district)
    Carol Ammons of Urbana
    Mark Guethle of North Aurora
    Flint Taylor of McLeansboro
    John Nelson of Rockford
    Don Johnston of Rock Island
    Twentieth elector unknown
    Indiana Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Stephanie Beckley
    Kevin Steen
    Kelly Mitchell
    Daniel Bortner
    Laura Campbell
    Jeff Cardwell
    Donald Hayes
    Randall Kirkpatrick
    Edwin Simcox
    Ethan Manning
    Chuck Williams
    Iowa Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    James Whitmer
    Don Kass
    Dylan Keller
    Alan Braun
    Krut Brown
    Polly Granzow
    Kansas Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Ashley J. McMillan of Concordia (vice party chair)
    Helen Van Etten of Topeka (national committeewoman)
    Mark Kahrs of Wichita (national committeeman)
    Ron Estes of Wichita (Kansas State Treasurer)
    Clayton L. Barker of Leawood (party executive director)
    Kelly Arnold of Wichita (party chair)
    Kentucky Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Jim Skaggs (Politico lists him as a Republican Trump skeptic who wasn’t sure he’d vote for Trump on Election Day)
    David Disponett
    Robert Duncan
    Michael Carter
    Scott Lasley
    Walter Reichert
    Mary Singleton
    Troy Sheldon
    Louisiana Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Chris D. Trahan
    Lloyd A. Harsh
    Charles L. “Charlie” Buckels
    Louis Avalone
    Kay Kellogg Katz
    Lennie Rhys
    Garret Monti
    Steven “Scott” Wilfong
    Maine Electors’ Names
    The following are the presidential electors, three Democrat and one Republican.

    Diane Denk (She preferred Bernie over Sanders, according to Politico, but still supported Clinton)
    David Bright of Dixmont
    Sam Shapiro of Winslow
    Richard Bennett (R) of Oxford
    Maryland Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Lesley Israel
    Robert Leonard
    Lillian Holmes
    Salome Peters
    Hagner Mister
    Claudia Martin
    Courtney Watson
    Karen Britto
    Susan Ness
    Wayne Rogers
    Massachusetts Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Nazda Alam
    Mary Gail Cokkinias
    Marie Turley
    Dori Dean
    Donna Smith
    Cheryl Cumings
    Marc Pacheco
    Curtis Lemay
    Jason Palitsch
    Paul Yorkis
    Parwez Wahid
    Michigan Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    John Haggard
    Jack Holmes
    Kelly Mitchell
    Judy Rapanos
    Henry Hatter
    Robert Weitt
    Wyckham Seelig
    Ross Ensign
    Michael Banerian
    Brian Fairbrother
    Ken Crider
    Mary Vaughn
    Jim Rhoades (a “motorcycle lobbyist“)
    William Rauwerdink
    Hank Fuhs
    Joseph Guzman
    Minnesota Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Fred Knudson
    Roger Gehrke
    Marge Hoffa
    Raymond Hess
    Muhammed Abdurrahman
    Betsy O’Berry
    Mike Wammer
    Mary Murphy
    Jules Goldstein
    Sherrie Pugh
    Mississippi Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Ann Hebert
    Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
    Bradley R. White
    J. Kelley Williams
    William G. Yates Jr.
    Wirt A. Yerger, Jr.
    Missouri Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Tim Dreste (an “anti-abortion radical” according to Politico)
    Jan DeWeese
    Hector Maldonado
    Sherry Kuttenkuler
    Casey Crawford
    Tom Brown
    Cherry Warren
    Scott Clark
    Al Rotskoff
    Susie Johnson
    Montana Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Thelma Baker
    Nancy Ballance
    Dennis Scranton
    Nebraska Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Phil Berlin
    John Dinkel
    Chuck Conrad
    Craig Safranek
    Paul Burger
    Nevada Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Dayananda Prabhu Rachakonda
    Larry Jackson
    Joetta Brown
    Paul Catha II (A Bernie Sanders supporter)
    Greg Gardella
    Teresa Benitez-Thompson
    New Hampshire Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Bev Hollingworth
    Terie Norelli
    Carol Shea Porter
    Dudley Dudley
    New Jersey Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Alaa R. Abdelaziz of Paterson
    Tahsina Ahmed of Haledon
    Anthony Cureton of Englewood
    Lizette Delgado-Polanco of Ewing
    Edward Farmer of Piscataway
    Christopher D. James of East Orange
    Leroy J. Jones Jr. of East Orange
    Retha R. Onitiri of Clarksburg
    Marlene Prieto of Secaucus
    Ronald G. Rios of Carteret
    Hetty M. Rosenstein of South Orange
    Kelly Steward Maer of Manasquan
    Mary Ann Wardlow of Lawnside
    Heriberta Loretta Winters of Williamstown
    New Mexico Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Lorraine Spradling
    Edward Torres
    Noyola Archibeque
    John Padilla
    Roxanne Allen
    New York Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    William J. Clinton
    Andrew M. Cuomo (Governor of New York since 2011)
    Kathy C. Hochul (Lieutenant Governor of New York)
    Thomas P. DiNapoli (54th Comptroller of New York)
    Eric T. Schneiderman (New York Attorney General)
    Carl E. Heastie (Speaker of the New York State Assembly)
    Andrea Stewart-Cousins
    Bill de Blasio (Mayor of New York City)
    Letitia A. James (New York City Public Advocate)
    Scott M. Stringer (New York City Comptroller)
    Melissa Mark-Viverito
    Byron W. Brown (Mayor of Buffalo, New York)
    Christine C. Quinn (former Speaker of the New York City Council)
    Basil A. Smikle, Jr.
    Melissa Sklarz
    Mario F. Cilento
    Rhonda Weingarten
    George K. Gresham
    Daniel F. Donohue
    Stuart H. Appelbaum
    Gary S. LaBarbera
    Lovely A. Warren (Mayor of Rochester, New York)
    Stephanie A. Miner (Mayor of Syracuse, New York)
    Katherine M. Sheehan (Mayor of Albany, New York)
    Anastasia M. Somoza
    Sandra Ung
    Ruben Diaz, Jr. (President of the Borough of the Bronx in New York City)
    Hazel L. Ingram (93-years-old)
    Rachel D. Gold
    North Carolina Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Linda Harper
    Charles Staley
    Karen Kozel
    Martha Jenkins
    Celeste Stanley
    Donald Webb
    Robert Muller
    Jennifer Dunbar
    Andrea Arterburn
    Glenn Pinckney Sr.
    Mark Delk
    David Speight
    Ann Sullivan
    Lee Green
    David Smuski
    North Dakota Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Duane Mutch
    John Olson
    Ronald Carlisle
    Ohio Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Marilyn Ashcraft (Secretary of the Ohio Republican Party)
    Curt Braden (member of the Stark County Board of Elections)
    Rep. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance)
    Lee-Ann Johnson (wife of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson)
    Ralph King (Cleveland-area Tea Party activist)
    Alex Triantafilou (Hamilton County GOP Chair)
    Mary Anne Christie
    Corey Schottenstein
    Jim Dicke II
    Cheryl Blakely
    Richard Jones
    Tom Coyne
    Judy Westbrock
    Leonard Hubert (Civil rights advocate supporting Trump; head of Ohio’s Civil Rights Commission)
    Tracey Winbush
    James Wert
    Brian Schottenstein
    Ed Crawford
    Oklahoma Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    David Oldham
    Teresa Lyn Turner
    Mark Thomas
    Bobby Cleveland
    Lauree Elizabeth Marshall
    Charles W. Potts
    George W. Wiland, Jr.
    Oregon Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Frank James Dixon of Portland
    Karen A. Packer of Newberg
    Austin Folnagy of Klamath Falls
    Leon H. Coleman of Aloha
    Harry W. “Sam” Sappington III of Albany
    Timothy Norman Powers Rowan of Portland
    Laura Gillpatrick of Eugene
    Pennsylvania Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Robert Asher
    Mary Barket
    Robert Bozzuto
    Theodore (Ted) Christian
    Michael Downing
    Margaret Ferraro
    Robert Gleason
    Christopher Gleason
    Joyce Haas
    *Ash Khare
    James McErlane
    *Elstina Pickett
    Patricia Poprik
    Andrew Reilly
    Carol Sides
    Glora “Lee” Snover
    Richard Stewart
    Lawrence Tabas
    Christine Toretti
    Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh
    Rhode Island Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Clay Pell
    Grace Diaz
    L. Susan Weiner
    Frank J. Montanaro
    South Carolina Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Glenn McCall
    Matt Moore
    Terry Hardesty
    Jim Ulmer
    Brenda Bedenbaugh
    Bill Conley
    Shery Smith
    Moye Graham
    Jerry Rovner
    South Dakota Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Marty Jackley (Attorney General of South Dakota)
    Dennis Daugaard (32nd Governor of South Dakota since 2011, listed as a Trump skeptic by Politico)
    Matt Michels (Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota)
    Tennessee Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Beth Scott Clayton Amos (State Executive Committee member for the Republican party)
    Joey Jacobs of Brentwood (Pres & CEO of Acadia Healthcare)
    Jason Mumpower (Bristol)
    Susan Mills (Maryville)
    Liz Holiway (Harriman)
    Lynne Davis (Lascassas)
    Tom Lawless (Nashville)
    Mike Callahan (Monterey)
    Pat Allen (Clarksville)
    Shannon Haynes (Alamo)
    Drew Daniel (Memphis)
    Texas Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    In Texas, one elector has already spoken out. Voter Hannah Moskowitz write elector John E. Harper and sought to get him to change his vote from Trump to Clinton. Harper worte Moskowitz back and referred to Clinton as a despicable person and threatened legal action against Hannah. (See more about the letter in Heavy’s story here.)

    Marty Rhymes (Suspicious of Trump, but believes the Clintons are tied to numerous deaths)
    Thomas Moon
    Carol Sewell
    John Harper (Chastised a person who suggested he should vote for Clinton instead)
    Sherrill Lenz
    Nicholas Ciggelakis
    Will Hickman
    Landon Estay
    Rex Lamb
    Rosemary Edwards
    Matt Stringer
    Shellie Surles
    Melissa Kalka
    Sandra Cararas
    David Thackston
    Robert Bruce
    Margie Forster
    Scott Mann
    Marian K. Stanko
    Tina Gibson
    Ken Muenzter
    Alexander Kim (Received a letter from a concerned voter and said he would vote for Trump. “I have no desire for her to become President.”)
    Virginia Abel
    Curtis Nelson
    Kenneth Clark
    Candace Noble
    Fred Farias
    John Dillard
    Tom Knight
    Marian Knowlton
    Rex Teter
    Stephen (Chris) Suprun Jr. (Said he’d have trouble supporting Trump, but later denied he said that, according to Politico)
    Jon Jewett
    Susan Fischer
    Lauren (Loren?) Byers – (Once called Trump a “loose cannon” but told Politico would still vote for Trump in the Electoral College)
    William Greene
    Mary Lou Erben
    Arthur Sisneros (Member of the “liberty movement,” he was recruited to cast his vote against Trump. But now he’s changed his mind)
    Utah Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Cherilyn Eagar (Host of “The Liberty Lineup” on talk radio who believes in empowering electors to remove an oligarchy)
    Kris Kimball
    Jeremy Jenkins
    Peter Greathouse (a Trump skeptic)
    Chia-Chi Teng
    Richard Snelgrove
    Vermont Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Peter Shumlin
    Martha Allen
    Tim Jerman (Bernie Sanders supporter)
    Virginia Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

    Bethany J. Rowland of Chesapeake
    Debra Stevens Fitzgearld of Harrisonburg
    James Harold Allen Boyd of Culpeper
    Jasper L. Hendricks, III of Pamplin
    Jeanette C. Sarver of Dublin
    K. James O’Connor, Jr. of Manassas
    Kathy Stewart Shupe of Sterling
    Keith A. Scarborough of Woodbridge
    Lashrecse D. Aird of Petersburg
    Susan Johnson Rowland of Chesapeake
    Terry C. Frye of Bristol
    Virginia L. Peters of Alexandria
    Vivian J. Paige of Norfolk
    Washington Electors’ Names
    The following are the Democrat presidential electors. At least two electors have publicly said that they may be faithless electors and not vote for Clinton.

    Elizabeth Caldwell
    Dan Carpita
    Peter Chiafalo (He previously said he wasn’t sure if he would vote for Clinton, but might be a “conscientious elector” and ignore his state’s popular vote.)
    Levi Guerra
    Eric Herde
    Joshua Ivey
    Esther John
    Julie Johnson
    Varisha Khan
    Chris Porter
    Robert Satiacum, Jr. (A member of the Puyallup Tribe, he has said he will not vote for Clinton because he believes she is a “criminal who doesn’t care enough about American Indians.” He doesn’t like Trump either.)
    Phillip Tyler
    West Virginia Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Ron Foster
    Patrick Morrisey (Attorney General of West Virginia)
    Ann Urling
    Mac Warner
    Waiting on name of 5th elector
    Wisconsin Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Kim Travis of Williams Bay
    Kim Babler of Madison
    Brian Westrate of Fall Creek
    Brad Courtney of Whitefish Bay
    Kathy Kiernan of Richfield
    Dan Feyen of Fond du Lac
    Jim Miller of Hayward
    Bill Berglund of Sturgeon Bay
    Steve King of Janesville
    Mary Buestrin of River Hills
    Wyoming Electors’ Names
    The following are the Republican presidential electors.

    Bonnie Foster
    Teresa Richards
    Karl Allred

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