Texas Elector Announces He Won’t Vote For Trump
* Clinton Should Have Gone Quietly
A Republican elector for the state of Texas has authored an op-ed for The New York Times announcing he will not vote for President-elect Donald Trump when the Electoral College convenes in two weeks.
“The election of the next president is not yet a done deal,” writes Christopher Suprun in a piece published Monday night. “Electors of conscience can still do the right thing for the good of the country. Presidential electors have the legal right and a constitutional duty to vote their conscience.”
Several Democratic electors, as well as many grassroots activists, have been actively lobbying Trump’s 306 pledged electors to vote for somebody else, thereby denying Trump a majority and either electing somebody else or throw the race to the House of Representatives. Thus far, though, Suprun is the only elector to publicly state his plan to vote against Trump.
Suprun justifies his decision by citing a litany of common complaints about Trump, such as his personal demeanor and potential conflicts of interest.