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2016 Election

Members of Electoral College Still Getting Barraged With Death Threats and Harassment

Written by Philip Hodges

Liberals are still reeling from the election. They’re still threatening and harassing members of the Electoral College in hopes that a majority of them will vote for Hillary.

This coming Monday, the 19th, is the bid day. That’s when member of the Electoral College are meeting in their respective states to officially vote for the president.

In order to sway the election to Hillary, Trump is going to have to lose a bunch of electors. Even if rumors were true that there could be as many as 20 faithless electors – that’s what you call those who vote against the candidate they’re bound to vote for – that still wouldn’t be enough to hand the election to Hillary. Trump’s got 306 electors. That’s 36 more than he needs to win.

Despite being threatened and harassed, some electors voting for Trump aren’t being swayed. In fact, quite the contrary. The New York Post reported:

The bullying is overwhelming Sharon Geise’s tech devices, but not her resolve to support Trump.

The Mesa, Arizona, grandmother woke up Wednesday morning to more than 1,500 emails demanding she not carry out her legal duty to vote for the president-elect.

“They just keep coming and coming,” Geise told The Post, estimating she’s received more than 50,000 emails since the election. “They’re overpowering my iPad.”

Her answer: mass delete.

Despite the avalanche, she said, her decision to back Trump is stronger than ever.

[…]

Like Geise, Republican Patricia Allen of Tennessee told The Post she’s been bombarded with 2,000 emails, 120 letters and five phone calls all urging her to switch and vote against Trump. But Allen, 74, said that despite the “siege,” she’s not budging.

“This has never happened before … Do you know how long it takes to delete all those emails every day?” she asked.

She’s also been solicited by a Harvard University group backed by constitutional law Prof. Lawrence Lessig, who has offered free legal aid to electors who change their vote.

“That borders on bribery,” said Allen. “Carried to this extreme, the day might come when an elector could be sold to the highest bidder.”

[…]

For Michael Banerian, a senior at Oakland University in Michigan and a Republican elector, the harassment comes with a dark side.

He said he’s been getting death threats via email, snail mail, Twitter and Facebook.

“Somebody threatened to put a bullet in the back of my mouth,” Banerian, 22, told The Post on Wednesday.

The Post pointed out that this professor Lawrence Lessig is the one who’s saying that there are some 20 GOP electors who will be switching sides in an effort to keep Trump out of the White House. Even if they all defected, Trump would still be over 270 by 16 votes.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think the Electoral College is going to change the outcome of the election. Whether you like him or not, Trump is going to be the President.

 

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