Protestors from across the country are organizing what they hope will be massive gatherings Monday at state Capitols in Jefferson City, Topeka and around the nation to urge members of the Electoral College to not vote for Donald Trump.
A group called December19.us is hoping that electors will heed the will of the people and back Hillary Clinton, who won more than 2 million more votes than Trump on election day last month.
In an email, the group claimed that 20 Republican electors already are considering “voting their conscience rather than voting for Trump.” But a survey by the Associated Press of 330 electors found little evidence that a significant revolt is in the works.
In fact, only one Republican elector told AP he won't vote for Trump.
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From the AP story:
Whether they like Trump or not, and some plainly don't, scores of the Republicans chosen to cast votes in the state-capital meetings told AP they feel bound by history, duty, party loyalty or the law to rubber-stamp their state's results and make him president. Appeals numbering in the tens of thousands — drowning inboxes, ringing cellphones, stuffing home and office mailboxes with actual handwritten letters — have not swayed them.
Trump must win 270 electoral votes to become the 45th president. On Nov. 8, he won 306 electoral votes.
Among the groups who say they’re involved in the protest are: Americans Take Action, the Electoral College Petition, Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy Spring.