“Part of me thinks this is really a political stunt to prevent Mr. Trump from being president,” federal judge Wiley Daniel remarked during a hearing on a motion by rogue electors to overturn state law binding them to the choice of the voters. Upon further reflection, Judge Daniel ruled that it’s entirely a political stunt to overturn the results of this particular election. No dice, Daniel ruled:
A federal judge on Monday rejected an attempt by two Colorado electors to unbind their votes in the Electoral College, saying the effort designed to impede Donald Trump’s path to the White House is “a political stunt.”
U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel denied a request for a preliminary injunction to nullify a state law that requires presidential electors to vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote. To do otherwise, Daniel said in his ruling from the bench, “would undermine the electoral process.”
However, the “Hamilton Electors” say they’re not quite done. They will appeal Daniel’s ruling in order to get a judicial precedent that will free all members of the Electoral College to vote for whomever they please:
If the Colorado electors had been successful, it could have signaled that similar laws in more than two dozen other states could also be overturned, freeing a large number of electors to defect from Trump. Jason Wesoky, who represents the two electors, said he may seek an emergency appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals — the only chance his clients would have of blocking the Colorado law before they have to cast their votes.
Should the Colorado electors be freed, some of them hoped to persuade enough of their counterparts elsewhere to unite behind a Republican alternative like Mitt Romney. So far only one Republican elector has announced he won’t vote for Trump. The president-elect won 306 electors last month to Clinton’s 232.
It’s worth noting that Colorado voted for Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, so these electors aren’t taking anything away from the man who won the Electoral College vote on Election Night. Only one Trump elector has publicly stated that he plans to become a “faithless elector” on December 19th. Politico reports that the GOP has an active whip operation to keep track of the status of its other electors, and they see no evidence of any other faithless electors on the horizon:
Get over it little snowflakes the party is over and so its time for all of you to go back to your playpens and behave yourselves
Do not be fooled by the smoke and mirrors. The real goal here is to politicize and create public disdain for the Electoral College, these “faithless electors” are out to destroy the system they have been privileged to be members of. Of course, that’s how progressive socialists work. They use established systems in order to destroy them.
“Some people only want to watch the world burn” – Alfred Pennyworth
No, Your Honor, it’s a totally serious effort to prevent Mr. Trump from being president, because the man has no business in the White House, and because one of the functions the Founding Father’s had in mind with the Electoral College was to provide a means for preventing such things from happening.
You might want to take note of the fact that there’s no way in hell democratic electors could do this on their own, and that the objective isn’t to put Clinton or any other democrat in the White House instead of Trump, because the only way it would work would be for democratic electors to vote for some republican other than Donald Trump. That clearly suggests a distinctly non-partisan effort.
@Greg: “No, Your Honor, it’s a totally serious effort to prevent Mr. Trump from being president, because the man has no business in the White House, and because one of the functions the Founding Father’s had in mind with the Electoral College was to provide a means for preventing such things from happening.” The only problem… for YOU… is that he was elected. So, he is President, no matter how much you can’t accept how bad a candidate Hillary was.
Too many people have moved here from California over the years. Now, the kooks have spread out from Boulder, they sit in our parks smoking weed and stroll the mall with glazed eyes. (That may be a little too far.) There were a fair number who sought safe places after the election. I do not think the “Don’t Californicate Colorado” bumper stickers worked!
Cite in history where it has been done before. There have been enough lousy presidents in our history that surely the electors of previous elections would have been Nostradamus enough to use their electoral vote to block a dangerous president from taking office.
You are a true fool, you snowflake lefties…..
@Greg: hil-liary is a deviant treasonous criminal. She cares nothing about the American citizen as the wikileaks emails revealed. Blacks are only good for a vote; the young are fu**ing dumb; hispanics are needy and the general American citizen is not compliant enough for her plan. The woman is a closet communist. Why else would they fly the communist flag over the democrat convention with no American flag in sight? I question the ethics, honor and integrity of those who support her.
When the electoral votes are cast and tallied, after all the blustering and posturing, the count will be Trump 306 Hillary 232. Anything else would be Anti-American.
And you think someone who’s main experience was being a community organizer was well qualified.
After 8 years of that we are ready for change. HRC was not a change agent. Just another entitled liberal.
I suggest a one way ticket out of the country for you. Try Iran it may suit you well.
on January 20, 2017 a new president will take the oath of office and become commander and chief. 20 years in federal agencies, the snowflakes and idiots do not understand that one never crosses the line with the President of the United States. The power at his command is instantaneous, with no questions asked. unlike the movies, the individuals or individual do not survive. the liberals and snowflakes will pay a very high price: freezing assets both corporate and individual. IRS massive audits, dirt gathering at a level most American’s have no concept of, bankrupting business, and a host of other tools.. for the liberals and snowflakes, Hell is a few weeks away.
@Mully: Mully, it’s a little questionable if you can really call Obama a ‘community organizer’, the history of that seems to be that he ‘tried’ to organize one neighborhood a couple of times but both were miserable experiences. Neither effort came to fruition. Seems as if most of his experience was as attempted politician.
@MOS #8541: MOS, can we get an ‘Amen’?
the President of the United States commands power beyond the consciousness of any citizen. the liberals, snowflakes, liberals and media will pay a nigh price for their conduct.
by the way, why haven’t the media idiots and libs not left the country, waiting for 1205 on 1/20/17?
@MOS #8541: I would not want to see our government devolve into a constant game of payback. However, there is a real need, in light of liberal interest in tax exempt organizations, for the IRS to take a long, hard look at liberal organizations such as Media Matters, who live in a tax exempt world to do nothing but attack conservatives.
I see where Hollywood pinhead JAMES CROMWELL has denounced america asa racsis country and coming from a moron that played a pretend farmer in a couple of dumb movies with talking piggies in them Proves that some animals are more intellgent then a few show biz fools hey even a turkey is smarter then cromwell
What exactly do you think politicians are supposed to be, if not people who organize member of communities to work together to pursue their collective interests?
The right somehow never seems to have figured out that “community organizer” is not a pejorative term, nor is having been one irrelevant experience for someone who aspires to higher office. It’s presidential job training at the grassroots level.
We certainly know now that this type of experience is anything but relevant to hold the office of President. Obama is still the most unqualified person to have ever held the office and we will pay dearly in the years to come for this horrific mistake.
@Greg: Funny, then, that Obama has been the most disorganized and worst evaluator of personnel we have ever seen, since that was his one and only talent.
Community organizer is a pseudonym for socialist rabble rouser, which is exactly what he is now doing over their phony hacking election interference scam.