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Mutiny among members of 2016’s Electoral College




Protesters demonstrate against President-elect Donald Trump outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Protesters demonstrate against President-elect Donald Trump outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Sunday.
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In 13 days, 538 members of the Electoral College will cast their votes, but there is intense debate over whether electors are either bound to support their respective states' choice for president or can vote their conscience - in an orchestrated way that would sink Donald Trump.

Writing in “The New York Times” yesterday, a Republican elector from Texas says he plans to vote for a to-be-determined Republican leader other than Trump. Similarly, some Democratic electors want to be free from voting for Hillary Clinton so they can coalesce around anyone but Trump. Plus, Politico is reporting that a California law firm is offering legal support to electors who violate any state laws binding Electoral College votes.

What are your thoughts on how electors should cast their votes on December 19th?

Guests:

Kendal Unruh, RNC Rules Committee member and a Republican Delegate from Colorado who attempted a rules change for delegate voters; Seven-time convention delegate; in her professional life, Unruh is a high school teacher of American Government

Trent England, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs - a think tank focused on limited government and free market policy