The Electoral College has been a subject of hot debate in the weeks following Donald Trump’s historic win.
As millions were celebrating the victory of the election, sore losers were working overtime to steal the election away from him, calling on Electors to vote differently.
These men and women are ultimately responsible for putting Trump into office by also voting for him in confidence. But Liberals were pointing out one doesn’t have to vote for Trump.
After all, in some states, the only penalty to switch votes is a small fine.
In others, it is illegal to switch your vote, but the punishment for doing so is minimal.
But after the “Get Out The Vote” movement didn’t work, and “Get out the Recount” didn’t work, the last option is hoping the Elector doesn’t choose Donald Trump. And they’ve got some traction.
In this case, surprisingly it’s a Republican Elector who is choosing not to vote for Donald Trump. Chris Suprun wrote an op-ed where he concluded with this:
The election of the next president is not yet a done deal. 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. I believe electors should unify behind a Republican alternative, an honorable and qualified man or woman such as Gov. John Kasich of Ohio. I pray my fellow electors will do their job and join with me in discovering who that person should be.
Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. On Dec. 19, I will do it again.
Before he arrives at this conclusion, he lays out several points that are making him lean this way.
He says Trump is divisive. Trump encourages violence. Trump is currently connected to foreign affairs that might cloud his judgment.
And there is some truth to what he’s saying.
Trump is divisive. When he campaigned, he said he would close our borders down and stop the flow of Muslim immigrants into our country. That’s a divisive statement because there are many liberals who believe America’s borders don’t matter.
Many who think calling out radical Islam for terror is divisive. And yet there is not one other religion in the world right now that is sending suicide bombers, lone wolf knifesmen, and armed couples en masse to our borders to slaughter us.
Trump also does encourage violence. That’s divisive.
He says ISIS is a threat and the only way for us to respond to this threat is with a power that they’ll understand-total elimination. Violence is a tool. It can be used for offense or defense.
Suprun also says Trump’s connections to foreign affairs might cloud his judgment.
That’ true too. We are a global country, but we still have our own character and Trump is a proud patriot who thinks we are great –when Trump speaks about America’s relationship to China, to Mexico, to other countries, he wants to stop sending jobs there. He wants us to be proud of our country and who we are as a people.
So when Chris Suprun says he can’t vote for Donald Trump because of those things, it makes you wonder what he wants for the future of America….
Because that’s why millions of people asked you as an Elector to vote for him when you convene on Dec.19th.
What do you think of Chris Suprun’s decision to vote for someone besides Donald Trump?
Let us know in the comments.