Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: Hundreds of orchestrated calls and emails are being sent to Electoral College electors across America trying to get them to cast their votes for anyone but Trump. Sources tell us there are multiple safeguards to keep the will of the people from being thwarted by rogue electors. Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA) has filed a bill in the U.S. Senate to overturn the Electoral College in favor of the National Popular Vote. That won't happen, either, because it requires a vote for it by 38 states. Thirty-three states are in the hands of Republicans. However, contact your own state House and Senate members in Arizona because the Soros funded group is bringing that bill back to Arizona in the coming session starting in January 2017]
The Electoral College is part of the Constitution. And it's been more than two decades since we've made any amendments. Video provided by Newsy Newslook
Arizona's presidential electors have received a torrent of emails and phone calls in recent days pleading with them to choose Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton or any other candidate except President-elect Donald Trump.
The state's 11 members of the Electoral College, who were chosen by the state party, are scheduled to assemble Dec. 19 to cast their official votes for Trump. Electors are not required to vote for Trump but pledged to support the party's nominee through affidavits submitted to the secretary of state.
Four electors told The Arizona Republic Thursday that over the past week or so, they've been hit with thousands of emails, phone calls and letters sent to their work and homes.
Robert Graham, chairman of the state Republican Party and an elector, said the emails are mostly coming from out of state and appear to be part of a coordinated effort to try to deny Trump the presidency by swaying enough electors to back anyone but him.
Similar efforts are underway to encourage "unfaithful electors" in states across the U.S. to oppose Trump.
"It is total harassment," said Graham, who estimates he has received about 1,700 such emails and letters. "It started about a week ago. Now? Bam. It's hardcore."
Graham shared some of the emails with The Republic.
"Your vote against Mr. Trump, a demagogue, would be the epitome of patriotism," one email read.
Read another, "His close ties to Russia, his volatile temperament, his lack of experience, and his bigotry are not the qualities that we want representing us to the rest of the world. ... He lost the popular vote by the most significant margin in history. Please consider casting your vote for another candidate, or abstaining from voting entirely."
And another: "Please vote your conscience at the electoral college — it's clear from the popular vote that most voters didn't want Mr. Trump."
[Editor: While Trump likely did lose the popular vote just as George W Bush did (Michigan has still not reported but is supposed to on Nov 22), he won more counties than Hillary by a large margin. THAT is what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they put the Electoral College in effect. You might know that Hillary's largest votes came from California and New York states. Do you want all of our future presidents to be elected by only two states?
We will add this video since it is both surprising by it's source but also to make a statement with which we agree about the Republican party: Video on The Daily Caller]
As one of Arizona's electors myself, I can attest to having received over 12,000 emails begging me to vote for anyone but Trump. I stopped reading them after the first four because the message was so contrived and only slight variations from one to another.
Social media experts tell me they may all be coming from only a handful of people who use thousands of fake email addresses. I have been buried under a mountain.of emails wasting hours a day of my time to delete them.
Wowzers, Jim, I'm so sorry you had to spend so much time dealing with what was obviously bogus influence. Aren't you, as an elector, supposed to vote based on what the constituents want based on the "official" votes they cast? Can you give me (us) an explanation of how this works? How does one become an elector?
I would like to hear from your point of view of how it really works, rather than from somewhere else. I remember being interested in this topic even in high school, but I feel like I barely had an understanding from the meager amount of time they spent covering the topic (basically 1 semester in high school, in the 80's and maybe a little bit in various history courses) and then life happens and I really haven't given much energy to understanding how our government is really supposed to work. My parents, having grown up in the 50's seemed to have been a little better educated about the topic of how things work and seemed to have a better grasp on international treaties and the like than future generations... just my observation... Anyways, I have recently begun to try to wrap my head around how the electoral system works vs the popular vote and so far, based on some casual internet research about the difference between a republic and a democracy and the blending of the two, which apparently we are supposed to be in the U.S.... anyways, I can see how it is a good system over straight or popular votes. But, I would appreciate engaging in a conversation with you about this topic.
To reject any part of our Constitution is to reject all of it. There can be no grey areas, for the written words mean things and history tells us all we need to KNOW ... just read the Constitution and legal questions that have been resolved that support it. The REAL problem is that government classes are NOT NOW a pre-requisite for high school graduation as you point out. But why is that? So that you and your vote can be manipulated by a Marxist class-warfare manipulation. Vladimir Lenin said it directly .. "Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." and here "The goal of socialism is communism."
The liberally "educated" teachers ... hate the limits our Constitution places before them ... but they sure cry like babies when they can't get their way in the courts or in the results of an election.
Thanks, Jim, for putting up with these animals and staying true to America. But what can we do? Sending additional emails to electors isn't going to reach them. What do you suggest?
First, I would not have known this if AFA didn't read our local progressive paper so thx AFA for taking one for the team. I wish i was surprised by this but the entitled generation is entitled to everything THEY want and the rest of us can go pound sand. In fact, they don't know there is a "rest of us." I blame parents who were afraid of their kids and the really bad public schools w/their union protected teachers who destroyed all decent curricula and text books that are fake. I say fake bc they don't cover large important parts of our history. Ignorance is in vogue.
Just remember that those parents were also "educated" by the same lousy system which is filled, at so many levels, with lefties.
I was a child of the 50's and my parents would never have stood still for me to behave like those act today. My parents were always parents. My friends were other people. Those my age seemed to want to be their kids friends and wanted them to like them. There's the problem. Thanks Mom & Dad!
We should respond to this immediately--and forcefully. Complaining among ourselves about actions taken by our opposition might help ease our frustration, but it will have no impact on the other side. Here's something we can do to fight back. Let's get those on our side to contact Clinton's electors to tell them to vote for the Constitutional winner of the election--Mr. Donald J. Trump! We should do that respectfully and without threats, unlike what the other side is doing. Also, please sign and pass on this petition to inspire others to follow your lead.
Bingo, George. Thanks for the link.
Sounds good. Will do and pass it on.
The lefties have finally come all the way out from behind their curtain. My last information was that Trump won the popular vote, though not by a huge margin. A significant one, though.
Now they want to change the Constitution? And Barbara Boxer? Who is not running again? I knew her personally in San Francisco and thought her something of a twit.
And so goes the Dems and elites. Soros, of course, will throw money out there, too.
And Jim, as for the emails, they concoct one, then ask everyone to change it slightly. They can't even trust them to get things right!! LOL
But don't believe for an instant that they will stop intriguing to get the power back. It never ceases. And, unfortunately, many of the RINOS are still in power and cannot be trusted. Politics is a very dirty game, unlikely to change.
Eric, please post a link to that info because I find both outcomes. Michigan may change things but I have seen no official electoral count. Thanks.
Boxer is short one oar and glad she's going to be history. She's gonna be stupid on the way out the door, too.