Electoral College Names: Who Are the Electors Who Will Vote for President?


Hillary Clinton may have won the popular vote, but Donald Trump won the electoral college and will be President of the United States. But millions of Americans have started a petition seeking to convince the Electoral College voters to become faithless voters, turn aside from their state’s popular vote, and switch their votes to Clinton. Who are the members of the electoral college and can they do that? We have a list of all the electors’ names right here.

The members of each state’s electoral college are selected by their state’s political party to cast ballots in a vote on December 19. They typically vote for the person who won the popular vote in their state, but there are no federal law or constitutional requirements that force them to do this. In many states, electors can become faithless electors and switch their vote to a different candidate — in fact, any candidate that they wish. They aren’t limited to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump alone. However, some states use laws or pledges to bind their electors to vote for a specific candidate. These states are Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The penalty for breaking this pledge isn’t typically severe. According to Inverse, the charge is typically a misdemeanor and a fine of about $1,000.

There are 15 states that don’t bind their electors, according to NBC 11. These are Georgia, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

There are 538 electors. To be chosen as an elector, you must not be a federal Senator or Representative or hold any “office of trust or profit” in the United States. You also can’t serve as an elector if you gave comfort to an enemy or engaged in rebellion against the United States (this is a Civil War era requirement.) According to Politico and Wikipedia, the electors who will be casting their vote in each state are as follows. Remember, these electors are either from the Democrat or Republican slate, depending on which candidate won in their state’s popular vote.

Alabama Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors for Alabama.

  • Frank Burt, Jr. of Bay Minette
  • Will Sellers of Montgomery
  • James “Jim” Eldon Wilson of Montgomery
  • J. Elbert Peters Huntsville
  • Mary Sue McClurkin of Indian Springs
  • Robert. A. “Bob” Cusanelli of Carrollton
  • Perry Hooper Jr. of Pike Road (elector certification here)
  • Grady H. Thornton of Birmingham (elector certification here)

Alaska Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Arizona Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Bruce Ash of Tucson
  • Walter Begay Jr. of Kayenta
  • Sharon Giese of Mesa
  • Robert Graham of Phoenix (GOP Chair)
  • Alberto Gutier of Phoenix
  • Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale
  • Carole Joyce of Phoenix
  • Jane Pierpoint Lynch of Phoenix (According to Politico, she plans to vote for Gary Johnson in the electoral college or a write-in, not Trump)
  • J. Foster Morgan of Glendale
  • James O’Connor of Scottsdale
  • Edward Robson of Phoenix

Arkansas Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Jonelle Fulmer
  • Jonathan Barnett
  • Keith Gibson
  • Sharon Wright
  • Tommy Land
  • John Nabholz

California Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Dustin Reed
  • John Ryan
  • Faith Garamendi
  • Kathleen Scott
  • Timothy Farley
  • Analea Patterson
  • Janine Bera
  • Denise Wells
  • Mark Headley
  • Susan Eggman
  • James Donahue
  • Christine Pelosi
  • Saundra Andrews
  • Mark Olbert
  • Donna Ireland
  • Steven Diebert
  • Steve Spinner
  • Celine Purcell
  • Javier Gonzalez
  • Vinzenz Koller
  • Ana Huerta
  • Stephen Natoli
  • Andres Ramos
  • Gail Teton-Landis
  • Natalie Fortman
  • Shawn Terris
  • David Warmuth
  • Laurence Zakson
  • Nury Martinez
  • Sheldon Malchicoff
  • Cathy Morris
  • Benjamin Cardenas
  • Edward Buck
  • Olivia Reyes-Becerra
  • Robert Torres
  • Priscilla Richardson
  • Gwen Moore
  • Jacki Cisneros
  • John MacMurray
  • Marie Torres
  • Jane Block
  • Andrew Krakoff
  • Karen Waters
  • Dorothy Vann
  • Sandra Aduna
  • Gregory Willenborg
  • Carmen Perez
  • Raymond Cordova
  • Francine Busby
  • Patrick Drinan
  • Christine Kehoe
  • Katherine Lyon
  • Shirley Weber
  • Eileen Feinstein Mariano
  • Laphonza Butler

Colorado Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Terry Phillips of Louisville
  • Mary Beth Corsentino of Pueblo
  • Jerad Sutton of Greeley
  • Robert Nemanich of Colorado Springs
  • Amy Drayer of Greenwood Village
  • Ann Knollman of Arvada
  • Sen. Rollie Heath of Boulder (state legislator since 2008)
  • Hon. Polly Baca of Denver (American politician, first Hispanic woman elected to Colorado State Senate)
  • Micheal Baca of Denver

Connecticut Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Barbara Gordon of West Hartford
  • Ellen Nurse of Hartford
  • Edward Piazza of New Haven
  • Tyisha Walker of New Haven
  • Christopher Rosario of Bridgeport
  • Robert Godfrey of Danbury
  • Steven Jones of Tolland

Delaware Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Lynn Fuller
  • Lydia York
  • Linda Cavanaugh

D.C. Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Anita Bonds
  • Jack Evans
  • Franklin Garcia

Florida Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Ade Aderibigbe
  • Larry Ahern
  • Brian Ballard
  • Kristy Banks
  • Michael Barnett
  • LizBeth Benacquisto
  • Robin Bernstein
  • Pam Bondi (current Attorney General of Florida)
  • John Browning
  • Sharon Day
  • Dena DeCamp
  • Nick D
  • Jeremy Evans
  • John Falconetti
  • Peter Feaman
  • Kat Gates-Skipper
  • Joe Gruters
  • Debbie Hannifan
  • Blaise Ingoglia (Chair of the Republican Party of Florida. Contact information is here.)
  • Tony Ledbetter (chairman of the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee since 2012. He works for the Trump campaign in Northeast Florida as the political regional director.)
  • Mike Moberley
  • Susan Moore
  • Joe Negron (Republican member of the Florida State Senate since 2009)
  • Clint Pate
  • Ray Rodrigues
  • Carlos Trujillo
  • Robert Watkins
  • Susie Wiles
  • Christian Ziegler

Georgia Electors’ Names

The following are the presidential electors for Georgia. One Georgia elector, Boaky Nguyen Vu, already announced that he would not vote for Trump, but would instead be a faithless elector, according to NBC 11. However, before he could vote he ended up resigning as an elector instead. He’ll be replaced by an alternate.

  • Bruce Allen Azevedo
  • Brian K Burdette
  • Lott Harris Dill
  • John David Elliott
  • James Randolph Evans
  • Bobbie D. Frantz
  • Linda D. Herren
  • Rachel Blackstone Little
  • Deborah M. McCord
  • Michael Neil McNeely
  • Mary L. Padgett
  • Neil L. Pruitt
  • Joshua Kirk Shook
  • Frank B. Strickland
  • Baoky Nguyen Vu (resigned, will be replaced by alternate)
  • John B. White

Hawaii Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • John Bickel
  • Janice Bond
  • Marie (Dolly) Strazar
  • David Mulinix

Idaho Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Illinois Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors. There are 20 total and this only lists 19.

Indiana Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Stephanie Beckley
  • Kevin Steen
  • Kelly Mitchell
  • Daniel Bortner
  • Laura Campbell
  • Jeff Cardwell
  • Donald Hayes
  • Randall Kirkpatrick
  • Edwin Simcox
  • Ethan Manning
  • Chuck Williams

Iowa Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • James Whitmer
  • Don Kass
  • Dylan Keller
  • Alan Braun
  • Krut Brown
  • Polly Granzow

Kansas Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Ashley J. McMillan of Concordia (vice party chair)
  • Helen Van Etten of Topeka (national committeewoman)
  • Mark Kahrs of Wichita (national committeeman)
  • Ron Estes of Wichita (Kansas State Treasurer)
  • Clayton L. Barker of Leawood (party executive director)
  • Kelly Arnold of Wichita (party chair)

Kentucky Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Jim Skaggs (Politico lists him as a Republican Trump skeptic who wasn’t sure he’d vote for Trump on Election Day)
  • David Disponett
  • Robert Duncan
  • Michael Carter
  • Scott Lasley
  • Walter Reichert
  • Mary Singleton
  • Troy Sheldon

Louisiana Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Chris D. Trahan
  • Lloyd A. Harsh
  • Charles L. “Charlie” Buckels
  • Louis Avalone
  • Kay Kellogg Katz
  • Lennie Rhys
  • Garret Monti
  • Steven “Scott” Wilfong

Maine Electors’ Names

The following are the presidential electors, three Democrat and one Republican.

  • Diane Denk (She preferred Bernie over Sanders, according to Politico, but still supported Clinton)
  • David Bright of Dixmont
  • Sam Shapiro of Winslow
  • Richard Bennett (R) of Oxford

Maryland Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Lesley Israel
  • Robert Leonard
  • Lillian Holmes
  • Salome Peters
  • Hagner Mister
  • Claudia Martin
  • Courtney Watson
  • Karen Britto
  • Susan Ness
  • Wayne Rogers

Massachusetts Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Nazda Alam
  • Mary Gail Cokkinias
  • Marie Turley
  • Dori Dean
  • Donna Smith
  • Cheryl Cumings
  • Marc Pacheco
  • Curtis Lemay
  • Jason Palitsch
  • Paul Yorkis
  • Parwez Wahid

Michigan Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • John Haggard
  • Jack Holmes
  • Kelly Mitchell
  • Judy Rapanos
  • Henry Hatter
  • Robert Weitt
  • Wyckham Seelig
  • Ross Ensign
  • Michael Banerian
  • Brian Fairbrother
  • Ken Crider
  • Mary Vaughn
  • Jim Rhoades (a “motorcycle lobbyist“)
  • William Rauwerdink
  • Hank Fuhs
  • Joseph Guzman

Minnesota Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Fred Knudson
  • Roger Gehrke
  • Marge Hoffa
  • Raymond Hess
  • Muhammed Abdurrahman
  • Betsy O’Berry
  • Mike Wammer
  • Mary Murphy
  • Jules Goldstein
  • Sherrie Pugh

Mississippi Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Ann Hebert
  • Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
  • Bradley R. White
  • J. Kelley Williams
  • William G. Yates Jr.
  • Wirt A. Yerger, Jr.

Missouri Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Tim Dreste (an “anti-abortion radical” according to Politico)
  • Jan DeWeese
  • Hector Maldonado
  • Sherry Kuttenkuler
  • Casey Crawford
  • Tom Brown
  • Cherry Warren
  • Scott Clark
  • Al Rotskoff
  • Susie Johnson

Montana Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Thelma Baker
  • Nancy Ballance
  • Dennis Scranton

Nebraska Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Phil Berlin
  • John Dinkel
  • Chuck Conrad
  • Craig Safranek
  • Paul Burger

Nevada Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Dayananda Prabhu Rachakonda
  • Larry Jackson
  • Joetta Brown
  • Paul Catha II (A Bernie Sanders supporter)
  • Greg Gardella
  • Teresa Benitez-Thompson

New Hampshire Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Bev Hollingworth
  • Terie Norelli
  • Carol Shea Porter
  • Dudley Dudley

New Jersey Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Alaa R. Abdelaziz of Paterson
  • Tahsina Ahmed of Haledon
  • Anthony Cureton of Englewood
  • Lizette Delgado-Polanco of Ewing
  • Edward Farmer of Piscataway
  • Christopher D. James of East Orange
  • Leroy J. Jones Jr. of East Orange
  • Retha R. Onitiri of Clarksburg
  • Marlene Prieto of Secaucus
  • Ronald G. Rios of Carteret
  • Hetty M. Rosenstein of South Orange
  • Kelly Steward Maer of Manasquan
  • Mary Ann Wardlow of Lawnside
  • Heriberta Loretta Winters of Williamstown

New Mexico Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Lorraine Spradling
  • Edward Torres
  • Noyola Archibeque
  • John Padilla
  • Roxanne Allen

New York Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • William J. Clinton
  • Andrew M. Cuomo (Governor of New York since 2011)
  • Kathy C. Hochul (Lieutenant Governor of New York)
  • Thomas P. DiNapoli (54th Comptroller of New York)
  • Eric T. Schneiderman (New York Attorney General)
  • Carl E. Heastie (Speaker of the New York State Assembly)
  • Andrea Stewart-Cousins
  • Bill de Blasio (Mayor of New York City)
  • Letitia A. James (New York City Public Advocate)
  • Scott M. Stringer (New York City Comptroller)
  • Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • Byron W. Brown (Mayor of Buffalo, New York)
  • Christine C. Quinn (former Speaker of the New York City Council)
  • Basil A. Smikle, Jr.
  • Melissa Sklarz
  • Mario F. Cilento
  • Rhonda Weingarten
  • George K. Gresham
  • Daniel F. Donohue
  • Stuart H. Appelbaum
  • Gary S. LaBarbera
  • Lovely A. Warren (Mayor of Rochester, New York)
  • Stephanie A. Miner (Mayor of Syracuse, New York)
  • Katherine M. Sheehan (Mayor of Albany, New York)
  • Anastasia M. Somoza
  • Sandra Ung
  • Ruben Diaz, Jr. (President of the Borough of the Bronx in New York City)
  • Hazel L. Ingram (93-years-old)
  • Rachel D. Gold

North Carolina Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Linda Harper
  • Charles Staley
  • Karen Kozel
  • Martha Jenkins
  • Celeste Stanley
  • Donald Webb
  • Robert Muller
  • Jennifer Dunbar
  • Andrea Arterburn
  • Glenn Pinckney Sr.
  • Mark Delk
  • David Speight
  • Ann Sullivan
  • Lee Green
  • David Smuski

North Dakota Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Duane Mutch
  • John Olson
  • Ronald Carlisle

Ohio Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Oklahoma Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • David Oldham
  • Teresa Lyn Turner
  • Mark Thomas
  • Bobby Cleveland
  • Lauree Elizabeth Marshall
  • Charles W. Potts
  • George W. Wiland, Jr.

Oregon Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Frank James Dixon of Portland
  • Karen A. Packer of Newberg
  • Austin Folnagy of Klamath Falls
  • Leon H. Coleman of Aloha
  • Harry W. “Sam” Sappington III of Albany
  • Timothy Norman Powers Rowan of Portland
  • Laura Gillpatrick of Eugene

Pennsylvania Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Robert Asher
  • Mary Barket
  • Robert Bozzuto
  • Theodore (Ted) Christian
  • Michael Downing
  • Margaret Ferraro
  • Robert Gleason
  • Christopher Gleason
  • Joyce Haas
  • *Ash Khare
  • James McErlane
  • *Elstina Pickett
  • Patricia Poprik
  • Andrew Reilly
  • Carol Sides
  • Glora “Lee” Snover
  • Richard Stewart
  • Lawrence Tabas
  • Christine Toretti
  • Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh

Rhode Island Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Clay Pell
  • Grace Diaz
  • L. Susan Weiner
  • Frank J. Montanaro

South Carolina Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Glenn McCall
  • Matt Moore
  • Terry Hardesty
  • Jim Ulmer
  • Brenda Bedenbaugh
  • Bill Conley
  • Shery Smith
  • Moye Graham
  • Jerry Rovner

South Dakota Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Tennessee Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Beth Scott Clayton Amos (State Executive Committee member for the Republican party)
  • Joey Jacobs of Brentwood (Pres & CEO of Acadia Healthcare)
  • Jason Mumpower (Bristol)
  • Susan Mills (Maryville)
  • Liz Holiway (Harriman)
  • Lynne Davis (Lascassas)
  • Tom Lawless (Nashville)
  • Mike Callahan (Monterey)
  • Pat Allen (Clarksville)
  • Shannon Haynes (Alamo)
  • Drew Daniel (Memphis)

Texas Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

In Texas, one elector has already spoken out. Voter Hannah Moskowitz write elector John E. Harper and sought to get him to change his vote from Trump to Clinton. Harper worte Moskowitz back and referred to Clinton as a despicable person and threatened legal action against Hannah. (See more about the letter in Heavy’s story here.)

  • Marty Rhymes (Suspicious of Trump, but believes the Clintons are tied to numerous deaths)
  • Thomas Moon
  • Carol Sewell
  • John Harper (Chastised a person who suggested he should vote for Clinton instead)
  • Sherrill Lenz
  • Nicholas Ciggelakis
  • Will Hickman
  • Landon Estay
  • Rex Lamb
  • Rosemary Edwards
  • Matt Stringer
  • Shellie Surles
  • Melissa Kalka
  • Sandra Cararas
  • David Thackston
  • Robert Bruce
  • Margie Forster
  • Scott Mann
  • Marian K. Stanko
  • Tina Gibson
  • Ken Muenzter
  • Alexander Kim (Received a letter from a concerned voter and said he would vote for Trump. “I have no desire for her to become President.”)
  • Virginia Abel
  • Curtis Nelson
  • Kenneth Clark
  • Candace Noble
  • Fred Farias
  • John Dillard
  • Tom Knight
  • Marian Knowlton
  • Rex Teter
  • Stephen (Chris) Suprun Jr. (Said he’d have trouble supporting Trump, but later denied he said that, according to Politico)
  • Jon Jewett
  • Susan Fischer
  • Lauren (Loren?) Byers – (Once called Trump a “loose cannon” but told Politico would still vote for Trump in the Electoral College)
  • William Greene
  • Mary Lou Erben
  • Arthur Sisneros (Member of the “liberty movement,” he was recruited to cast his vote against Trump. But now he’s changed his mind)

Utah Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Vermont Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Virginia Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

  • Bethany J. Rowland of Chesapeake
  • Debra Stevens Fitzgearld of Harrisonburg
  • James Harold Allen Boyd of Culpeper
  • Jasper L. Hendricks, III of Pamplin
  • Jeanette C. Sarver of Dublin
  • K. James O’Connor, Jr. of Manassas
  • Kathy Stewart Shupe of Sterling
  • Keith A. Scarborough of Woodbridge
  • Lashrecse D. Aird of Petersburg
  • Susan Johnson Rowland of Chesapeake
  • Terry C. Frye of Bristol
  • Virginia L. Peters of Alexandria
  • Vivian J. Paige of Norfolk

Washington Electors’ Names

The following are the Democrat presidential electors. At least two electors have publicly said that they may be faithless electors and not vote for Clinton.

  • Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Dan Carpita
  • Peter Chiafalo (He previously said he wasn’t sure if he would vote for Clinton, but might be a “conscientious elector” and ignore his state’s popular vote.)
  • Levi Guerra
  • Eric Herde
  • Joshua Ivey
  • Esther John
  • Julie Johnson
  • Varisha Khan
  • Chris Porter
  • Robert Satiacum, Jr. (A member of the Puyallup Tribe, he has said he will not vote for Clinton because he believes she is a “criminal who doesn’t care enough about American Indians.” He doesn’t like Trump either.) 
  • Phillip Tyler

West Virginia Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Wisconsin Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Kim Travis of Williams Bay
  • Kim Babler of Madison
  • Brian Westrate of Fall Creek
  • Brad Courtney of Whitefish Bay
  • Kathy Kiernan of Richfield
  • Dan Feyen of Fond du Lac
  • Jim Miller of Hayward
  • Bill Berglund of Sturgeon Bay
  • Steve King of Janesville
  • Mary Buestrin of River Hills

Wyoming Electors’ Names

The following are the Republican presidential electors.

  • Bonnie Foster
  • Teresa Richards
  • Karl Allred

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      • 1. We are not a democracy, we are a Republic. 2. The Constitution says that the Electoral College picks the President. 3. Hillary Clinton is winning the popular vote.

        • The vote of the Electoral College has upset the Presidential Election previously! It is the law! Just as, rarely, the popular vote lost, rarely the Electoral College overturns things…..This time it would be following the will of the people as Clinton won the popular vote!!!!

          • The Electoral College keeps a balance between the influence of the large, more populace State’s and the small State’s. We are a Constitutional Republic and NOT a pure democracy where a Mob of 51% rules a victim of 49%. Hillary won the popular vote (Not really) because of LA and New York City. Between the two, she had about 1.8 million more votes than Trump unless you remove all of the votes from illegal aliens. Trump won over 2500 counties across the USA – out of some 3,000 Counties total. Now who is it that is representing most of the nation? If you called LA and NY City even for both, Hillary would lose the popular vote by more than 3 million votes. Two cities with large populations, both of which are financial drains on the nation – do not a President make. Get over it. the electoral college serves a very useful purpose and this election proves it. MOB Rule is already evident in the streets with the numerous destructive riots by Soros and Clinton hired professional mobsters. this is a good description of demon-rat rule.

            • Michael Bruning, if you guys are going to float a total lie, try not to make it a STUPID lie.

              Why on earth would Hillary have 1.8 million “illegal aliens” vote IN PLACES THAT DON’T AFFECT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTE. ?? If she was engaged in this mass voter fraud (which, if she had done that, would have been found out, instead of you guys just having to spread bulls— rumors on the Internet that everyone with a brain can see through in 2 seconds), why on earth would she bother changing 2 million votes that DON’T matter, instead of just changing 100,000 votes in states that DO matter, and that would change the whole electoral college vote, and would actually end with her winning? Unless you’re pretending a lady whose husband won the White House, and who’s been through two different campaigns herself, doesn’t know what the Electoral College is?

              That took about two seconds for us to see through.

              Try not to lie stupidly, if you’re going to lie, man.

            • The most important job of the Electoral College is to keep unqualified, egotistical, sociopath out of the White House! You seemed to overlook that.

              • It is obvious you don’t know the meaning of the word sociopath!!
                How dare you use that word on Trump! Why don’t you really look up who are sociopaths in our society. You need to do your homework before you speak so ugly! Sociopaths kill people horribly without remorse & they never fully grasp the concept of pain & loss they’ve caused to their victims families. There are thousands of sociopaths incarcerated & most of them have committed the most henous crimes in America. They are people such as Jeffrey Daumer & Timothy McVey & so many others, too long to list here. Why don’t you google “Sociopaths in America”. I agree he is egotistical & new to the presidency, but so was Obama. Obama was the least qualified candidate ever elected before Trump! Trump has proven to have a lot of love & feelings for his country, for veterans & even for hateful people, and he is absolutely no sociopath.

            • Hello Michael, It’s important to note that Trump’s statement about ‘illegal aliens’ voting in the election has been proven false by just about every reliable news source. It’s worriesome that you’re repeating these statements that are meant to just inflame and scare people. In addition, were it to be true, wouldn’t this be a good reason for a recount?

          • Hate to disagree with you Sandra, but it has never upset the Presidential Election before. Their have been faithless electors in the past however.

          • Being an apprentice president is extremely dangerous! He has no experience, he has not put his business in a blind trust, he thinks and behaves like an adolescent. If the electors have integrity, they’ll vote him out, otherwise our forefathers will have worked hard to establish a great nation for nothing. The electoral college was meant to get rid of DEMAGOGUES!

            • Yes ! Please do your duty, Vote your conscience. Hillary Won the Popular Vote, the voice of the People. Trump is a severe threat to our National Security, will not remove his businesses, already baiting China in a dangerous way, dangerous foreign ties, and completely unqualified ! These reasons are why the Electoral College was formed. Please Remove this demigod and elect Hillary Clinton POTUS ! Thank You !

        • What kind of democracy is it? The majority suppose to be the winner H. Clinton won most votes yet she lost it is not democracy by the people, for the people.

          • “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
            ~ Winston Churchill

            “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
            ~ Benjamin Franklin, leader of the American Revolution

            “We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy… It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.”
            ~ Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury to George Washington, author of the Federalist Papers

            “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
            ~ John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

            “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
            ~ Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States

            “Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.”
            ~ James Madison, 4th President of the United States, Father of the Constitution

            “The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.”
            ~ John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

            “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”
            ~ John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1801-1835

            • tradergordo, if you feel that way about the popular vote, then why don’t we start with yours? All the right-wingers have always said “if you want to be taxed for something, start with yourself–you can always pay more.”

              So if you guys all want some votes not to be counted, or (as is the case now) for some votes to be worth only 1/3 of what some other votes are, then why don’t you start with yourselves? Right-wingers, please don’t vote. You wouldn’t want to be contradicting the Founding Fathers and demanding this pesky “democracy” that they hated so much, or something, would you?

      • The electoral college is not a democratic system it was put into place to protect southern slave states who had less population, because “In a direct election system” popular vote that is, the South would have lost every time.” Read up a little.

      • “Or, you know, respect the democracy”

        LOL–You do know that Hillary Clinton WON the popular vote, by about a million votes, if you’re talking “democracy,” right? You’re not going to tell us “let the voice of the people decide,” because if you are, then they have decided”–they voted for Hillary. By a million votes.

        On the other hand, if you’re saying “no, it should always be the Electoral College who decides,” well, we agree–that’s all the poster meant. That the Electoral College should decide whether they prefer Hillary or Trump.

        • Take away the over 600,000+ illegals that voted( when Obama gave them drivers licenses=id) California, Georgia, Virginia,Texas who knows how many other states allowed NON-US citizens to cast a vote. Dead people votes( dead people who were not purged from system but miraculously voted) fraudulent votes, multiple voting, fake ballots, how many of Trump ballots that were hidden or destroyed, just like Bernie Sanders in California, over 2 million found in a backroom. Lets also talk about disenfranchised felons who lost their rights but just before elections, some states gave them voting right back, mostly Democrat states. Then there’s the voting machines switching ballots from Trump to Clinton.How many absentee ballots for Trump that didn’t get counted? Pay to vote ballots.With so much fraud and the human error in counting ballots by hand, and there’s still ballots being counted, I am sure the “popular vote count” is never going to be 100% accurate. Besides, Hillary conceded! Period! She’s out and done and gone. You all need to pull up your big girl and boy panties, wipe the milk off your lips and return to your parents basements. Hillary’s whole campaign was about coming together, love trumps hate, well, how ironic, the true nature of liberals are coming out with all the violent rioters and so-called protestors. Really proves us deplorables were right about the lying, corrupt, deceiving Democrats.

        • Hillary is far more incompetent than Donald Trump! The Democratic American voters have been blinded by hypocrisy! There is no one more incompetent than the Clinton’s. Bill Clinton alone had more responsibility for the growth of Al Qaeda than anyone! His disregard for 2 declarations of War against the US and failure to anything to stop Bin Laden led to 9/11. On the subject of the Electoral College, it allows for a truer sense of democracy. It allocates votes based on geographical population. This prevents a single city like Wa.. DC to control the outcome of an election. Otherwise all that would be needed to win a national election is a single city. Not a representation of Americans. This allows peoples votes to count in small urban areas. Call it geographical democracy!

      • No. The EC acts as a safe guard in this exact situation. Madison wanted to ensure that a tyranical, wife beating, child raping, serial sexual preditor, racist, IGNORANT AND UNQUALIFIED, narcissistic, sociopathic fascist does NOT become Pres! Trump is unhinged, unfit, and unstable. He should be tried for treason. He worked with Russia to rig the election. Trump has no real plans, he doesn’t have the knowledge to run the country. Worse yet, he has appointed homophobic, xenophobic, racist people to be in the cabinet. We have to do EVERYTHING we can to keep asshole Trump from becoming Pres. He is a repugnant asshole.

        • I couldn’t agree more. Alexander Hamilton also wrote eloquently on the matter in the Federalist Papers. Is anyone actually talking to the delegates about this? Are there open discussions with delegates?

      • There is no democracy when the votes from WE the people, are not considered sufficient to choose the president. There MUST be a higher class, the electoral college doing the voting. Wake up people, WE do not choose the president, the EC does it and for whom they wish. Wake Up. This is not a Democracy at all. Know the facts and truth.

    • I am with obvious on this one, sore losers upset things didn’t go their way. Funny this is what everyone thought Trumps people would do, and that HRCs are sooo much more civilized!

        • James Madison (another author of the Federalist Papers) said that a good aspect of the Electoral College would be to vote for a more sensible candidate, if popular “excitement” led to someone unsuitable getting voted in. Since no federal law prevents the Electoral College from electing Hillary Clinton on that basis, that’s a perfectly legitimate possibility, for those who like the Electoral College system.

      • Funny that is what you believe. Unlike those who voted for Trump, facts prove that he did not want the job, did not expect to get the job, and is unprepared for the job. The swamp he promised to drain is becoming larger and deeper, exactly the opposite of one of their demands, or is it a mandate now. TRUMP: Follow what his voters elected him to do. FAIL again.

    • All electors should vote for their candidate that won there state electoral,we have a democracy so all people’s voices be herd you saw the election Mr Trump won almost all of America and would have if Hillary didn’t steal five states there’s videos to prove the machines switching the votes from Trump to Clinton , have you read the Wikileaks’s Clinton is still under investigation for charges ranging from bleach bit e mails , pay to play , sold America out to china hammering cell phones 30 years of deaths and scandals and didn’t really accomplish anything , we need to help our inner cities and the poor our veterans . So any elector with a conscience should vote president elect Trump , Hillary did not win the popular vote you can’t count illegals and the dead this is all nazi leader soros behind all millennials protesting they know nothing about history . Mr trump should have his chance to lead as the all the people have voted not just spoiled brats and sore loser being lead by an awfull nazi with a lot of money to throw around . We had a fair election and ALL the people voted now liberals are trying to cheat bully threatening electors this is what Hillary has created and we can’t have that . Recount the popular vote minus illegals and the dead president Elect Trump 62,972,226 Hillary 62,277,750 everyone know these illegal were only bused in and bused all around doing multiple voting and the dead look it up and also read Wikileaks’s the people do not want a evil corrup Hillary for president . Vote electors the way it was voted November 8th for All the people

      • Sorry, but Hillary won the popular vote; she got the votes of most Americans.

        As mentioned, your lie that she had millions of “illegals” vote for her makes no sense–if she did that, then why would she do that with 2 million votes only in states she was already going to win anyway, instead of just changing 100,000 votes in states she NEEDED to win in order to get the Electoral College vote too? This isn’t just a lie you guys are telling about “illegals voting,” it’s a DUMB lie.

        Sorry, but if you’re going to go against the will of most of the American people, and say that the Electoral College should decide instead, then the Electoral College gets to vote for Hillary if they want. If they think that Trump is incompetent, corrupt, a child rapist, or otherwise unsuitable, they should vote for Hillary. If you don’t want them to be able to do that, then we shouldn’t have an Electoral College. Otherwise, they get to vote for Hillary if they want.

        • This is completely believable! To say ‘Illegals voting’ accounted for the discrepancy is entirely true! It would have been a little difficult to make those illegal voters vote in every state. Again, understand the purpose of the Electoral College. It is to give people in small urban areas a vote. Otherwise a single city could sway the election. We can’t give that much power to left leaning cities who allow ‘Sanctuary Cities’ to pick the leader of our country.

          • So we’re supposed to take YOUR word for that? You and your candidate lie three times before breakfast! Trump says “global climate change is a Chinese hoax,” then he lies and says he never said that. And you fans of his lie in every post. You think we’re going to _trust_ you? How stupid would we have to be to take your word for anything? You lie constantly.

            No, 2 million “illegals” didn’t vote illegally. If that were true, you’d have proof of it. You don’t. You lie.

      • Tammy, ты претендующий быть студентом в Небраске?

        Or, in English, are you pretending to be a student in Nebraska? Please feel free, Tammy, to correct me if Google’s Russian is not good.

      • It is so sad when voters do not do their research. I not only did thorough background checks on both candidates I talked to people who were acquaintances of both. Hillary Clinton has an extremely clean service record. I talked to people living in her district in New York. One mother told me Hillary not only made sure her cancer stricken child received care but Hillary would bring her over groceries to their house. She didn’t bring anyone with her. No reporters or photographers. There was many stories like that. The emails was all and that was nothing. Condolessa Rice and Donalde Rumsfeld did the exact same thing with their emails and no one said a thing. With Trump it was totally different.. It is believed that his brother committed suicide because of Donalds bullying. He was sent to military school. where some of his class mates said he was still a bully and a liar. We’ve all heard about the 12 year old who he had perform a sexual act on him at a party. His motto is “if you repeat a lie enough gullible people will believe it”. (that proved true for his supporters) He has cheated too many people in business to list. He takes credit for things he had not done. (boy you should have heard some of the stories). He cheats on his taxes. (I found that at from a former employer of his). He cheated on his wives. If anyone cheated at the polls it is him. His present wife made a “soft” porn movie. (nice first lady) There is a STRONG suspicion he has tampered with or bribed electors. I for one actually love America too much to be shamed by such a despicable, lying hypocrite be the president of our United States. Maybe Trump supporters have no values or standards but there are still people who will not let the United States be made a fool of.

        • I think you ARE the rumor mill reporter – Hillary herself said she turn $1000 investment into $100,000 in one year, or as what we know, a lobbyist made up a fictional set of investments to “Legally” bribe her. I am a stockbroker, and Jesus couldn’t do that.

  1. Where is their contact info? Emails? Phone numbers to their offices? How can all this not be public information? These people have, potentially, more power than the entire populace that voted in this election, but they are essentially invisible?

  2. Finally, people are waking up to what is really in our Constitution! Just because we have not exercised this right until now, does not mean we gave it up. This is exactly the situation the Founding Fathers had in mind. Conservatives are all about the strict adherence to the Constitution, so let’s see how they wiggle out of this one. Constitutional scholars have a consensus that any state laws that bind electors would not stand up to a consitiutional challenge. I for one would not object to a recount, voter fraud is the red herring that racists throw up to defend disenfranchasing people of color who don’t vote with them. Documented cases of individual voter fraud are few and far between and are as likely to be innocent mistakes as attempts at intentional fraud. Trump himself criticisized a system where someone could win the popular vote and lose the presidency. Make no mistake, if the roles were reversed – he would not only be advocating for this, he would be in court demanding it. He has already shown with his announced cabinet members that he is breaking campaign promises and that his administration is based on hate.

      • “His picks are perfect so far” Uh–so the guy people hired to “drain the swamp” picks Reince Priebus, the LEADER of the swamp? And the leader of the voters who scream “how dare you call me racist!” picks Jeff Sessions? And the guy who claims “I love my black people” and whose voters claim has a very, very diverse movement, picks absolutely nobody who’s not a straight, white male?

        And General Flynn, of whom General Colin Powell (who, remember, served a right-wing administration under Bush) said he was “abusive with staff, didn’t listen, worked against policy, bad management” and was “right-wing nutty,” and whose ideas were so far from having any factual basis that his subordinates took to calling them “Flynn Facts”? And who (like Trump) has cozied up to former KGB colonel Vladimir Putin? You remember him–Putin said that the fall of the Soviet Union, the country America’s right wing used to dislike before Trump made them fall in love with its former leaders, was a “tragedy.” This is the guy Flynn likes.

        Steve Bannon? The guy who ran headlines in Breitbart saying “Birth control makes women crazy” and who claimed that Trump was actually telling the truth about people celebrating 9/11 and said that Martin Luther King’s Selma protests were just like Pamela Geller’s ranting about how every Muslim you meet is going to kill us all? Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

        Reince Priebus was my favorite. “Drain the Swamp! By hiring the leader of the Republican National Committee!”

    • How irrational can you be? To say that his picks are showing that he is breaking campaign promises is absolutely idiotic! Give the man a chance to govern without claiming that it is based on hate! It seems to me the only hate in this election is by people like you not wanting to accept the results! Hate works in mysterious ways, as does Racism!

      • Hey tovarisch! I know English isn’t your first language! But maybe if you want to seem plausible! You shouldn’t put an exclamation point at the end of EVERY sentence! Just a suggestion!

  3. If you are going to discuss the Electoral College, it was worth getting the thoughts from one who created it.
    “It was also peculiarly desirable to afford as little opportunity as possible to tumult and disorder. This evil was not least to be dreaded in the election of a magistrate, who was to have so important an agency in the administration of the government as the President of the United States. But the precautions which have been so happily concerted in the system under consideration, promise an effectual security against this mischief. The choice of SEVERAL, to form an intermediate body of electors, will be much less apt to convulse the community with any extraordinary or violent movements, than the choice of ONE who was himself to be the final object of the public wishes. And as the electors, chosen in each State, are to assemble and vote in the State in which they are chosen, this detached and divided situation will expose them much less to heats and ferments, which might be communicated from them to the people, than if they were all to be convened at one time, in one place.”
    “The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States.”

    Excerpt From: Hamilton, Alexander. “The Federalist Papers.”
    It seems the purpose of the Electoral College was to protect us from an incompetent person taking office. Any state laws binding electors are generally considered unconstitutional.

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  5. The electoral college voters in Pennsylvania won’t vote their consciences because they do not possess consciences. They are Republican.

  6. democracy has not happened when almost everyone is mourning,donald trumps victory is a product of the electoral college not the people.real democracy can be seen and felt,what do we see today?protests and riots.fake donald trump,fake democracy.let the popular vote win.

  7. You noted that Christine Quinn is the former Speaker of the New York City Council, but missed the fact that Melissa mark-Viverito, also an elector, is the current Speaker of the New York City Council.

  8. To all you commie nuts who are trying to dissuade other electoral voters from doing what you and the others were suppose to do, you will be putting a big target on your back, you won’t be remembered as a lib martyr or in history books but as commie scum! We know your being paid by George Soros and following her commie agenda. Vote for Trump and quit acting like a spoiled little p u ke!

    • much better than what you claim you will do if Trump is overturned. As you place a target on my back you prove that you will take guns to the streets to voice your opinion rather than posters and your voice. I claim your comment as a personal threat. I am sure you can be easily traced with a name like Bloga(na) when they find my cold dead body with Trump written on it.

    • “commie nuts” You do know that Putin, who Trump has a love affair with, was a Soviet KGB colonel under the communists, don’t you? He’s said that the fall of the communist Soviet Union was one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. Are you sure you’re not the “commies”?

  9. So, we can look at this list and forever, for all eternity, we can know and these people’s children and grandchildren and great grandchildren will, know that THEY ENDORSE “GRABBING PUSSY” SEXUAL ASSAULT! I’m from Pennsylvania, so I will keep these people in mind.

    Robert Asher – pussy grabber endorser
    Mary Barket – pussy grabber endorser
    Robert Bozzuto – pussy grabber endorser
    Theodore (Ted) Christian – pussy grabber endorser
    Michael Downing – pussy grabber endorser
    Margaret Ferraro – pussy grabber endorser
    Robert Gleason – pussy grabber endorser
    Christopher Gleason – pussy grabber endorser
    Joyce Haas – pussy grabber endorser
    *Ash Khare – pussy grabber endorser
    James McErlane – pussy grabber endorser
    *Elstina Pickett – pussy grabber endorser
    Patricia Poprik – pussy grabber endorser
    Andrew Reilly – pussy grabber endorser
    Carol Sides – pussy grabber endorser
    Glora “Lee” Snover – pussy grabber endorser
    Richard Stewart – pussy grabber endorser
    Lawrence Tabas – pussy grabber endorser
    Christine Toretti – pussy grabber endorser
    Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh – pussy grabber endorser

    • thank you for publishing these names. I’ll remember that they are the good and decent people that can ignore hyperbole and vote against a person that took millions in donations while in public office from foreign governments and businessmen that had interests that the official controlled. appreciate your help.

      • Trump has stolen, lied, cheated and has never done an honest days work in his life. Read his biography. It is all there. Most people have higher standards for the president of the United States.

  10. Yeah, this is great. Let’s start a real Civil War, y’know the kind with guns and people die in. Because thats what would happen if electors when contrary to who won the vote in their respective state.
    Ain’t going to happen.

    • The Electoral College is under no obligation by federal law to vote for Trump. They are perfectly free to vote for Clinton. She did win the popular vote by a million votes, after all. If the electors feel they are abiding by the Founding Fathers’ stated desire for the Electoral College (to overturn the popular vote, if the popular vote went for someone incompetent) by voting for Clinton, then they should do so.

      The Founders weren’t afraid of a civil war, after all. If we are too afraid of one for the electors to exercise their perfectly legal, constitutional rights to vote their conscience, then we don’t deserve our Constitution. Our rights as a democratic republic aren’t to be held hostage to “if you don’t vote our way, we’ll have a civil war.” Shame.

      • (Bonus: Hillary WON the popular national vote, by a million votes, so the Founders would probably be even happier to see the Electoral College overturning a state-by-state popular verdict for the incompetent man)

          • tradergordo, didn’t Hamilton AND Madison say that the Electoral College should be used to tame (in Madison’s words) the “excitement” of ordinary voters, and should overthrow their vote if the public wants an incompetent, or someone otherwise unfit for office? Therefore, they were very clear–if the Electoral College wants to vote for Hillary Clinton on that basis, they are free to do so, and should do so.

            If you have a problem with that, I’m happy to get rid of the Electoral College and let the popular vote of all Americans decide, but you’ve said we shouldn’t do that, so… let us know when you make up your minds

    • These electors that are switching their votes should be really scared. People as crazy as they are now a days will come to get you and it won’t be pretty. I say death to all electors that switch their vote.

  11. one million vote difference is too much to bear,its not about hillary,its about the peoples voice.hillary help us reclaim the peoples mandate

  12. Hey Electors,
    I hope you are all following the news sites as the thousands of conflict of interests between Trump, his family members, and potential appointees mount. This is shocking and unprecedented. This major major issue was not sufficiently focused on during the many months of the campaigns. Please read the quote from Alexander Hamilton as to the true function of the Electoral College. It is not to rubber stamp a candidate , it is to scrutinize the condidate that emerges and put the stamp of approval ….. IF IF that candidate is fit to serve the country in a responsible and qualified person. Having Mr. Trumps children present when he is meeting with the Japanese prime minister, or meeting with Indian “Business” partners. This is extremely troublesome. Please step up and do what is right for this country!!!!
    Thank you

  13. One fact that would have not been previously known to the electoral college is Trump’s plan to rule from NYC. It’s going to cost millions of dollars in security costs, not to mention reimbursing property owners for their losses. And if they add security to his building, like in the infrastructure, does he have to pick up that cost or just have a permanent added improvement at gov’t expense? I hope the General Accounting Office is keeping track!

    But also, I think it shows his oncoming senility. One of the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s is that the patient hates to be away from home at nightfall. I think Trump is displaying that by talking about using NYC as the capitol, I think he might be afraid to be away from home at night. Even when he was on the campaign trail, he returned to his own home at nighttime, as a general rule. In his private jet. Now, it will be at public expense, this desire to be home at night. Sundowning is the symptom.

  14. For those clamoring for electoral college voters vote against their state, you do not realize how myopic and short-sighted you are opening that Pandora’s box.

    If you did this once, it will shake the fundamentals of USA. In subsequent elections, the electors will vote their preference and never follow what the people decided. 3rd world democracies operate this way where “political horse trading” happens. One can always corrupt the electoral voters and they will go for the highest bidder.

    It will be a very slippery slope and this sore loser attitude will destroy the fabric of USA.

      • One cannot change the rules post-fact. It is a bit like sports, when a new rule is implemented or change, teams adapt.

        Given the election is decided on electoral votes, parties focus on battleground states. Trump and team figured out they can flip the blue wall due to people’s angst and anxiety, focussed on it and did do it. Clinton and team, were indifferent and maybe arrogant, and did not focus on those states. Remember, they focussed on AZ and GA thinking they had a chance there.

        If the election is decided on popular votes, parties would focus differently. Who knows, Trump and team might have had a different strategy. Remember, the popular vote is being highly favorable just because one state, CA, is skewing it heavily in her favor. Clinton is winning CA 62-32% to Trump. I read somewhere if Trump can swing 4-5% in CA, the popular vote will be a tie or he will win the popular vote, that is Trump can lose 36-58 in CA – may not be that hard to do (given that Reps are under voting in CA).

        Trump himself has been consistent that he favors the political vote as then the nominees and parties will have to focus on lot more states. I doubt it though as the candidates will then focus on only on the highly populated states – no one will visit a state like NH.

        • Your comment is factually incorrect. You say: “One cannot change the rules post-fact.” However, if the Electoral College decides to vote for Hillary Clinton, they are NOT “changing the rules”–there IS no rule, either in the Constitution or in federal statute law, against them doing so. They’re perfectly free to do so. Those are the rules you signed up for, and you knew it.

          I wish the Electoral College would go away, myself–it was created to give slave states (whose population of slaves couldn’t vote, and therefore, who were at a permanent numerical disadvantage) a thumb on the scales. Also, the United States used to be 13 separate countries. However, since slavery is now obsolete, and so is the idea of each state being a different country, so the Electoral College should be obsolete too.

          However, if you disagree and want the Electoral College to stay around, there is no such rule as you’re talking about. You’re right, you don’t get to change the rules mid-game. That means you don’t get to invent a rule that “no fair the electors changing their votes!” after the fact either.

          • There are many states where electoral voters cannot change it. Do not know the exact number of states. I also read that people are assuming that any change in electoral voters will all go to Clinton but some may go Trump too (as there are Republican electoral voters in blue states) and given Trump’s margin of electoral victory is very high, to change the vote of many would be very difficult.

            It is the same myopic approach as what H. Reid has done for filibuster (a great tool) by killing it. Now, Reps will easily pass any bill/law they want with a simple majority. In a similar way, once a few electoral voters change their vote this time, subsequent electoral voters would be like a 3rd world sham democracy. Penny wise and pound foolish.

            • ?? “to change the vote of many would be very difficult” “Many” need not be changed. If a grand total of a few dozen electors switched from Trump to Clinton, that would suffice (or, if some Clinton electors switched to Trump, then a few dozen plus enough to counter those).

              Not sure what flaw you’re seeing in it (unless you’re agreeing with me that the Electoral College should be scrapped); the Founding Fathers set it up to be this way. No federal law against changing one’s vote.

              To answer your question, 26 states and DC bind their states to vote for their pledged candidate, and 24 states don’t. However, if the electors in one of the 26 states refuse to vote for their pledged candidate, 1) they merely have to pay a fine, which someone who truly views it as a vote of conscience will do, and 2) the vote stands, it doesn’t get overturned, so Clinton would be duly elected.

              If you call it a “sham democracy,” then I’d say take it up with the Founding Fathers; but that’s the system they created. However, as mentioned, they created the Electoral College when there were slave states, and slavery is obsolete. So is the Electoral College, if you ask me. But if you want to keep the Electoral College, those are the rules; electors get to vote for whomever they want, and the most they’ll face is a fine (and no elector who has changed their vote has ever been punished in the history of the US, which has seen 157 electors do so).

      • Voter fraud was proven in this election, 3 million illegals voted and 4 million dead people voted. All registered Democrat. So in reality Trump won the REAL popular vote. Now, it doesn’t matter what kind of facts or sources I could throw out on here for you all to read. Because most people that are hillary supporters would simply discredit them automatically no matter how legitimate the proof is.

        • Uh yeah, tovarisch, or maybe that’s a complete lie, which has NOT been “proven” by anyone, because you just made it up. Sorry, but if that had been “proven,” then the results would say “seven million people were all shown to be illegal voters, so the count is now Donald Trump by a super-duper big Yuge landslide–the Best, just the Best landslide,” instead of what the results actually say, which is that…

          … Hillary Clinton won by one and a half million votes. Even immigrant-bashing Fox NEWS says that. You lie. Nice try, comrade. Go collect your paycheck for posting.

        • Anonymous,
          in English, how much does it pay to post fake news? Or, in case it’s easier for you to understand – сколько стоит заплатить, чтобы отправлять поддельные новости?

        • What a crock of crap. How the hell do you KNOW that? Are you aware that in Florida there were over 200,000 REPUBLICAN were votes cast by people who do not live in Florida anymore. Also, are you aware that in Erie, PA, over 15,000 REPUBLICAN votes were cast by people who were deceased PRIOR to the election voting date? Why don’t you Dims and Repugs accept that the Democratic/Republican party is a tag team that takes turns screwing with the way the country is run. After 8 years of Democrats, it is the Republican’s turn to run things for the next 4 or 8 years. KEEP IN MIND: in 2006 Donald Trump was a Democrat, but it was the Republican’s turn so he flipped. The only difference in the Democrats and the Republican is where they intend to place the most government money Republicans put the money into the hands of businesses, expecting a trickle-down system, (too bad greed screws that up) and Democrats put the most money in the hands of the working people expecting a building up system (too bad incompetency screws that up). So set aside your racism, your sexism, and your illusions of importance and accept this fact: The only hope that you working class Americans have is that you won’t get screwed too much by either member of that political tag team.

        • What a crock of crap. How the hell do you KNOW that? Are you aware that in Florida there were over 200,000 REPUBLICAN were votes cast by people who do not live in Florida anymore. Also, are you aware that in Erie, PA, over 15,000 REPUBLICAN votes were cast by people who were deceased PRIOR to the election voting date? Why don’t you Dims and Repugs accept that the Democratic/Republican party is a tag team that takes turns screwing with the way the country is run. After 8 years of Democrats, it is the Republican’s turn to run things for the next 4 or 8 years. KEEP IN MIND: in 2006 Donald Trump was a Democrat, but it was the Republican’s turn so he flipped. The only difference in the Democrats and the Republican is where they intend to place the most government money Republicans put the money into the hands of businesses, expecting a trickle-down system, (too bad greed screws that up) and Democrats put the most money in the hands of the working people expecting a building up system (too bad incompetency screws that up). So set aside your racism, your sexism, and your illusions of importance and accept this fact: The only hope that you working class Americans have is that you won’t get screwed too much by either member of that political tag team.

  15. Scott Mann from Texas sends a condescending auto-reply if you email him your concerns. His FB page Sandstorm Scholar boasts about how disrespectful his replies can be. He is a disgrace to the Electoral College and should be replaced with someone with respect for all people and opinions. He represents the worst of Trump that people are protesting.

    • Freedom of speech.

      Some of the people writing to him are also being very abusive and disrespectful because he is not towing their line. It is a 2-way street.

  16. To change their vote from Trump to Clinton because of a bunch of crying babies threatening the electoral college voters lives, is absolutely ridiculous. It’s because of people like that, that Trump won in the first place.

  17. Here is a chance to honor the popular vote and do what the electoral college was set up to do; to keep a candidate who has no business holding the highest office in the land from doing so. Put your’ country ahead of your’ party and vote the responsible vote. Vote for Hilary.

  18. There’s a reason (beyond the slavery issue) that “faithless” electoral college members were part of the 12th Amendment of U.S. Constitution. Specifically, it offered a way to support the nation’s popular will and guard against tyrannical seizure of our republic and democracy. Hamilton and Madison were no fools.

  19. If the president is elected by the Electoral College, what the hell is the point of the general election? “One person, One vote” means nothing if the actual selection is in the hands of a selected group of NON-Elected individuals. Wouldn’t it be interesting is the Senators and House members were elected by a political group appointed by who the hell knows? I wonder if they would accept such a change to the “constitution”.

  20. What in God’s name would any elector NOT vote for the Presidential canidate their State voted for? That completely takes our voice and flushes it down the drain.

    • “What in God’s name would any elector NOT vote for the Presidential canidate their State voted for? That completely takes our voice and flushes it down the drain.”

      Well, because–as you know, unless you want to lie–the Electoral College takes the vote of most Americans, most of whom voted for Hillary Clinton, and flushes it down the drain. That’s why. As mentioned already about a dozen times here, and as you’re well aware. Play dumb some more, though.

  21. Anyone see the list of electors for the State of NY? William J. Clinton? Gov. Cuomo? NY Mayor DiBlasio??? What a JOKE!!!!!

  22. Please call your state’s Republican electors, give them some info about Trump (sexism, racism, ending Medicare and Social Securitiy, and more). Try your Secretary of State’s office for contact information

  23. Nuclear War

    A note to the Electoral College.

    I predict a Nuclear War within 45 days of Trump’s election.

    If you are “home stating” at that time, you will be vaporized.

    If you are in WDC, you will be vaporized.

    200,000,000 Americans will be vaporized with you.

    Hillary won the popular vote by 2,500,000.

    If you vote your conscience, rather than the party line, you will elect her. Doing so will preserve the USA, and the world.

    If you suffer for your vote, rejoice, you will be know as “A savior of the nation.” Maybe even a “Hero of the Republic”

    Please vote Trump out, and Clinton in!

  24. To North Carolina Electoral College.. Please do not vote to put Donald Trump in the Whitehouse… He is endangering our national & foreign securitywith his recclous actions….

  25. Dear Electoral College… Please do not vote to put Donald Trump into the Whitehouse… He is endangering our country & jeopardizing our national security, by communications with foreign leaders..He is endangering the United States with his actions..
    Thank you for your time & consideration….

  26. Trump Won 3,084 out of 3,151 Counties. Hillary Only Won 57

    IMO Hillary Only won popular among major cities..where a majority of people don’t know what is going on in the world or even take the time to research anything except selfie filters. Jmo. Just look at YouTube videos of the people that voted for her and don’t know anything.


  28. Alexander Hamilton saw into the future and predicted the possibility that someone would come along and whip the republic into a frenzy by creating a larger then life character that would feed on the lesser fortunate. He put this mechanism in place to use in cases where it was obvious the republic would suffer under a despotic leader. He (Trump) has shown us who he is and how he will govern. He has used his social media platforms to take down anyone who has questioned his actions or words. He has made it clear that he and he alone can fix things. He has not a clue about our own system of government let alone foreign governments. He will continue down this embarrassing path dragging this republic down into a recession that might just wreak havoc globally. This is the last check point to stop this craziness. This is the last stop on the short bus. Time to enact the rule. Time to use this rule created for this time and this election. Far better men than me have given all for this country. The time has come for the electors to do the right thing and protect the republic, the democracy, the men and women who deserve a better leader in the West Wing.