Another Texas Elector Refuses To Vote For Donald Trump
Texas electors who will meet on December 19th in Austin are not bound to vote for the person who won the statewide vote for President, which of course was Donald Trump. More than a week ago Art Sisneros announced that he would resign as an elector and allow someone else to take his place. Sisneros claimed that he couldn't bring himself to vote for President-elect Donald Trump.
On Monday, Christopher Suprun of Dallas wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times detailing why he couldn't vote for Donald Trump. Suprun wrote that Trump continued to show why is not qualified to be President in Suprun's opinion.
Suprun also called on fellow electors to vote for a Republican alternative candidate such as Gov. John Kasich.
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.
According to the Texas Tribune, Suprun threatened earlier in the year that he would not vote for Donald Trump if Trump were to win the Presidency.
A story in POLITICO Monday reported that advocates of a long-shot plan to find 36 Republican electors willing to vote against Donald Trump have been in contact with "close allies" of Hillary Clinton, but both Clinton and her campaign haven't worked to turn the Electoral College over. The same POLITICO article listed Ohio Governor John Kasich has the favorite among those wanting to vote against Donald Trump.