Electoral College voters across the country are being harassed and receiving death threats from Clinton supporters almost daily since the election. So far reports are coming from Arizona, Idaho, Georgia and Michigan, all of which are states with no laws against Electoral College voters who refuse to cast a vote for the winner of their state’s election( faithless electors).
In the history of U.S. presidential elections, there have only ever been 157 faithless elector votes. Trump currently leads Hillary by 40 of those votes so the likelihood of anything coming of this is extremely slim. However, it doesn’t stop Clinton fanatics from threatening to blow some heads off. The real scary part is that these crazies have access to all the electoral college’s personal information.
Daily Mail reports:
Electoral College voters across the country are being harassed by Hillary Clinton supporters, in a last-ditch effort to prevent the Trump presidency.
In the U.S., presidents are elected by the Electoral College – not by popular vote. In most states, electors must cast a vote for the winner of their state’s popular vote. But some states – like Arizona, Idaho, Michigan and Georgia – don’t have a rule against electors going rogue and voting for another candidate.
So Clinton supporters have been harassing electors in the 21 states with no rules against these so-called ‘faithless electors’ – urging them not to vote for Trump when they officially cast their ballots on December 19
In Arizona, electors have been hit with a barrage of emails and phone calls from unhappy citizens – most of them from out of state.
‘It is total harassment,’ Robert Graham, an elector and chairman of the state Republican Party, told the Arizona Republic. ‘It started about a week ago. Now? ‘Bam!’ It’s hardcore.’
Bruce Ash, another Arizona elector, said he had received hundreds of calls, many of which he described as ‘hateful’.
‘They demonize me, they call me a homophobic, an isolationist, a bigot, a misogynist, and an anti-Semite, which is interesting because I’m Jewish,’ he said.
Arizona elector Saron Geise estimates that she has received as many as 8,000 calls and says she has stopped picking up altogether.
It’s a similar story just north in Idaho, which has four electoral college voters.
Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Deeney told the Idaho Statesman that the phone calls to electors ‘are crossing into what could reasonably be considered harassment’.
He called the incidents ‘disheartening’ and say they show ‘a tremendous disrespect for the individuals tasked with casting Idaho’s elector ballots’.
A lot of ’em use bad, rough language,’ Idaho elector Layne Bangerter told the Spokesman Review. ‘Nothing I feel intimidated over. But we’re watching it very closely. They’ve got our home phone numbers, our cell numbers, our emails, our Facebook. We’re just getting an orchestrated barrage from the left.’