Rogue Republican Elector Warns Trump: “I Am Not The Only One Who Will Not Vote For You”

Friday, December 9, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Dec 9, 2016

Last week a Republican member of the Electoral College, Christopher Suprun, published an op-ed in the NYT explaining why he would not be casting his vote for Donald Trump. Suprun is the same elector who the NY Post reported one month ago that he’s on track to vote as assigned for Donald Trump next month, despite reports saying he’d consider going rogue and voting for Hillary Clinton. Previously, Politico had quoted Suprun in August saying he found Trump so unpalatable, he’d consider going “rogue” and voting for Clinton. He then told the Post that he “always planned to vote for his party’s nominee” when Electoral College electors gather in their respective state capitals to finalize Trump’s presidency on Dec. 19.

He lied, as his NYT op-ed made very clear: “The election of the next president is not yet a done deal,” Suprun wrote. “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.”

“Trump lacks the foreign policy experience and demeanor needed to be commander in chief”, Suprun also wrote, adding that Trump’s business dealings might pose unacceptable conflicts of interest, Suprun adds – a problem that could seem him “impeached in his first year given his dismissive responses.”

Yesterday, Suprun spoke to Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics Podcast, and suggested that there are other Republican electors who will follow Suprun in not voting for Trump. “At this point there are people who have reached out to me. Again it wouldn’t be my place to name who they are,” he said, though he indicated he was talking about Republican electors.

“I am confident in saying, at this point,” he continued,“I don’t think I will be the only one voting for someone other than Donald Trump who is carrying a Republican elector seat.” It was not clear which former candidate would earn Suprun’s vote since his choice, Ohio Governor John Kasich, has said he is not interested.

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