Surprise! Electoral college ‘rebels’ who wanted to stop Trump WERE in touch with Clinton campaign (and now movement’s leader is facing prosecution)

Thursday, December 22, 2016
By Paul Martin

Internal calls and emails reveal leaders of last-ditch effort to swing Electoral College from Donald Trump communicated with Clinton campaign officials
The Clinton camp kept its distance publicly and didn’t explicitly endorse efforts
Campaign chair John Podesta called for electors to get a security briefing after reports on CIA conclusions about Russian-backed hacking
Calls and emails with senior campaign aides Jennifer Palmieri and Jake Sullivan
‘Look forward to being in touch’

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor
22 December 2016

Senior advisors to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign kept in touch by phone and email with a driver of the ill-fated, last-ditch effort to dump Donald Trump at the electoral college.

The advisors kept tabs on Colorado elector Micheal Baca, who was helping try to persuade Republican members of the Electoral College to vote against Trump. The effort ultimately flamed out, although a handful of Clinton electors ultimately ended up voting for other people.

Baca himself is facing prosecution for his decision to cast his vote for Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich rather than Clinton, notwithstanding a state law directing him to back Clinton and the oath he swore.

Some members of the group Hamilton Electors had spoken of trying to engineer a victory for Kasich as an alternative to Trump, arguing that Trump was unfit for office despite his winning 306 electoral votes. Clinton beat Trump in the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.

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