Former Bernie Sanders supporters in the Electoral College have joined forces in the hope of bucking their state-mandated vote in an attempt to keep Donald Trump out of the the White House. There’s just one problem: They are mandated to vote for Hillary Clinton.
The contingent hails from the states of Washington and Colorado, but both states went to Clinton in the general election Nov. 8. The small group plans to vote against Clinton for the simple reason of instilling doubt in the constitutionally-enshrined institution of the Electoral College.
Instead of pulling votes away from Trump, the group is trying to raise the number of electors who vote in a way other than how they are directed by their respective states. Electors who vote opposite of their mandate are called “faithless objectors,” and the Bernie supporters are trying to reach Trump electors who could be on the fence about supporting the President-elect.
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