Texas elector will change state vote

Donald Trump, Smug Smile, I Got This
Donald Trump, Smug Smile, I Got This

Although each state has already chosen the next President of the US in November, Texas Republican elector Christopher Suprun will not vote for Donald Trump, the candidate who won in that state, on December 19th.

Suprun wrote an op-ed article in the New York Times claiming the President–Elect is not qualified to be the Commander in Chief since he was not able to unite the country.

He wrote that:

“He tweets day and night but waited two days to offer sympathy to the Ohio State community after an attack there. He does not encourage civil discourse, but chooses to stoke fear and create outrage, … This is unacceptable. For me, America is that shining city on a hill that Ronald Reagan envisioned. It has problems. It has challenges. These can be met and overcome just as our nation overcame Sept. 11.”

Moreover, Suprun sees Trump as someone who:

“urged violence against protesters at his rallies during the campaign. He speaks of retribution against his critics.”

The Texan elector is allowed to not bind with his state’s decision and prefers to become a “faithless elector.” And Suprun is encouraging other electors to “vote their conscience” and believes that Republican electors should vote for another candidate such as Gov. John Kasich to unify the GOP.

Christopher Suprun is not the only one interested in voting against Trump.

Harvard University law professor Larry Lessing has developed “The Electors Trust”, a free consulting program that offers electors help to defy the president-elect.

Unfortunately, it seems some electors are not aware that the American election system chose them to vote to represent their states’ decision. Instead, electors such Suprun prefer to vote according to their personal beliefs promoting a lack of trust from the citizens who chose someone else.

Read more at CBS News.

Maria Robles is a recent graduate from New Jersey City University. She believes that everyone should be informed about current issues affecting our society.