Photo, above: Yes, CNN, electors should follow the popular vote…. IN THEIR STATES! THAT is their duty.
Chris Suprun is an elector representing Texas in the electoral college, scheduled to meet to elect the President of the United States on December 19. He is also a liar and a filthy scumbag, voting against the will of the people of Texas, which is his only assigned job in this election.
Suprun claims that he “was told if we elected Donald Trump he would transform his personality into being presidential. He isn’t,’ Suprun said. ‘I wanted him to be presidential, but since the election he hasn’t grown into our institution, he’s attacked them. I am here to elect a president, not a king,” whatever that means. There is a petition underway to remove Suprun for violating his duty to the people of Texas.
Suprun is also a Republican who has ties to Marxist/racist Clintonista Van Jones. Could Suprun be receiving a pile of Democrat payola in exchange for his treason? Nah, that’s ridiculous. Right?….
— Scales 🇺🇸 (@MeatScales) December 6, 2016
According to AP, “a Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas said Monday that he won’t cast one of his state’s 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump because ‘I am here to elect a president, not a king.’
Dallas paramedic Chris Suprun previously indicated he would support Trump. But he now says the president-elect’s postelection attacks on the First Amendment and the country’s electoral process, as well as the billionaire businessman’s continued promotion of his brand and business interests overseas, changed his mind.
Texas law doesn’t mandate that electors vote according to the results of the state’s presidential election, which Trump won by nine percentage points over Hillary Clinton. Suprun and the GOP’s other electors signed pledges at the state Republican convention in Dallas this summer promising to vote for their party’s nominee, but those aren’t legally binding.
‘I’m expecting backlash, but that has been par for the course this campaign. People are unhappy. They’re angry. But I’m angry, too,’ said Suprun, who said that prior to changing his mind he had received hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls urging him not to support Trump.
Suprun said the Electoral College system ‘is fine as it currently exists.’ His problem is just with its winner.
‘I was told if we elected Donald Trump he would transform his personality into being presidential. He isn’t,’ Suprun said. ‘I wanted him to be presidential, but since the election he hasn’t grown into our institution, he’s attacked them. I am here to elect a president, not a king.’
Another Texas Republican elector, Art Sisneros, resigned last week rather than vote for Trump. Electors will vote to replace Sisneros when they convene Dec. 19 in Austin and in state capitals across the country to vote for president.
Suprun said he was not resigning but also won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton.
‘I am not sure of who I will vote for, but would have to strongly consider someone like (Ohio Gov. John) Kasich who has both executive and legislative experience bringing people together,’ he said.
Suprun said he was waiting to see if other electors will revolt and rally behind a Trump alternative like Kasich.
‘I’m looking for someone we can all unify behind,’ he said.”
Suprun reinforces the argument to abolish the electoral college, which need not be eliminated. Simply award electors automatically to the candidate who won each respective state’s popular vote, eliminating the opportunity for corruption and blatant violation of the people’s will.
No electors. Automatic award to the winner of each state’s popular vote.