Despite a gargantuan temper tantrum by Hillary Clinton supporters which has seen electors across the country bombarded with letters, emails and death threats, out of hundreds of Republican electors interviewed by the Associated Press, just one said they wouldn’t vote for Trump on Monday.
Leftists have overseen a massive campaign to try and convince Republican electors to abandon support for Trump. C-rate celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon, asserting that Trump is unfit for office and that electors should “vote their conscience”.
Baseless claims that Russia “hacked the election” in favor of Trump have also been seized upon as a reason for electors to abstain from voting altogether in order to prevent Trump from taking office.
However, it’s an effort that will completely fail. Donald Trump is set to win big yet again on Monday.
Out of 538 Republican electors, the Associated Press was able to get in contact with more than 330 of them.
“It takes 270 electoral votes to make a president. Despite losing the national popular vote, Trump won enough states to total 306 electoral votes. He would need to see three dozen fall away for him to lose his majority. Only one Republican elector told AP he won’t vote for Trump,” states the report.
It is not clear whether the one single “faithless” Republican elector who will refuse to cast his vote for Trump mentioned in the AP report is Christopher Suprun, who has already gone public with his promise.
Even Republican electors who have deep concerns about Trump say they will vote for him anyway, people like developer Jim Skaggs from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who said, “I fully intend to vote for Donald Trump, I think it’s a duty.”
Missouri National Guardsman Hector Maldonado supported Ted Cruz in the primaries, but told the AP, “”I took an oath once to become a U.S. citizen, and on Aug. 14, 1995, that was the first oath that I’ve taken to support the U.S. Constitution. A year later I took the oath again, to support the duties of being an officer in the U.S. Army. This was the third oath that I’ve taken to execute what I promised to do.”
Nashville attorney Tom Lawless, who supported Marco Rubio in the primaries, said “Hell will freeze and we will be skating on the lava before I change.”
The only clear impact that the thousands of emails, letters and in some cases death threats Republican electors have received has had is to make them more annoyed and more eager to vote for Trump.
“We got a stack of letters from idiots,” said 86-year-old Edward Robson from Phoenix, Arizona.
“They’ve caused me great distress on my computer, that’s for sure,” added fellow elector Carole Joyce, 72, a state committeewoman in Phoenix.