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WATCH: Celebrities Send A Message To The Electoral College: Vote Your Conscience – VIDEO

Via Mediaite:

There’s a new celebrity PSA out tonight featuring some big-name actors asking members of the electoral college to do the right thing and step in to vote their conscience (a.k.a. not Donald Trump)

In the video for Unite For America, they explain that the electoral college was designed to allow people to step in and prevent a “demagogue” or someone uniquely unqualified to be president from doing so. They make it clear they’re not advocating a vote for Clinton, just “any eligible person” they trust to be competent as president.

The video stars Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, James Cromwell, BD Wong, Noah Wyle, Freda Payne, Bob Odenkirk, J. Smith Cameron, Michael Urie, Moby, Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit, Richard Schiff, Christine Lahti, Kerry Russel, Steven Pasquale, Emily Tyra, Talia Balsam and many more.

The Electors Trust provides free and strictly confidential legal support to any Elector who wishes to vote their conscience.

Visit http://www.electorstrust.org/.

 

California Sen. Barbara Boxer Files Bill To Abolish The Electoral College

California Sen. Barbara Boxer Files Bill To Abolish The Electoral College

The LA Times reports:

Retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) filed legislation Tuesday to abolish the Electoral College in light of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote but still losing the election. Such legislation makes a statement after an election that shocked Democrats, but is unlikely to gain traction with Republicans holding control of both chambers of Congress in a lame duck session.

Her bill calls for an amendment to the Constitution that would end the Electoral College system. Should such a thing pass, the amendment would only take effect if ratified by three-fourths of the states within seven years after its passage in the U.S. Congress.

Clinton leads President-elect Donald Trump by nearly 800,000 votes nationally with a final count still pending, but Trump won the most electors in the electoral college system that is how the country actually picks it’s president.

Boxer was a vocal advocate for Clinton throughout the campaign and had said that electing the first female president was on her to-do list before leaving the Senate in January. This is just the fourth time in U.S. history that a nominee has won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College and thus the presidency. The most recent was Al Gore’s Electoral College loss to George W. Bush in 2000.

Nice sentiment but lets face it. The last thing in the universe any Republican will vote for today is a proposal to eliminate the Electoral College.

The Electoral College just resulted in the Republican incarnation of Juan Peron being elected President of the United States.

Is Melania really Melvita?

Tea Party Nation Tells GOP Not To Attend Electoral College So Romney Can Still Win Presidency

Former Shelby County, Tennessee assistant district attorney and Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips is ranting that the GOP should obstruct and boycott the Electoral College Conference so that Mitt Romney can still win the Presidency.

“Mitt Romney carried 24 states. We need to have conservative activists from all over the nation contact the electors, the Republican Party and the secretary of state in all of these states and tell them not to participate in the Electoral College when it meets on Dec. 17.  If we can get 17 of those states (just over one-third) to refuse to participate, the Electoral College will have no quorum. Then, as the Constitution directs, the election goes to the House of Representatives. That is how we can still pull this election out and make Mitt Romney president in January. We need this concept shared with every tea party, liberty and patriotic group throughout the country. We have time to act, but we must pressure Republicans to do the right thing. It does not matter who gets credit for this. The credit is not important. Using our last chance to defeat Barack Obama is important.” – Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips, via World Wingnut Net Daily.

Phillips made controversial comments after the attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), and the murders of a federal district judge and others, during a shooting spree on January 8, 2011. He described the shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, as “a leftist lunatic, and instructed members of Tea Party Nation to blame liberals for the attempted assassination to defend the tea party movement’s recent electoral gains.

The Tea Party Nation has also pushed anti-gay attacks in the past from supporting anti-LGBT bullying and saying that “the queering of America” is “one more factor in the destruction of America.” to defending Michele and Marcus Bachmann’s clinic’s use of ‘ex-gay’ reparative therapy

Tea Party Nation is also listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.