Thursday, November 10, 2016

Electoral College - VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE

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(because, honestly, I'm not 'connected' and don't know 
how to get this message out, thanks)

 An open appeal to the Electoral College who will vote for president December 19.  

(That's right, in America OUR VOTES DON'T COUNT!  The college decides.  Few of the college are elected, most are appointed.   Each state has as many electors as it has members in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives combined. The electoral college thus includes 535 electors from the states, one for each of the 435 members of the House plus one for each of the 100 senators.)

Electors chosen on Election Day meet in their respective state capitals (or in the case of the District of Columbia, within the District) on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, at which time they cast their electoral votes on separate ballots for President and Vice President.


Dear electors:

Our country's future is in your hands as never before.   

Some think that you are bound to vote one way or another based on your state's vote totals.

But you are NOT BOUND to do that.  You have FREE VOTE.  

You have the right to vote your CONSCIENCE.

The country sees that while WE THE PEOPLE gave more votes to the Democratic candidate, the electoral college is poised to go against the wishes of the majority of citizens.  The college is ready to affirm the election of the Republican candidate who not only got fewer votes, but has promised to do his best to dismantle all that makes America as GREAT as it already IS.

What's at stake?

Freedom of press.
Freedom of religion.
Freedom to assemble.
Rights: civil, women's, LBGT, reproductive, justice, etc.
Justice: criminal and civil.
Foreign affairs. 
International agreements and cooperation.
And much more.

Please, electors.  We beseech you as fellow Americans.  

We did our part.  We voted for our preferred candidate. The popular vote went for the Democratic candidate.

While protestors across the nation are taking to the streets to express their anger and discontent at the imminent automatic electoral college confirmation of the Republican president-elect, you each, you few (538) , you unknown to us , might be set to disregard the 10s of millions of voters that thought THEY were electing their president

But, THIS time it's different.  THIS is your time.  You can, literally, CHANGE THE WORLD with YOUR 538 votes.  You can, for once, truly represent the voice of the American people and save us from the minority candidate that we voted AGAINST.

Remember, you are your last hope.  Also remember, as the now president-elect has tweeted many times ===>

Prove him wrong, electors.  Show him that we ARE a democracy and that the majority DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM.

And then show him that you, you 538, can vote your conscience.

The country you save will be ever grateful.

Thank you.  

an American voter 


Electoral College PETITION

PETITION to Electoral College to affirm POPULAR VOTE of 2016 election