Saturday, December 17, 2016

Electors demand intelligence report

In this story there are now 70 electors that have signed on to a letter to the Director of National Intelligence. The letter says in part:

"The Constitution envisions the Electoral College as a deliberative body that plays a critical role in our system of government  --  ensuring that the American people elect a president who is constitutionally qualified and fit to serve. [...] The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations. We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States."

I'm glad there are at least a few Electors that take their responsibility seriously. And of course they are all Democrats except 1, so the odds of enough Electors changing the results are nil. Still, it's a good sign that there are still some true patriots left that value the Constitution, not the empty rhetoric of the Republicans.

Update: The Director of National Intelligence is refusing to provide the intelligence briefing, so this is going nowhere. I hope the above 70 Electors still decide though to vote for someone other than the Russian  Manchurian candidate.

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