Politico: Electors under siege

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    Harrassingly bombarding electors with millions of rage-mails and “Help elect Hillary or die!” threats is a surefire way to succeed. Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder character meme. Haha.


    Electors under siege

    Members of the Electoral College have been inundated by harassing phone calls and hate mail. Many report receiving death threats.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/electors-under-siege-232774

    On Monday, members of the Electoral College will cast their historic votes for the next president of the United States. In the meantime, they are under siege.

    The nation’s 538 presidential electors have been thrust into the political foreground like never before in American history. In the aftermath of a uniquely polarizing presidential contest, the once-anonymous electors are squarely in the spotlight, targeted by death threats, harassing phone calls and reams of hate mail. One Texas Republican elector said he’s been bombarded with more than 200,000 emails.

    “I never can imagine harassing people like this. It’s just f----- up,” said Jim Rhoades, a Republican elector from Michigan who runs a home inspection service. “I’ve lost a bunch of business.”​
     
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    Well, given that this is coming from a political party that supports superdelegates, I can't be at all surprised...
     
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    Threatening and attempting to coerce electors is against federal law. Where is Loretta Lynch? Too busy trying to explain away her tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton on CNN, that's where. Sad!
     
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    “Either help elect Hillary or require police protection!”: #TolerantLiberal


    Electors get police protection, pleas for anti-Trump movement ahead of Electoral College vote

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/pol...tion-electoral-college-vote-article-1.2915340

    Republican electors nationwide have faced protests and thousands of calls to flip their votes, and some say they now even need police protection to cast ballots.

    “This is stupid,” Ahs Khare, a Pennsylvania elector, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the uproar.

    He said he and the state’s 19 other Republican electors have been assigned a state police trooper ahead of the vote.

    “Nobody is standing up and telling these (protesters), ‘Enough, knock it off,’” Khare said.​
     
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    People who harass electors should, at a minimum, face a large fine. People who threaten them should be arrested just like they would in any other harassment/threatening situation.
     
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    I don't know if this was planned or not, but _IF_ it were planned, it should go down as a masterful move.

    During the Fox debate, Trump was asked about respecting the outcome of the election. Hillary, flooded with "there's no way you can lose" polls, SLAMMED Trump for suggesting not respecting the outcome.

    Obama and the media, jumped all over this, talking about how important it was to the very fabric of our nation.

    Well, well, well... Now look... Their 'leaders' and blind followers bash Trump, then go out and do this.

    I wonder if these people are REALLY that blind to what they are doing. I can't wait for all the books, movies, doc to come out over this. The Dems are clearly on the WRONG side of history and have become an embarrassment to America.

    Someone go to YouTube and play "Jesus Jones, Right Here Right Now"
     
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    There have been plenty of accounts from electors talking about the passionately non threatening pleas from folks too. Nice cherry pick.
     
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    So, we shouldn't discuss the threats against electors?
     
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    I didn’t write the above Politico and New York Daily News pieces, I quoted what they reported. What are these ‘plenty of accounts from electors talking about the passionately non threatening pleas,’ post some links?
     
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    The harassment is wrong however if you run a business and take an advertised political stance you should expect there to be a possibility of the free market disagreeing with you and taking their money elsewhere.
     
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    That's not the issue. The above poster is attempting to once again create a narrative on an issue without showing the whole picture.
     
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    You can only discuss the very few threats and misleads that come from the right. You must blindly ignore the many acts of violence, riots, and threats from the left.

    It is known.
     
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    It's more that we should get full picture of what is really going on. Isn't that what Trump voters have been advocating for this whole time?
     
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    Sure. But it doesn't sound like this guy got the benefit of a review. His firing was a "knee jerk" reaction to an overly PC America.
     
  15. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Let the electors do their job. Sure, present whatever case you support, but then leave it at that. Harassment and threats just hurts the democratic process.

    That being said, the magical 'Democrat detector' of KarlJay seems to be going off again, with the unproven inference being that the protesters/harassers are Democrats. There are plenty of people in the GOP who disapprove of Trump. Indeed, one declared faithless elector is a Republican...
     
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    We've had a couple months without his made up musings so he's back to fill us in with all his new insights in case we missed them. A day without karljay and jess are a day wasted, they write to much fun stuff to miss
     
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    If it makes the #NeverTrumpers look bad, of course not./Sarcasm
    --- Post Merged, Dec 19, 2016 ---
    So now we support free market principles? Or only in cases we agree with? This is so confusing.
     
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    What about the threats against America and her citizens when Trump becomes president?
     
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    Probably 98% of people in the US support them. And when did I ever say I was against the free market?
     
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    It wasn't directed at you, but since you asked. How do you feel about forcing bakeries to bake a cake for someone that holds ideas they are against?
     
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    Party of tolerance strikes again. How quaint.
     
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    LOL just what Trump was saying the other day when Schumer was telling him maybe TPP should be fixed instead of ditched and Evan McMullin chimed in from his ever-ending National Review mascot shift on Twitter to say "yeah, free trade is a Republican principle!" and from some sunny beach in Thailand Hillary emailed "the pineapple is fabulous!" and Ivanka said "Lunch is ready, dad; Jared and I are having Malaysian curry puffs so would you like to try that or just stick with the KFC?"

    It's tough to be the Prez sometimes, stuck with upholding #MAGA all alone. But you know, with a little effort Trump could flash some true conservative cred in his late night tweets and let McMullin scarf up some well deserved beach time for a change.

    Meanwhile speaking of well deserved beach time, too bad we can't sell an unwanted naval vessel or some antique Jeeps at auction and fund a beach week for the electors after all this drama over what's usually a pretty pro forma cert of the election results. Talk about above and beyond the call of civic duty.

    Whoever threatens electors deserves to find out what happens when free speech crosses the line of First Amendment protections.
     
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    No no, you have to include the non-American people who will be affected by a Trump presidency. What about the threats against Earth and its inhabitants when Trump becomes president (because a nuclear war is inevitable or something)?

    And then we can assume that Trump will seek out any alien lifeforms and destroy them because he's sooooooo much like Hitler. So then What about the threats against the Milky Way Galaxy and its various inhabitants when Trump becomes president of the USA?

    Screw it. Clearly Trump's presidency will create a bend in the dimensions of time and space (year 2016 has been full of surprises, clearly something catastrophic is in the works), thus opening a black hole that sucks the light, life, and energy of everyone in the universe. The correct question we must ask -- What about the threats against the Universe and its various lifeforms when Trump becomes president of the United States?

    If people would write friendly letters to their electors, they would see the folly in voting for Trump. They'd immediately decide to vote Hillary ... not that it would change the future really.

    The End. :D
     
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    Who said they have to vote for Hillary? They can vote for anyone they wish. That is how the EC works.
     
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    LOL, if the electoral voters go rogue, they're be voting for another Republican and Hillary won't get the 270 needed to win. Goes to the House and Trump wins (unless the Republicans go rogue...not going to happen).
     

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