Texas elector resigning rather than voting for Trump

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Texas elector resigning rather than voting for Trump

Postby hawkwing » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:20 pm

An elector in Texas has decided that he cannot in good conscience vote for Trump as he is not 'biblically Qualified' whatever that means and rather than break his pledge to vote for the populace's choice he is choosing to step down.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-electo ... 47695.html

A Texas Republican announced over the weekend that he plans to resign his post as a member of the Electoral College rather than cast a ballot for US President-elect Donald Trump, a man he deems "not biblically qualified for office."

Citing his Christian religion and his understanding of representative democracy, Art Sisneros wrote in a blog post that he could neither vote for Mr. Trump nor break his promise to do so by voting for anyone else. Texas does not require its 38 electors to vote in accordance with the state's presidential election results, but Mr. Sisneros says he made a pledge to the Texas GOP that his vote next month in Austin would follow the will of the general public.

"The reality is Trump will be our President, no matter what my decision is," Sisneros wrote. "Since I can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump, and yet have sinfully made a pledge that I would, the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an Elector."


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Re: Texas elector resigning rather than voting for Trump

Postby snoscythe » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:35 pm

So, he's getting out of the way so someone else can do it for him? Okay.



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Re: Texas elector resigning rather than voting for Trump

Postby BoiseBYU » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:35 am

snoscythe wrote:So, he's getting out of the way so someone else can do it for him? Okay.


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Re: Texas elector resigning rather than voting for Trump

Postby BroncoBot » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:54 pm

Maybe it was fake news, but I saw that he reported one of his critiques was Trump mocked SNL.

ok.



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Re: Texas elector resigning rather than voting for Trump

Postby jvquarterback » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:14 pm

Well, one Texas elector got it right and voted for Ron Paul.


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