Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Donald Trump threatened 'political reprisal' against rebel Republican Electoral College voters


Matt Broomfield
Wednesday 14 December 2016

Donald Trump has reportedly threatened members of his own Republican party with "political reprisal" if they rebel and refuse to vote him in as president.

"The Donald Trump campaign is putting pressure on Republican electors to vote for him based on future political outcomes," an anonymous member of the US Electoral College told Salon.

Electors are voted in by people in their state who are supporting the candidate they want to become president. This process is called the "Electoral College".


The threats reportedly being issued by the Trump camp are therefore likely intended to head off any remote possibility of a late shock.

Other Republican electors have stepped down in protest, or been forced to resign after declaring their intention to vote against the president-elect.


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