Elec­tors should re­ject Trump

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Sharon Schryver,

Alexan­der Hamil­ton con­tended, in Fed­er­al­ist No. 68, that the Elec­toral Col­lege pre­vents in­flu­ence by for­eign in­ter­ests in the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. James Madi­son ar­gued in Fed­er­al­ist No. 10 that the Elec­toral Col­lege pro­tects the repub­lic from mis­chief of fac­tion, ci­ti­zens united by a com­mon im­pulse that is ad­verse to the rights of other ci­ti­zens.

The Elec­toral Col­lege was cre­ated to protect the repub­lic from a can­di­date like Don­ald Trump, and it is time for the elec­tors to ful­fill this duty. The elec­tors have the con­sti­tu­tional right, and the moral re­spon­si­bil­ity, to sup­port the pop­u­lar vote win­ner in this elec­tion.

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