Message to electors: Trump won
“Electors’ injunction request denied,” Dec. 13 news story.
I’m not a Donald Trump fan, but I learned long ago elections have winners and losers — duh! Nursing bitterness of loss is fruitless and stressful. If your candidate loses, you suck it up and get on with your life.
There are people who disagree. Colorado Democratic electors Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich, for example, have probably forgotten their high school government and civics classes. They cavalierly abrogate the importance of the Electoral College and why it exists.
They plea their “constitutionally protected” desire to shift their allegiance and “vote their conscience” in defeating Trump. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel stated their behavior “would undermine the electoral process.” Don’t I have constitutional protections from Electoral College members who vote their own will, rather than the collective will of Colorado voters? BBB “The Electoral College should be unfaithful,” Dec. 8 Kathleen Parker column.
The Hamilton Electors’ movement is too drastic; we should instead focus on future prevention of an election like this. The root problem of this election was not Donald Trump himself, it was the system which elected a candidate who had less than half of the American people’s vote. Regardless, dishonoring our voting system would be unconstitutional and put the validity of all our political systems at risk. If we break one rule, what is stopping us from breaking them all? Impeachment is a viable option for aberrations in office, but we cannot punish Trump or his supporters for his victory in this election. We must accept the results and focus on a future amendment to the unbalanced Electoral College voting system. Send letters of 150 words or fewer to firstname.lastname@example.org or 101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 800, Denver, CO, 80202. Please include full name, city and phone number. Contact us at 303-954-1331.