Earlier today, we reported that two electors in Colorado had filed a lawsuit in the hopes of stealing the presidential election from Donald Trump. Now, electors in Washington state have filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a state law that forces them to vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote.
“Two Washington state electors, P. Bret Chiafalo and Levi Guerra, filed a little-noticed suit in federal court Thursday intended to overturn a state law that forces them to support the winner of the statewide popular vote when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 19,” Politico reported. “It’s part of an effort to undermine similar laws in 28 other states, including several states where Republican electors have expressed concerns about Trump but are legally obligated to support him.”
Politicus USA reported that 29 states have laws that require electors to vote for the winner of each state’s popular vote. These laws have never been tested in court before, so it’s unclear how successful these lawsuits will be.
This comes after Colorado electors Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich filed a similar lawsuit in which they claimed the Electoral College does not reflect the will of the people, since Clinton won the popular vote.
“The purpose of the Electoral College, which is made up of electors such as Plaintiffs, is to elect the President and Vice President of the United States,” the suit stated. “There is nothing in the Constitution that permits or requires electors to vote the same as the popular vote in their states. For the first 100 years of our history, the majority of states did not hold popular votes for the election of president and vice president and, instead, the states themselves appointed the electors who voted for president and vice president.”
The Colorado lawsuit will be heard in court on Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Daniel, who was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1995.
We can only hope that these lawsuits fail miserably, and that Trump successfully wins when the electors cast their votes on December 19. SHARE this story if you are AGAINST these lawsuits!