Ever since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in last month’s presidential election, liberals have been trying to find a way to stop him from taking office. Now, they’ve launched one final plan to rip the presidency away from Trump.
Occupy Democrats reported that on Monday, a lawsuit from two Colorado electors that are trying to prevent Trump from being elected will be heard by the state’s federal court. Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich have filed the lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Colorado law which requires that they back the winner of the state’s popular vote. They are hoping that a victory in this lawsuit will lead to a revised decision in 28 other states, in a similar situation.
The lawsuit claims 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.”
Baca and Nemanich have teamed up with seven other electors, most of whom are Democrats, to get this law overturned. Making matters even worse for Trump is the fact that the case will be heard by U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Daniel, who was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1995.
This comes exactly one week before 538 members of the Electoral College will head to their state capitals to cast their vote for president. We can only hope that Trump still comes out victorious…