Electors Demand Intel Briefing On Russian Interference Before College Vote
The recent CIA report confirming that Russia actively interfered in the recent elections on behalf of Donald Trump has sent a shockwave through the nation and its political class – and the electors are demanding answers before the Electoral College is set to meet and select the next president on Dec. 19.
Fearing that the integrity of our election has been compromised, ten members of the Electoral College from five states have sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper demanding that they be given an official briefing on what exactly transpired with the high-profile server breaches of Democratic National Committee machines and the flood of obviously partisan “Wikileaks” releases, which played a significant role in swaying public opinion against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations. We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States.
Trump’s willingness to disregard conclusions made by the intelligence community and his continuing defense of Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin demand close scrutiny and deliberation from the Electoral College.”
The electors deserve to know the full story before they obey the choice of a very small plurality of Americans.
If thirty-seven electors defect, the decision will fall on the House of Representatives.