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"To the extent that foreign interference in the United States presidential elections may have influenced the final result, I believe the electors have the right to consider that,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said in a statement to POLITICO on Saturday.
Cicilline appears to be the first member of Congress and the highest-ranking elected official in the country to endorse the notion that electors aren’t simply rubber stamps for their states’ popular vote. Earlier Saturday, he retweeted a Rhode Island-based national security expert who argued that the intelligence community “must brief electoral college about Russia before vote.”
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Profusion
Even if they have the right to be faithless, they won't actually want to be faithless.
On the whole, Republicans who have been selected as Republican electors have this weird fixation on wanting to vote for a Republican candidate.
What is it about that factor that you find so difficult to understand?
What is the point of insisting on their right, if you can't motivate them to take advantage of it?