With the Electoral College set to officially elect the next President of the United States next Monday – the 19th, Donald Trump suddenly has a real problem. It’s not just members of Congress from both parties that are now demanding answers when it comes to Trump’s various secret dealings with Russia, which might have helped rig the election for him. It is the members of the Electoral College itself who are demanding Trump provide answers before their vote next week.
MEMBER OF ELECTORAL COLLAGE
Ten members of the Electoral College, including one who has been assigned to vote for Donald Trump, are now publicly requesting the United States government to make available an intelligence briefing concerning Trump’s connections to Russia and Russia’s connection to the election. But their jointly signed letter, which they’ve posted publicly, goes well beyond just asking the intelligence community to fill them in. They’re also demanding that Trump himself provide them with answers:
“The Electors will separately require from Donald Trump conclusive evidence that he and his staff and advisors did not accept Russian interference, or otherwise collaborate during the campaign, and conclusive disavowal and repudiation of such collaboration and interference going forward.”
As of yet, Donald Trump has not provided any direct response to the demands of the Electoral College members. While nine of the ten Electors in question having been assigned to vote for Hillary Clinton, with just one of them assigned to vote for Donald Trump, their letter appears aimed at bringing awareness to the Trump-Russia issue, in the hope of convincing a adequate number of Trump electors to flip their votes accordingly.