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Electors: Put a Republican in the White House who is NOT Donald Trump!

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On December 19th, the Electoral College will meet to determine the next President of the United States. If business goes as usual, a man unfit to serve as President, Donald Trump, will be selected as the next President of the United States.

Some petitioners are calling on the Republican Electors in states that allow faithless Electors to cast their ballots for Clinton instead. We realize this is not a realistic option.

There is however, a third choice. Electors in states that allow it may choose to cast their vote for anybody Constitutionally qualified for the office, so long as at least one of their votes for President and Vice President is for a person outside of their own state. The person they vote for does not even have to have declared themselves a candidate.

We therefore petition the Republican Electors, in the states they have won that allow faithless electors - Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia - to cast their vote for President for anyone they can in good conscience vote for, so long as it is NOT Donald Trump.

If enough Republican Electors change their vote for President from Donald Trump to a third option, Trump loses his majority. In this case, the House of Representatives chooses the next President.  They are allowed to choose from the top three electoral college winners - Trump, Clinton, and whichever third choice is most popular among Republican Electors not voting for Trump. We strongly believe that given a sane alternative choice that reflects Republican values, the House of Representatives would reject Trump and select the third option.

The Republicans won the White House, but it doesn't have to be Donald Trump.

For the relevant portions of the Constitution, see

For an explanation of why you should NOT contact Electors directly, see

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