Skip to comments.West Virginia GOP Elector Robb's Vote May Not Go To Bush
Posted on 09/08/2004 11:01:55 AM PDT by Bonaventure
South Charleston Mayor Richie Robb said today he may vote against George W. Bush in the Electoral College, even if the president carries West Virginia's popular vote.
Robb, long known as a maverick Republican, said he is considering using his position as one of the state's five Republican electors to protest what he believes are misguided policies of the current administration.
"It's not likely that I would vote for Kerry," Robb said. "But I'm looking at what my options are when it comes time to cast my vote."
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Why is it that when a Republican goes against his party he is a "maverick", and Zell Miller is a "turncoat?"
Yeah? And after the mountain folk drag you into the woods, what then?
So, Bush will win the Electoral College by 99 votes instead of 100.
My understanding is that he is allowed to do that. Hey, in this case it would suck but that's how the Framers set it up. Right?
I can tell you what the S.O.B.'s "options" ought to be--either federal or state prison. A-hole.
How the heck do these people get picked? Can't they find an actual Republican to do the job?
I have to wonder if this is his way of getting attention.
Whenever you see "maverick Republican," read it as "Democrat."
That's a good point. If this guy's vote matters, I assume he'll be on board.
Talk about undermining democracy... If I were a WV voter, I'd be leading an effort to remove him from the WV delegation.
Im guessing the GOP folks will have words of warning if he did such a thing. One of his options includes "Not voting for bush and ending up in a hospital by some 'maverick' Bush voters". No advocating it, but its certainly within the possibility. He wont have the guts to vote against his states will... Mark my words.
There has to be a way to replace this boob.
Is this legal?
Geez, with such an elitist, self-centered arrogance, you'd think he'd just be a Democrat.
I say let's look at 'our' options, and see how we can get rid of the piece of #@$%* out of the electoral voting so he can't sabotage our country.
Simple Solution: Take his name off of the ballot for Nov 2 if he cannot pledge to vote GOP.
TRANSLATION: "My vote is up for bids."
Contact the chairman of Robb's district and have him removed. He was not voted elector to go against his party.
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