Skip to comments.3 GOP Electoral College members say they may not vote for Republican ticket of Romney/Ryan
Posted on 09/13/2012 10:03:08 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
At least three Republican electors say they may not support their partys presidential ticket when the Electoral College meets in December to formally elect the next president, escalating tensions within the GOP and adding a fresh layer of intrigue to the final weeks of the White House race.
The electors all supporters of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul told The Associated Press they are exploring options should Mitt Romney win their states. They expressed frustration at how Republican leaders have worked to suppress Pauls conservative movement and his legion of loyal supporters.
Theyve never given Ron Paul a fair shot, and Im disgusted with that. Id like to show them how disgusted I am, said Melinda Wadsley, an Iowa mother of three who was selected as a Republican elector earlier this year. She said Paul is the better choice and noted that the Electoral College was founded with the idea that electors wouldnt just mimic the popular vote.
The defection of multiple electors would be unprecedented in the last 116 years of U.S. politics. It also would raise the remote possibility that the country could even end up with a president and vice president from different parties.
Because so-called faithless electors are rare, the position of elector is largely viewed as symbolic. Each party chooses people to serve as electors in the 50 states, and electors from the winning party convene in each state capital in December to officially select the president and vice president.
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The clown from Iowa has been replaced. Funny how nakedly Fascist the Paul bots are. “Screw what the voters say, I am voting for who I want”.
There is NO Ron Paul conservative movement, Ron Paul is not a conservative.
The Ron Paul cult is nothing but liberals who have no friends.
Really an empty grandstand play. Even if the election was close enough for this to matter, all it would do is throw it to the GOP controlled US House.
The Iowa Paul-bot is gone, and the Texas guy needs to be removed quickly. I will NOT let Ron Paul-tards give Obama another four years
Throw their goatsmellin’ ‘RAT asses back across the aisle with their ‘RAT comrades. Now is no time for moronic and childish antics. We have an election to win. America cannot afford four more years of Soetoro.
PaulBots are agents of Code Pink.
True, but neither is Romney.
Ron Paul has an uncanny ability to attract some outhouse rat crazy folk around him.
With the state things are, the only thing that matters is that Romney isn’t Obama.
Sometimes your only choices are the bad choice, and the even worse choice, Romney is the bad choice.
We must work to get Republican members of the Electoral College from Blue and Swing States to vote against Obama even if their states vote for Obama.
That would just add ammo to the claim that the Republicans stole the election if Romney wins. And they’ll be crying that from every rooftop.
R-U-N Paul a conservative? Not! He is, however, a joke!
great..that means they elect obama and the next few supremes are left wing ..
They are just angling for pay offs.
how do you plan that?
Limited Constitutional Government? Can’t get more Conservative than that.
If the outcome is really close, a Paul supporter could vote for Obama instead of Paul. But if Romney wins by just a few votes, expect the Democrats to try to bribe or blackmail Republican electors into switching their votes.
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