'Faithless' Electors Will Not Receive Intelligence Briefing, NPR Says

The list of Democrat electors that demanded an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the election prior to casting their vote continued to grow.  As of last night we noted that 40 democrats had signed the petition and, as of this morning, the list has grown to 55.  Not surprisingly, the list is loaded with disaffected Hillary supporters from Democratic strongholds like California and Virginia. 

 
 

Original 10:

  • Christine Pelosi (CA)
  • Micheal Baca (CO)
  • Anita Bonds (DC)
  • Courtney Watson (MD)
  • Dudley Dudley (NH)
  • Bev Hollingworth (NH)
  • Terie Norelli (NH)
  • Carol Shea-Porter (NH)
  • Clay Pell (RI)
  • Chris Suprun (TX)

Newly Added Electors:

  • Sandra Aduna (CA)
  • Edward Buck (CA)
  • Donna Ireland (CA)
  • Vinz Koller (CA)
  • Katherine Lyon (CA)
  • John P. MacMurray (CA)
  • Stephen J. Natoli (CA)
  • Andres Ramos (CA)
  • Shawn Terris (CA)
  • Gail Teton-Landis (CA)
  • Olivia Reyes-Becerra (CA)
  • David Scott Warmuth (CA)
  • Shirley Weber (CA)
  • Denise Wells (CA)
  • Gregory H. Willenborg (CA)
  • Laurence Zakson (CA)
  • Jerad Sutton (CO)
  • Robert Nemenich (CO)
  • William Marovitz (IL)
  • Nancy Shepherdson (IL)
  • Nazda Alam (MA)
  • Dori Dean (MA)
  • Jason Palitsch (MA)
  • Parwez Wahid (MA)
  • Paul G. Yorkis (MA)
  • Lillian Holmes (MD)
  • Lesley Israel (MD)
  • Robert Leonard (MD)
  • Salome T. Peters (MD)
  • Noyola Archibeque (NM)
  • Melissa Mark-Viverito (NY)
  • Stuart Appelbaum (NY)
  • Hazel Ingram (NY)
  • Stephanie Miner (NY)
  • Melissa Sklarz (NY)
  • Andrea Stewart-Cousins (NY)
  • Timothy Norman Powers Rowan (OR)
  • Brad Martin (OR)
  • Sam H.W. Sappington (OR)
  • Beth Caldwell (WA)
  • Bret Chiafalo (WA)
  • Deb Fitzgerald (VA)
  • Terry C. Frye (VA)
  • Jeanette Sarver (VA)
  • Martha Allen (VT)

Of course, as we concluded yesterday, this effort to block Trump will almost certainly be a complete failure.  That said, the point isn't really to block Trump, but rather to do as much as possible to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency as possible before he takes office. 

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And now, with just 2 short days until their vote is due to be cast - following the will of the American citizens they are supposed to represent - the 55 so-called "Hamilton" Electors will reportedly not be receiving an intelligence briefing over reported Russian meddling in the US Presidential Election.

As The Hill reports, sources to NPR said the electors will not receive any national intelligence before they cast ballots this Monday.

Whether this means they will vote their conscience (with no factual information) or vote the will of the people is still unclear.

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