Clinton snubbed by more ‘faithless electors’ than Trump
The much-hyped rebellion of GOP ‘faithless electors’ fell flat Monday, when only two Republicans electors voted for someone other than Donald Trump. Far more Democratic electors defected from Hillary Clinton in the end.
In Texas, one elector voted for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, while another voted for libertarian Ron Paul. But that was the only disruption on the Republican side but protest votes popped up on the Democratic side in several state capitals.
In Minnesota, an elector tried to vote for Bernie Sanders and was replaced for a Clinton voter per state law. Meanwhile in Maine an elector tried to cast a vote for Sanders but was rebuked and voted for Clinton when he was told he could not for someone else. A Colorado elector who tried to back Ohio Gov. John Kasich was replaced, just as in Minnesota.
However, in Washington State there was a legitimate rebellion against Clinton, where she received only 8 of the 12 electoral votes. Three electors voted for former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell, while another voted for Native American activist Faith Spotted Eagle.
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman vowed to work with the state attorney general and charge the four unfaithful electors with a violation of Washington state civil law. Such violations carry a fine up to $1,000.