There is still hope that Donald Trump will not make it into office.
This Monday, a lawsuit to prevent Trump from becoming President will be presented to Colorado’s federal court. Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich, Democratic members of the Electoral College who are spearheading this suit, are working to overturn Colorado law which requires that they back the winner of the state’s popular vote. They are hoping that this action leads to a revised decision in 28 other states, in a similar situation.
Of course, with Clinton winning the popular vote by over 2.7 million, the election came down to the states and not the people. The lawsuit brings this systematic flaw to the attention of those who need to recognize it, declaring that the Electoral College did NOT reflect the will of the people:
“The purpose of the Electoral College, which is made up of electors such as Plaintiffs, is to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. There is nothing in the Constitution that permits or requires electors to vote the same as the popular vote in their states. For the first 100 years of our history, the majority of states did not hold popular votes for the election of president and vice president and, instead, the states themselves appointed the electors who voted for president and vice president.”
Baca and Nemanich are not alone in wanting justice. They are working alongside at least seven other electors, who are mostly Democrats, to get this crucial Colorado law annulled. Fortunately, the hearing will take place in front of U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Daniel, who was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1995.
Although it is unlikely that Hillary Clinton will be appointed president after the lawsuit, the Democrats are working alongside Republicans to replace Trump with another Republican candidate. Republicans, as well as Democrats, are very concerned about the President-elect for good reason—he is not fit to lead this country.
On Dec. 19th, we have a chance. The 538 members of the Electoral College will gather in each of their state’s capitals and re-cast their vote for president.
What do you think?
Christine is an avid supporter of progressive politics. She is currently getting her Masters degree after concentrating in Gender Studies as an undergrad.