The Electoral College will cast their votes on Monday, and the Republican state party chairman–as well as local officials–expect almost every GOP elector to fulfill their pledge to vote for Donald Trump. While there has been media hysteria over various groups of liberals trying to sway electors away from President-elect Trump, there isn’t any concrete evidence to suggest that many GOP voters will go against the popular vote in their home states.
On Thursday, the Associated Press published a poll of over 330 electors who see long odds for an Electoral College revolt. In fact, Democrat and Republican electors do believe Trump will get the needed number of votes on Monday. Florida GOP chairman Blaise Ingoglia said:
We’re certain about how our electors will vote. There is a better chance of Hillary Clinton telling the truth about something than any of our 29 electoral votes going for anyone other than Donald Trump.
The only outlier is traitorous elector, Chris Suprun out of Texas. Two others are resigning out of protest, but they will most likely be replaced by electors who are voting for Trump. North Carolina GOP spokeswoman Emily Weeks added:
We have been in contact with all of North Carolina’s electors, and as far as they have told us, they are all very excited and confident in their vote for Donald Trump. Most of the questions and concerns have been about event rehearsal prep and just making sure everyone has their ducks in a row.
In Arizona, chairman Robert Graham stated:
We’re getting hundreds of thousands of emails, but as it stands, every one of our members signed a pledge to support the nominee before this brouhaha. Nothing has changed. All 11 will be delivered.
In addition, the RNC has been in contact with state party leaders to ensure there are no surprises. In many cases, electors aren’t allowed to defect. Of course, like the presidential election polls, there is the possibility that rogue electors aren’t being forthcoming in order to avoid the media. This is what liberal activist and Harvard professor Larry Lessig is hoping for. He is launching his Electoral College revolt from Iceland. Lessig asserted:
No one should overestimate the possibility of something significant happening Monday. But it’s certainly the case that never in history have we had such a significant resistance by electors at this stage. A week ago we had one [rogue elector], now I’m confident we have 20. These issues are inducing people to second-guess their commitments and their numbers continue to increase.
GOP leaders are just ready to get the Electoral College vote over with so that liberals can move on to find another scam to latch on to.