Hey, CNN! Is it WRONG that an Electoral College Elector is being bullied and threatened with DEATH to change his vote?
This young, Michigan Republican is an official Electoral College Elector and will be casting a vote for Trump on December 19. He’s been getting a lot of aggressive emails and threats to change his vote to Hillary.
Remember, kiddies, Trump supporters were lectured about the ‘Peaceful transition of power’.
Michael Banerian wants to show that young adults still have faith in the political system, but he said his selection as one of Michigan’s 16 Electoral College voters has prompted emails urging him to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton and even threatening death.
On Dec. 19, the 22-year-old Banerian is scheduled to join 15 other Michiganians to cast their electoral votes for Republican President-elect Donald Trump. But Trump’s opponents have deluged Banerian and other GOP electors with pleas and nasty emails to reverse course and cast their ballots for Clinton, according to the Michigan Republican Party.
“You have people saying ‘you’re a hateful bigot, I hope you die,’ ” he said. “I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out. And I’ve received dozens and dozens of those emails. Even the non-threatening-my-life emails are very aggressive.”…
…“Even if I could, I wouldn’t be remotely interested in changing my vote,” said Banerian, a political science senior at Oakland University and youth vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party. “The people of Michigan spoke, and it’s our job to deliver that message.”…
…Even if Banerian or another elector had a change of heart, other Michigan electors would just cast another vote for Trump, according to the Secretary of State’s office.
In other states, some electors could change their minds and cast votes for Clinton, a prospect that is considered highly unlikely since candidates tend to recruit diehard supporters to be electors.
An online petition on change.org signed by more than 4.3 million people is calling on the nation’s electors to vote for Clinton instead of Trump…
…While some lobbying is peaceful, other electors report receiving intimidating emails or messages, Michigan Republican Party spokeswoman Sarah Anderson said Wednesday. The Detroit News couldn’t reach several electors on Wednesday.
“Hearing from them that they are also receiving threats, I’m interested in getting a consensus from the group … and seeing if it’s something that we should report to the police,” Anderson said. “It’s obviously something that we’re taking very seriously.”
Banerian said he has not yet reported any threats to the police but is considering doing so.
Read more: Detroit News
Can you just imagine how the media would be all over this if it were Republicans harassing a Democrat like this? They’d pull out clips every election… it would never end.
And we don’t hear a peep from them about this.
The rioting, the crying, the tantrums and now threats of violence and actual death threats.
Don’t you just love the ‘tolerant’ left?