Colorado presidential electors file lawsuit to block Trump

Two Democratic members of the Electoral College in the US state of Colorado have taken legal action to change a state law that requires them to elect the winner of the state’s popular vote.

Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich were the two presidential electors who filed the federal lawsuit on Tuesday, despite their earlier pledges to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who won the Colorado’s nine electoral votes.

The defiant electors said they had joined the so-called “Moral Electors” movement, a group of presidential electors who aim to persuade Republican electors in other states to choose a third-party candidate instead of President-elect Donald Trump.

The pair also proposed a new plan to choose a Republican candidate other than Trump.

The movement’s ultimate goal is preventing Trump from reaching the 270-vote threshold required to officially win the presidency.

Despite losing the popular vote by a significant margin during…

Read more