Email onslaught asks TN electors not to vote for Trump

Some members of Tennessee’s Electoral College say they’ve been inundated with emails and phone calls from critics of President-elect Donald Trump who want them to change their electoral vote, reports The Tennessean.

“Certainly I would call it harassment,” said Pat Allen of Clarksville, Tennessee’s Electoral College representative for the 7th Congressional District.

Allen said she spent almost an hour deleting the emails, many of which circle around the same talking points hammered by Trump opponents. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote nationwide, but Trump won the electoral votes.

Allen and others say they don’t plan to change their vote next month when the Electoral College votes are officially recorded across the country.

“There’s no amount of money you could pay me to (change my vote),” said Lynne Davis, an Electoral College member from Lascassas, part of the 4th Congressional District.

…Allen said the emails appear to be written by residents across the nation, not an automated system. In several she shared with The Tennessean, the emails do circle around the same talking points but have different subject lines, body text and signatures.

One, from a sender named Kristi Beal, who told the Tennessean she lives in Southeast Missouri, was sent to dozens of recipients, It said Trump lacks experience, is a misogynist and xenophobe, and that Clinton won the popular vote.

2 Responses to Email onslaught asks TN electors not to vote for Trump

  • Ann says:

    Not all Veterans supported Trump. We are a military family. My husband is retired US Army, and is disabled. We had been a Republican household, until we heard what Donald Trump had to say. We voted for Hillary. Trump is a disgrace and is against everything our soldiers have fought for. I think the main change needed in our government is we need YOUNG blood. The politicians in their 60’s and 70’s will tend to think like Trump. They were raised in the era of segregation, and although, for the most part, they have learned to evolve enough to NOT voice those racist thoughts, it all came out and showed, in great numbers on election day. I had to google who is in our state electoral college. Guess what? They’re all WHITE and more than half of them are over 60 years old. Almost every major city in every state voted Democrat. That’s not a coincidence. That’s because major cities are more diverse, have an understanding and acceptance of that diversity, ant that that is what makes AMERICA great. Small rural areas may tend to have a “tolerance” for the diversity that they encounter but not necessarily an acceptance. Then, I got to reading up on Pat Allen, our electorate and she states, she is just deleting the emails she is receiving from people asking her to reconsider her vote. She truly does not care about what the people want or why. She is one of those dinosaurs where, “I said it, and it is not up for debate.” There cannot be personal growth without opening your mind to the fact that your way of thinking and believing is outdated and no longer acceptable or appropriate in current times. I’m tired of hearing that the disenfranchised voted for Trump, in spite of his rhetoric. We sent a strong message that all his venom is okay.. And if you listen to WHO is saying they love that he’s outspoken and not afraid to speak his mind…well point made.

  • Suellen Alfred says:

    I would hope the electors would see this protest as evidence of numerous people who are genuinely troubled by the idea of a Donald Trump Presidency, and take their suggestions seriously. Mr. Trump is not qualified to be President of the United States.

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