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Letters December 8, 2016  RSS feed

A HAIL MARY TO THE ELECTORS

Editor’s note: The following open letter is addresed to the 538 presidential electors, or Electoral College, that will cast the deciding presidential vote on Dec. 19.

I implore you to consider the great responsibility entrusted to you as an elector. The wisdom and guidance afforded us by the constitution of this great United States - the law of this nation - granted you a choice.

We currently face the kind of President-elect the Electoral College was created to prevent. Our founding fathers knew this day would come.

The popular vote reminds us you have a choice. The Constitution confirms you have more than one choice. I ask you to clear your hearts, your minds, and on Dec. 19, vote your conscience as an American and a patriot. I respectfully submit that denying this President-elect the required 270 votes is the next step.

Thank you for your time and consideration, I appreciate and respect the role you serve in our electoral process.

Cheryl Cummings, Whitestone