Texas Republican elector says he won’t cast ballot for Trump

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas says he won’t cast one of his state’s 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump.

Dallas paramedic Chris Suprun previously said he would support Trump. But he said Monday that the president-elect’s postelection attacks on the First Amendment and the American electoral process changed his mind.

Suprun said: “I am here to elect a president, not a king.”

He said he hasn’t decided whom he will support, but would “strongly consider” someone like Ohio Gov. John Kasich. He said he won’t vote for Hillary Clinton.

Another Texas Republican elector, Art Sisneros, resigned last week rather than vote for Trump.

Electors will vote to replace Sisneros when they convene next week in state capitals nationwide to cast their ballots for president.

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  • Colleen Bennett

    Then if you can’t follow what the people have spoken and said they want then you shouldn’t be an Elector and should resign or vote the voice of the people!!! It isn’t about you!!! Its WE THE PEOPLE!!!

    • Spirit in the sky

      @dimwit Colleen, The ppl did speak and Hillary won the popular vote!
      We the people doesn’t include you pathetic bully pigs that voted for Tramp! Its well known that Mi ppl love bullying and oppression…

      • J.B.

        “The ppl did speak and Hillary won the popular vote!”
        so by that reasoning, i guess you would be fine with California,New York and Chicago deciding every presidential election and the other 47 states votes not even mattering eh?
        sorry…the electoral college prevents that from happening..and look…it works.
        ” Its well known that Mi ppl love bullying and oppression”…
        yeah usually…but this time we voted for a republican.
        “you pathetic bully pigs”
        you want a little cheese with that whine, or are you constipated and angry enough already?