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3 Electoral College members may pass on GOP ticket
posted at October 27, 2012 1:28 AM EDT
First: October 13, 2012
Last: May 20, 2013
At least three Republican electors say they may not support their party’s presidential ticket when the Electoral College meets in December to formally elect the new president, escalating tensions within the GOP and adding a fresh layer of intrigue to the final weeks of the White House race.
Melinda Wadsley of Ames, Iowa, told The Associated Press that she could not in good conscience vote for party nominee Mitt Romney. Wadsley was among three electors who had told the AP for a story published Thursday that they were exploring alternatives should Romney win their states.
Jesse Law, an elector and Paul supporter, said he may have qualms with Romney but has always intended to cast his electoral vote for the party nominee.
“I just want to beat Obama,” Law said.
But Ken Eastman may not cast his Nevada electoral vote for Romney, if the former Massachusetts governor wins the state. Eastman said he wants to explore options with Republican leaders in Clark County, a group now dominated by Paul supporters.
“I’m undecided at this point,” Eastman said, adding that he’s “pretty disgusted” with the national Republican Party and how it has worked to suppress Paul’s grassroots movement. He said the GOP has not been open to an influx of people with different ideas.
Zimmerman said she hasn’t decided how she’ll cast her electoral vote.
The Republican Party is quite a mess....
Re: 3 Electoral College members may pass on GOP ticket
posted at October 28, 2012 1:23 PM EDT
First: December 1, 2011
Last: May 7, 2013
GOP is very much a mess! The neocons somehow got to the top destroying this country.
GOP establishment ignored voice of American people just taking care of their own agenda.
Now, if you saw DNC in Charlotte, you know that the same thing happened there.
People voted but different results were read from teleprompter.
Both parties really do not care about American people.
Frankly I'm not sure if our vote counts at all.