Excerpted From The Denver Post: An upstart group of Electoral College voters have formed a political non-profit organization to fund a campaign to deny Donald Trump the presidency.
But while a campaign organizer says the movement has secured one anonymous Republican, it remains an unlikely, last-ditch effort for opponents of the president-elect.
The paperwork filed Tuesday with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office creates a “527” group, which can raise unlimited donations from individuals, corporations and labor unions for political activities.
Dubbed the “Hamilton Electors,” the group is seeking to convince enough Republican electors to support a third-party candidate that it would either force an Electoral College deadlock, or elect a different candidate entirely.
Micheal Baca, the Colorado Democratic elector who filed the paperwork, said the money would be used for public relations as well as a legal defense fund.
“I was opposed, actually, to raising money because I would prefer to just have this done organically,” Baca said. “But we’ve had people throwing money at us through our website.”
President-elect Trump won the popular vote in 30 states, which would give him 306 Electoral College votes. So 37 electors would have to break ranks to deny him the 270 threshold needed to win the presidency.Keep reading