A band of big names collaborated to make a video asking Republican individuals from the Electoral College to vote “your inner voice”— not for President-elect Donald Trump
The outfit, including Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, Bob Odenkrik and BD Wong, asked the balloters to pick another person in the Electoral College vote on Dec. 19. Trump is relied upon to outperform the 270 votes important to end up president in the wake of winning 306 constituent votes on race day, however in the recently discharged video, the big names entreated 37 voters to keep that from happening.
“You have the position, the power, and the chance to go down in the books as an American saint who changed the course of history,” the VIPs say.
In the far-fetched occasion that Trump does not get 270 votes, the decision would be sent to the House of Representatives for a vote in January.
Sheen opens the video with a discourse directing President Bartlet, his character on The West Wing, clarifying the reason for the Electoral College: “As you probably are aware, our establishing fathers fabricated the Electoral College to protect the American individuals from the risks of a rabble rouser, and to guarantee that the administration just goes to somebody who is to ‘a prominent degree invested with the imperative capabilities.'”