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Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes
Spokesman ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Betsy Z. Russell

Posted on 11/14/2016 8:37:07 PM PST by KeyLargo

Idaho Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages urging them to change votes

By Betsy Z. Russell bzrussell@gmail.com (208) 336-2854

MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 3:45 P.M.

Idaho’s four presidential electors say they have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the electoral college.

“A lot of ’em use bad, rough language,” said Layne Bangerter, one of the four electors. “Nothing I feel intimidated over. But we’re watching it very closely. They’ve got our home phone numbers, our cell numbers, our emails, our Facebook. We’re just getting an orchestrated barrage from the left.”

Idaho’s other three Trump electors are Jennifer Locke, of Coeur d’Alene, Caleb Lakey, of Kuna, and former state Sen. Melinda Smyser, R-Parma. “Caleb told me he had over 200 and something when he checked this morning,” Bangerter said.

Locke said, “It is concerning to me. It does feel like some level of intimidation.”

She said one message urged her to “vote for Jeb.” Others questioned Trump’s qualifications or charged sexism and racism. “They’re not even from this state – it’s Oregon, New York, California, Massachusetts, a lot of these is where I’m getting messages from,” she said.

Bangerter said he’s received around 40 messages on Facebook alone. “They attack my religion, they attack my politics, they tell me that I must be a terrible father, I must be a terrible American, they use foul language – every swear word,” he said. “They’re just trying to steal this thing. They won’t be able to do it, but they’re trying.”

(Excerpt) Read more at spokesman.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; election; electoralcollege; electors; faithless; gop; harassment; hillary; mediabias; moonbats; republicans; statesrights; teaparty; trump; votefraud; votes
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"In U.S. history, only 157 electors have been “faithless” electors, failing to vote for the candidate their state endorsed. Sixty-three of those came when Democratic nominee Horace Greeley died after the election in 1872 but before the electoral college convened; those 63 abstained.

The most recent incident of a faithless elector came in 2004, when one Minnesota elector voted for the same candidate for both president and vice president.

The outcome of a U.S. presidential election has never been changed by faithless electors."

1 posted on 11/14/2016 8:37:07 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

ID is the most Republican state in the country.

Moonbat idiots trying to bludgeon them into changing their votes are certifiably insane.

This is not the way to win over people and make friends.


2 posted on 11/14/2016 8:40:29 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: KeyLargo

ALL ELECTORS SHOULD REPORT ALL SUCH MESSAGES AND HARASSMENT DIRECTLY TO TRUMP & THE FBI.
FULL ACCOUNTABILITY FROM NOW ON .
Hard labor on the wall building crew for ALL these creeps & cretins


3 posted on 11/14/2016 8:42:09 PM PST by LeoWindhorse (America First !)
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To: goldstategop

Imagine the pressure on those in swing states then.


4 posted on 11/14/2016 8:42:48 PM PST by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democrat)
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To: MNDude

Lunatics are getting desperate. This too, will fail.


5 posted on 11/14/2016 8:44:01 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: KeyLargo
“They attack my religion, they attack my politics, they tell me that I must be a terrible father, I must be a terrible American, they use foul language – every swear word,” he said.

Oh, like THAT's really going to get him to change his mind. Idiots.

6 posted on 11/14/2016 8:44:05 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (To restore all things in Christ. ~~~~ Appeasing evil is cowardice.)
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To: KeyLargo

Is this not, by definition, sedition?


7 posted on 11/14/2016 8:45:42 PM PST by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

News
Faithless Electors Switching to Hillary: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

http://heavy.com/news/2016/11/faithless-electors-petition-change-org-fine-trump-hillary-clinton-by-state-crime-illegal-electoral-college-when-does-meet/


8 posted on 11/14/2016 8:47:24 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: BlessedBeGod

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Insulting people is the way to win them over.

If this is their strategy, we have nothing to worry about.

Telling people they’re fascists for supporting Trump isn’t gonna make ‘em feel guilty. Just the opposite.

Yeah, right. Keep it up, punks. You’re doing a heckuva job.


9 posted on 11/14/2016 8:47:56 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: KeyLargo

Possibility Trump doesnt get 270 electors voting for him? Possibility some tampering could result in an electors vote not reaching the final destination?


10 posted on 11/14/2016 8:49:00 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: KeyLargo

Hillary just won’t go away.


11 posted on 11/14/2016 8:49:19 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: goldstategop

I like how the article listed the names of the other electors in Idaho.


12 posted on 11/14/2016 8:49:50 PM PST by funfan
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To: goldstategop

THEY ARE PUSHING US TO PULL THE TRIGGER...patience my brethren...


13 posted on 11/14/2016 8:49:55 PM PST by maxsand
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To: KeyLargo

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This is all the Left has ever had.
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14 posted on 11/14/2016 8:50:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Ignatz

15 posted on 11/14/2016 8:50:57 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

They all should be getting protection, but they won’t.


16 posted on 11/14/2016 8:51:26 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: Democrats hate too much

Dream on.

They have to flip 38 electors.

A tall order. Given the way they don’t respect the will of the people, good luck with it.

Its not going to endear people to them, that’s for sure.


17 posted on 11/14/2016 8:53:09 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: editor-surveyor

“Today, it is rare for electors to disregard the popular vote by casting their electoral vote for someone other than their party’s candidate. Electors generally hold a leadership position in their party or were chosen to recognize years of loyal service to the party. Throughout our history as a nation, more than 99% of electors have voted as pledged,” the National Archives and Records Administration website states.”

https://mic.com/articles/159144/no-faithless-electors-in-the-electoral-college-won-t-elect-hillary-clinton-president


18 posted on 11/14/2016 8:56:31 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Karl Spooner

How is the gov’t being in charge of elections of itself not a conflict of interest? Unfortunaty I have no obvious alternative.


19 posted on 11/14/2016 8:57:24 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: All

My guess is that a maximum of two or three electoral college votes will be “faithless” and the most likely form of that will be abstention. I won’t be surprised if the actual number is zero or one, but will go with the prediction of two or three.

States should look at more effective penalties that will essentially make these votes automatic.

I wonder whether Republicans and the right in general would benefit from a system more like Maine and Nebraska use, namely two votes from the statewide vote, otherwise district by district. There goes the blocs of votes for Democrats in CA and NY but I imagine the math would render the same results just in a more complicated form. But that system could then be changed from designated electors to votes cast by governors (for their state) and by the elected congressmen and women (for their districts) in the House, state ballots to be opened before the reps vote.

At a rough count, the results in 2016 using my suggestion would be Trump 280 Clinton 258. A little closer than the current method.


20 posted on 11/14/2016 9:00:05 PM PST by Peter ODonnell (author of "The Obama Nightmare -- Pivot to Nuance, and the Frequent Use of the first person,")
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To: Paladin2

If Republicans had tried this in 2008 and 2012, they would have been laughed off the planet.

Yet we’re supposed to take anti-Trump moonbats seriously.

Obama said Trump will be the next President. Reality is not something they’re ready to accede to.

When all is said and done, their loss.


21 posted on 11/14/2016 9:01:55 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: KeyLargo
"They’ve got our home phone numbers, our cell numbers, our emails, our Facebook."

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They forgot to say their home addresses, too.

22 posted on 11/14/2016 9:02:00 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe they should be sequestered.


23 posted on 11/14/2016 9:02:09 PM PST by madison10
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To: goldstategop

I worry about GOP establishment people being appointed as a Republican elector.


24 posted on 11/14/2016 9:03:22 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: goldstategop

I still dont have faith in the GOP establishment.


25 posted on 11/14/2016 9:04:29 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: Democrats hate too much

GOP electors will vote as instructed by the people of their state. That’s their mandate.

Trump won ID and there’s no dispute he should get its four electoral votes.

Like I said, on the part of the Left, this is a self-defeating strategy.


26 posted on 11/14/2016 9:07:11 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: LeoWindhorse

These harassing moonbats should be hunted down, arrested, and thrown in jail.

Damn dirtbags.


27 posted on 11/14/2016 9:11:09 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 8, 2016..... Donald Trump schlongs Hillary Clinton. 306 Electoral Votes)
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To: goldstategop

We are just hearing hearing about these... many more probably.


28 posted on 11/14/2016 9:11:26 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Paladin2

Are you saying the local police getting involved with protecting their citizens is wrong?


29 posted on 11/14/2016 9:13:18 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: PghBaldy

You have people who can’t deal with reality.

It changes nothing. The Electoral College will formally elect Trump on December 19.

As far as the EC count is concerned, its a landslide.


30 posted on 11/14/2016 9:15:07 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: goldstategop

Already 2 republican electors from Texas saying they might not vote for Trump.


31 posted on 11/14/2016 9:18:39 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: goldstategop

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/donald-trump-electoral-college-texas-chris-suprun-227422


32 posted on 11/14/2016 9:19:14 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: Democrats hate too much

In the end they’ll vote for him.

You worry too much and Politico isn’t a credible source.


33 posted on 11/14/2016 9:22:12 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: Democrats hate too much

Well, they certainly don’t have anything to fear from the timid Trump voters. That’s for sure.


34 posted on 11/14/2016 9:22:46 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: KeyLargo

35 posted on 11/14/2016 9:23:35 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: Karl Spooner

One word: Chicago


36 posted on 11/14/2016 9:24:45 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: eaglestar
Dead Fish.
37 posted on 11/14/2016 9:25:00 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: Paladin2

I don’t believe there are any Trump electors from Chicago.


38 posted on 11/14/2016 9:31:45 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: Karl Spooner

Hillary has 232 electors. She needs 38 to get to 270.

If was a few dozen, different story.

Not gonna be any real suspense next month.


39 posted on 11/14/2016 9:37:21 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: Karl Spooner

The question is is who selected these Electors. If they were selected by the GOP establishment then I can easily see half the electors not voting for Trump and allowing the house to decide the the next President.


40 posted on 11/14/2016 9:39:20 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: goldstategop

As they say, never underestimate your enemy.


41 posted on 11/14/2016 9:44:00 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: Democrats hate too much

GOP is not going to vote for Hillary.

Trump will get them much of they want.

Unified party control is something that’s eluded the party for eight years.

GOP electors will vote for Trump.


42 posted on 11/14/2016 9:45:06 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: Karl Spooner

I’ll be shocked if more than one or two electors turn out to be faithless.

Its gonna be a dud. Like the #NeverTrumper movement.

People blow this all out of proportion.


43 posted on 11/14/2016 9:47:48 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: funfan

The names of the electors is public.


44 posted on 11/14/2016 9:50:13 PM PST by BigEdLB (To Dimwitocrats: We won. You lost. Get used to it.)
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To: Democrats hate too much
I'm not going to put much faith in statements from August.
45 posted on 11/14/2016 10:31:00 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: KeyLargo

You catch more bees with honey...if I were Soros I’d offer $100,000 bribes instead of threats, and never make another political donation. Unnecessary.


46 posted on 11/14/2016 11:32:06 PM PST by DRey (Trump had better deliver.)
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To: KeyLargo

Hillary’s hackers behind releasing their home and cell numbers?


47 posted on 11/14/2016 11:34:03 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: KeyLargo

They should seriously suspend their facebook accounts until after they vote or at least change their names until this is over.


48 posted on 11/14/2016 11:42:02 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

they are all Alinskyite spawn .

this is what happens to a people and a culture that makes a practice of tolerating the intolerable .


49 posted on 11/15/2016 12:20:00 AM PST by LeoWindhorse (America First !)
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To: Democrats hate too much
Possibility Trump doesnt get 270 electors voting for him? Possibility some tampering could result in an electors vote not reaching the final destination?

Not possible. Too much news coverage of each States' Electors' votes.

50 posted on 11/15/2016 12:54:22 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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