Citing everything from Trump's call on Russian Federation to hack Hillary Clinton's emails to his recent appointments as president-elect and his decision to "stoke fear and create outrage", Suprun said that he could not vote for Trump on December 19, when electors across the country will cast their ballots for president and vice president.
Chris Suprun is a paramedic from Dallas, Texas.
He added: "Fifteen years ago, I swore an oath to defend my country and Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic".
"I'm expecting backlash, but that has been par for the course this campaign".
Until Suprun's defection, seven of the 538 electors across the country had indicated that they meant to become faithless electors by breaking ranks with party affiliation.
He said he hasn't decided whom he will support, but would "strongly consider" someone like Ohio Gov. John Kasich. In addition to Suprun, 36 other GOP electors slated to vote for Trump would have to desert him to put him under 270 electoral votes and deprive him of the majority needed to win.
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"We hope that once the first Republican peels away, once we have one who is courageous enough to stick to their morals, then we'll see a wave of support", he said. He reasoned at the time that most voters in the 30th opposed Trump anyway. "Mr. Trump goes out of his way to attack the cast of "Saturday Night Live" for bias". I pray my fellow electors will do their job and join with me in discovering who that person should be. Does Congress have any role beyond affirming that every elector's vote was recorded properly, per their true intent, or could it reject Texas's results, for example, on grounds that Suprun's should have gone to Trump?
"The election of the next president is not yet a done deal", Suprun continued.
"The last time more than one elector broke ranks was in 1912, and only then because the Republican vice-presidential candidate, James Sherman, died before the vote was held", The Guardian reported.
Politico is reporting the so-called Hamilton Electors have settled on Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Despite being a lifelong Republican, the paramedic said he will be unable to cast a ballot for Trump come December 19: "I have poured countless hours into serving the party of Lincoln and electing its candidates". I hope they enjoy it very much.
I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. "In a subsequent blog post, Sisneros said casting his ballot for Trump ".would bring dishonor to God". He argues that under the electoral college system he has the constitutional duty to vote according to his conscience, not just according to party loyalty - and his conscience tells him that Trump is unfit for the presidency.