Friday 20161216 – Delay the Vote

2 days until Electoral College votes

Action:
Contact Democratic Governors in Trump States and convince them to delay the vote until the Electors have time to evaluate foreign influence in the election and Trump’s conflicts of interest.

Goal:
Convince enough states NOT HOLD AN ELECTORAL VOTE on Monday. If they don’t hold a vote (thanks for the idea, Paul Ryan, who refused to follow the constitutional guidelines to hold a Supreme Court nominee hearing), then those states’ 49 votes won’t be counted and Trump will not have enough votes to win the election.

Script and Contacts:
Here is the contact information for the Democratic Governors and Secretaries of State in states that went for Trump. A twitter campaign would spread more quickly (by Monday!) than an email campaign, but every state would certainly need some personal phone calls.

Twitter handles: @demgovs @govmalloyoffice @govinslee @wolfforpa @govjaynixon @govtomblin @LouisianaGov @governorbullock

Tweet this to all of the Governors above: No EC vote until Electors are briefed on DT’s foreign influence and conflicts of interest. #NoVote #DelaytheVote

Script for calls or emails: “My name is ___________ and I live in Washington.  I am urging you to delay the Electoral College vote in your state. The vote must NOT be held on Monday the 19th. I believe the Electors should be given all information relevant to foreign interference in our election and Mr. Trump’s conflicts of interest before they cast their votes. The vote must be delayed until the Electors are fully briefed.”   

Pennsylvania
Governor Tom Wolf: 717-787-2500
contact form: https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/

Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes: 717-787-6458
contact form: https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/…/ReportElectionCom…

Missouri
Governor Jay Nixon: 573-751-3222
contact form: https://governor.mo.gov/get-in…/contact-the-governors-office

Secretary Jason Kander: 573-751-4936
email: Info@sos.mo.gov

West Virginia
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin: 304.558.2000
contact form: http://www.governor.wv.gov/…/SubmitaCommenttotheGovernor.as…

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant:(304) 558-6000
contact form: http://www.sos.wv.gov/Pages/contact-elections.aspx

Louisiana
Governor John Bel Edwards: (225)342-7015
contact form: http://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/form/home/4

Secretary Tom Schedler: 225-922-2880
contact form: http://www.sos.la.gov/Pages/ContactUs.aspx…

Montana
Governor Steve Bullock:406-444-3111
contact form: http://governor.mt.gov/Home/Contact/shareopinion

Secretary Linda McCulloch:406-444-2034
email: secretary@mt.gov

Democratic Governors Association
Chair: CT Gov. Dan Malloy:(860) 566-4840
contact form: http://portal.ct.gov/…/Contact-Governor-Malloy/Share-your-O…

Vice Chair WA Gov. Jay Inslee:360-902-4111

 

Virginia congressman calls for delay in electoral college vote.