On December 19th, the Electoral College will meet in their respective states to officially cast their votes for President.
In the state of Texas, there are 36 congressional districts and two senators. The number of electors is the sum of these two. For those who took common core math, the sum of 36 and two is 38. Therefore, Texas has 38 electors.
These electors are not bound by law to vote for Trump. They’ve signed an affidavit with their Party saying they would vote the way the state’s people voted, but legally, they’re allowed to vote however they want. Texas doesn’t have a law against faithless electors, because they’ve never had a problem with electors not voting with the will of the people.
Some Democrats are desperately trying to get electors to vote for Hillary. Electoral College members have been deluged with death threats from embittered Democrats who want electors to break ranks.
One Texas elector is receiving a myriad of messages threatening death or physical harm if he doesn’t vote the “right” way. “At first everyone was kind of enchanted by it. Now all the electors are starting to get beaten down. There are some electors who have been threatened with harm or with death,” the elector Alex Kim told NBC5.
“When people ask me to vote for Hillary Clinton, there’s no way,” he said. “I reject the Democratic Party principles, and I reject Hillary Clinton.”
His response to these death-threateners? “You may all go to hell; I will go to Texas.”