Ed. – We report; you decide. Texas Republicans will simply pick another elector who WILL vote for Trump.]
A Texas Republican elector has decided to quit rather than cast a ballot for President-elect Donald J. Trump. Art Sisneros has long said he was strongly against the real estate mogul’s presidential campaign back in August, telling Politico at the time that he was strongly leaning towards casting a ballot against him. Now, he’s decided to call it quits, saying he didn’t want to dishonor God, and that Trump will still be president of the United States no matter what he did. Hence why he felt this allowed him to follow his conscience:
A Republican member of the Electoral College who had expressed reservations about supporting President-elect Donald Trump has opted instead to resign his position and turn it over to an alternate elector.
“If Trump is not qualified and my role, both morally and historically, as an elected official is to vote my conscience, then I can not and will not vote for Donald Trump for President. I believe voting for Trump would bring dishonor to God,” Sisneros wrote. “The reality is Trump will be our President, no matter what my decision is.”