A Texas Republican elector has decided to resign rather than cast his vote for president-elect Donald Trump.
Speaking to POLITICO earlier this year, Art Sisneros said he was considering voting against Trump, but has decided that he’d rather resign altogether.
“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,” Sisneros said in a blog post.
“I believe voting for Trump would bring dishonor to God.”
Trump won the 38 Electoral College votes belonging to Texas. According to The Hill, Cisneros will be replaced with an alternate elector who will vote for Trump on December 19.
Several Democratic electors are also seeking to undermine the Electoral College system by voting for someone other than their state’s chosen nominee.
The group’s leader, Michael Baca of Colorado, is planning to launch a legal battle to unbind electors in the 29 states where they are required by law to vote according to the results in their respective states.
“I will sleep well at night knowing I neither gave in to their demands nor caved to my convictions,” Sisneros said. “I will also mourn the loss of our republic.”
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