It looks like the left has some Electoral College voter problems of their own. One Democrat elector in Maine has announced he’ll be casting his vote for Bernie Sanders, not Hillary Clinton.
The Bangor Daily News reports:
Maine elector will reject Clinton for Sanders
It’s Election Day at the State House (again) and never has an incremental turn of the screw received so much attention.
Maine’s four Electoral College electors will gather today in the House of Representatives chamber — as will electors in state capitols across the U.S. — to cast the final votes for president. You didn’t read it here first but based on the results of the general election, Democrat Hillary Clinton claimed three of Maine’s four electoral votes while Republican President-elect Donald Trump earned the fourth with his convincing win in the 2nd Congressional District.
However, one of Maine’s electors could defect and it has nothing to do with Trump. David Bright, an elector for the Democrats, said Monday he intends to vote for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won Maine’s Democratic caucuses in March.
“I am not a Clinton elector. I am a Democratic elector,” said Bright in a written statement to the Bangor Daily News, which he intends to read at this afternoon’s event. “I cast my vote for Bernie Sanders not out of spite, or malice, or anger, or as an act of civil disobedience. … I cast my Electoral College vote for Bernie Sanders to today to let those new voters who were inspired by him know that some of us did hear them, did listen to them, do respect them and understand their disappointment.”
Democrats who are still angry about Bernie Sanders being sidelined can blame no one but their own party.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC basically conspired with the Clinton campaign and possibly even the media to make sure Bernie would never get the Democratic Party nomination.
In their minds, it was Hillary’s turn!
UPDATE: It didn’t work out like he planned:
— Females 4 Trump 🇺🇸 (@FemalesForTrump) December 19, 2016
David Bright, the Maine elector who voted Sanders on first ballot, committed a Class E crime: faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) December 19, 2016