WASHINGTON (AP/WJHL) – Electors are gathering Monday in every state to formally elect Donald Trump president even as anti-Trump forces try one last time to deny him the White House.See also: Electoral College meets amid effort to deny Trump presidency
Protests are planned Monday in state capitals, but they’re unlikely to persuade the Electoral College to dump Trump. An Associated Press survey of electors found very little appetite to vote for alternative candidates.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.6 million votes. But Trump is poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.
The AP tried to reach every elector and interviewed more than 330 of them. Despite the national group therapy session being conducted by some Democrats, only one Republican elector told the AP that he won’t vote for Trump.
And right here in Tennessee, some people are protesting against the vote.
Tri-Cities electors says they have received concerns over the election. Jason Mumpower, from Bristol, TN, is the elector for the state’s congressional district.
Mumpower says he as gotten tens of thousands of emails and letters from concerned citizens but told us despite some letters requesting a change in vote, he must vote the way Tennessee did during the election.See also: Electors receive thousands of emails, letters ahead of presidential vote