Michigan elector says he's getting death threats telling him not to cast vote for Trump
On December 19, members of the Electoral College will officially cast their presidential votes.
In a CNN interview with Brianna Keilar on Wednesday, Michael Banerian, an elector from Michigan, shared that he has been getting death threats from people who don't want him to cast his vote for Donald Trump.
He commented, "I've just been inundated with some death threats, deathwishes, generally angry messages trying to get me to change my vote to Hillary Clinton or another person..."
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He added, "If people were just Google it, I think they'd know a little bit more about the process. In the state of Michigan, we have laws that prevent faithless electors, so essentially what happens is if I try to vote for somebody else, which to be clear I don't want to, but if I try to, I'll just be removed and replaced by another elector."
In the days since Donald Trump was declared the winner of the presidential election, there has been a great deal of talk about the Electoral College.
Al Gore recently voiced his support for doing away with the system.
In a video shared by NBC News on Tuesday, Gore says, "I've changed my view on that. I do think that it should be eliminated."
He continues, "I think moving to a popular vote system is not without perils, is not without problems, it's not a simple one choice is all good, the other is all bad. It's a balancing act. But I think the balance has shifted, in my mind at least, and I think that we should go to a popular vote."