Almost 1 in 4 Electoral College Democrats demanding Russian hack intelligence briefing

Nearly one in four Electoral College Democrats are now calling for an intelligence briefing on claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

According to a Wednesday report from Politico, 54 of the 232 Democratic electors have now called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to brief the body before their scheduled vote on Dec. 19.

The campaign launched with one prominent elector: California's Christine Pelosi, the daughter of house Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. In the letter sent requesting the investigation, the electors said they're requesting more information about: "[a]llegations that Donald Trump was receiving assistance from a hostile foreign power to win the election."

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Trump's official picks for Cabinet and administration positions

Counselor to the President: Kellyanne Conway

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Veterans Affairs Secretary: David Shulkin

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Transportation secretary: Elaine Chao

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Energy secretary: Rick Perry

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Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

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Secretary of Defense: Retired Marine General James Mattis

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Chief of staff: Reince Priebus

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Chief strategist: Steve Bannon


Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions

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Director of the CIA: Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo

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Deputy national security adviser: K.T. McFarland

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White House counsel: Donald McGahn

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Ambassador to the United Nations: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

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Education secretary: Betsy DeVos

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Commerce secretary: Wilbur Ross

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Homeland security secretary: General John Kelly

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Housing and urban development secretary: Ben Carson

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Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

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Health and human services secretary: Tom Price

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Department of Homeland Security: Retired General John Kelly

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Secretary of agriculture: Sonny Perdue

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Calls for the briefing, which Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta expressed support for in a statement on Tuesday, come as the Republican National Committee is reportedly whipping electors on the GOP side.

Right now, only Republican elector Chris Suprun of Texas has stated he plans to break from voting for Trump. Two other electors, one in Georgia and one in Texas, are promising to resign before the December vote to avoid voting for the president-elect.

The 538 members of the Electoral College will meet next Monday to cast their vote for president.

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