Poll: Majority favor Electoral College vote delay amid reports of Russian Hacking
Electors are scheduled to cast their votes for president on December 19, but many Americans appear to prefer delaying the process amid reports of Russian interference in the election, reports the Huffington Post.
In a recent survey by YouGov on behalf of the activist group Avaaz, 1,000 registered U.S. voters with varying political views were asked the question, "Given these intelligence reports, to what extent do you agree or disagree that members of the Electoral College should change or withhold their vote on Monday, and instead allow Congress to review the allegations and appoint the next president?"
While 54 percent disagreed, 46 percent agreed with the idea of not proceeding as planned.
The participants were then asked, "Given these intelligence reports, to what extent do you agree or disagree that the Electoral College vote should be delayed until the Electors can be briefed about the allegations of Russian hacking?"
More than half—52 percent—agreed that the vote should not occur as scheduled on Monday.
In fact, about a week ago, a group of 10 electors released an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for a briefing about Russia's alleged attempts to sway the election and any potential ties with Donald Trump's campaign; dozens of electors have since added their names to the list.
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