Anti-Trump PSA: Martin Sheen, stars urge electors to vote their conscience
On Dec. 19, the Electoral College will cast their votes for the next president of the United States. And a new celebrity PSA is urging at least 37 members of the 538-person College to vote for a candidate other than Donald Trump, denying him the full 270 votes required to assume office and forcing an alternate candidate to take his place.
“As you know, our Founding Fathers built the electoral college to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue, and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is ‘to an eminent degree, endowed with the requisite qualifications,'” Martin Sheen says in Unite for America’s video, citing the Federalist Papers.
Unite for America is a multi-partisan movement established after Trump’s election win to prevent him from taking office. The group will be holding #UniteForAmerica online vigils and rallies across the country on Dec. 19.