Michael Moore says he’ll pay the $1,000 fines of any Electoral College members who reject their red-state commitments to Donald Trump. Some people call that a bribe.He doesn’t.
In a 1,000-word Facebook posting Sunday, the liberal filmmaker said: “I obviously can’t and won’t give you money to vote tomorrow, but if you do vote your conscience and you are punished for it, I will personally step up [to] pay your fine which is my legal right to do.”
The Electoral College isn’t a single campus. Votes take place in all 50 states, with Californians set to meet at 2 p.m. in state Assembly chambers to cast 55 ballots for Hillary Clinton. (Watch it live here.)
For other state voting times, check out this list.
In his appeal, Moore said: “If I were an elector for Hillary and learned she MIGHT have received helped from the Russians or the North Koreans or the Saudis, how do you think I’d be voting tomorrow? I assure you, it would not be for Hillary. You need to do the same thing.”
He also noted: “If you are still worried about the legality of you voting your conscience and would like free legal advice and help, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig has offered to be your lawyer. Contact him at: electorstrust.org.
Moore says: “Trump, as I’m sure deep down in your heart you know, is never going to last the four years. He doesn’t care about the law or following the rules and this will eventually trip him up. You know how dangerous it is when any politician, Democrat or Republican, who’s a super narcissist is elected to office, they start making decisions that personally benefit themselves — and before you know it, they’re being hauled off to jail.
“Why not vote tomorrow for someone who’s going to finish her/his term? Why risk the volatile presence of Donald Trump in the White House?”
Here’s how some view the $1,000 offer:
— John Q. Public, MSA (@OHenrysStepchld) December 19, 2016
— Doug Biggerstaff (@dougbiggerstaff) December 19, 2016
Michael Moore attempting to bribe Electors to vote the way he wants as opposed to how the people in their state wanted. https://t.co/1atsDpBUph
— Vernaculis ? (@Vernaculis) December 19, 2016
How is this NOT voter tampering? What he's offering is a BRIBE!!! https://t.co/iqAvqekBnN
— Tammie Hines (@trhines23) December 19, 2016
Today the Electoral College. Did I read right? Is Michael Moore offering a bribe–money–to the Electoral College to vote the way he wants??
— Linda K. Rodante (@lrodante) December 19, 2016
HA: Michael Moore's Bribe To Get Electors To Switch Their Votes Is A Felony – Townhall https://t.co/6HDhSRslAy
— Michael Moore (@MichaelMoore365) December 19, 2016
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