Step one: Recruit a group of celebrities — ranging from A-listers to D-listers — to make solemn-sounding, straight-to-camera appeals in an open video addressing members of the electoral college. Step two: If that airtight plan fails to have an impact, get these self righteous Hollywood types to send personalized videos to individual electors. Step three: Deluge electors with thousands of daily emails in a frantic, last-ditch effort to sway today’s vote. One of the 538 members of this powerful group from Missouri, which Trump carried by nearly nine points, has heard quite enough from these people. Via CBS News in St. Louis:
Jan, who asked us not to use her last name, is one who has been inundated with emails, letters and phone calls urging her to change her vote from from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton. Jan says she’s been receiving 3,000 to 5,000 emails a day, although over one 24-hour period, she got 9,722! Over the last two days, she received 300 letters. “I can’t say that I’ve been threatened, because I haven’t read every email,” she says. “I have received a couple that offered to pay any fine that I would be imposed upon for changing my vote. I kind of consider that bribery.” Jan says she’s visited with a few of Missouri’s nine other electors, and they’re experiencing the same thing…She says they’re disrespecting the system. “I don’t know if our educational system has failed to educate these agitators, or these are the children that took 4th place in little league and received a big trophy for having their shoes on the right feet.” Jan says despite the pressure, she’s not changing her vote.