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Electors Request Security Briefing on Russian Hacking

Six presidential electors today called on President Obama to direct the CIA to release its findings on Russia’s attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election in time for all electors to consider it before the Electoral College meets on Dec. 19.

In a letter to Obama, the six electors—from California, Texas, Colorado, and Washington state—said it would be a “dereliction of duty” for electors to vote for president and vice president on Dec. 19 without first reviewing the CIA’s findings on Russian hacking.

Electors writing to Obama were: Vinzenz Koller of California; Polly Baca, Micheal Baca, Robert Nemanich of Colorado; Bret Chiafalo of Washington state; and Christopher Suprun of Texas. Democrat Hillary Clinton won California, Colorado, and Washington state on Nov. 8. Republican Donald Trump carried Texas.

“We have learned that the CIA has concluded with ‘high confidence’ that Russia sought to influence the U.S. election,” the electors wrote to Obama. They told the president that, “As members of the Electoral College, who will be casting votes for President and Vice President on December 19, 2016, we are seriously concerned that participating in that vote without this new information would be a dereliction of our duty.”

The electors asked Obama to make “information concerning the Russian government and the U.S. election, and any other relevant information discovered by the CIA … available to all Presidential Electors for their review before December 19, 2016.”

Letter To the President FINAL Dated 121216

Press Release – Letter To President

NM Electors Letter To the President

Contact: Nancy

6 comments for “Electors Request Security Briefing on Russian Hacking

  1. December 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm
  2. December 12, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Call your Senators and Congressmen/women to support this request from the electors before they vote next week!

  3. Jane
    December 13, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Thank you.
    We’re with you; we support you; we’re counting on you.
    This is our defining moment. Stay strong.

  4. Donna Fiscus
    December 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    That you I’m praying that you will do the right thing for the USA & do not let this dictator along with Putin rule our beautiful America

  5. Revere
    December 19, 2016 at 8:59 am

    From JFK 1960 speech:
    “I believe in an America with a government of men devoted solely to the public interest — men of ability and dedication, free from conflict, corruption or other commitment — a responsible government that is efficient and economical, with a balanced budget over the years of the cycle, reducing its debt in prosperous times — A government willing to entrust the people with the facts on where we stand — NOT a businessman’s government, not a labor government, not a farmer’s government, but a government of, for and by the people.
    In short, I believe in an America that is on the march — an America respected by all nations, friends and foes alike — an America that is moving, choosing, doing, dreaming — a strong America in a world of peace.”

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