ALERT: Colorado Trying to Derail Trump Victory

Polly Baca served as Chair of the Democratic Caucus of the Colorado House from 1976–79. She is currently a member of Colorado's electoral college. She holds a BA in Political Science from Colorado State University.

Remember when we were all warned by the media and assorted Democrats and Hillary supporters that Republicans would not be able to handle their inevitable election day defeat?

Since the stunning results of November 8, there have been massive protests, physical assaults, and various attempts to somehow, some way, change the outcome.

With Jill Stein’s attempt to change the results in Wisconsin petering out, the left has hatched a new plan.

Here it is, courtesy of Young Conservatives, Weasel Zippers, and the Colorado Springs Gazette:

Four of Colorado’s nine Electoral College electors plan to challenge a state law that would prevent a long-shot bid to keep President-elect Donald Trump out of the White House.

Bob Nemanich, a high school math teacher from Colorado Springs and also an elector for the state of Colorado has said, ““There are Republicans and Democrats now willing to look for a solution to Donald Trump [being elected].”

Robert Nemanich, of Colorado Springs, said Saturday he and three other electors intend to sue Colorado’s governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state Democratic Party chairman claiming state law requiring electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidates “who received the highest number of votes at the preceding general election in this state,” is unconstitutional.

“Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won Colorado – and the popular vote nationwide – but lost the election to Trump, who captured the needed Electoral College votes to win the presidency.

The four electors hope that if the law is struck down, Colorado’s electors can join forces with other Democrats pledged to Clinton and disaffected Republicans pledged to Trump to find an alternative Republican acceptable to both sides, Nemanich said.

“There are Republicans and Democrats now willing to look for a solution to Donald Trump (being elected).” he said. “The linchpin comes down to whether there are enough Republicans to join.”

Eight of Colorado’s nine electors have voiced support for the lawsuit, which Nemanich said would be filed Monday.

The plan would require that 270 electors agree to vote for a presidential candidate that was not on the ballot.

If electors pick the candidate they’ve pledged to pick, as they’ve done in past elections, Trump would win the presidency by 37 votes. Because Colorado residents elected Clinton, all of the state’s nine votes would go to the Democratic presidential candidate.

Along with another four electors from Washington trying to stop Trump’s election, Nemanich and the three other electors named as plaintiffs in the suit – former Democratic state Rep. Polly Baca of Denver, Michael Baca of Denver, and Jerad Sutton of Greeley – have been nicknamed the Hamilton Electors after United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. In an installment of the well-known Federalist Papers essay series, Hamilton argued that the Electoral College is meant to serve as a safeguard against electing a candidate who may not be qualified to be president.

There’s nothing like accepting defeat gracefully. After this fails, what will they try next?