Texas Republican elector says he won’t cast ballot for Trump

Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 17:52:44-05

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas says he won’t cast one of his state’s 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump.

Dallas paramedic Chris Suprun previously said he would support Trump. But he said Monday that the president-elect’s postelection attacks on the First Amendment and the American electoral process changed his mind.

Suprun said: “I am here to elect a president, not a king.”

He said he hasn’t decided whom he will support, but would “strongly consider” someone like Ohio Gov. John Kasich. He said he won’t vote for Hillary Clinton.

Another Texas Republican elector, Art Sisneros, resigned last week rather than vote for Trump.

Electors will vote to replace Sisneros when they convene next week in state capitals nationwide to cast their ballots for president.