Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump

Posted at 4:53 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 16:53:48-05

DETROIT (AP) — A Republican member of the Electoral College from Michigan has created a website urging Donald Trump supporters to rally electors around the president-elect.

Brian Fairbrother, deputy clerk for the Detroit suburb of Shelby Township, launched this week. Fairbrother says he and fellow electors have been deluged with missives from people urging them to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or another Republican.

Fairbrother tells The Associated Press he’s received “thousands” of emails and letters. He doesn’t believe any of the writers supported Trump.

Michigan law mandates electors vote according to the results of the state’s presidential election. Trump won Michigan by .2 percentage points.

One Texas elector recently reversed his pledge to support Trump. Another resigned rather than vote for him.

Electors convene Dec. 19 to vote for president.