Twitter Users Appeal to US Electoral College
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The members of the Electoral College will cast their votes to uphold November's presidential election on December 19. They are known as electors.
Their part in presidential elections is described in the U.S. Constitution and in the 12th Amendment to the Constitution.
Many people on Twitter are using the hashtag Esteemed Electors in a last attempt to ask electors to vote for someone other than Donald Trump.
Actor Josh Gad wrote: "Have courage. Protect our democracy. This is your right and your duty."
Other actors, including Martin Sheen, who played the president on television, speak directly to Republican members of the Electoral College in a video. They say Donald Trump is not qualified to be president. They suggested that the electors choose a person who is qualified, and added that it does not have to be Hillary Clinton.
Many Trump supporters are saying the Electoral College members should follow the wishes of the people in their state. One person asked: "How do we know hashtag Esteemed Electors isn't a Russian operation to influence our election?"
The recent news that Russian hackers may have influenced the U.S. presidential election has raised concerns among many people. Some are saying the electors need more information before casting their votes.
One of those people is Virginia congressman Don Beyer.
He said the Electoral College should delay its vote until its members can receive information from the Central Intelligence Agency about Russia's effect on the election.
Some electors sent an open letter to the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for more details.
They want to know if Russian interference is being investigated and whether the hackers were connected with the Trump campaign.
In most election years, the Electoral College votes are a routine part of the process. The people who vote usually follow the popular vote in their state.
This year, one elector has already said he will not follow his state's vote. That is Christopher Suprun of Texas. He wrote an opinion article in the New York Times recently explaining that he would not vote for Trump.
Suprun's lone vote against Trump will not make a difference in the results. If the remaining electors follow the wishes of their state, Trump will receive more than the required 270 votes.
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1.the Electoral College 选举人团
The electoral college plays a huge role in the election process.
2.open letter 公开信
The Lithuanian parliament also sent an open letter to the United Nations.
3.vote for 支持；为...投票
Few members planned to vote for him.
4.presidential election 总统选举
A presidential election was scheduled for last December
1.Many people on Twitter are using the hashtag Esteemed Electors in a last attempt to ask electors to vote for someone other than Donald Trump.
other than 除了；不同于
She makes no reference to any feminist work other than her own.
His ribs were damaged, but other than that he's in good nick.
2.Suprun's lone vote against Trump will not make a difference in the results.
make a difference 有影响；有关系
We should make a difference between new word and coinages.
I believed that I can make a difference in this world.
演员乔什·盖德(Josh Gad)写道，“鼓足勇气 。捍卫我们的民主，这是公民的权利与义务 。”
曾在影视剧中扮演总统的马丁·希恩（Martin Sheen）与其他演员直接在视频中喊话选举人团中的共和党议员，川普不配当总统 。他们建议选举人挑出一位合格的候选人，还说此人不一定是希拉里 。
近期，俄罗斯黑客可能影响美国大选的新闻引发众人关注 。有人说，选举人在投票前需要获得更多资料 。
弗吉尼亚州议员唐·贝尔（Don Beyer）就是其中一位 。
一些选举人向情报局局长詹姆斯·克莱普（James Clapper）投递公开信要求公布详细资料 。
今年，一位选举人表示不会按照其所在州的选民意愿投票 。他就是德克萨斯州的克里斯托弗·苏普伦（Christopher Suprun） 。最近，他在《纽约时报》发表了一篇评论文章，表示不会将选票投给川普 。
仅苏普伦一纸选票难以逆转选举结果 。若其他选举人遵循其所在州选民的意愿，川普获得的选票将多于所规定的270票 。