Well, that didn’t last long.
After Republican Party elector Baoky Vu announced that he would not vote for Donald Trump in the November election, and indicated he might not vote for Trump in the Electoral College, he reconsidered his position this afternoon, and has resigned from his position as a Presidential Elector in the Electoral College. Vu and the Georgia Republican Party issued the following joint statement:
First, thank you for placing your trust in me to serve as an Presidential Elector in the 2016 Presidential Election,” said Baoky Vu. “As you know, the Republican Party and its ideals have been close and dear to my heart. It has been an honor fighting alongside thousands of Georgians over the past decades to ensure a safer, more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.
“My public expressions of misgivings about our Party’s nominee has led to events that would be detrimental to the promotion of our Party’s platform of limited government, free enterprise, and liberty. Thus, I am tendering my resignation as a Presidential Elector.
“I have not lost faith in who we stand for as a Party and will continue to fight for those who uphold our Constitution and our shared values. It is the least that I can do as a grateful citizen of this great Nation.”
“Earlier today, I accepted Baoky Vu’s resignation as a Presidential Elector,” said Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett. “He will be replaced accordingly as instructed by our legal counsel.
“As November nears, we are confident that Peach State conservatives will stand united with the Georgia Republican Party as we fight to stop crooked Hillary Clinton and elect Donald J. Trump as President of the United States!”
Recent polling has shown Trump and his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton as tied within the margin of error.