With the GOP nominee seemingly unable to get out of his own way, the unrest within the party is growing with some unusual declarations. The AJC’s Jim Galloway reported on a phone conversation he had with Baoky Vu one of the 16 Georgia members of the Electoral College.
Vu has just put out a statement saying that he cannot bring himself to vote for Trump in the November general election. And he might not vote for Trump as a member of the electoral college, either.
Apparently Georgia is one of 21 states that do not mandate their Electoral College members to vote in concert with the state’s popular vote making Vu’s threatened action legal.
Vu, a naturalized citizen and longtime GOP activist makes a reasonable argument for his position:
“Thus, I will not be voting for Donald Trump in the general election. My conscience is clear but my soul is being tested. Born in Saigon, my family knows what it is like to lose a country and my family is forever indebted to America and our allies. I have never questioned the soul, character and goodness of the Nation by who we have chosen as our leader throughout history.
“Rather than earning the American people’s respect and trust through the duration of the past year, Donald Trump’s antics and asinine behavior has cemented my belief that he lacks the judgment, temperament and gravitas to lead this Nation.
This potential action by member(s) of the Electoral College plus the latest speculation that senior GOP leaders are discussing ways to replace the nominee should he drop out of the Presidential contest before the election, only adds to the drama of this election cycle.