Monday, 19 December 2016

A coup in America?

There have been predictions of a coup in the United States from sources ranging from the most reliable, like Robert Parry (below) or Paul Craig Roberts to the less well-known or reliable (like Superstation95).

Despite my distaste for Alex Jones his interview with former Clinton insider Larry Nichols persuaded me that there may be something in this.

So often in the past we have been spared the worst predictions (such as war against Iran or Syria – not so much because there was no truth to them but because something happened to forestall those events.


Maybe this will turn out to be one of those non-events. Or maybe not – time will tell.

My own personal position is one of watching from (not so) far. My own position is that Trump and Clinton/Obama would be disastrous for America; Clinton would be a disaster for the  entire world.

I am equally sure that if Trump's election victory is overturned by a coup there will be lots of people celebrating until what follows unfolds.

A Spy Coup in America?
Exclusive: As the Electoral College assembles, U.S. intelligence agencies are stepping up a campaign to delegitimize Donald Trump as a Russian stooge, raising concerns about a spy coup in America, reports Robert Parry.


By Robert Parry



18 December, 2016


As Official Washington’s latest “group think” solidifies into certainty – that Russia used hacked Democratic emails to help elect Donald Trump – something entirely different may be afoot: a months-long effort by elements of the U.S. intelligence community to determine who becomes the next president.

I was told by a well-placed intelligence source some months ago that senior leaders of the Obama administration’s intelligence agencies – from the CIA to the FBI – were deeply concerned about either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump ascending to the presidency. And, it’s true that intelligence officials often come to see themselves as the stewards of America’s fundamental interests, sometimes needing to protect the country from dangerous passions of the public or from inept or corrupt political leaders.

It was, after all, a senior FBI official, Mark Felt, who – as “Deep Throat” – guided The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in their Watergate investigation into the criminality of President Richard Nixon. And, I was told by former U.S. intelligence officers that they wanted to block President Jimmy Carter’s reelection in 1980 because they viewed him as ineffectual and thus not protecting American global interests.

It’s also true that intelligence community sources frequently plant stories in major mainstream publications that serve propaganda or political goals, including stories that can be misleading or entirely false.

What’s Going On?

So, what to make of what we have seen over the past several months when there have been a series of leaks and investigations that have damaged both Clinton and Trump — with some major disclosures coming, overtly and covertly, from the U.S. intelligence community led by CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey?
Some sources of damaging disclosures remain mysterious. Clinton’s campaign was hobbled by leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee – showing it undercutting Clinton’s chief rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders – and from her campaign chairman John Podesta – exposing the content of her speeches to Wall Street banks that she had tried to hide from the voters and revealing the Clinton Foundation’s questionable contacts with foreign governments.

Clinton – already burdened with a reputation for secrecy and dishonesty – suffered from the drip, drip, drip of releases from WikiLeaks of the DNC and Podesta emails although it remains unclear who gave the emails to WikiLeaks. Still, the combination of the two email batches added to public suspicions about Clinton and reminded people why they didn’t trust her.

But the most crippling blow to Clinton came from FBI Director Comey in the last week of the campaign when he reopened and then re-closed the investigation into whether she broke the law with her sloppy handling of classified material in her State Department emails funneled through a home server.

Following Comey’s last-minute revival of the Clinton email controversy, her poll numbers fell far enough to enable Trump to grab three normally Democratic states – Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin – enough to give him a victory in the Electoral College.

Taking Down Trump

However, over the past few weeks, the U.S. intelligence community, led by CIA Director Brennan and seconded by FBI Director Comey, has tried to delegitimize Trump by using leaks to the mainstream U.S. news media to pin the release of the DNC and Podesta emails on Russia and claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally trying to put Trump into the White House.

This remarkable series of assessments from the CIA – now endorsed by the leadership of the FBI – come on the eve of the Electoral College members assembling to cast their formal votes to determine who becomes the new U.S. president. Although the Electoral College process is usually simply a formality, the Russian-hacking claims made by the U.S. intelligence community have raised the possibility that enough electors might withhold their votes from Trump to deny him the presidency.

If on Monday enough Trump electors decide to cast their votes for someone else – possibly another Republican – the presidential selection could go to the House of Representatives where, conceivably, the Republican-controlled chamber could choose someone other than Trump.

In other words, there is an arguable scenario in which the U.S. intelligence community first undercut Clinton and, secondly, Trump, seeking — however unlikely — to get someone installed in the White House considered more suitable to the CIA’s and the FBI’s views of what’s good for the country.

Who Did the Leaking?

At the center of this controversy is the question of who leaked or hacked the DNC and Podesta emails. The CIA has planted the story in The Washington Post, The New York Times and other mainstream outlets that it was Russia that hacked both the DNC and Podesta emails and slipped the material to WikiLeaks with the goal of assisting the Trump campaign. The suggestion is that Trump is Putin’s “puppet,” just as Hillary Clinton alleged during the third presidential debate.

But WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has publicly denied that Russia was the source of the leaks and one of his associates, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray, has suggested that the DNC leak came from a “disgruntled” Democrat upset with the DNC’s sandbagging of the Sanders campaign and that the Podesta leak came from the U.S. intelligence community.

Although Assange recently has sought to muzzle Murray’s public comments – out of apparent concern for protecting the identity of sources – Murray offered possibly his most expansive account of the sourcing during a podcast interview with Scott Horton on Dec. 13.

Murray, who became a whistleblower himself when he protested Britain’s tolerance of human rights abuses in Uzbekistan, explained that he consults with Assange and cooperates with WikiLeaks “without being a formal member of the structure.”

But he appears to have undertaken a mission for WikiLeaks to contact one of the sources (or a representative) during a Sept. 25 visit to Washington where he says he met with a person in a wooded area of American University. At the time, Murray was at American University participating in an awards ceremony for former CIA officer John Kiriakou who was being honored by a group of former Western intelligence officials, the Sam Adams Associates, named for the late Vietnam War-era CIA analyst and whistleblower Sam Adams.

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, a founder of the Sam Adams group, told me that Murray was “m-c-ing” the event but then slipped away, skipping a reception that followed the award ceremony.

Reading Between LInes

Though Murray has declined to say exactly what the meeting in the woods was about, he may have been passing along messages about ways to protect the source from possible retaliation, maybe even an extraction plan if the source was in some legal or physical danger.

Murray has disputed a report in London’s Daily Mail that he was receiving a batch of the leaked Democratic emails. “The material, I think, was already safely with WikiLeaks before I got there in September,” Murray said in the interview with Scott Horton. “I had a small role to play.”

Murray also suggested that the DNC leak and the Podesta leak came from two different sources, neither of them the Russian government.

The Podesta emails and the DNC emails are, of course, two separate things and we shouldn’t conclude that they both have the same source,” Murray said. “In both cases we’re talking of a leak, not a hack, in that the person who was responsible for getting that information out had legal access to that information.”

Reading between the lines of the interview, one could interpret Murray’s comments as suggesting that the DNC leak came from a Democratic source and that the Podesta leak came from someone inside the U.S. intelligence community, which may have been monitoring John Podesta’s emails because the Podesta Group, which he founded with his brother Tony, served as a registered “foreign agent” for Saudi Arabia.

John Podesta was a paid lobbyist for the Saudi government,” Murray noted. “If the American security services were not watching the communications of the Saudi government’s paid lobbyist in Washington, then the American security services would not be doing their job. … His communications are going to be of interest to a great number of other security services as well.”

Leak by Americans

Scott Horton then asked, “Is it fair to say that you’re saying that the Podesta leak came from inside the intelligence services, NSA [the electronic spying National Security Agency] or another agency?”


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
I think what I said was certainly compatible with that kind of interpretation, yeah,” Murray responded. “In both cases they are leaks by Americans.”

In reference to the leak of the DNC emails, Murray noted that “Julian Assange took very close interest in the death of Seth Rich, the Democratic staff member” who had worked for the DNC on voter databases and was shot and killed on July 10 near his Washington, D.C., home.

Murray continued, “WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture of his killers. So, obviously there are suspicions there about what’s happening and things are somewhat murky. I’m not saying – don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying that he was the source of the [DNC] leaks. What I’m saying is that it’s probably not an unfair indication to draw that WikiLeaks believes that he may have been killed by someone who thought he was the source of the leaks … whether correctly or incorrectly.”

Though acknowledging that such killings can become grist for conspiracy buffs, Murray added: “But people do die over this sort of stuff. There were billions of dollars – literally billions of dollars – behind Hillary Clinton’s election campaign and those people have lost their money.

You have also to remember that there’s a big financial interest – particularly in the armaments industry – in a bad American relationship with Russia and the worse the relationship with Russia is the larger contracts the armaments industry can expect especially in the most high-tech high-profit side of fighter jets and missiles and that kind of thing.

And Trump has actually already indicated he’s looking to make savings on the defense budget particularly in things like fighter [jet] projects. So, there are people standing to lose billions of dollars and anybody who thinks in that situation bad things don’t happen to people is very naïve.”

An Intelligence Coup?

There’s another possibility in play here: that the U.S. intelligence community is felling a number of birds with one stone. If indeed U.S. intelligence bigwigs deemed both Clinton and Trump unfit to serve as President – albeit for different reasons – they could have become involved in leaking at least the Podesta emails to weaken Clinton’s campaign, setting the candidate up for the more severe blow from FBI Director Comey in the last week of the campaign.

Then, by blaming the leaks on Russian President Putin, the U.S. intelligence leadership could set the stage for Trump’s defeat in the Electoral College, opening the door to the elevation of a more traditional Republican. However, even if that unlikely event – defeating Trump in the Electoral College – proves impossible, Trump would at least be weakened as he enters the White House and thus might not be able to move very aggressively toward a détente with Russia.

Further, the Russia-bashing that is all the rage in the mainstream U.S. media will surely encourage the Congress to escalate the New Cold War, regardless of Trump’s desires, and thus ensure plenty more money for both the intelligence agencies and the military contractors.

Official Washington’s “group think” holding Russia responsible for the Clinton leaks does draw some logical support from the near certainty that Russian intelligence has sought to penetrate information sources around both Clinton and Trump. But the gap between the likely Russian hacking efforts and the question of who gave the email information to WikiLeaks is where mainstream assumptions may fall down.

As ex-Ambassador Murray has said, U.S. intelligence was almost surely keeping tabs on Podesta’s communications because of his ties to Saudi Arabia and other foreign governments. So, the U.S. intelligence community represents another suspect in the case of who leaked those emails to WikiLeaks. It would be a smart play, reminiscent of the convoluted spy tales of John LeCarré, if U.S. intelligence officials sought to cover their own tracks by shifting suspicions onto the Russians.

But just the suspicion of the CIA joining the FBI and possibly other U.S. intelligence agencies to intervene in the American people’s choice of a president would cause President Harry Truman, who launched the CIA with prohibitions against it engaging in domestic activities, and Sen. Frank Church, who investigated the CIA’s abuses, to spin in their graves.

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. You can buy his latest book, America’s Stolen Narrative, either in print here or as an e-book (from Amazon and barnesandnoble.com).



I don’t know who this Australian is but he has done a reasonable job of summing up what is for now a conspiracy theory. This was recorded before Julian Assange’s recent appearance on Fox. 
12 December,2016

10 Reasons a MASSIVE FALSE FLAG is coming! #FalseFlag





Is Obama moving troops out of America to minimise the risk of opposition to a coup?
Obama Shipping Troops Out of the Country Prior to a Coup Against Trump





Yes, this is Superstation95 but it does underline my thinking as to what COULD happen if Obama remains in power or Clinton is installed.
Militia: "The Guns are Cleaned and Loaded; If the Electors Betray, there Will Be War"


18 December, 2016


On Nov. 8, the American People, using a system in-place for 240 years, elected Donald Trump President.  Now, "Electors" must validate that election.  Some fear they won't, and say "If Electors betray, it means Civil War - immediately."
There has never been an election like the one America has just gone through. Never before in the history of this nation have BOTH political parties and the mass-media all opposed a single candidate, who ultimately went on to win.  Yet that is what America saw take place this year in the person of Donald John Trump.
The "establishment" both Democrat and Republican, opposed Trump at every step.  From withholding donations and financial expenditures, to lambasting the man in public, the onslaught against Trump was historic.  He won anyway.
The mass-media abandoned all pretense of fairness, accuracy and impartiality and clobbered Trump every day.  The front pages of America's largest newspapers ran multiple "stories" and "Op-Ed" pieces slamming anything and everything Trump.  He won anyway.
After the Election, the so-called "sensitive, tolerant, diversity-loving" left, protested violently, setting fires, smashing windows, damaging buildings and burning cars;  physically attacking anyone who dared display support for Trump.  
Then, as their temper tantrums failed, the disaffected losers set their sights on a new target: The Electoral College.  

A Republic, NOT a Democracy

The United States is a Constitutional republic.  It is NOT a "democracy."  Even if you're a product of our failed public school system, you already knew this because it's in the Pledge of Allegiance that you've recited for years:

"I pledge Allegiance, to the Flag
of the United State of America,
and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands . . ."

Democracy is mob rule where 51% of a population can vote to murder the other 49%.   We don't have that in the United States.  We have a republic.
In a republic, a constitution or charter of rights protects certain inalienable rights that cannot be taken away by the government, even if it has been elected by a majority of voters. In a "pure democracy," the majority is not restrained in this way and can impose its will on the minority.
Our elections operate under this system.  The "popular vote" is one aspect of the system, but it is NOT the determining factor for the election.  One must win the "popular vote" in enough different states to win that states' "Electors" and only then does a candidate for President "win."
Hillary Clinton got more popular vote in the big cities, but she did not win the popular vote in enough geographic areas as to represent the entire country, so Donald Trump won.  To help you understand just how lopsided Hillary's vote totals were, consider this: 
There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
Yet in the counties she won, Clinton secured the popular vote.  Ask yourself: Is it right that so few counties can control the destiny of the entire country?
The Founding Fathers gave us the Electoral College System to prevent the high concentration of people in big cities, or big states, from absolutely controlling the entire country.  They deliberately created a system where candidates for the highest office in the land, must truly represent the majority of the entire land.  Hence, Donald Trump won because geographically, he won the necessary support

Refusal to accept the election outcome

During the Presidential debates, questioned directly as to whether he would accept the outcome should Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton prevail on Nov. 8, Trump demurred. "I will keep you in suspense," the Republican nominee said. Clinton called Trump's answer "horrifying," saying he was "talking down our democracy."
Yet AFTER the election, it is the supporters of Hillary Clinton who are not only "talking down our democracy" they are actually taking ACTIONS to harm that very system!  
An incredible effort has been undertaken to get Electors to "go rogue" and vote for someone other than Trump!
There have been cards, letters, faxes and emails sent to the Electors, begging, pleading  and even threatening Electors to ignore the Will of the voters, and choose a different President.  From all accounts, those efforts will fail.
The Associated Press has published a story wherein they say they contacted 330 of the 538 Electors, and each one of them will do as they pledged, and support the voters of their state.  This should mean that Trump will receive the necessary 270 Electoral votes to become the 45th President.  
Yet the intensity of the effort targeting Electors, has not gone unnoticed and, as Electors began euphemistically began admitting they intend to betray the public, several small groups of self-described "militia" began making plans of their own, just in case.

Militias Say They Will Rise Up in Insurrection

Over the past five weeks, reporters acting on behalf of SuperStation95 have spoken directly to several hundred self-avowed members of various militia groups located in over a forty different U.S. states.  The conversations were utterly terrifying.  These people are deadly serious and their plans are vicious in intent and potential effectiveness.
The ground rules for the conversations were simple: No one would provide their names, addresses or any other personally identifiable information. No pictures. No cell phones. No audio recording devices.  In return, they would speak on the record, and be completely honest about their plans. We agreed to the terms.
If the Electors betray in sufficient number to throw the Election into the US House of Representatives, the militias seem poised to attack. 
The cities which voted for Hillary Clinton will allegedly be the primary targets.
The first target for attack will allegedly be utilities: they suggested they may cut main electrical feeder lines and sub-stations to cause blackouts in the cities.  They claim to know where the key facilities are, and say they can attack in sufficient force to overwhelm anyone (law enforcement) who tries to interfere.
The militia members said water distribution facilities could be hit with explosives to destroy water pumps to cut off fresh water supplies.
In addition to the items above, militia members claimed Bridges, tunnels and key highway overpasses can be blown up next, to cut the ability of food and fuel to enter the cities.
The militias say this effort might plunge the cities into darkness, thirst, and within three short days, starvation.
By blowing up key highway overpasses, (they intend to cause them to collapse) they will also make roads impassable, trapping the civilian population - whom they call "leftist, Commie, liberals who "infest" the cities."
The men who talked about these acts say they are all former US military.  They said they thought about this plan because this is the exact way the United States wages war against foreign countries: Cut off utilities, plunge the population into darkness, thirst and hunger, which causes the civilian population to freak out, forcing the enemy government to deal with instant domestic problems other than just fighting a war.
If the militias actually do this, many major American cities could be plunged into chaos almost immediately, the militia members claim.
When asked why they would do this, the answers got sketchy - they made clear that none of them said they were actually going to do anything, but they merely suggested what "could" be done.  One stated quite bluntly:


"If they deprive us of our vote, we will deprive them of their lives."  

Another replied "The liberals did this to themselves, they're the ones who refused to accept the election, now they might see what that means."
Some took a more historic view: "This country has needed a real revolution for over a fifty years to straighten out the feds, it's long overdue."

Cities: Only 3 days of food

If this were to take place, the cities have less than three days food supply.   Most city dwellers do not bother to store any extra food.  Whether it be space limitation or costs, most city dwellers opt instead to eat out or keep only minimal food at home to snack on.
Supermarkets utilize a just-in-time inventory system, where computers track what is purchased, and the supermarkets are re-supplied with daily (or multiple daily) truck deliveries.
Looking at what took place in Galveston, Texas just this past week, one can see how fast things could go bad.  In Galveston, the city government warned people against using tap water because it is polluted with a dangerous contaminant.  They told their citizens not to wash, bathe or cook with water, but to us bottled water instead.  Within 30 minutes, every container of bottled water on every store shelf was sold out!
Now, apply that same panic-buying to an entire city food supply.  The chaos would be immediate.
It would not be long before food robberies began and food riots followed.  Thousands would likely be killed.
When asked why the militias would do this to innocent people, the replies were blunt:

We're the ones who grow that food, bottle that water.  The city people take it all for granted to the point where they'd sell the whole country out to a crook like Hillary, and when they lose, they try to cheat us out of our electoral victory.  They'll die trying.

ATTACKS AGAINST "PROMINENT COMMIES"

We asked about any plans these people may have for individuals.  The militias were very tight-lipped.  One leader told us

"The guns are cleaned and loaded.  If the Electors betray, there will be war."  

Another chimed in

"We have lists of names and addresses of the loudest Commies"
Yet when repeatedly pressed for specifics, not one person would reveal anything about who, or where they plan to take action.

What About the Electors Themselves?

SuperStation95 asked about the safety of the Electors themselves, specifically, any Electors who betray. The response was absolute silence.  Not one word was said by any militia member about any specific person anywhere.  The silence seemed ominous.

 

REALITY or CRAZED FANTASY?

Whether any of this actually takes place or not remains to be seen.  But it was interesting to hear what real people had to say about a real issue when they weren't fearful of reprisal or arrest thanks to complete anonymity.
Perhaps this is just some sick fantasy.  Perhaps not.  
Monday, December 19, the Electors meet to cast their ballots.  It seems we won't have long to wait to see if these plans are real.

WE OPPOSE ANY SUCH ACTIVITIES

SuperStation95 flatly rebukes this alleged plan. Our owners, writers, reporters and staff completely oppose every aspect of it. No one working for or affiliated with SuperStation95 has any plans to participate in any activities mentioned in this story and we do not want any person to undertake any action which is unlawful or which would harm or kill anyone else.  We call for calm and reason to prevail no matter what the Electors choose to do.

 The ELECTORS (as published by WikiPedia)

Alabama

Electors: 9, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President[2]
  • Perry O. Hooper Jr., Pike Road, At-Large [3]
  • Grady H. Thornton, Birmingham, At-Large
  • Frank Burt Jr., Bay Minette, CD1
  • Will B. Sellers, Montgomery, CD2
  • James Eldon Wilson, Montgomery, CD3
  • Tim Wadsworth, Arley, CD4
  • J. Elbert Peters, Huntsville, CD5
  • Mary Sue McClurkin, Indian Springs, CD6
  • Robert A. Cusanelli, Carrollton, CD7

Alaska

Electors: 3, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President [5]
  • Sean Parnell, Palmer
  • Jacqueline Tupou, Juneau
  • Carolyn Leman, Anchorage

Arizona

Electors: 11, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • J. Foster Morgan, Glendale[6][7] — The youngest elector, at 19.[8]
  • Walter Begay Jr., Kayenta
  • Bruce Ash, Tucson - National Committeeman
  • Sharon Giese, Mesa
  • James O’Connor, Scottsdale
  • Jerry Hayden, Scottsdale
  • Robert Graham, Phoenix - State Party Chairman
  • Edward Robson, Phoenix
  • Carole Joyce, Phoenix
  • Alberto Gutier, Phoenix
  • Jane Pierpoint Lynch, Phoenix[4]

Arkansas

Electors: 6, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President

California

Electors: 55, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President[4][10]
  • Dustin R. Reed, Concord
  • Javier Gonzalez, San Jose
  • Shawn E. Terris, Ventura
  • John M. Ryan, San Rafael
  • Mark W. Headley, Berkeley
  • Gail R. Teton-Landis, Santa Barbara
  • Faith A. Garamendi, Davis
  • Ana A. Huerta, Bakersfield
  • Marie S. Torres, Hacienda Heights
  • Kathleen R. Scott, Lincoln
  • Donna M. Ireland, Pleasanton
  • Robert S. Torres, Pomona
  • Timothy J. Farley, Martinez
  • Christine T. Kehoe, San Diego
  • Dorothy N. Vann, Long Beach
  • Analea J. Patterson, Sacramento
  • Vinzenz J. Koller, Carmel - Has indicated that he is undecided, currently suing California over law forcing him to vote for Clinton.[11][12]
  • David S. Warmuth, Pasadena
  • Janine V. Bera, Elk Grove
  • Andrew R. Krakoff, Orinda
  • Karen D. Waters, Inglewood
  • Sandra M. Aduna, Laguna Woods
  • Katherine A. Lyon, Coronado
  • Shirley N. Weber, San Diego
  • Saundra G. Andrews, Oakland
  • John P. MacMurray, La Habra
  • Denise B. Wells, Victorville
  • Jane C. Block, Riverside
  • Sheldon Malchicoff, Westlake Village
  • Gregory H. Willenborg, Los Angeles
  • Edward Buck, West Hollywood
  • Nury Martinez, San Fernando
  • Laurence S. Zakson, Los Angeles
  • Francine P. Busby, Cardiff
  • Gwen Moore, Los Angeles
  • Laphonza R. Butler, Los Angeles
  • Cathy A. Morris, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Benjamin Cardenas, Montebello
  • Stephen J. Natoli, Visalia
  • Jacki M. Cisneros, Los Angeles
  • Mark A. Olbert, San Carlos
  • Raymond L. Cordova, Garden Grove
  • Christine Pelosi, San Francisco - Signed letter demanding an intelligence briefing on the alleged Russian hacking.[13]
  • Steven D. Diebert, Fresno
  • Carmen O. Perez, Long Beach
  • James A. Donahue, El Cerrito
  • Celine G. Purcell, Redwood City
  • Patrick F. Drinan, Escondido
  • Andres Ramos, Elk Grove
  • Susan Eggman, Stockton
  • Olivia A. Reyes-Becerra, Stanford
  • Eileen Feinstein Mariano, San Francisco
  • Priscilla G. Richardson, Cathedral City
  • Natalie P. Fortman, Valencia
  • Steve J. Spinner, Atherton

Colorado

Electors: 9, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President[14]
  • Micheal Baca, Denver[15]
  • Terry Phillips, Louisville
  • Mary Beth Corsentino, Pueblo
  • Jerad Sutton, Greeley; has indicated he will not vote for Hillary Clinton.[16]
  • Robert Nemanich, Colorado Springs; has indicated he will not vote for Hillary Clinton.[16]
  • Amy Drayer, Greenwood Village
  • Ann Knollman, Arvada
  • Sen. Rollie Heath, Boulder
  • Hon. Polly Baca, Denver; has indicated she will cast her vote for an alternative Republican candidate.[17]

Connecticut

Electors: 7, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
  • Barbara Gordon, West Hartford[18]
  • Ellen Nurse, Hartford
  • Edward Piazza, New Haven
  • Tyisha Walker, New Haven
  • Christopher Rosario, Bridgeport
  • Robert Godfrey, Danbury
  • Steven Jones, Tolland

Delaware

Electors: 3, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
  • Lynn Fuller
  • Lydia York
  • Linda Cavanaugh

District of Columbia

Electors: 3, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President

Florida

Electors: 29, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President

Georgia

Electors: 16, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Bruce Allen Azevedo
  • Brian K Burdette
  • Lott Harris Dill
  • John David Elliott
  • James Randolph Evans
  • Bobbie D. Frantz
  • Linda D. Herren
  • Rachel Blackstone Little
  • Deborah M. McCord
  • Michael Neil McNeely
  • Mary L. Padgett
  • Neil L. Pruitt
  • Joshua Kirk Shook
  • Frank B. Strickland
  • Baoky Nguyen Vu (resigned, will be replaced by alternate)
  • John B. White

Hawaii

Electors: 4, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President[23]

Electors

  • John Bickel
  • Janice Bond
  • Marie (Dolly) Strazar
  • David Mulinix

First Alternates

  • Kainoa Kaumeheiwa-Rego
  • Eileen McKee
  • Michael Golojuch Sr.
  • Yvonne Lau

Second Alternates

  • Carolyn Golojuch
  • Julie Patten
  • Michele Golojuch
  • Leo Caries

Idaho

Electors: 4, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President [24] Two (Bangerter and Smyser) shall be replaced on Electoral College Monday, inasmuch as Federal employees cannot be electors. [25]

Illinois

Electors: 20, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President[26]

Indiana

Electors: 11, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President [27]
  • Stephanie Beckley, Jamestown
  • Daniel Bortner, Bedford
  • Laura Campbell, Carmel
  • Jeff Cardwell, Indianapolis
  • Donald L. Hayes, Jasper
  • Randall Kirkpatrick, Ligonier
  • Ethan E. Manning, Peru
  • Macy Kelly Mitchell, Indianapolis
  • Edwin J. Simcox, Fishers
  • Kevin Steen, Muncie
  • Chuck Williams, Valparaiso

Iowa

Electors: 6, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • James Whitmer
  • Don Kass
  • Dylan Keller
  • Alan Braun
  • Kurt Brown
  • Polly Granzow
  • Danielle Massey

Kansas

Electors: 6, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Ashley J. McMillan, Concordia, party vice chair.[28]
  • Helen Van Etten, Topeka, national committeewoman.
  • Mark Kahrs, Wichita, national committeeman.
  • Ron Estes, Wichita, Kansas State Treasurer.
  • Clayton L. Barker, Leawood, party executive director.
  • Kelly Arnold, Wichita, party chairman.

Kentucky

Electors: 8, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Jim Skaggs - Says he will vote for Trump stating: “I fully intend to vote for Donald Trump,” he said. “I think it’s a duty.” [29]
  • David Disponett
  • Robert Duncan
  • Michael Carter
  • Scott Lasley
  • Walter Reichert
  • Mary Singleton
  • Troy Sheldon

Louisiana

Electors: 8, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Chris Trahan, CD1 [30]
  • Lloyd Harsh, CD2
  • Charles Buckels, CD3
  • Louis Avalone, CD4
  • Kay Katz, CD5
  • Lennie Rhys, CD6
  • Garret Monti, At Large
  • Scott Wilfong, At Large
  • (1st-alternate) Candy Maness
  • (2nd-alternate) Jennifer Madsen
  • (3rd-alternate) Christian Gil
  • (4th-alternate) Constance Diane Long
  • (5th-alternate) Verne Breland
  • (6th-alternate) Glenda Pollard
  • (At Large-alternate) John Batt
  • (At Large-alternate) Raymond Griffin

Maine

Electors: 4[31]

Democratic Party

3, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
  • (1st) Diane Denk of Kennebunk
  • (At Large) David Bright of Dixmont
  • (At Large) Sam Shapiro of Winslow

Republican Party

1, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President

Maryland

Electors: 10, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President[32]
  • Lesley Israel
  • Robert Leonard
  • Lillian Holmes
  • Salome Peters
  • Hagner Mister
  • Claudia Martin
  • Courtney Watson - Signed letter demanding an intelligence briefing on the alleged Russian hacking.[13]
  • Karen Britto
  • Susan Ness
  • Wayne Rogers

Massachusetts

Electors: 11, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
  • Nazda Alam
  • Mary Gail Cokkinias
  • Marie Turley
  • Dori Dean
  • Donna Smith
  • Cheryl Cumings
  • Marc Pacheco
  • Curtis Lemay
  • Jason Palitsch
  • Paul Yorkis
  • Parwez Wahid

Michigan

Electors: 16, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • John Haggard
  • Jack Holmes
  • Kelly Mitchell
  • Judy Rapanos
  • Henry Hatter
  • Robert Weitt
  • Wyckham Seelig
  • Ross Ensign
  • Michael Banerian
  • Brian Fairbrother
  • Ken Crider
  • Mary Vaughn
  • Jim Rhoades — Motorcycle lobbyist.[33]
  • William Rauwerdink
  • Hank Fuhs
  • Joseph Guzman

Minnesota

Electors: 10, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
  • Fred Knudson
  • Roger Gehrke
  • Marge Hoffa
  • Raymond Hess
  • Muhammed Abdurrahman
  • Betsy O’Berry
  • Mike Wammer
  • Mary Murphy
  • Jules Goldstein
  • Sherrie Pugh[4]

Mississippi

Electors: 6, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Ann Hebert
  • Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
  • Bradley R. White
  • J. Kelley Williams
  • William G. Yates Jr.
  • Wirt Yerger[4]

Missouri

Electors: 10, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Tim Dreste (1st)
  • Jan DeWeese (2nd)
  • Hector Maldonado (3rd) - Says he will vote for Trump stating: “I took an oath once to become a U.S. citizen,” he said, “and on Aug. 14, 1995, that was the first oath that I’ve taken to support the U.S. Constitution. A year later I took the oath again, to support the duties of being an officer in the U.S. Army. This was the third oath that I’ve taken to execute what I promised to do.” [29]
  • Sherry Kuttenkuler (4th)
  • Casey Crawford (5th)
  • Tom Brown (6th)
  • Cherry Warren (7th)
  • Scott Clark (8th)
  • Al Rotskoff
  • Susie Johnson[4]

Montana

Electors: 3, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President [34]
  • Thelma Baker
  • Nancy Ballance
  • Dennis Scranton
  • Vondene Kopetski (alternate)
  • Becky Stockton (alternate)
  • Thomas Tuck (alternate)[4]

Nebraska

Electors: 5, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Craig Safranek, Merna
  • Chuck Conrad, Hastings
  • John Dinkel, Norfolk
  • Phil Belin, Omaha
  • Paul Burger, Kearney

Nevada

Electors: 6, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
  • Dayananda Prabhu Rachakonda
  • Larry Jackson
  • Joetta Brown
  • Paul Catha II
  • Greg Gardella
  • Teresa Benitez-Thompson[35]

New Hampshire

Electors: 4, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
The only all-female slate of electors, all four of whom are the first Democratic women to hold their elected offices.

New Jersey

Electors: 14, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
  • Alaa R. Abdelaziz of Paterson[36]
  • Tahsina Ahmed of Haledon — The first Bangladeshi-American female to hold elected office in the nation[37][38]
  • Anthony Cureton of Englewood
  • Lizette Delgado-Polanco of Ewing
  • Edward Farmer of Piscataway
  • Christopher D. James of East Orange
  • Leroy J. Jones Jr. of East Orange
  • Retha R. Onitiri of Clarksburg
  • Marlene Prieto of Secaucus
  • Ronald G. Rios of Carteret
  • Hetty M. Rosenstein of South Orange
  • Kelly Steward Maer of Manasquan
  • Mary Ann Wardlow of Lawnside
  • Heriberta Loretta Winters of Williamstown

New Mexico

Electors: 5, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President[39]
  • Roxanne Allen, a Democratic ward chairwoman in Albuquerque.
  • Noyola Padilla Archibeque, chairwoman of the San Miguel Federation of Democratic Women in Las Vegas.
  • John Padilla, a Bernie Sanders delegate to this year’s Democratic National Convention and a ward chairman in Albuquerque.
  • Lorraine Spradling, a grassroots organizer in Los Lunas.
  • E. Paul Torres of Isleta Pueblo.

New York

Electors: 29, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President[40]

North Carolina

15, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Linda Harper
  • Charles Staley
  • Karen Kozel
  • Martha Jenkins
  • Celeste Stanley
  • Donald Webb
  • Robert Muller
  • Jennifer Dunbar
  • Andrea Arterburn
  • Glenn Pinckney Sr.
  • Mark Delk
  • David Speight
  • Ann Sullivan
  • Lee Green
  • David Smuski[4]

North Dakota

Electors: 3, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President[41]
  • John Olson
  • Duane Mutch
  • Bev Clayburgh

Ohio

Electors: 18, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Marilyn Ashcraft [42]
  • Curt Braden [42]
  • Christina Hagan [42]
  • Lee-Ann Johnson [43]
  • Ralph King [44]
  • Alex Triantafilou [44]
  • Mary Anne Christie
  • Corey Schottenstein
  • Jim Dicke II
  • Cheryl Blakely
  • Richard Jones
  • Tom Coyne
  • Judy Westbrock
  • Leonard Hubert
  • Tracey Winbush
  • James Wert
  • Brian Schottenstein
  • Ed Crawford[4]

Oklahoma

Electors: 7, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President [45]
  • David Oldham
  • Teresa Lyn Turner
  • Mark Thomas
  • Bobby Cleveland
  • Lauree Elizabeth Marshall
  • Charles W. Potts
  • George W. Wiland, Jr.

Oregon

Electors: 7, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President
  • Frank James Dixon, Portland[46]
  • Karen A. Packer, Newberg
  • Austin Folnagy, Klamath Falls
  • Leon H. Coleman, Aloha
  • Harry W. "Sam" Sappington III, Albany
  • Timothy Norman Powers Rowan, Portland
  • Laura Gillpatrick, Eugene

Pennsylvania

Electors: 20, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Bob Asher
  • Mary Barket
  • Robert Bozzuto
  • Theodore (Ted) Christian
  • Michael Downing
  • Margaret Ferraro
  • Robert Gleason
  • Christopher Gleason
  • Joyce Haas
  • *Ash Khare
  • James McErlane
  • *Elstina Pickett
  • Patricia Poprik
  • Andrew Reilly
  • Carol Sides
  • Glora "Lee" Snover
  • Richard Stewart
  • Lawrence Tabas
  • Christine Toretti
  • Carolyn Bunny Welsh[4]

Rhode Island

Electors: 4, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President

South Carolina

Electors: 9, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Glenn McCall
  • Matt Moore
  • Terry Hardesty
  • Jim Ulmer
  • Brenda Bedenbaugh
  • Bill Conley
  • Shery Smith
  • Moye Graham
  • Jerry Rovner[4][47]

South Dakota

Electors: 3, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President

Tennessee

Electors: 11, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Beth Scott Clayton Amos, a State Executive Committee member for the Republican party, member of the Board of the Estate Planning Council of Middle TN, At Large
  • Joey Jacobs of Brentwood as a statewide delegate (Pres & CEO of Acadia Healthcare), At Large
  • Jason Mumpower (Bristol), CD1
  • Susan Mills (Maryville), CD2
  • Liz Holiway (Harriman), CD3
  • Lynne Davis (Lascassas), CD4
  • Tom Lawless (Nashville), CD5 - Says he will vote for Trump stating: “Hell will freeze and we will be skating on the lava before I change,” he said. “He won the state and I’ve pledged and gave my word that that’s what I would do. And I won’t break it.” [29]
  • Mike Callahan (Monterey), CD6
  • Pat Allen (Clarksville), CD7
  • Shannon Haynes (Alamo), CD8
  • Drew Daniel (Memphis), CD9[4]

Texas

Electors: 38, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President
  • Marty Rhymes[49]
  • Thomas Moon
  • Carol Sewell
  • John E. Harper
  • Sherrill Lenz
  • Nicholas Ciggelakis
  • Will Hickman
  • Landon Estay
  • Rex Lamb
  • Rosemary Edwards
  • Matt Stringer
  • Shellie Surles
  • Melissa Kalka
  • Sandra Cararas
  • David Thackston
  • Robert Bruce
  • Margie Forster
  • Scott Mann
  • Marian K. Stanko
  • Tina Gibson
  • Ken Muenzter
  • Alexander Kim
  • Virginia Abel
  • Curtis Nelson
  • Kenneth Clark
  • Candace Noble
  • Fred Farias
  • John Dillard
  • Tom Knight
  • Marian Knowlton
  • Rex Teter
  • Stephen Suprun Jr.;
  • Jon Jewett
  • Susan Fischer
  • Lauren Byers
  • William Greene
  • Mary Lou Erben
  • Arthur Sisneros —

Utah

Electors: 6, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President [50]
  • Cherilyn Eagar
  • Kris Kimball
  • Jeremy Jenkins
  • Peter Greathouse
  • Chia-Chi Teng
  • Richard Snelgrove[4]

Vermont

Electors: 3, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President

Virginia

Electors: 13, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President[51]
  • Bethany J. Rowland, Chesapeake[52]
  • Debra Stevens Fitzgearld, Harrisonburg
  • James Harold Allen Boyd, Culpeper
  • Jasper L. Hendricks, III, Pamplin
  • Jeanette C. Sarver, Dublin
  • K. James O'Connor, Jr., Manassas
  • Kathy Stewart Shupe, Sterling
  • Keith A. Scarborough, Woodbridge
  • Lashrecse D. Aird, Petersburg
  • Susan Johnson Rowland, Chesapeake
  • Terry C. Frye, Bristol
  • Virginia L. Peters, Alexandria
  • Vivian J. Paige, Norfolk

Washington

Electors: 12, pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton for President and Tim Kaine for Vice President [53]
  • Elizabeth Caldwell
  • Dan Carpita
  • Peter Chiafalo - Undecided voter.[54]
  • Levi Guerra - Has stated she plans to vote for a Republican "consensus candidate."[55][56]
  • Eric Herde
  • Joshua Ivey
  • Esther John
  • Julie Johnson
  • Varisha Khan
  • Chris Porter
  • Robert Satiacum, Jr. - A member of the Puyallup Tribe. Undecided voter.[57][58]
  • Phillip Tyler

West Virginia

Electors: 5, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President

Wisconsin

Electors: 10, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President [59]
  • Kim Travis, Williams Bay, CD1
  • Kim Babler, Madison, CD2
  • Brian Westrate, Fall Creek, CD3 - Tweeted that he will vote for Donald Trump [60]
  • Brad Courtney, Whitefish Bay, CD4
  • Kathy Kiernan, Richfield, CD5
  • Dan Feyen, Fond du Lac, CD6
  • Jim Miller, Hayward, CD7
  • Bill Berglund, Sturgeon Bay, CD8
  • Steve King, Janesville, At Large
  • Mary Buestrin, River Hills, At Large

Wyoming

Electors: 3, pledged to vote for Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President [61]
  • Bonnie Foster
  • Teresa Richards
  • Karl Allred[4]
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