Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Letter to The Secretaries of State and Governors of Faithless Elector States to Vote Against Donald Trump...

By Margherite Cermak & Andres Rey Solorzano

Below is an editable letter that you may copy and paste into a separate document to edit and personalize as you please in an effort to persuade the Secretaries of State and Governors of our nation to use their power and influence to encourage the Electoral College to vote against Donald Trump overriding the current results of the 2016 Presidential election. Following the letter is a list of all the Faithless Elector States along with the contact information of the Secretary of State and Governors ruling over them. The letter is in the form of a business letter and is pretty self explanatory. If you have any questions feel free to email me at ItsMarg@Hotmail.com

Peace,
--Marg


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Dear (Insert title and name of recipient here)

My name is (Insert your name here), I’m a (Insert demographic, age, gender, race etc, here) residing in (Insert neighborhood or community here) as a (Insert profession here).

I am writing you today on behalf of the (insert community you are representing here) to petition you to use your power and position to influence the Electoral College to vote in the interest of the American people. By that I mean the overall rejection of Donald Trump by the American people, as proved by the popular vote. 

The founding fathers gave the Electoral College the power to review the competence and validity of the president elect and to ensure that the conclusion is in fact a proper representation of what is in the best interest of all Americans, rather than allowing the decision to fall into the hands of uneducated, and misinformed common folk based on sensationalized media and selective distribution of information. 

The results of the election proved that the majority of the American people who turned out to vote, voted against Donald Trump casting 59,937,338 ballots in his favor, 60,274,974 for Hillary Clinton, 4,102,585 for Gary Johnson, and 1,228,862 for Jill Stein bringing the grand total of votes against Donald Trump to 65,606,421; that’s a defeat of over 6 million votes. Clearly, these numbers represent a more accurate account of the values that the majority of Americans place importance in. 

Donald Trump is not only a poor representation of the American people and the core values this country is built upon, but he is also a clear danger to our society and to the reputation we have spent over two centuries fiercely building with the rest of the world. He is an obvious threat to the Constitutional Republic in which it is our duty to uphold, protect and abide by.  

Our political system, and the system which we use to elect a president was designed the way it is for this very reason. So that we can protect the fabric of our nation and the liberty we so proudly boast that we stand by. The essence of democracy relies upon the decision that you are faced to make between now and December 19th. 

Electing Donald Trump sends a message to the world that this is a country that has little regard for people of color, foreigners, women, homosexuals, disabled, and non Christians. The repercussions of sending that message would be devastating. It would cripple our appearance of being the land of the free, and embolden our enemies to rise up against us. 

We have spent enough time, money, resources and most importantly, lives of men and women serving our country on war and conflict. It is imperative that we avoid further invitations for violence, both from within our borders and across them. Not to mention, allowing such a blatant misrepresentation of our people to become president would be a direct insult to the troops and veterans who have bravely served our nation in years passed; to dishonor them in such a way would be a disgrace. One that the entire world will see. 

Right now, as I am writing this letter, a day after the election, we are already witnessing the results of his hateful rhetoric through the dark, violent actions of the previously oppressed bigots who have been lurking in the shadows waiting for validation and permission to enact terrorism upon the American people. Support which Donald Trump has publicly vocalized and vowed to grant and protect as the leader of our nation. This is absolutely unacceptable. 

Republicans can either embrace this unconstitutional behavior and become a racist representation of the party, or they can reject him and recoup the dignified integrity on which we have always prided ourselves. The American people vow to support you in the face of any repercussions that may fall upon the Electoral College in the event of breaking any pledge previously made to this demagogue. His racism, sexism, homophobia, and isolationist attitude towards Muslims is an embarrassment to everything great about our nation. Our founding fathers would be mortified and ashamed to see this country fall into hands of such an undeserving, inexperienced, bigot. 

However, the response from the American people alive today, will undoubtedly be absolutely catastrophic. When families and young people fear for their safety, rights, lives and well being, they will inevitably revolt. Violence will no doubt be met with violence. The efforts Donald Trump promises to put into expanding our military forces will in turn be spent fighting the very people they were created to protect. 

The underprivileged population of our country already feels as though we are still suffering systemically from slavery and racist policies previously active in the United States. Of our 238 years of existence, it has only been 57 years since we have vacated the Jim Crow Era. Blacks, Latinos and Homosexuals make up over one third of our population; forcing those people into a position of defense is a frightening notion. With nothing left to loose I imagine they will rise up and fight with every ounce of their fortitude. 

Take into account why this measure of an official vote by the Electoral College is in place. We ask simply, that you consider your role and responsibility in this matter, and treat it with great seriousness and extreme importance. The political climate of the entire country hangs in the balance here. 

It is our duty, and the duty of our government to ensure that America is a safe and comfortable home for all its citizens. A place to exercise civil liberties, G*d given rights, and fundamental freedoms. Electing Donald Trump as our president will ensure the exact opposite of honoring that responsibility. 

We the people, plead with you not to allow such a travesty to happen. Please consider the future of our nation and the survival of our Republicanism, and influence the Electoral College to do the right thing come December 19th and rule in the favor us. You have the whole world watching; this is an opportunity to prove your loyalty to your people; we pray you don't let us down. 

Thank you in advance for keeping America great. 

Sincerely,
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*****Contacts*****

Arizona
SOS Michelle Reagan
Office of the Secretary of State
Elections Division
1700 W Washington St Fl 7
Phoenix AZ 85007-2808
602-542-8683

Gov: Doug Ducey (R)
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
engage@az.gov
Phone
Phoenix: 602.542.4331
Tucson: 520.628.6580

Arkansas 
Secretary of State: Mark Martin
State Capitol
500 Woodlane Street, Suite 256
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-1010
Contact the Elections Division by visiting Room 026 at the State Capitol or by calling 501-682-5070 or toll free at 1-800-482-1127 or by e-mail at electionsemail@sos.arkansas.gov.

Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners ............................................................................. 800-411-6996

Gov: Asa Hutchinson
Governor Asa Hutchinson
State Capitol Room 250
500 Woodlane Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-2345

Connecticut
Office of the Secretary of the State
State of Connecticut
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: (860) 509-6200
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Secretary of the State, Denise W. Merrill (860) 509-6200 
Deputy Secretary of the State, James F. Spallone (860) 509-6212

Gov: Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone:(860) 566-4840

Delaware
SOS Jeffrey W. Bullock, Phone: 302-739-4111, Secretary of State's Office - Dover
401 Federal Street 
Dover, DE  19901
(302) 739-4111

Gov: Jack Markell
150 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dover, DE 19901
Phone:(302) 744-4101

Dover
(302) 744-4101
Wilmington
(302) 577-3210
Washington, D.C.
(202) 624-7724



Idaho
SOS Lawerence Denney, 
Idaho Secretary of State's Office 
Attn: 'Division' (i.e. Business Entities, UCCs, Elections, etc.) 
PO Box 83720 
Boise ID 83720-0080

700 West Jefferson Street Room E205
State Capitol building, second floor, east wing:
Secretary of State
Elections (Elections, Campaign Disclosures, & Lobbyists)
Legislative & Executive Affairs

Elections (Elections, Campaign Disclosures, & Lobbyists)
(208) 334-2852
FAX (208) 334-2282

Executive Offices
(208) 334-2300
FAX (208) 334-2282

Gov: Butch Otter (R)
700 W Jefferson St #228, Boise, ID 83720
Phone:(208) 334-2100


Illinois
SOS Jesse White
213 State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62756
217-785-3000 (outside Illinois)
800-252-8980 (toll free in Illinois)

Gov: Bruce Rauner (R)
Springfield
Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-0244
TTY: 888-261-3336

Chicago
Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-2121


Indiana
SOS: Connie Lawson, state house 200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Gov: Mike Pence (R)
200 W Washington St #206, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:(317) 232-4567

Iowa
SOS Paul D. Pate
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
sos@sos.iowa.gov | (515) 281-5204

Gov: Terry Branstad (R)
Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave #101, Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone:(515) 281-5211

Kansas
SOS: Kris W. Kobach
© Kansas Secretary of State 
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor 
120 SW 10th Avenue 
Topeka, KS 66612-1594 
785-296-4564
Gov: Sam Brownback (R)
300 SW 10th Ave Ste 212S, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone:(785) 296-3232

Kentucky
SOS: Alison Lundergan Grimes
Office of the Kentucky Secretary of State
700 Capital Ave., Ste. 152, Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3490

Gov: Matt Bevin (R)
Located in: Kentucky State Capitol Building
Address: Kentucky State Capitol Building, 700 Capital Avenue Bay # 100, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone:(502) 564-2611

Louisiana
SOS: Tom Schedler
Our physical address is:
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Our mailing address is:
Louisiana State Archives
Louisiana Secretary of State
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Gov: John Bel Edwards (D)
Mailing Address:
Office of the Governor
PO Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Front Desk:
(225)342-7015 or (866)366-1121

Minnesota
SOS: Steve Simon
ELECTIONS & ADMINISTRATION ADDRESS:
Get Directions
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Gov: Mark Dayton
Office of the Governor and Lt Governor 
116 Veterans Service Building 
20 W 12th Street 
St. Paul, MN 55155 
Telephone: 651-201-3400 
Toll Free: 800-657-3717 
Minnesota Relay: 800-627-3529 
Fax: 651-797-1850

Missouri
SOS: Jason Kander
600 West Main Street 
Jefferson City, MO 65101 
Main Office: (573) 751-4936 
Info@sos.mo.gov 

Gov: Jay Nixon (D)
201 W Capitol Ave # 216, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone:(573) 751-3222

New Hampshire
SOS: William M. Gardner, State House, 107 N Main St #112, Concord, NH 03301
Phone:(603) 271-3246

Gov: Maggie Hassan (D)
State House, 107 N Main St # 208, Concord, NH 03301
Phone:(603) 271-2121

New Jersey
SOS & Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno

Gov. Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-6000

New York
SOS: Rossana Rosado 
Department of State, Albany Location:
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12231-0001 GPS USERS: Use Zip Code 12210 to locate the Albany Office.
Department of State, New York City Location:
123 William Street, New York, NY 10038-3804

Gov: Andrew M. Cuomo
Contact us by mail:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
1-518-474-8390
North Dakota
Secretary of State
Al Jaeger
State of North Dakota
600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 108
Bismarck ND 58505-0500
Telephone: 701-328-2900
Toll Free: 800-352-0867
TTY: 800-366-6888
Fax: 701-328-2992

Gov: Governor Jack Dalrymple
Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley
Office of Governor
State of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0100 
701.328.2200: phone
701.328.2205: fax

Pennsylvania
GOVERNOR TOM WOLF
Office of the Governor
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
SOS: Pedro A. Cortes

South Dakota
SHANTEL KREBS
605) 773-3537 Fax: (605) 773-6580
Secretary of State
Capitol Building
500 East Capitol Avenue Ste 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Elections    
Campaign Finance 605.773.3537 605.773.6580 CFR@state.sd.us
Election Information 605.773.3537 605.773.6580 elections@state.sd.us
Help America Vote Act (HAVA) 605.773.3537 605.773.6580 HAVA@state.sd.us

Gov: Dennis Daugaard (R)
Mailing Address:
Office of the Governor
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, S.D. 57501
Phone Number:605.773.3212
Fax Number:605.773.4711

Tennessee
SOS: Tre Hargett
Tre Hargett
State Capitol
Nashville , 37243-1102
(615) 741-2819

Elections
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
7th Floor, Snodgrass Tower
Nashville , TN 37243-1102
1-877-850-4959
(615)-741-7956
Coordinator of Elections
(615) 741-7956

Gov: Bill Haslam (R)
600 Charlotte Ave #1, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone:(615) 741-2001

Texas
SOS: Carlos H. Cascos 
Texas Secretary of State
Executive Division 
P.O. Box 12697
Austin, Texas 78711-2697

Elections Physical: 
James E. Rudder Bldg.
1019 Brazos St.
Austin, Texas 78701
Mailing:
Elections Division
Secretary of State 
P.O. Box 12060
Austin, Texas 78711-2060

Gov: Greg Abbot
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Delivery Address
Office of the Governor
State Insurance Building
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78701

Utah
Governor's Office
GARY HERBERT
350 State Capitol Building, Suite E220
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: (801) 538-1000

West Virginia
SOS: Natalie E. Tennant
Secretary of State
Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770
416 Adams Street, Suite 413
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone Numbers
Main (304) 558-6000
Business and Licensing (304) 558-8000
Toll-Free (866) 767-8683
Investigation Hotline (877) 372-8398
Fairmont Main (304) 367-2775

Governor
The Honorable Earl Ray Tomblin
State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
Website: Office of the Governor
Phone: (304) 558-2000
Fax:(304) 342-7025
E-mail: Governor@wvgov.org


2 comments:

  1. Write to your Republican Electors directly before December 19th. Although 24 states seek to prohibit faithless electors by a variety of methods, including pledges and the threat of fines or criminal action, most constitutional scholars believe that once electors have been chosen, they remain constitutionally free agents, able to vote for any candidate who meets the requirements for President and Vice President. Here's your chance to do SOMETHING.
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    1. Thank you for your comment. The document above has a list of all the Faithless states that can vote against Trump. I appreciate your share.

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