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Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:40 AM

2 NC members Electoral College speak out ahead of planned Monday vote

2 NC members Electoral College speak out ahead of planned Monday vote

by: Steve Sbraccia

Posted: Dec 13, 2020 / 07:22 PM EST / Updated: Dec 13, 2020 / 07:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — One of the most anticipated days in this year’s presidential election is about to occur — the convening of the Electoral College.

In North Carolina, there are 15 electors and CBS 17 spoke with two of them, a school teacher and retired lawyer. They are both voting in state’s Electoral College for the first time. North Carolina’s electors will meet in the North Carolina House chamber in the Old Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh, casting their ballots at noon on Monday.

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CBS 17 asked Edwin Garvin II, one of those set to vote Monday, if he thought the system still works. “Yes,” he said. That’s “because the selection of the president of the United States requires a broad-based political and geographical consensus.” Since the country was founded, it’s always been that the Electoral College has been the final say in an election. CBS 17 asked Susan Mills if she thought the college’s vote will be the last word on this election, given all the legal challenges and controversy. “That’s a very difficult question,” she said. “I would like to think it’s not going to be the last word because I still would like to have President Trump be my president for another 4 years.”

CBS 17 asked Garvin if he though this Electoral College vote will stick nationally.

“Sounds like it,” he said.

North Carolina law requires electors to vote for the person who won the state and electors here can’t change their minds without having their vote disqualified and being assessed a $500 fine. Because President Trump didn’t get enough electoral votes nationally this time, Garvin believes there is no overturning the election. “In my limited understanding, it sounds like the Electoral College vote will come out as many people anticipate it,” he said. “Joe Biden will be selected as the next president by the Electoral College.” Despite so much controversy surrounding this election, both Garvin and Mills said they’ve received no adverse reaction from the public regarding their roles as electors. Although some states will be holding virtual Electoral College voting on Monday, North Carolina will continue the tradition of voting in person.

CBS 17 asked Mills if she had any pandemic concerns about meeting in a group as an elector. “I do not.” she said. “We all have risks and we have to be smart about it and do whatever we need to do to protect ourselves and fellow electors.” Naturally, the pandemic has changed the way the Electoral College will function here in North Carolina. Before the session begins, all participants will have their temperature taken. They must also socially distance and visitors will be limited.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/2-nc-members-electoral-college-speak-out-ahead-of-planned-monday-vote/

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littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 OP
Butterflylady Dec 2020 #1
littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #4
CurtEastPoint Dec 2020 #2
littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #3
CurtEastPoint Dec 2020 #7
littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #8
moose65 Dec 2020 #5
littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #6

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:57 AM

1. Susan Mills would like to have rump for the next four years.

I will never understand these people. They seem somewhat intelligent, yet so thoroughly stupid.

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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:13 AM

4. They are just not that deep, are they? nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:02 AM

2. Here is the lovely Ms Mills, a poster-girl for Trumpette. AND A TEACHER?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 11:12 AM

3. She's what I call "plastic fantastic" all about appearances void of substance.

I'd bet money she votes like her husband tells her to.

Thanks for sharing the article, CurtEastPoint.

I hope you are staying safe!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 12:16 PM

7. I am! My biggest kitty is asleep on my tummy and chest so I can't get out!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 12:38 PM

8. Good! I miss having a kitty. Two dogs are good though. ❤ nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 12:05 PM

5. Sometimes my fellow North Carolinians make me shake my head

Of course they have "received no adverse reaction from the public regarding their roles as electors."

Do you know why, Ms. Mills? Because as bad a thing as it is, Trump won NC. Democrats are not out rallying trying to change the results in NC, or any other state. We know that there is no evidence of widespread fraud.

However, you can bet your bottom dollar that had Biden narrowly won NC, the Republicans would be doing the same thing in NC that they are doing in Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, etc.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 14, 2020, 12:09 PM

6. Absolutely. ❤ nt

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