The anti-Hillary electors — who sparked outrage among the left and shocked the mainstream media — are now facing the consequences of their actions.
The Washington Times reports:
Four Washington state electors who cast their vote for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton will each be fined $1,000 next week, the secretary of state’s office said Thursday.
David Ammons, a spokesman for Secretary of State Kim Wyman, told The Associated Press that the electors will have 60 days to pay the fine, and said the office is putting together an appeals process in case of a challenge.
Clinton won the state’s popular vote last month, earning her 12 electoral votes. Under state law, presidential electors – who are chosen by their party at their state convention – sign a pledge to vote for their party’s nominees for president and vice president. But during Monday’s Electoral College vote in Olympia, Clinton got just eight votes, while former Secretary of State Colin Powell got three and Native American tribal elder and activist Faith Spotted Eagle got one vote.
Their punishment could have been worse — after all, when you defy hundreds of thousands of votes, the state may be justified in mandating a short prison sentence or demanding a ridiculous fine.
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