Liberals complaining about how “unfair” the electoral college is, don’t seem to have any problems working within the rules of the game to try to influence the outcome of the election. Since electors can treat how their State voted as a mere suggestion and instead vote otherwise (which would make them “faithless electors”), there’s a push by liberals to urge electors to cast their votes for Hillary.
It’s extremely unlikely, as Trump dominated her 306-232 in the electoral college. The odds that 38 electors would turn is about zero, and it would be an unprecedented move. However, one Republican elector, Christopher Suprun, has been making headlines because he won’t be voting for Trump, and he’s cited his alleged experience as a 9/11 first responder as part of his justification.
Naturally, liberal sites jumped on the story, and Suprun even got a New York Times article out of it.
And now, he has quite a bit to answer for.
The Texas elector who cited his experience as a 9/11 first responder for his refusal to vote for President-elect Donald Trump appears to have fabricated the entire thing, according to an investigation by local news outlet WFAA.
Chris Suprun said he responded with the Manassas Park, Va., fire department after the third plane hit the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But WFAA’s investigation reveals that the department wasn’t among those responding to the attacks. What’s more, Suprun didn’t even join the fire department until October 2001 — a month after after the attacks.
“Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation,” Suprun wrote in a New York Times op-ed announcing he would not be casting his vote for Trump when the electors meet on Dec. 19.
“It’s no different than stolen valor for the military; dressing up and saying ‘Hey, I earned a Purple Heart’ when you weren’t even in combat.’ There’s a big difference between shopping at Old Navy and being a Navy SEAL,” one first responder told WFAA
What a guy. How much do you want to bet he’s a Democrat in Republican clothing, too?
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