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American Celebrities Beg College Electors: Don’t Vote Trump



Actors Martin Sheen and Debra Messing are joined by a host of other celebrities – including musician Moby – to ask Republican electors to not cast their vote for President-elect Donald Trump on 19 December.

The argument put forward in the Unite for America clip is simple – Mr Trump is not fit to be president of the United States, and therefore members of the Electoral College should block his entry to the White House.

“Our founding fathers built the Electoral College to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is, to an eminent degree, endowed with the requisite qualifications,” Sheen explains. 

Mr Trump, the celebrities continue, is not “highly qualified for the job” – and therefore the electors could, and should, prevent him from taking office.