Celebrities Lecture the Country Again, This Time About Flipping Electoral College Against Trump

• December 15, 2016 10:51 am


In yet another attempt to browbeat America into voting their way, a group of celebrities released a video on Thursday urging the Electoral College to vote against President-elect Donald Trump.

The video, which closely mirrors another star-studded video about the importance of not voting for someone whose "signature move is firing," explains that electors have the right to vote against the person that the American people elected because the Founders did not want a demagogue in the White House.

"Republican members of the Electoral College, this message is for you," Martin Sheen said, teeing off his lecture.

Sheen quoted the Federalist Papers—quite possibly for the first time in his life—to make the case that the Electoral College should ditch Trump.

"As you know, the 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.'"

Other celebrities chimed in to help viewers do the math.

"You and just 36 other conscientious Republican electors can make a difference by voting your conscience on December 19th," said three minor celebrities.

The celebrities went out of their way to specify that they were not asking Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton.

"I'm not asking you to vote for Hillary Clinton," three other minor celebrities said.

"As you know, the Constitution give the electors the right to vote for any eligible person," minor celebrity Mike Farrell said.

Electors who defied their states and voted against Trump would earn the respect of minor celebrities everywhere, according to the video.