Posted by Christopher Johnson | Sunday, December 18th, 2016 | Uncategorized | 28 Comments
Certain things need to be decided at the start:
Prominent American celebrities have taken to YouTube to try and convince Republican Electoral College members to vote their conscience against President-elect Donald Trump.
But in a video published Friday, and first reported on Saturday by Politico, “West Wing” actor Martin Sheen incorrectly refers to the Kansas electoral college voter that he’s trying to convince.
“As you know Mr. McMillan, 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 says in the video.
Ahhhhh-yup. “Mr. McMillan” is a girl.
The person he’s talking to seems to be Kansas Electoral College voter Ashley McMillan.
But the voter, whose full name is Ashley McMillan Hutchinson, is not Mr. McMillan. She’s a woman. And she’s the vice chairwoman of the Kansas Republican Party who wrote in The Wall Street Journal recently that “I won’t violate the will of the people of Kansas simply because coastal elites think Mr. Trump tweets too much.”