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Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016. The Texas Tribune/Bob Daemmrich

Texas Republican Elector Resigns over Donald Trump

Art Sisneros said he believed voting for Trump “would bring dishonor to God.”

The Texas Republican elector is resigning over the election of Donald Trump, saying he cannot “in good conscience” vote for the incoming president.

The elector, Art Sisneros of Dayton, detailed his decision in a blog post Saturday that said he believed voting for Trump “would bring dishonor to God.” The remaining 537 members of the Electoral College will choose Sisneros’ replacement when they convene Dec. 19 in state capitals across the country.

On Nov. 8, Trump beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by 9 percentage points in solidly red Texas, capturing its 38 electoral votes.

Sisneros has previously been critical of Trump, raising the prospect that he could turn into a “faithless elector” — one who votes against the winner of the popular vote in his or her state. He ruled out that option in his blog post, writing that it “would be difficult to justify how being faithless could be a righteous act.”

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Author:  PATRICK SVITEK – The Texas Tribune

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  1. There is good and evil and there is bad and wrong,those people that did not bother to vote in the November 8 presidential election along with those that voted for Gary Johnson. Are in for a rude awakening we are all in for a rude awakening.
    Many people will continue on with their daily way of life until reality hits them and hits them hard including those that voted for Donald Trump. Yes Donald Trump is a dishonor to God! and talk about draining the swamp and refilling and restocking it with the most undesirable fanatic wrong evil people.
    Goodbye to Medicare, goodbye to social security,goodbye to affordable health care,goodbye to the First Amendment of the Constitution. The United States will have a fascist form of government starting on January 17 2017. Only In America, Trump is above the Constitution,Trump is above the Law, and Trump is God and Trump is above all good morals,only if we allow him to think that he is.
    Trump is a conflict of interest,lets pray that he gets impeached because he is unfit to be commander in chief and unfit to be the most powerful man in the world.

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