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So the Democrat State Department of Pennsylvania had a bright idea...

Let's just make of the PA electors' addresses and phone numbers public!...

Expected consequences ensue...as if that was the plan...

'Unprecedented harassment': Pa. GOP slams state for releasing Trump electors' contact information

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Republican Party officials say they believe the Pennsylvania Department of State willfully disregarded open records protections when it released the contact information of President-elect Donald Trump's electors, opening them up to harassment.

The Department of State says certain information, including a list of Electoral College electors, is publicly available as part of the Pennsylvania Election Code. That list, provided by the president-elect or his representative, included the electors' contact information, according to the department.

PennLive spoke to an elector said she received 18,000 emails, 130 letters and postcards and numerous phone calls after her address and phone number was released. She said she hasn't attempted to read all the emails, but most were urging her to cast her vote for Hillary Clinton.

The elector asked not to be identified, out of fear of further harassment.


The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review interviewed two other electors -- Craig Stewart, of Cumberland County, and Ash Khare of Warren County -- who each said they had also received thousands of emails.

"Most of the emails that I read were sincere and respectful," Stewart told the Tribune-Review, "but I don't even bother reading them anymore. Who can read 20,000 emails?"

"Previously, the Pennsylvania Department of State redacted everything except for names for these types of requests," said state GOP spokeswoman Megan Sweeney.

"The Department of State's actions are directly responsible for the unprecedented harassment and potential endangering of Pennsylvania's electors by people who want the electors to ignore the will of the people."

Lawyers from the state Republican Party and Trump's campaign are exploring their legal options, Sweeney said.
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Remember when Trump gave out Grahams phone number? Dang

unprecedented harassment? By respectfully asking them to vote for Hillary? Oh the Drama
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The right to petition our elected officials is enshrined, indirectly, in the United States Constitution and, directly, in the Pennsylvania Constitution. Public office, love it or leave it.
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So the Democrat State Department of Pennsylvania had a bright idea...

Let's just make of the PA electors' addresses and phone numbers public!...

Expected consequences ensue...as if that was the plan...
Tom Wolf might be one of those Ivy League elitists who is frustrated and sore about not delivering his blue state to the democrats. The voters should put his fanny in the Susquehanny.
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The right to petition our elected officials is enshrined, indirectly, in the United States Constitution and, directly, in the Pennsylvania Constitution. Public office, love it or leave it.
Ummmmm...

The state electors are NOT "elected officials"...
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Ummmmm...

The state electors are NOT "elected officials"...
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In Pennsylvania, the campaign committee of each candidate names their respective electoral college candidates (an attempt to discourage faithless electors).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electo...ates)#Electors

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Have you ever seen the private number of the President, governor, or city councilman published? Didn't think so. And they are elected officials.
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Ummmmm...

The state electors are NOT "elected officials"...
This is patently false. You may want to educate yourself on how the electoral college works. When you cast your vote for President, you are actually casting your vote for the states electors that were previously nominated by the winning party.
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Have you ever seen the private number of the President, governor, or city councilman published? Didn't think so. And they are elected officials.


"Murren noted that the department had posted only the names and home counties of the electors on its website. However, she said, under state election law, the list of electors is a public document. The department followed the Election Code requirements by releasing the list, upon request, to registered voters, she said."


This is not 'unprecedented'. Trump electors are not special snowflakes. They don't get to have safe spaces where they can hide from the people expressing their constitutional rights.
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This is patently false. You may want to educate yourself on how the electoral college works. When you cast your vote for President, you are actually casting your vote for the states electors that were previously nominated by the winning party.
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IN THE KNOW: PA and the Electoral College

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Who picks these electors?

It’s not the same in every state. But in most states, electors are nominated by their political parties. In Pennsylvania, electors are chosen by the presidential campaigns themselves.
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