Threatening or intimidating
The tone of the press there was intimidating, particularly toward Russia.As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.
This arbitrary conduct did not succeed in intimidating the other Councillors.
Some of these threats may violate federal law, yet the Justice Department acts strangely uninterested in investigating. 19 deadline for the electors to cast their votes is less than three weeks away, which makes it essential that the Justice Department act immediately — and very publicly — to deter and stop these threats and this intimidation.
Following the election, a coalition of liberal activist groups launched #Not My President Alliance, an organization dedicated to fighting the inauguration of President-elect Trump. Yet the website of the Justice Department’s Office of Public Affairs contains no announcement of an investigation into these threats.
As part of that effort, #Not My President distributed personal contact information — including telephone numbers and addresses — of electors in states that voted Republican. Moreover, we can be pretty certain that if investigators had actually contacted any of the threatened electors, it would have been reported in the press by now. Justice Department, which is charged with protecting all voters, should act to quash this outrage immediately. After nearly eight years of operation, the Obama administration has yet to file a single Section 11b case. Obama entered the Oval Office, his Justice Department essentially dismissed almost all of a pending, high-profile Section 11b case concerning voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia.
According to Buzzfeed, Maddie Deming, a strategist for the group, said they wanted to put electors in the spotlight and “to hold them accountable for their decision.” Whatever the intent, the initiative has produced a deluge of threats. 6, 2017 in joint session to count the Electoral College votes (3 U. The obvious conclusion is that the Justice Department has done nothing to enforce Section 11b against those who have tried to intimidate and who have threatened electors with bodily harm if they vote for Donald Trump. Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the Civil Rights Division had the open-and-shut case dismissed because its “progressive” new leaders did not believe the Voting Rights Act should be used against black defendants to protect white voters.
Arizona’s electors have reported harassment as well. Electors who are casting their votes for president and vice president are also protected by Section 11b since the Electoral College is an essential part of the federal voting process. §7) requires electors to cast their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday of December, which this year is Dec. These are recorded as “certificates of vote,” signed, sealed, and delivered by December 28 to the president of the Senate and the archivist of the United States (3 U. Making threats and attempting to intimidate electors is as anti-democratic as it gets. Failure to do so will just be further evidence that this Justice Department does not believe in equal protection under the law.