DENVER (AP) — A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit by two Colorado electors challenging the requirement that they vote for the state winner of the presidential election.
The two Democratic electors want to be freed of the requirement that they vote for Hillary Clinton so they can cut a deal with Republicans from other states to make someone other than Donald Trump president.READ MORE: Colorado Water Suppliers Seeing 'Traditional Patterns' Change Each Year
They are part of a longshot attempt to keep Trump out of the White House when the electoral college meets Dec. 19.READ MORE: 'This Is Offering Them Shelter For The Night': City Of Northglenn Converts Old Rec Center Into Winter Housing For Homeless
Clinton won Colorado on Nov. 8 while losing the presidential election. Trump garnered 306 electoral votes to her 232. But a small group of electors from Colorado and Washington state hope to unite Democrats and Republicans behind a consensus Republican pick other than Trump.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Colorado Bobcat Hunts For Next Meal
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