DENVER (CBS4) – There was some drama at the state Capitol on Monday afternoon when one elector had to be replaced after refusing to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

That elector was replaced and all nine electors in Colorado voted for Clinton.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the third and final US presidential debate with Republican nominee Donald Trump at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 19, 2016. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the third and final US presidential debate with Republican nominee Donald Trump at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 19, 2016. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

There was a loud response by the crowd, including boos and chants when this happened.

Earlier, a judge overruled the challenge to the electors’ oath and while they took the oath, two said they were signing the oath under “duress.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

There has been an effort to persuade Colorado’s nine electors to join a long-shot bid to block Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

Democrat Hillary Clinton won Colorado. But some of Colorado’s nine electors have said they may join a protest effort to try to stop Trump from collecting the 270 electoral votes he needs to win. Analysts call the effort nearly impossible.

Comments (48)
  1. And yet, the elector refused to vote for CLINTON.

    1. Dave Bush says:

      Accordingly anyone in other states, who refuses to vote for Trump should be removed.

    2. Well Colorado once again you have showed the world what a left leaning liberal infested your once great state has become,Hilary and the DNC owned you and are looking like a bunch of fools,the dems are taking you down .

  2. Michael Lang says:

    Democrats are grandstanding clowns. Pathetic.

  3. These poor little cupcakes that can’t deal with reality should leave the US because Trump is here to make America great again!

    1. As President Elect, Donald Trump has already done more to make America greater than the feckless POS clown Barak Hussein Obumbler has in eight years of incompetence and non-leadership as president, and far more than lying, crooked Hillary could do in a life time.

      1. The old adage rings true in this case: Actions speak louder than words. Obama was a man of many words, ie. hot air., and no action. Unless you count playing golf and partying and vacationing on the taxpayers’ dime valid presidential actions.Trump speaks mainly through his twitter account, through which he throws bones to the rabid MSM to do with what they will, and then acts and stuff actually gets done. Obama was stunned when Trump saved those carrier jobs, even though he told Trump that it was impossible. Rumored to have been overheard at the White House, in what sounded like Obama’s voice, upon Trump’s first success: “Holy shiite! You can do stuff like that?!!!”

  4. Dusty Rhodes says:

    …t wo said they were signing the oath under “duress.”

    Then, why did you become an elector? No one held a gun to your head to be an elector.

    1. Not going according to plan, eh? Snivel, snivel.

    2. Wait, didn’t liberals say the rogue electors in Texas were heroes… is this the way Democrats treat heroes by replacing them and booing them? Can’t ALL electors vote their conscience or only the ones with whom you agree?

      1. They’re only heroes if they toe the official (and unofficial, ie. dirty) Party line. Otherwise they’re branded as traitors and thrown under the bus. No second chances in their black and white world. ‘My way or the highway’ should be the official Liberal/Dem Party slogan, since it is their unofficial operating method.

  5. So, does Colorado require the elector tp follow the will of the people? Not all states do.

  6. Can someone please explain this to me?
    Why would there be an effort to persuade Colorado’s nine electors to join a long-shot bid to block Republican President-elect Donald Trump?
    How could any of Colorado’s nine electors join a protest effort to try to stop Trump?
    Hillary won the state and is already getting all 9 electoral votes. This story doesn’t make any sense.

    1. Did you just say “makes sense”?! Sense, reason, fair play, rule-of-law are buzzing gnats to be swatted away and ignored in pursuit of the leftist agenda.

    2. The plan was for Hillary electors to change their vote to an acceptable GOP candidate, like Kasich, in the hopes that other GOP electors would do the same. Or, that Congress could then justify electing that Republican if nobody got the 270 electors needed.

  7. mjazzguitar says:

    How does refusing to vote for Clinton block Trump?
    I don’t get it.

    1. They were trying to band together with rogue GOP voters to choose someone either than either Trump or Clinton…but like the Occupy movement, their attempts went over like a fart in church.

  8. I think this is a horrible thing to witness. Democrats bullying electors encouraging them into abusing their power and telling the people your vote does not matter. Not even the Governor or the Senators in your state have that much power. Which ever side you support, God Bless the electors staying true while putting up with this. They take an oath to represent the people faithfully. It is not just some position you walk into without knowing why you are there. You are part of a political process in your state that involves meetings, and state conventions, and round table discussions with people you know. They trust you to represent them no matter what. And the electors who are doing that should win the next Nobel peace prize.

    We do not choose a person to be an elector and tell them to vote for whatever they think is right. If that was the case, there would be no need for state conventions, or primaries. We dont choose an elector to figure out some hair-brained scheme to trick the vote to throw an election. We choose an elector to represent US. Even the democrat voters have to be waking up to realize they are still being duped. The democrats have never represented the wishes of their voters. If the democrat voters choose the wrong candidate, the democrat delegation has super delegates to override the will of the people. It is how Sanders lost. The republicans dont have super delegates. Only Democrats try to game the system because they believe people are too stupid to choose correctly. Are you listening Democrat voters?

    The process is not broken because Hillary lost with the popular vote. It is just that now conservatives and those in smaller communities are waking up to realize that New York and California cannot be trusted to carry their wishes across the rest of the nation. Livelihoods have been destroyed because of that. New York and California could care less about how people lost farms, and jobs, and good health care that was affordable. NY and Cali only care about making sure their views blanket any other views. Their votes ave railroaded many families who were hurt by the last two elections.

    It became painfully apparent to the other states in the nation that we needed to learn the process of what it was going to take to get involved to get our voices heard. No more sitting in the recliner on election day. If Kansas expected their wishes to be known, Kansans had to get out and vote. These states have been strengthened to know their vote do matter and they do have a voice in this nation! And that is why Hillary lost. Because the people decided to use their electoral system as it was intended. In order to stop the runaway plutocracy Clinton dynasty. And it worked. For the first time in my life I am proud to see our system working. Before, I had lost all hope that it was too corrupt to support the true voice of all the people. Now I have hope.

    1. She lied when she said she will accept the results and I mean the entire DNC, including the main stream media which is owned by them. They made a big deal of “accepting the result”.

      Now they also lied to the lies of asking electors to vote their conscience. I heard this also happened in some other states and electors initially cast their vote against Hillary.

  9. That elector will definitely get audited by the IRS. Oh, never mind…

  10. The real story of the day is that Democrats are attempting to steal the election through elector intimidation which is voter fraud. We must crush these evil thugs in 2018.

  11. The previous comments are correct in that all 9 are voting for Hillary Clinton so how can they otherwise protest. As was said, the article makes no sense and needs clarification. On the other hand, ‘weed’ is legal in Co. and that may be the underlying reason.

    1. It seems that the reporter injected a false narrative without thinking it through.

  12. What happened to being “free to vote their conscience”, huh ? It appears that more electors see Crooked Hillary as a threat to this world than Trump.

  13. Somehow I am not surprised by a democrat failing to live up to an oath. Actually in all fairness I could amend that statement to include many who engage in politics as well as most, if not all democrats.
    I fail to understand how someone could have such a dearth of basic honor and integrity. When you take an oath or give your word to do something, not doing it is simply no longer an option, it just isn’t. It makes you wonder just what type of upbringing did these people have or is the effect of our liberal education system really strong enough to offset a decent upbringing and reduce someone to a person so devoid of morals and scruples that they could act with such dishonor?
    It seems we need to take stock of some of our fellow citizens and decide what to do with people such as these.
    Rich in New Mexico.

  14. John Larson says:

    The power of the left: Occupy Wall Street; BLM; Demand a Recount; Protest and Riot in the Streets after the election; Blame Comey; Blame the Russians; Shriek, “He’s not my President;” threaten electors in order to intimidate them into abandoning their duty. Add it all up? 0. The democrats are the poster children for impotence.

  15. Andy Howe says:

    Typical of Democrats. Make a promise to other electors that will not vote for Hillary if they will not vote for Trump; and then back out of the promise. I wonder how many others will do the same, either be removed under duress or just refuse to keep the promise made.

  16. Mark Meyer says:

    democrats keep digging that hole you are in. The democrat party is toast.

  17. Oh, the news coming out is so sweet! Wait until you folks that hoped electors would balk at voting for Trump catch wind of the news out of Washington State. Electors out there refused to vote for Hillary. You reap what you sow! LOL!!!!!

  18. Steve Peck says:

    Is this an example of “FAKE NEWS” from CBS? “There has been an effort to persuade Colorado’s nine electors to join a long-shot bid to block Republican President-elect Donald Trump.”

    They were all pledged to Clinton. They could not do anything to help steal the election.

  19. I’d be curious to know if this one Elector that was replaced, if they sought it out, it they would receive help from the Hollywood idiots trying to convince Electors to not vote for Republican Donald Trump. These Hollywood has beens said to vote your conscience and they would offer legal aid and payment of fines. Would love to hear how helpful these hapless Hollywood fools are for an Elector who can’t vote in Good Conscience for Hillary Rodham Clinton!

  20. Tony Bones says:

    “…I think this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!…we’re just the guys to do it…” ‘Otter’/Bluto; Animal House

  21. Lou Anthony says:

    The nine electors after casting their votes headed to the medical marijuana store for some special Brownies (or was it before?). Caution dem voters – Fake news.

  22. So anyone who is a Democrat and believes they are grown-up should look at what’s been happening lately and make an intelligent decision and leave the children behind. You’ll feel so glad you did.

  23. Also, four Democrat electors in the state of Washington refused to vote for Hillary. Everything is backfiring on Democrats as their party leaps into history’s dustbin.

    1. Yeah finally tally Clinton 4 faithless electors Trump 2. Trump wins by least amount of faithless electors. In fact Clinton had 7 but Maine and Minnesota and Colorado removed the faithless and put someone in to vote for Clinton. Only faithless that came up for Trump was Texas

  24. Jason Stone says:

    Democrats are sick, demented, sore losers. Pathetic.

  25. What do you call a bunch of Democrats in a basement? A whine cellar.

  26. Trump wlł be elečted and then the SCOTUS is right for your entire adult life. 🙂

  27. Jim Rockford says:

    Just curious. Did the Electors need ID to vote? I’m sure that being one of approximately 537 you probably only needed a power bill or signing a paper saying you are who you are.

  28. No nationwide protests for electors to Mutiny the Clinton Bounty, and yet there were more Clinton electoral mutineers than there were Trump….hahahaha! ya gotta love the irony!

  29. I think that some cruise ship lines could make a lot of money helping Democrats relocated to countries they would love such as Cuba, Venezuela, or Albania.

  30. Clinton Won Colorado but they wanted to protest Trump winning by not voting for Clinton which they were obligated to vote since she won the state? OK time to repeal weed Colorado apparently it is making the electors dumbed down.

  31. “Nobody loves me, everybody hates me.
    I’m going out in the garden and eat worms.
    First you bite the end off,
    Then you suck the guts out,
    Greasy ol’ slimy ol’ worms.”

    Marching song of the Disaffected Democrats.

  32. Rico Warner says:

    As I understand it, there are a few conditions wherein an elector–in some states–can vote against the will of the state. Dunno if that holds in Colorado. Dunno what grounds he was trying to claim–urinalists did not see that info as newsworthy it seems.

    What blows my mind though? Is he really a never-Trumper? If so, why is he refusing to vote for Hillary. Hard to believe a damn thing the MSM says. Probably is a #NeverHillary instead. That makes sense.

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