Washington elector joins anti-Trump movement

Hillary won Washington state's 12 electoral votes, earned 232 nationally

In this Nov. 8, 2016, photo, a voter fills out his ballot at the Wilson School House in unincorporated Wilson, Idaho. Donald Trump’s victory came as a surprise to many Americans, the nation’s pollsters most of all. Heading into Election Day, most national surveys overstated what will likely be a narrow popular vote advantage for Hillary Clinton and led many to believe she was a shoo-in to win the Electoral College. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A Democratic presidential elector from Washington state says she is joining a national effort to try and deny Republican Donald Trump the presidency at the Electoral College.

Levi Guerra, a 19-year-old from the small town of Warden in Central Washington, announced at the state Capitol Wednesday that she’s joining the so-called Hamilton Electors, a group that includes fellow Washington elector P. Bret Chiafalo, who joined Guerra at the Capitol.

The group seeks to block Trump by encouraging both Democratic and Republican electors in every state to unite behind a yet-to-be determined consensus Republican candidate.

Guerra says she promised her community that she’d do anything to ensure Trump does not become president and worries what kind of example Trump would set for her generation.

Clinton won Washington state, which has 12 electoral votes. Trump won 306 electoral votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 232. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win.