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.