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Protests Erupt As Wisconsin, Michigan Electors Vote Trump

By Stephen Gossett in News on Dec 19, 2016 7:55PM

Any chance of a long-shot “Hamilton elector” rebellion toward a more moderate GOP presidential option likely would require electors from nearby states Wisconsin and Michigan to join in and disavow Trump. That wasn’t the case on Monday afternoon, as electors in both states unanimously stuck to the script—although they had to do it in the face of stern and vocal protest.

In Wisconsin, a demonstrator was heard chanting,. “No Putin. No Putin. No Putin. No Putin president,” during the live proceedings at the State Capitol, before appearing to be escorted by authorities.

"You just sold out of this world. We’re all going to go to war and die because of you people," another demonstrator cried. "You have no right! No right!"

When the panel announced all 10 electoral votes for Donald J. Trump, several protesters chanted “shame.” “Every one of you, you’re pathetic!” shouted one person.

Protesters had gathered outside the state capitol in Madison early on Wednesday morning despite subzero temperatures.

In Lansing, Michigan, dozens of protesters crowded the capitol rotunda ahead of the 2 p.m. Eastern Time ballot cast. "“Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Donald Trump, no way!” they shouted. Another clip shows a large crowd, gathered just outside of the proceedings, chanting, "Let us in!"

The Wisconsin GOP said in a statement that "we were proud to honor the voices of 1.4 million Wisconsin voters who spoke loud and clear on Dec. 8."