Two Texas Electors Will Not Cast Ballots for Trump. Officials Now Consider Binding Legislation

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningDecember 9, 2016 3:03 pm,

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, spoke with the Standard today to talk about what’s been going on across the state.

Some top Texas officials are unhappy with two Texas presidential electors, saying that they’ll look into legislative action in order to keep future electors from going rogue.

“These electors do not want to cast their ballots officially for Donald Trump, and some statewide elected officials including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are basically saying, ‘You know what, if these guys are going to go rogue, we may have to pass legislation that says it’s binding, you all have to follow the will of Texans when you’re casting your electoral votes.'”

Despite the fact that electors take an oath to support the nominee – one of the two in Texas has said they’re going to resign, the other has said they’re going to vote for someone else.

“The one who is resigning his position basically said there were religious reasons – his faith could not allow him to cast his ballot for Trump.”

What you’ll hear in this segment: 

– The bipartisan effort for tax-free tampons

– Texas Senator-elect Dawn Buckingham’s opinions on transgender bathroom legislation