‘We Will Hunt You Down’: Electors Facing Death And Rape Threats For Not Voting For Trump


Art Sisneros said he can’t vote for Donald Trump in good conscience because he said it would bring ‘dishonor to God’ so he resigned as a elector. Well, he’s been getting threats from Trump supporters and he’s not the only one. Last week, Christopher Suprun announced in a New York Times op-ed that on December 19 he would be voting for “an honorable and qualified man or woman such as Gov. John Kasich of Ohio” instead of Trump. Suprun also joined the long list of electors who are calling for outgoing Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to brief them on classified information related to Russian hacking to influence the election in Trump’s favor.

In an interview with Texas Monthly, Sisneros revealed the reaction he’s gotten from Trump supporters since the announcement. On Facebook, Sisneros shared a threat that was issued to Suprun which read, “You vote for Trump or we rape your wife and daughters with a knife before we kill you,” adding, “Do as told or face consequences.”

He said that Suprun is “getting a lot of ugly stuff, as did I.”

He continued:

Maybe it’s just that the Hamilton Electors [a group founded by several members of the Electoral College that advocates for choosing a Republican alternative to Trump] and the groups on the left wanted something from me, but they were a little more diplomatic in how they spoke and in their persuasion. But the Trump supporters and the people on the right thought that I absolutely had to vote for Trump, and to do otherwise was some kind of treasonous act. They were far more aggressive and far more nasty.

He said that he, too, “received a lot of threats.” He said, “There were several nasty ones—to vote for Trump, or else.” “Some of them” he said “were pretty vague like, “we’re going to hunt you down,” that kind of stuff.” “Some were like, “we’re going to find out where you work and come after you,” he added.

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