Texas electoral college member harassed for backing Trump

Alex Kim, Dallas-area electoral college member (NBC News photo)
Alex Kim, Dallas-area electoral college member (NBC News photo)

DALLAS, TEXAS (NBC News) – The presidential election isn’t officially over until the electoral votes are cast in mid-December, and that includes the 38 votes from Texas.

Many Texas electors are facing mounting pressure to not vote for Trump, some even receiving death threats.

Long after his Fort Worth law office has closed, Alex Kim is still answering emails. “It’s constant,” Kim said. His inbox isn’t full of client requests.

He’s actually responding to bitter rivals.

“I reject the Democratic party principles and I reject Hillary Clinton,” Kim said.

Kim is one of only 38 republican electors in Texas.

“I’m actually the person who casts the vote for president of the United States.” He was elected to that position at the state Republican convention.

“When people ask me to vote for Hillary Clinton, there’s no way.”

But that doesn’t stop them from asking. Especially in this post election, very heated environment. “I had no idea it would be like this,” he claims.

With the popular vote — and the electoral college vote at odds for only the 4th time in american history — people are trying to convince electors to break their ranks.

“Usually the electoral college is very ceremonial, you’re there, you cast your vote and you’re done. Now all the electors are starting to get, ugh, it’s starting to beat me down.”

Kim’s received a few nasty notes, mostly from people out of state. “There are some electors who have been threatened. With harm or with death.”

And his response — is pure Texas.

“You may all go to hell, I shall go to Texas. If it was good enough for Davey Crockett, then it’s good enough for me.”

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