Last week, a group of Hollywood celebrities looking to flip the Electoral College to Hillary Clinton released a video, in which they pleaded with individual electors to “do what’s best for America.”
Saturday afternoon, the actors, actresses and musicians, including Martin Sheen, began releasing individualized videos, targeting specific electors by name. The first video went out to a “Mr. Ashley McMillan,” a lead elector in Kansas.
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“As you know Mr. McMillan, our founding fathers built the Electoral College to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue, and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is, to an eminent degree, endowed with the requisite qualifications,” Sheen pleads.
The only problem? Martin Sheen and his buddies didn’t do their homework.
Mr. McMillan is actually Mrs. McMillan, and she—not he—is the head of the Kansas Republican Party. And Mrs. Ashley McMillan Hutchinson will cast her vote in the Electoral College for Donald Trump—she even penned an op-ed about it for the Wall Street Journal.
Hutchinson told the Daily Caller that Martin Sheen didn’t send her the video directly, but that people in her hometown started telling her about it after it appeared in their Facebook feeds. It seems that Unite for America, and its parent organization Americans Take Action, targeted Hutchinson’s local community, possibly to get the message to her, and possibly to put pressure on Hutchinson’s friends and neighbors to push her in the right direction.
Sheen and his crew need to swing more than 30 electors before the College casts its ballots on Monday, in order to flip the election to Clinton or stall the process and force the House of Representatives to intervene.
Americans Take Action, and its spokesperson, Harvard law professor Larry Lessig, say they believe they have 30 electors willing to become “faithless,” but so far, only a single Republican elector, Chris Suprun from Texas, says he’ll break with his party and vote against Donald Trump.
If you aren’t lucky enough to get an individualized message from a Hollywood A-lister who still believes “real Americans” are interested in taking orders from coastal elites in the entertainment industry, there are still a number of star-studded videos urging you to action.
Jason Alexander, for instance, wants you to attend a “candlelight vigil” against Trump in your hometown Monday night.
That will certainly make a difference, right?