10 for America Urges Electoral College in Ohio to Vote Their Conscience

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Concerned citizens are urging Electoral College members to vote their conscience in the Ohio Plains-Dealer on December 18. 10 for America, a grassroots, bi-partisan organization, is using ads featuring the words of great Americans to remind Electors of their duty and consider carefully.

10 for America, a grassroots, bi-partisan organization, has created an ad campaign using 10 quotes of America's forefathers and contemporary patriots that calls directly upon Electors to remember their duty to country and vote their conscience.

A website (10foramerica.com), viral campaign, and digital ad leverage ten quotes that act as timely reminders of the forefathers' original vision for the country and of our principles. In the Federalist Papers, Hamilton stated the Framers' wish that the Presidency 'will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications,' and charged the Electors with making the final decision. The ads inspire Electors to consider the choice before them, and are also a profound reminder to all Americans to reflect upon our values as a nation. Read all 10 quotes at 10foramerica.com.

On December 18, The Plain Dealer’s online presence Cleveland.com, representing Ohio’s largest newspaper, and a state with 18 electoral votes, will feature some of these powerful quotes from our Nation's forefathers. 10 for America reminds Electors of their duty and asks them to "Vote Your Conscience." 10foramerica.com also encourages citizens to attend peaceful protests and rallies that are being planned across America at state capitols for Monday, December 19, 2016.

James Root from 10 for America says, "At this point, ten electors have asked intelligence agencies for further information about Russian interference before casting their vote, and electors have sued in Colorado and California to be allowed to vote their conscience. We agree with them that they have both the legal right and moral obligation to cast their vote in the direction they feel is wisest for the country."

Root says, "Alexander Hamilton said 'the sense of the people should operate in the choice of the [President].' The Electoral College was intended to be, as Hamilton said “a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.”

So called "faithless" Democratic and Republican electors alike are reportedly in dialogue about their options, and some Republicans are looking for an alternate GOP choice. If 37 Electors write in an agreed-upon alternative Republican candidate, the decision would revert back to Congress, who will then choose between Trump, Clinton, and potentially a new GOP candidate. The 10ForAmerica campaign encourages Electoral College voters to not be constrained in any way – especially by political party affiliation, fear of reprisal, or loyalty to anything but the greatest good of our nation.

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” - Teddy Roosevelt

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10forAmerica: A grassroots outreach campaign from citizens concerned about the future of our democracy and the possibility of foreign influence in our elections.

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