DETROIT (AP) — Electors in Michigan are in line to obey state law and vote for Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
The state requires the 16 members of the Electoral College convening Monday at the statehouse to vote according to the results of the Michigan’s presidential election, which Trump won by .2 percentage points. Still, electors surveyed by The Associated Press say they support him regardless.
Elector Joseph Guzman, a Michigan State University assistant professor, says Trump is “my candidate,” and he would vote for him even “if there were no rules.”
Electors say they aren’t swayed by missives from people urging votes for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or another Republican.
Hank Fuhs, an elector from Grand Rapids, says it’s their right to express opinions but “they don’t understand” or “appreciate” the electoral process.