All ten of Missouri’s electoral votes are expected to go to Trump, the Republican nominee and current president-elect. But the protesters want the electors to exercise their rarely-used constitutional powers to vote against him.
St. Louis resident Linda Sherwin, who helped organize the protest, says the aim is to encourage the electors to choose another candidate without Trump's baggage, either Clinton or a third "compromise candidate."
The demonstration will emphasize Trump’s conflicts of interest stemming from his hotel business, as well as the possibility that “hostile foreign powers” may have helped him win.
"It's important to be in front of the electors before they make their decision," Sherwin says.
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