A group of Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters released a video Saturday urging electoral college members and American voters to stand against the election of President-elect Donald Trump.
The video urges voters not to go “quietly into that good night,” a reference to a mid-20th century poem by Dylan Thomas, and support the “rightful president, Bernard Sanders.” The supporters featured in the video belong to an organization called the Bernie Think Tank. They call on voters to join their campaign, no matter what political spectrum they fall under. The organization argues that “in order to have a democracy, we must have a democracy,” and that the recent election was fraudulent and unfair.
Adria Ross, the self-described “scribe” of the organization, noted that she normally does not appear on camera, but was spurred to get involved after her vote was “stolen” and “discarded” in the election. Ross told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the Bernie Thank Tank wants to both influence electors to vote for Sanders instead of Trump and ensure future primaries are run fairly.
The Bernie Think Tank was launched after a write-in campaign for Sanders was formed after he lost the Democratic primary to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Many Sanders supporters believe the senator’s run was intentionally sabotaged after hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee revealed collusion in favor of Clinton among its leadership.
The Bernie Think Tank helped 55 California presidential elector candidates influence the members of the Electoral College to switch their votes to Bernie Sanders, according to Ross. They joined a group of celebrities who released a video last week urging electors to deny Trump the necessary 270 majority required for him to take office in January.
Electoral college members across the country will meet Monday to officially cast their votes. Historically, these meetings are little more than symbolic.
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