Lawsuit to free electors to be heard Monday

Posted at 8:46 AM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 10:46:23-05

DENVER -- A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit by two Colorado electors challenging the requirement that they vote for the state winner of the presidential election.

The two Democratic electors want to be freed of the requirement that they vote for Hillary Clinton so they can cut a deal with Republicans from other states to make someone other than Donald Trump president.

They are part of a longshot attempt to keep Trump out of the White House when the electoral college meets Dec. 19.

Clinton won Colorado on Nov. 8 while losing the presidential election. Trump garnered 306 electoral votes to her 232.

However, a small group of electors from Colorado and Washington state hope to unite Democrats and Republicans behind a consensus Republican pick other than Trump.