In a desperate effort to get GOP electors to switch their votes, wealthy filmmaker Michael Moore offered to pay whatever fines might be leveled against the electors by their states. But, Christine Rousselle noted at Townhall, that bribe is actually a felony.
“As pointed out by political comedian Tim Young, Moore’s offer to pay the fine for voting for someone other than Trump is a violation of 52 USC 10307 (c), and is punishable with up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine,” Rousselle said.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) December 19, 2016
Rousselle posted text of the actual law:
(c) False information in registering or voting; penalties
Whoever knowingly or willfully gives false information as to his name, address or period of residence in the voting district for the purpose of establishing his eligibility to register or vote, or conspires with another individual for the purpose of encouraging his false registration to vote or illegal voting, or pays or offers to pay or accepts payment either for registration to vote or for voting shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both: Provided, however, That this provision shall be applicable only to general, special, or primary elections held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting or electing any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the United States Senate, Member of the United States House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands, or Resident Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Nobody, she added, stepped forward to accept Moore’s bribe, but as Bobby Gerry observed earlier today, more electors turned on Hillary than Trump.
Of course, the current regime won’t do anything, but we’d like to hear from you. Should the incoming administration file felony charges against Moore and throw him in jail?
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