Pennsylvania electors will have police protection at vote
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Electors in Pennsylvania will have police protection as they cast their ballots on Monday, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

One Pennsylvania elector, Ash Khare, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he receives thousands of emails a day trying to sway his vote.

“I’m a big boy. But this is stupid,” Khare told the Post-Gazette. “Nobody is standing up and telling these people, ‘Enough, knock it off.’”


The messages have escalated to death threats, and so the 20 electors will have state troopers escorting them to cast their votes Monday. 

GOP electors have been under pressure over the past month from anti-Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE groups to not vote for the president-elect. 

Pennsylvania allows its electors to vote for someone other than the candidate who won the state. 

One GOP elector in Michigan has received death threats as well.

Trump won 306 electoral votes on Election Day, crossing the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to clinch the presidency and surpassing Hillary Clinton’s 232 electoral votes. Monday’s results are expected to match those figures almost exactly.

But thousands are expected to protest across the country as part of a long-shot effort to convince 37 GOP electors to cast their ballots for someone other than Trump.

While the frantic push to exert pressure on the Republican electors isn’t expected to change the outcome of Monday's vote, it has put the Electoral College under a rare spotlight.