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Washington elector says he’ll vote for Kasich

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Bret Chiafalo, an elector and co-founder of the Hamilton Electors, says he plans to vote for Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich during Monday’s Electoral College vote in Washington state, and that at least one other Washington elector will do the same, even though Democrat Hillary Clinton won the state.

The group has sought to block the presidency for Republican Donald Trump by encouraging both Democratic and Republican electors in every state to unite behind an alternative Republican candidate.

Chiafalo told reporters at the Capitol that even though as a Democratic elector his vote wouldn’t take any votes away from Trump, he wanted to show solidarity with Republican electors who may be considering casting their vote for Kasich.

He says he’s asking them to “put country before party.”

Washington state has 12 electoral votes.