I don’t envy the bind you are in. Never before was there a need for you to do more than rubber stamp the results of the general election—in this case, oblige a minority of voters who succeeded in securing a majority of Republican Electors. Alas, this time is like no other. You need to act as the checks and balances that you can be.
In choosing Trump to be our next president, you will do the equivalent of enabling a vengeful, conniving teenager to be the commander-in-chief and to lead the country. In choosing Trump to be our next president, you will hand over leadership to a man who cares little for the civic principles that underpin this republic. In choosing Trump to be our next president, you will betray the responsibly that was entrusted upon your shoulders.
Come December 19, you have to be the adults in the room and elect someone else, someone with maturity and integrity.