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Martin Sheen, Other Celebrities Appear in Video Urging Electors Not to Vote for Trump

Mark Judge
By Mark Judge | December 15, 2016 | 9:14 AM EST

The Hill is reporting that a group of celebrities are appearing in a new video urging Republican members of the Electoral College not to vote for President-elect Donald Trump.

The video is produced by Unite for America, a group formed to try to prevent Trump from becoming president. The video begins with actor Martin Sheen saying, "Our Founding Fathers built the Electoral College to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is to an eminent degree, endowed with the requisite qualifications."

Sheen is then followed by more celebrities. “You have the position, the authority, and the opportunity to go down in the books as an American hero who changed the course of history,” several celebrities says, each taking a few words of dialogue. Featured players include Sheen, Debra Messing, James Cromwell, BD Wong, Noah Wyle, Freda Payne, Bob Odenkirk, J. Smith Cameron, Michael Urie, Moby, Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit, Richard Schiff, Christine Lahti, Steven Pasquale, Dominic Fumusa, Emily Tyra, and Talia Balsam.

Donald Trump, says actress Debra Messing, "lacks the necessary stability" to be president. Actor James Cromwell opines that Trump "clearly lacks respect for the Constitution of our great nation."

The celebrities also say that they are not asking Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, just for someone other than Trump. "I stand with you," several celebrities say.

On Monday, 538 electors will convene to vote for the next president. On Election Day Donald Trump surpassed the necessary 270 votes to win with a total of 306.

To delay making the election official, 37 GOP electors would have to switch their votes.