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Protestors outside Lansing Capitol call on electors to "pick anyone else"

Protestors are gathering outside the State Capitol today before the state's Electoral College electors meet there.

While traditionally the electors – who are chosen by the state’s winning party – vote for the state’s winner, some protestors are trying to urge them to break tradition.  

Jessica Prozinski is a founder of Stop Trump Ann Arbor. She says president-elect Donald Trump is unfit for the presidency. Prozinski says the electors have a “constitutional obligation” to prevent a Trump presidency.

“They could pick anyone else," she says. "Anyone but Trump. Trump is very, very dangerous for our society, for our democratic traditions, and I think honestly even for the world and I don’t think that is hyperbole.”

Prozinski says the protest will include about eight speakers before they go into the Capitol.

Michigan’s 16 electors are scheduled to meet at the State Capitol at 2:00pm to cast their votes.

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