"I also gave my word to support my party's nominee and I fully intend to keep it,
David Oldham, a Tulsa businessman and long time 'Liberty Republican' says he has been getting massive email pleas from Clinton operatives and other liberal activists. Oldham posted a more detailed press release on his social media wall;
The Republican Presidential Electors of Oklahoma are not what the general public would probably imagine them to be.
Several of them are friends of this writer. Some have been friends for many years, decades.
These people are trusted by the grassroots of the OKGOP. They are a mix of social values conservatives, tea party reformers, and Liberty activists. Most of them were supporters of former Senator Randy Brogdon, when he ran for OKGOP Chairman, in 2015.
"While I thought that I have been very clear about my upcoming duties as elector, and the vote I would cast, it has been brought to my attention that I have not stated it clearly in a post. So here it is.
Before last April's convention where I ran for this position, I had come to know about all of the major viable candidates running for the Republican nomination. I also met and spoke with several of the candidates. I had fully settled in my mind that although I disagreed with some of what each believed, I could faithfully cast a vote according to the will of the people of this congressional district and state. I also knew the constitutional role of the elector and that I would need to make a reasoned and judicious selection as is the duty for any with such an important role.
I also ran, because I support the Constitution being the foundational law of the land, which has for all too long been ignored, suppressed, perverted and subverted. I wished to promote the Constitution and it's uniquely American solutions, one of which is the Electoral College.
All that said, I gave my word in my election speech that I would support and vote for the nominee of our party. In addition, by Oklahoma statute, I was required to sign and have notarized my oath to vote for my party's nominee or be replaced by our district's alternate. Nothing has changed since mid-April as my word is my bond, and so on December 19 I will be casting my vote for President-elect Donald Trump..." - David Oldham
David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...