Mr. Ash added, "They are hateful. And for a couple of days I answered them by thanking them and then explaining to them that I felt I had an obligation to the majority of the voters in Arizona who voted for him ... and honoring their vote."
"I believe that the electoral college was one of the most forward-thinking ideas of the founders of this country," said Bruce Ash, a Tucson businessman and Republican National Committee member. "It allows for the will of the people across the whole width and breath of this country to be properly represented in a presidential election. It is part of the reason that we have had the kind of leadership, both good and bad, through our country's history."