- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on Colorado electors trying to stop a Trump presidency (all times local):

5:50 p.m.

A Colorado judge is ordering the state’s nine electors to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Two electors had sued in hopes of being freed from the requirement so they could join Republicans in picking a compromise candidate who isn’t Donald Trump.

The longshot effort aimed to deny Trump the presidency through the Electoral College that votes Dec. 19.

But Denver Judge Elizabeth Starrs ruled that the state’s electors will have to vote for Clinton. Any who fail to do so can be replaced.

The ruling is the second against the two electors, who have appealed the other decision to a federal court.

Colorado law requires its electors to vote for the candidate who won the state’s popular vote. Clinton won Colorado, though Trump won the majority of electoral votes last month.

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11:20 a.m.

Two Colorado electors are appealing a judge’s ruling that they must vote for the presidential candidate who won their state’s popular vote.

The electors filed an appeal with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver after a federal judge Monday ruled they had to follow Colorado law and vote for the winner of the presidential election in the state.

Hillary Clinton won Colorado and the two electors are Democrats but want to vote for a Republican in a longshot effort to convince other Republican electors to abandon Donald Trump.

That would prevent Trump from becoming president.

But it’s highly unlikely to succeed. Trump won 306 electors last month, more than enough to put him in the White House. Only one Republican elector has said he won’t vote for Trump.


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