Remember back in September when a bunch of self-righteous celebrities begged Americans not to vote for Donald Trump? Well, they’re back at it — but this time they’re begging Republican electors to cast a faithless vote against Trump:
“You and just 36 other conscientious Republican electors can make a difference by voting your conscience on December 19th,” the celebrities say, because presumably the electors are unaware of how the Electoral College works.
The video was released Wednesday by a group called Unite for America. According to their website, they’re a “multi-partisan movement of concerned citizens and volunteers” who “stand for the defense of historic American values.”
Sounds pretty straight-forward — until you realize that their website was registered in Canada:
The Unite for America website does not contain much information about the group or its members. It also does not list an address or phone number. In order to contact Unite for America, a form must be submitted through its site.
Despite the group’s reference to alleged foreign influence in the presidential election, a trace of the group’s URL shows that its website was registered in a foreign country.
According to a search on ICANN WHOIS, a website that provides public access to data on registered URL names, UniteForAmerica.org was created on Nov. 26 with internet service provider Tucows Inc., located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It is unclear if Unite for America is a foreign group. The organization did not respond to requests for comment through its website.
God forbid Russia influenced the American election. But if Canada can pull some strings? That’s apparently eh-ok.