Va. GOP delegate sues for right not to vote for Trump at convention
RICHMOND — Carroll Correll Jr., a Winchester attorney and Republican delegate to the party’s national convention next month, has filed a federal lawsuit asking for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction allowing him to avoid casting a vote for Donald Trump.
“Correll believes that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as president of the United States and that voting for Donald Trump would therefore violate Correll’s conscience,” according to the lawsuit filed Friday.
“Accordingly, Correll will not vote for Donald Trump on the first ballot, or any other ballot, at the national convention. He will cast his vote on the first ballot, and on any additional ballots, for a candidate whom he believes is fit to serve as president.”
Correll, chairman of the Winchester Republican Committee, filed the class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Richmond. In it, he lists several defendants including Attorney General Mark R. Herring; Edgardo Cortés, the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections; and James B. Alcorn, chairman of the State Board of Elections.