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White House, Clinton Tied To PR Firm Behind Electoral College Push

The public relations firm working behind the sceneswith the faithless electors is rife with tiesto prominent Democrats like President Obama and twice-failedpresidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Megaphone Strategies, whose statedmission is to “use PR as a tool to diversify progressivemovements,” typically works with progressive causes likeBlack Lives Matter. The firm is representing the handful of“faithless electors” trying to keep President-elect DonaldTrump from winning the Electoral College vote.

The firm was co-founded by Van Jones, the former green jobs czarin the Obama White House who later resigned after it was revealedhe signed a statement questioning whether the Bushadministration had a role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Jonesnow works as a CNN commentator.

Molly Haigh, Megaphone’s co-founder and president, worked forBarack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Haigh blames theRepublican party’s “racist, misogynist, xenophobic fear mongering”for Trump’s rise to power.

Molly Haigh: Not a fan of Republicans. (Screenshot/Twitter)

Molly Haigh: Not a fan of Republicans.(Screenshot/Twitter)

Megaphone communications manager Diane May worked forBernie Sanders on his 2016 presidential campaign. Megaphone’swebsite advertises the fact that May worked on both Obamapresidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012.

Megaphone associate Carlos Vera “previously worked at theWhite House, European Parliament, House of Representatives, andLatino Victory Project,” according to the firm’s website.

Only two of Megaphone’s listed employees have not worked forDemocratic politicians, although they have both worked for liberalcauses.

Vien Truong, one of the firm’s four listed board members,headlined a Hillary Clinton fundraiser hostedlast September by pro-Clinton environmentalist organizationCleanTech Party. Truong also serves as the director of another VanJones endeavor: Green for All, an environmentalist org thatreceived a $200,000 cash infusion from left-wing financier GeorgeSoros through his Open Society Foundations as recently as 2010.Soros recently met with other liberal mega-donors to plot totheir opposition to Trump, as first reported by Politico’s KenVogel. (RELATED: Leaked Emails Show Clinton CampaignCoordinating With Soros Organization)

The two board members that don’t have direct Obama or Clintonties, Jodi Jacobsen and Catalina Velasquez, are still solidliberals.

Jacobsen, who is also the editor-in-chief ofleftist publication Rewire, wrote in an article last October that “ToTrump, women are sex objects. To the GOP, they are valued onlyinsofar as they can reproduce children or serve their husbands.That is a world in which Donald Trump is very comfortable. Theirvision is indeed the same.”

Velasquez served on the LGBT policy team for the Sanderscampaign and previously worked for liberal organizationslike People for the American Way.

Texas Republican elector Chris Suprun, who has said he will notcast his vote for Trump, claimed in an interview with The Daily Caller last weekthat he decided to switch his vote after watchingVice President-elect Mike Pence defend one of Trump’s tweets onTV.

In his interview with TheDC, Suprun went out of his way to denyany ties to George Soros.

“Nobody got to me,” he added later.

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