Some Republicans agree that Trump should resign or be removed from office: "There is no doubt that the President's delusion, fabrication, self-interest, and ego have led us--step by step--to this very low, and very dangerous, moment in American history,"
Vermont's Gov. Phil Scott wrote on Twitter. "The fabric of our democracy and the principles of our republic are under attack by the President. Enough is enough. President Trump should resign or be removed from office by his Cabinet, or by the Congress."
Source: Detroit Metro Times on Jan. 6th & impeaching Trump
, Jan 7, 2021
Vote-by-mail bill became law without his signature
Q: Support efforts to make it easier to vote?
Phil Scott: Mixed. Reluctantly let a vote-by-mail bill become law without his signature.
David Zuckerman: Yes. Has urged citizens and the governor to ensure that mail-in voting is available for everyone.
Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 North Carolina Gubernatorial race
, Nov 3, 2020
Keep Electoral College instead of presidential popular vote
Sen. Scott voted NO on the proposed bill:
Vermont legislative summary for S.34:
Agreement among the states to elect the President by national popular vote.
Each member state shall conduct a statewide popular election for
The chief election official of each member state shall add such votes together to produce a "national popular vote total" for each presidential slate.
The chief election official of each member state shall designate one presidential
slate as the "national popular vote winner."
Each member state shall appoint the elector slate associated with the national popular vote winner.
OnTheIssues explanation: This bill proposes a method to ensure the popular election
of the president without requiring a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Electoral College.
Legislative outcome: Passed Senate 15-10-4; died in House without a vote.
Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors
Sen. Scott voted YES on overriding the governor's veto of Campaign Finance Limitations:
Vermont legislative findings for S.278:
Large campaign contributions reduce public confidence in the electoral process and increase the risk
and the appearance that candidates and elected officials will not act in the best interests of all Vermont citizens.
Some candidates and elected officials, particularly when time is limited, may respond and give access to contributors who make large
contributions in preference to those who make small or no contributions.
In Vermont, lower contribution limits have not prevented challengers from maintaining robust and competitive campaigns.
Identification of persons who publish political
advertisements and electioneering communications assists in enforcing campaign finance limitations.
Legislative outcome: Vetoed by Gov. Douglas; April 22 override in House 99-51-0; April 25 Senate override 26-4-0.