As president, Johnson would take marijuana off the federal government's list of controlled substances, allowing states to legalize its recreational and medicinal use. He favors taxing and regulating the marijuana business. "We need to treat drug abuse as a health issue, not a crime,'' he says. He was an early supporter of gay marriage. Johnson also supports a woman's right to have an abortion.
“I don’t like the fact that I’m going to do this,” said Lynch, the Arizona elector, of committing her electoral vote to Trump. Lynch, who has attended eight national Republican conventions and supported Ronald Reagan over Gerald Ford in 1976, noted that there’s an increasing likelihood that Trump will lose her state to Hillary Clinton, which means a separate set of Democratic electors would be tapped instead.