Seeing the immense dissatisfaction over a Donald Trump presidency, Democrats and Hillary Clinton supporters have an extremely small window that can help change the current state of things – a twist in the electoral vote.
Although Clinton won the popular vote by 200,000, the business mogul was able to clinch more than 270 electoral votes (the minimum number required to win the race to the White House).
Hillary Clinton’s chances now rest on conscience.
Member of the Electoral College, which is scheduled to meet on December 19 in their respective states, are as a matter of fact the real people who will get to vote for the president, according to the Constitution. As noted by the New York Post, “There is technically nothing stopping any of the electors from voting their conscience and refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound, or from abstaining from voting altogether.”
An analysis conducted by the New York Times reveals that more than 99 percent of electors have voted as pledged. The electors who break their pledges about who they had planned to vote for are called faithless electors.
“Faithless Electors” are members of the Electoral College who, for whatever reason, do not vote for their party’s designated candidate.
Since the founding of the Electoral College, there have been 157 faithless electors. 71 of these votes were changed because the original candidate died before the day on which the Electoral College cast its votes. Three of the votes were not cast at all as three electors chose to abstain from casting their electoral vote for any candidate. The other 82 electoral votes were changed on the personal initiative of the elector.
Associated Press analyst Michael McDonald says although the media outlet projected that Trump won Wisconsin, McDonald is sceptical about it. “Look, just because the media calls something does not mean that that’s actually the outcome of the election,” he said; adding that if Wisconsin flips for Clinton, the two candidates could stand tied at 269 electoral votes each.
The Congress will get to have the ultimate say should the two candidates remain tied after the Electoral College votes in December. This has happened twice in our history. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tied in the Electoral College under the old system that gave each elector two votes for President. The 12th Amendment altered that system to allow for separate votes for President and Vice President. Since then, the only election not decided by the Electoral College was the 1824 contest, when Andrew Jackson led the college but didn’t have a majority of votes. In the contingent election, the House chose John Quincy Adams over Jackson.
Hillary Clinton: Petition calling electors to “ignore their state’s votes” and vote for the Democratic candidate.
Although 29 states bar faithless electors from voting against the will of the public, the immense dissatisfaction noted among the people – evidenced by massive protests carried out in several cities across the nation (every election had protesters since there is always a losing side, but let’s go further with this…) a few GOP faithless electors could decide to act against the norm.
In lieu of this, a petition is being circulated on the internet “calling on the Electors to ignore their state’s’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton.”
“Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic,” the petition, which can be read on change.org, read.
“Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College.”
“But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?”
“SHE WON THE POPULAR VOTE.”
Because this is only a pathetic move made by the elites to alter the course of this elections and their hope into a satanic miracle that could remove the President-elect Trump. Rest assured that this won’t happen because God has chosen Trump to stop America’s destruction and He will not allow this. The satanic elites that ruled this country will try to force, bribe, manipulate and even kill to achieve their goal but they should know that this was God’s will and there is nothing that can change that.