Thursday, January 19, 2017

Electoral College

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Members of the Electoral College met on Monday to cast their binding votes that officially elect Donald J. Trump as the next President of the United States.

The electors, who were bombarded with calls to cast their vote for anyone but Donald Trump, are not expected to switch their votes despite many thousands of emails, calls, and even a celebrity driven television ad campaign.

The mood on social media among the left is dark and bolstered by the likes of the New York Times, Paul Krugman, whose article “How Republics End” is trending nationally on Twitter.

But some hold out last minute hope.

A Harvard professor, Larry Lessig, has established “Electors Trust,” an anti-Trump legal group created to help Republican electors who are considering switching their vote away from the real estate mogul.

Lessig told Politico that 20 members of the Electoral College are considering voting against Trump yet his Twitter account tells a different story as the professor’s tweets reached a fury on Monday morning with pleas for electors to flip.

Hollywood Celebrities also took to Twitter to express their disdain for Trump and their inability to stop him, at least some did so with humor.

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The Electoral College drops its vote on December 19th, and the public electors are feeling the heat to become “faithless.”

Throughout U.S. history, only 178 electors have ever switched their vote.

The largest contingent of vote switchers occurred in 1872. Sixty-three electors dropped their vote for the Liberal Republican Candidate (yes, that was a party) Horace Greeley. Those 63 electors didn’t necessarily have an issue with Greeley’s policies or behavior; they switched their vote because he died weeks after losing to Grant.

(Interesting side note: Horace Greeley, a “perennial” establishment politician was from Chappaqua, NY, where Hillary Clinton now resides.)

Fast forward to 2016 and talk of “Faithless Electors” is at an all-time high and the electors themselves are feeling the heat thanks to modern communication.

Electors in Georgia who are pledged to Trump, have noted that they are “bombarded with messages” and one elector, Baoky Nguyen Vu has already resigned after saying he cannot bring himself to vote for President-Elect Trump.

Thanks to Mr. Vu’s resignation instead of faithless vote, he has been replaced by an alternate.

In Idaho, the four electors pledge to Trump have stated they have been “recipients of intense public lobbying to abandon Donald Trump.”

Iowa has also seen increased requests for the contact information for their six Trump electors.

Spokesmen from yet another state, Michigan, have commented that they are also being “bombarded” with messages to switch their vote from Trump and Pence.

Even in Tennessee, electors pledged to Trump have received so many “anti-Trump email” that they regard the continued contact as “harassment.”

Despite the intense pressure electors around the nation are receiving, so far, only four have indicated they will vote for a candidate other than the one they are pledged to . . . and two of those electors are pledge to Hillary Clinton.

Two electors in Colorado, a state won by Clinton, had previously stated they are not with her.

In Texas, one elector, Stephen Suprun, has indicated he will be voting for John “Waterworks” Kasich while another, Arthur Sisneros states that “Trump is not biblically qualified for the Presidency.”

With an equal number of defections, Trump is comfortably set to steam roll into Inauguration Day.

2016 Electoral College

Donald Trump won the election on November 8th, but it isn’t final until the 538 members of the Electoral College vote later this month.

The official voting happens on December 19th and the day can’t come fast enough for some members as death threats continue to pour in.

Michael Banerian is a member of the Electoral College and is bound by law to vote for Donald Trump as the winner of his home state Michigan. Even if he wanted to, he couldn’t vote for anyone else.

The facts don’t get in the way of the people that are making Electoral College death threats.

Banerian went on CNN to describe the many attacks he has been receiving from angry Trump haters.

Banerian says he isn’t the only one that is being threatened and harassed during an interview on Fox News.

The outrage and the fallout continue from historically shocking win by Trump. Ironically the outrage is coming from the same side that attacked Trump for saying he may not accept the results of the election.

Do you think the police should take the Electoral College death threats seriously? Let us know your thoughts below.

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