Clinton Campaign Was in Contact With Effort to Flip Electoral College Vote

  • Clinton Campaign Was in Contact With Effort to Flip Electoral College Vote

Clinton Campaign Was in Contact With Effort to Flip Electoral College Vote

Nevertheless, the president-elect changed his tune after clinching victory in November. Donald Trump won 306 electors with 62,955,363 votes; Clinton won 232 electors with 65,788,583 votes.

Clinton is the fifth presidential candidate in American history to win the popular vote and lose the Electoral College.

Protesters who called for electors to "flip their vote" argue Trump is unqualified. ME law states "the presidential electors at large shall cast their ballots for the presidential and vice presidential candidates who received the largest number of votes". We should march on Washington and stop this travesty.

The Electoral College rewards those states with lower populations, as well as the lower turnouts. Under this system, the people of the United States vote for a group of individuals who have pledged to elect their presidential nomination.

"Trump received 25 million fewer votes than Clinton, yet he'll soon be president", Sanders tweeted.

Equally as predictably, outraged progressives - still unable to come to grips with their colossal failure - are now demanding an end to (you guessed it) the Electoral College. This is not the first time when a candidate losing the popular vote has become the US President.

If constantly repeating the popular vote results is meant to eliminate the current process of states deciding the vote through the Electoral College, good luck with that. Her margin in the popular vote - 2.1 percent - ranks third among defeated candidates, according to CNN, behind Andrew Jackson, who receive 10 percent more popular votes than eventual victor John Quincy Adams in 1824 and Samuel Tilden, who received 3 percent more votes than Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876. "She did everything else, and still won by 2.8 million votes". During modern times, George W. Bush, in 2000, won the US Elections despite Albert Al Gore winning the popular vote.

Though there is no Constitutional provision or federal law barring electors from voting for whom they are pledged, more than half of the states, including D.C., "bind" their electors.

But this week, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, both aged 70, could not avoid getting into an online battle over the outcome of the election and the pain it caused the former president's wife. And one of them might come on January 6, in the form of an objection filed at the official congressional count of the Electoral College votes.

In attempting to turn Russia's malicious interference in the 2016 presidential election into a weapon against Donald Trump, Democrats have instead provided an excuse for the new administration to dismiss the whole thing.