As everyone knows, Trump won the general election of Nov. 8 soundly against his opponent, Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. However, he hasn’t officially “won” until Dec. 19, when the 538 appointed electors of the Electoral College cast their votes.
Certain scheming Democrat electors have until then to convince Republican electors not to vote for their own candidate.
On the legislative front, Sen. Barbara Boxer from California announced early Nov. 15 that she would propose to eliminate the Electoral College later that day, bringing the election to a popular vote system.
“In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the winner of the general election did not win the popular vote,” said Boxer, according to her website.
“When all the ballots are counted, Hillary Clinton will have won the popular vote by a margin that could exceed two million votes, and she is on track to have received more votes than any other presidential candidate in history except Barack Obama,” she continued.
“This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency. The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately. Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts,” she said.
Now, that is very unlikely to pass a GOP-held legislative branch. The measure would in fact require a constitutional amendment that would take effect only if ratified by three-fourths of the states within seven years of its approval by Congress, the Los Angeles Times pointed out.
Considering how badly the Democrats are doing at the state level, they’d better not hold their breath.
The Electoral College vote-switching plan has little better chance.
Michael Baca of Colorado and Bret Chiafalo of Washington were spearheading the project, which had yet to gain any Republican support, according to Politico.
However, they “hope that once the first Republican peels away, once we have one who is brave enough to stick to their morals, then we’ll see a wave of support,” said Baca according to The Atlantic.
According to FairVote, there have been only 157 electors in the entirety of U.S. history who didn’t vote for their pledged candidates, and nearly half of those were because the presidential or vice presidential nominee died between the election and the Electoral College vote.
I’m not sure how many times Republicans will have to say, “You lost, accept it,” before Democrats hear it.
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