Sunday, November 13, 2016

 I know it's a very, very, very long shot -- but still...
When there's a will, there's a way!

On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine - which we can be sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay!
We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states' votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why?
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.
Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.
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 (1). So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?

Hillary Clinton’s Popular
Vote Victory Keeps Growing

She is up by 1.8 million votes, with millions
still being counted in California 
Hillary Clinton not only won the popular vote in Tuesday’s election. It is now clear that she won it by a margin larger than two candidates who went on to win the presidency.
David Leonhardt, a columnist for The New York Times, noted on Friday that with a 1.7-percentage-point popular vote lead over Donald Trump,Clinton will have a larger margin of victory than Richard Nixon had over Hubert Humphrey in 1968 or John F. Kennedy had over Nixon in 1960. (Her edge is also larger than Al Gore’s popular vote victory over George W. Bush in 2000, though he too was stymied by an electoral college loss.)
In raw numbers, that amounts to an edge of roughly 1.8 million votes as of Saturday.
Votes are still being counted, however, with the outstanding ballots overwhelmingly concentrated in Democratic bastions like California, Washington state and New York.

The Times’ Nate Cohn estimated on Saturday that there were a total of 7 million votes left to be counted nationwide. As of Thursday, more than 4 million votes had yet to be counted in California alone.
That means that Clinton’s lead will almost certainly grow in the coming days, as it has since election night.
A larger popular vote lead will not change the electoral college math (1) and thus the election’s fundamental outcome.
Source: Huff Post, Nov. 12, 2016

(1) Can the Electoral College actually give the White House to either candidate? My grasp of American Constitutional and Electoral Laws is pretty shaky, to say the least, so if one of my readers with a law background could shed some light of this issue, I would be immensely grateful. Please leave a comment below. Can the Electoral College actually turn this election around by changing their votes???

1 comment:

JiEL said...

Too late for the protesters.

They should have been voting on Sept.8 for Clinton instead of remaining seated at home because the surveys were, wrongly, giving Hillary Clinton winner before anyone had voted...

To much optimism from Clinton's admirers and more Republican voters that felt their urge to stop her and were fed up with all the shit coming from Washington's establishment.

My point is, go vote when it's time to.
After the ballots are counted, it's too late.