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  • A Historic Number of Electors Defected, and Most Were Supposed to Vote for Clinton

    12/20/2016 7:57:19 AM PST · by Flick Lives · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/19/2016 | KIERSTEN SCHMIDT and WILSON ANDREWS
    The Electoral College on Monday voted for Donald J. Trump to win the presidency. Seven electors, the most ever, voted for someone other than their party’s nominee. In Washington, a state where Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont had strong support in the Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton, three of the state’s 12 electoral votes went to Colin L. Powell, the Republican former secretary of state. One more elector voted for Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American leader. Another Democratic elector in Hawaii voted for Mr. Sanders. Two Texas electors voted for different Republican politicians: Gov. John Kasich of Ohio and...
  • U.S. Electoral College [live thread: official results on]

    12/19/2016 7:49:25 AM PST · by catnipman · 1,093 replies
    Electoral College Results These results are taken from each state's Certificate of Vote. They will become available as the Certificates of Vote are received and verified for completeness and accuracy. If you don't see results for your state yet, check back later. Certificates of Vote will not be available until sometime after the Electors meet and vote on December 19, 2016.
  • Wait! Wait! It's not over!! The COTUS can still reject the Electoral Votes

    12/19/2016 4:43:46 PM PST · by Az Joe · 146 replies
    Objections Since 1887, 3 U.S.C. 15 sets the method for objections to electoral votes. During the Joint Session, Members of Congress may object to individual electoral votes or to state returns as a whole. An objection must be declared in writing and signed by at least one Representative and one Senator. In the case of an objection, the Joint Session recesses and each chamber considers the objection separately in a session which cannot last more than two hours with each Member speaking for no more than five minutes. After each house votes on whether or not to accept the objection,...
  • The Latest: Trump wins Electoral College vote, presidency

    12/19/2016 3:00:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2016 5:32 PM EST
    Donald Trump has cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of anti-Trump protesters who converged on state capitols across the country. Monday’s vote ensures that the billionaire will become America’s 45th president. Texas put the Republican president-elect over the 270-vote threshold. Electors had been deluged with emails, phone calls and letters urging them not to support Trump. Two Texas electors cast protest votes against Trump, but in the end he had more than he needed. …
  • The Russian Ambassador’s Assassin Shouted Muslim Brotherhood Slogans You Stupid Worthless Media.(tr)

    12/19/2016 1:33:06 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 42 replies ^ | 12/19/2016 | Maris shoebat
    Full title : The Russian Ambassador’s Assassin Shouted Muslim Brotherhood Slogans You Stupid Worthless Media. This Means He Is Muslim Brotherhood. “Allah Akbar” yells Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a former police officer after he shot the Russian ambassador “Andrei Karlov” at the Turkish capital Ankara. He then shouts the popular Muslim Brotherhood favorite Nasheed (hymnal) “Nahnu Allatheena Baya’u Mohammedan A’lal-Jihadi Ma Baqqayna Abada”. English: We are the ones who gave our allegiance (Bay’at) to Muhammad to continue our Jihad. We will never fail forever”.
  • Donald J. Trump & Mike Pence Officially Win the Electoral Vote as POTUS & VP of the USA

    12/19/2016 2:46:39 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 129 replies
    270 to win -live count ^ | December 19, 2016 | self plus 270TW for source
    Donald J. Trump has won the electoral college vote! Texas took their good old time, thanks to Austin, and cast the final state EV for Trump. He won 306 electoral votes November 8th. Now they have been officially counted to confirm Donald Trump as our 45th president. Our republican electors have been faithful and respected our millions of votes and thirty states that chose Trump / Pence. These loyal electors honestly represented the voters that chose Trump/Pence to lead our great nation. They did not bend under enormous pressure to betray us and become 'faithless' electors. Thank God for faithful...
  • Texas has voted TRUMP WINS

    12/19/2016 2:27:05 PM PST · by DOC44 · 116 replies
    Texas electors push Trump over 270
  • Trump Seals Electoral College Victory

    12/19/2016 2:33:32 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/19/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Electoral College members across the nation voted to affirm President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on Monday, as liberal attempts to sway Republican electors to abandon Trump fizzled. Republican electors stayed loyal to their candidate, keeping Trump well above the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to secure the nomination. Texas' 36 electoral votes for Trump pushed him over the edge at around 4:30 Central Time, even though two rogue electors' defections deprived Trump of one of those votes. That gave Trump 304 total electoral votes.
  • It's Over! Trump wins! He has 304 EV's

    12/19/2016 2:40:11 PM PST · by lafroste · 34 replies ^ | 12/19/16 | lafroste
    Ding Dong the *itch is dead!!!!
  • Donald Trump ... formally become president-elect

    12/19/2016 2:43:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 20/12/16
    270 To Win reports two faithless electors in Texas. Not yet clear for whom they went.
  • Trump is official. It is done (NOW IT'S OFFICIAL - ONLY TWO FAITHLESS ELECTORS).

    12/19/2016 1:34:28 PM PST · by WMarshal · 202 replies
    self | December 19, 2016 | self
    16 Michigan Republicans elecotors gave their votes to Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. It is now official.
  • Hillary down to 228! Four faithless in Washington

    12/19/2016 12:59:14 PM PST · by lafroste · 34 replies
    Various ^ | 12/19/16 | lafroste
    $ electors pledged to clinton in Washington voted for others. 3 voted for Colin Powell and one voted for an eagle. Ha Ha
  • Trump Within Reach of Electoral College Win

    12/19/2016 1:01:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 19, 2016 | Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press
    There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump appeared to cruise toward 270 votes in the Electoral College on Monday — ensuring he will become America's 45th president. Even one of Trump's fiercest Republican rivals, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said it was time to get behind the president-elect. "We want unity, we want love," Kasich said as Ohio's electors voted to back Trump at a statehouse ceremony....
  • Four Washington electors break ranks and don’t vote for Clinton

    Elector Bret Chiafalo, who earlier in the day said he planned to vote for Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said that he ultimately changed his vote to former Secretary of State Colin Powell after conversations with other Washington electors. Including Chiafalo, three electors voted for Powell and one voted for Faith Spotted Eagle.
  • Vanity: CSPAN to show electorial college vote live Monday, Dec 19 10:50am EST

    12/18/2016 8:20:57 AM PST · by aimhigh · 87 replies ^ | 12/17/2016 | Aimhigh
    CSPAN to show electorial college vote live Monday, Dec 19 10:50am EST
  • RNC keeps close tabs on Electoral College vote

    12/13/2016 10:08:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 13, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    The Republican National Committee is overseeing an expansive whip operation designed to lock down Donald Trump’s Electoral College majority and ensure that the 306 Republican electors cast their votes for the president-elect. Two RNC sources familiar with the effort said the committee — with the assistance of state Republican parties and the Trump campaign — have been in touch with most of the GOP electors multiple times, and has concluded that only one is a risk to cast a vote against Trump on Dec. 19, when the Electoral College meets. The RNC’s elector head count, the sources emphasized, is standard...
  • White House, Clinton Tied To PR Firm Behind Electoral College Push

    12/13/2016 9:15:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 81 replies ^ | 12/13/14 | Peter Hasson
    The public relations firm working behind the scenes with the faithless electors is rife with ties to prominent Democrats like President Obama and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Megaphone Strategies, whose stated mission is to “use PR as a tool to diversify progressive movements,” typically works with progressive causes like Black Lives Matter. The firm is representing the handful of “faithless electors” trying to keep President-elect Donald Trump from winning the Electoral College vote. The firm was co-founded by Van Jones, the former green jobs czar in the Obama White House who later resigned after it was revealed he signed...
  • Hillary Can Be a Hero by Saving America from Trump [More Electoral College Intervention Fantasy]

    12/08/2016 4:31:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | Robert S. McElvaine
    Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Presidential Election by a decisive margin—more than 2.5 million votes. Because of the Electoral College she will not become President. But she could still emerge as a winner—indeed, a hero—by utilizing the Electoral College to save America and the world from the inestimable calamity of a Trump presidency. Since a few days after Election Day, I have been pushing for the Electors to do what the Framers of the Constitution intended and save the Republic from the presidency falling into the hands of an incompetent demagogue who had been assisted by a hostile foreign power.

    12/06/2016 7:43:49 PM PST · by granada · 41 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 6, 2016 | Christine Beswick
    A fury to stop Donald Trump from becoming the next President of the United States has been in place since Election Day. It’s not just happening at the general population level either. In addition to the multiple petitions, multiple international protests, there are protests happening at the Electoral College level. This week, two Electoral College members from Texas have gone public to say they can not in good conscience vote for Donald Trump when the Electoral College meets on December 19. The New York Times published an Op-Ed from one this week, with Republican Christopher Suprun writing, “I am asked...
  • Anti-Trump Forces Planning 'All Out' Legal Assault on Electoral College (lawsuits in 29 states)

    11/30/2016 9:50:35 AM PST · by drewh · 222 replies
    Law ^ | | 8:38 am, November 30th, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    Anti-Trump forces are apparently planning an all out legal assault on the Electoral College in a last ditch effort to keep Donald Trump from taking office in the White House. The plan? To file legal action in all 29 states which have laws that prohibit electors from “voting their conscience.” In other words, laws that prevent electors from going against the state’s popular vote. The inside scoop on what is being planned: Leaders of the effort, mainly Democrats, have plans to challenge laws in the 29 states that force electors to support their party’s candidate. Those laws have never been...