It seems unlikely that thrity-seven Republican electors will change their votes, which is what would be needed to erase Trump’s lead among the 538 total electors, but there have been rare cases where electors have changed their votes . . . usually in cases where the candidate has died.
Even still, the chances that the Republican-controlled house would block Trump from being president is unlikely.
Michael Back, one member of the Electoral College from Colorado is leading the the charge to block Trump’s presidency when the votes are cast on December 19. Baca, a former marine doens’t believe that Donald Trump will uphold and support America’s values.
Well, what exactly are those?
While Baca is a registered Democrat and supported Bernie Sanders, he is considering rallying behind Mitt Romney or John Kasich if that means garnering more support from other electors.
Even if he is unsuccessful in his efforts, Baca said: ‘I do think that a byproduct would be a serious look into Electoral College reform.’
Washington state elector, P. Bret Chiafalo, has also joined Baca in the attempt to block a Trump presidency.
Another elector who did not want to be identified said: ‘If it gets into the House, the controversy and the uncertainty that would immediately blow up into a political firestorm in the U.S. would cause enough people — my hope is — to look at the whole concept of the Electoral College.’
It remains unclear just how many faithless electors there will be, but political science professor George Edwards III told Politico: ‘If you could get eight or 10 Trump electors to vote for someone else…then that would probably get people’s attention.’
While a faithless elector’s vote is void in Michigan, Mike Banerian disagreed with the idea and told the Detroit News: ‘Even if I could, I wouldn’t be remotely interested in changing my vote.
‘The people of Michigan spoke, and it’s our job to deliver that message.’
Hillary Clinton’s loss is the second time in five elections a Democrat has won the popular vote without securing a majority in the Electoral College.
Votes are still being tallied, but she stands at more than 1.7million votes ahead of president-elect Donald.
Now, let’s talk about hypocrisy. Remember when Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012? There was a powerful demand from Conservatives that the electoral college system be reexamined. However, democrats said that Republicans were just being sore losers and the system was fine. Now, it’s democrats being sore losers and demanding the electorcollege system be reexamined.