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A Historic Number of Electors Defected, and Most Were Supposed to Vote for Clinton
The New York Times ^ | 12/19/2016 | KIERSTEN SCHMIDT and WILSON ANDREWS

Posted on 12/20/2016 7:57:19 AM PST by Flick Lives

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 former Texas congressman Ron Paul.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 2016electoralcollege; clinton; defected; electors; faithlesselectors; fakenews; owned; trump
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All those Hollywood celebrities made that video asking the Electors to switch their vote... and they did! Five of them who were supposed to vote for Clinton chose someone else.

Nice graphic at the site showing the electoral count totals.

1 posted on 12/20/2016 7:57:19 AM PST by Flick Lives
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To: Flick Lives

... And whats this I hear about Bill Clinton being a NYS elector ?


2 posted on 12/20/2016 8:00:15 AM PST by Celerity
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To: Flick Lives

maybe because only democrats take celebs seriously and decided to do their ‘patriotic duty’ against Crooked Hillary, especially since they knew she wouldn’t win anyway


3 posted on 12/20/2016 8:01:06 AM PST by ari-freedom (You can't be America First by putting G-d last)
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To: Flick Lives

http://archive.fairvote.org/e_college/faithless.htm


4 posted on 12/20/2016 8:01:16 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Flick Lives

Ba, ha, ha! It must kill the New York Times to publish the truth for a change!


5 posted on 12/20/2016 8:01:32 AM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Flick Lives

here’s something you won’t see in the NY Slimes:

Message body
This should give you reason to be grateful:

I reckon Donald will make the cuts even more.

PAUL RYAN’S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS

A List of Republican Budget Cuts

Notice S.S. And the military are NOT on this list.

These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.

Read to the end.

* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings.
* Save America ‘s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland — $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation — $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon ,
Eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U.S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual savings.
* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy — $20 million annual savings.
* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding — $47 million annual savings.
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid — $24 million annual savings.
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half — $7.5 billion annual savings
* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% — $600 million annual savings.
* Essential Air Service — $150 million annual savings.
* Technology Innovation Program — $70 million annual savings.
*Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program — $125 million annual savings..
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization — $530 million annual savings.
* Beach Replenishment — $95 million annual savings.
* New Starts Transit — $2 billion annual savings.
* Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and
Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts — $9 million annual savings
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants — $2.5 billion annual savings.
* Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission — $76 million annual savings.
* Economic Development Administration — $293 million annual savings.
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act — $1.15 billion annual savings.
* Applied Research at Department of Energy — $1.27 billion annual savings.
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership — $200 million annual savings..
* Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings.
*Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually.
* U.S.Agency for International Development — $1.39 billion annual savings.
* General Assistance to District of Columbia — $210 million annual savings.
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — $150 million annual savings.
*Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 million savings over ten years.
* No funding for federal office space acquisition — $864 million annual savings.
* End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than $1 billion annually.
* IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers
(such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury,
Instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget — $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
*Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees — $1 billion total savings.WHAT’S THIS ABOUT?
* Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees — $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of — $15 billion total savings.
*Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. WHAT???
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies — $1 million annual savings.
*Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel
On Climate Change — $12.5 million annual savings. WELL ISN’T THAT SPECIAL
* Eliminate Market Access Program — $200 million annual savings.
* USDA Sugar Program — $14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — $93 million annual savings.
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program — $56.2 million annual savings.
*Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs — $900 million savings.
* Ready to Learn TV Program — $27 million savings..
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
*TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?!

Maybe this is why the Democrats are attacking Paul Ryan.


6 posted on 12/20/2016 8:03:06 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (politicians beware)
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To: Flick Lives

NY Times won’t let me on their site

in sum - Hillary lost 5 while Trump lost 2?

Is that correct?


7 posted on 12/20/2016 8:03:33 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Flick Lives
5 more electors tried to vote against Hillary (none would have changed to Trump), but were prevented by last-second democrat party maneuvering and replacements! Don't recall all of the states where Hillary forced democrat delegates to vote for her, but I know 3 in Colorado failed to succeed.
8 posted on 12/20/2016 8:05:08 AM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Flick Lives
The Hollywood celebrities tried to disrupt our electoral college system in order to hurt Trump and all they did was hurt Hillary and cause the Trump electoral landslide to be even greater than it otherwise would have been if things were left alone.

This on the heels of the recounts that only padded Trump's vote totals and exposed Democrat vote fraud in urban areas. Might even result in a voter ID bill for Michigan!

Every stage of victory is just more delicious than the last. I wonder what they have next in store for us! Another opportunity for Trump to improve and extend upon his victory I'm sure!

9 posted on 12/20/2016 8:05:18 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Flick Lives

We need to remember this episode carefully. Perhaps, should there ever be another successful Rat candidate we can be successful at the game they have played here!


10 posted on 12/20/2016 8:05:59 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Flick Lives

Our local ABC TV news online had 2 different articles about Trump electors being faithless with tabloid like headlines yesterday; nothing about the Dim electors. When someone tried to comment about that a reporter for that station reported that only Republican electors voted yesterday, because Republicans won the election Democrat electors did not get to vote in the Electoral College vote. He put that in response to 2 different people. I corrected him and he deleted his post, and responses including mine, changed wording in the article- still did not put anything about Dim electors changing their vote. They wonder why we don’t trust them for news!!


11 posted on 12/20/2016 8:06:55 AM PST by Tammy8 (Please be a regular supporter of Free Republic !)
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To: Flick Lives

Though is didn’t hurt the Trump cause ... it is setting a disturbing trend and needs to be nipped in the bud.


12 posted on 12/20/2016 8:08:28 AM PST by clamper1797 (We are getting close to the last "box")
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Ba, ha, ha! It must kill the New York Times to publish the truth for a change!

How many of those leftie losers have been sweating bullets since Trump met with Carlos Slim?

13 posted on 12/20/2016 8:13:04 AM PST by Fido969
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All those Hollywood celebrities made that video asking the Electors to switch their vote

Does someone have a list so we can switch the channel? Noah Wylie is one.

14 posted on 12/20/2016 8:16:02 AM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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Hope they also nixed this one ....

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Shrimp on Treadmills

15 posted on 12/20/2016 8:20:20 AM PST by NYer (Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy them. Mt 6:19)
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To: Flick Lives

Although I think it’s funny as hell that Hillary lost electors, they really need to tighten up the laws, and increase the penalty for electors that choose not to carry out their duty to the voters in their state. In addition, there needs to be severe penalties for anyone attempting to harass, intimidate, or threaten an elector. If Hillary had won, and electors pledged to her were receiving death threats, you’d better believe that Obama would have had the Justice Department aggressively pursuing these people.


16 posted on 12/20/2016 8:23:39 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: bgill; Flick Lives
Most of them are has beens like ...

Loreta Swit who starred as "Hotlips Holihan" in the classic sitcom M*A*S*H

17 posted on 12/20/2016 8:24:41 AM PST by NYer (Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy them. Mt 6:19)
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To: PGR88

Correct. It backfired on Hellary, tee hee.


18 posted on 12/20/2016 8:24:57 AM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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Some goober on the radio was reading the Washington defector votes and said: “someone voted for Faith THE Spotted Eagle”.

too funny!!!


19 posted on 12/20/2016 8:26:51 AM PST by No_More_Harkin
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“This to be nipped in the bud.”

Absolutely correct. The Rats think they have a new weapon now. They will be much more stealth next time if we don’t fix this faithless business. Suppose they only need 2 next time like in 2000. Promise a few million dollars down the road or some sort of blackmail and who knows.


20 posted on 12/20/2016 8:27:27 AM PST by gibsonguy
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