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  • The Unpopular Truth About The Popular Vote

    12/04/2016 10:06:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Just like the “recount” is a naked attempt to discredit Trump’s victory, this “smart take” is a deliberate deception designed to keep the unshowered angry. The Nation magazine put it this way, “The preliminary count had Democratic Senate candidates gathering 46.2 million votes to 39.3 million for Republican candidates.” That and $2.50 will get you a cup of coffee from the aforementioned unshowered, probably with earlobes stretched to the size of Frisbees and an impromptu lecture on the “justice” of fair trade coffee beans.But it’s a fraud.Those numbers aren’t a lie, per se, but how the left is using...
  • Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’

    12/04/2016 8:39:12 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    NY Times Opinion Pages ^ | 12-3-2016 | Steven Johnson
    When the modern Tea Party movement coalesced in the early days of the Obama presidency, its allusion to the political grievances of the protesters in Boston Harbor a couple of hundred years earlier seemed plausible enough: Its members felt that their taxes were too high and their interests not adequately represented by the remote authorities in Washington. But the election of 2016 presents a challenge to that historical lineage. The home states to the Tea Party are actually doing great on the taxation and representation front. It’s the progressive blue states that should be protesting. Start with the Electoral College....
  • Stop Obsessing Over the Meaningless Popular Vote!

    12/04/2016 7:13:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Greg Penglis
    Hillary won a plurality, nothing more, but lost the election. That's the way it is. I am quite fascinated with the obsession the Left currently has with the popular vote for President. As usual this is a matter of expediency, desperation to get their own way given the results of the election, and the usual public deception for how our system actually works. There certainly isn’t a shred of principle involved. So let’s investigate this a bit. We are a Republic, thank God, not a Democracy, so the popular vote is irrelevant to presidential elections. It simply doesn’t matter, it...
  • Colorado electors plan to challenge state law in bid to derail Donald Trump's victory

    12/03/2016 8:00:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December 3, 2016 | Rachel Riley and The Associated Press
    Four of Colorado's nine Electoral College electors plan to challenge a state law that would prevent a long-shot bid to keep President-elect Donald Trump out of the White House. Robert Nemanich, of Colorado Springs, said Saturday he and three other electors intend to sue Colorado's governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state Democratic Party chairman claiming state law requiring electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidates "who received the highest number of votes at the preceding general election in this state," is unconstitutional....
  • Ballot recount on hold after objection filed by Republican Party (Michigan)

    12/03/2016 3:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Petoskey News-Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Matt Mikus
    County clerks across the state were preparing to start a recount on Friday of the ballots casted in Michigan for the President of the United States. But the count may wait to begin until Tuesday, if it happens at all. After a recount request was filed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday, representatives of the campaign for President-Elect Donald Trump filed an objection to the recount Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the Michigan Secretary of State office. Michigan Republican Party spokesperson Sarah Anderson confirmed that the party planned to file an objection to the recount...
  • Yes, you can blame millennials in Pa. and elsewhere for Clinton's loss

    12/03/2016 9:39:47 AM PST · by dirtboy · 96 replies
    Wash Post via ^ | 12/3/2016 | Aaron Blake
    Hillary Clinton's campaign has lots of excuses for losing. There's the electoral college, James Comey, the media's alleged over-exuberance in digging into Clinton's email server, etc. But Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday that one particular group is especially to blame: millennials. As Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker reported from the big election postmortem at Harvard on Thursday night: Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook also acknowledged that her operation had made a number of mistakes and miscalculations, while being buffeted by what he repeatedly described as a "headwind" of being an establishment candidate in a season where voters were...
  • Freepers Please Help Ease My Mind.

    12/02/2016 2:29:16 PM PST · by In God I trust · 102 replies
    12-2-2016 | InGodITrust
    I haven't put out a thread in a long time but I have been reading so much about this recount stuff and Electoral College threats that I'm very worried. I can't feel the joy of the Trump win until this stuff is over. Freepers please ease my mind if you can. Is there any chance at all that these evil people can take this win away? There is such deep corruption in the system and I know the elites will do ANYTHING to keep their power I just need assurance this can't happen. I want to enjoy this awesome historical...
  • DOJ Declines To Comment On Why Agency Won’t Investigate Threats To Electors

    12/02/2016 6:25:19 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 12/2/2016 | Kerry Picket
    The Department of Justice did not want to discuss why the agency refuses to investigate alleged harassment and death threats toward Electoral College voters in states that went for Donald Trump. “The department will decline to comment,” DOJ deputy press secretary David Jacobs told The Daily Caller in an email Wednesday afternoon. The Justice Department seemed concerned about protecting voters from being intimidated at the polls on Election Day. It deployed 500 monitors to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states to watch polling stations this past presidential election cycle.
  • Why We Need the Electoral College

    12/02/2016 2:33:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why We Need the Electoral College - The Rush Limbaugh Show BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lynn in Noblesville, Indiana.  Great to have you.  Glad you waited.  What's up? CALLER:  Thank you so much.  I'm glad to finally get through to you.  I have a question on behalf of a house full of Millennials, I should say.  I have four children 18 to 24 and a plethora of their friends.  The majority of them are Bernie Sanders fans, and they're having a hard time understanding this whole Electoral College thing, no matter how much we try to explain it.  My question...
  • Hillary Clinton supporters need to quit whining about the Electoral College

    12/01/2016 7:56:50 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 42 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/30/16 | James E. Cambell
    Shocked and appalled by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, some supporters of Hillary Clinton have turned to minimizing and even delegitimizing Trump’s election. In an era of severe political polarization, in an election with two candidates seen from the outset in highly unfavorable terms, after the most brutal campaign in modern history, and with an outcome that astonished just about everyone, these reactions are understandable, but wrong. Many die-hard Clinton supporters cannot bring themselves to believe their candidate could lose to Donald Trump. They think: How could such a crude and inept con man be elected president? Even...
  • Gore: We Should Abolish Electoral College, Popular Vote Would ‘Stimulate Public Participation’

    11/30/2016 4:26:05 PM PST · by kevcol · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During a statement on Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore argued that the Electoral College should be abolished in favor of a popular vote system. Gore said he supported keeping the Electoral College even after the 2000 election, because it tied the states together, but now he has changed his mind and thinks the Electoral College should be eliminated.
  • Teen becomes seventh 'faithless elector' to protest Trump as president-elect (Washington state)

    11/30/2016 1:31:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 30, 2016 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    A teenager from Washington state has become the seventh person to indicate that she will break ranks with party affiliation and become a “faithless elector” in an attempt to prevent Donald Trump being formally enshrined as president-elect when the electoral college meets on 19 December. Levi Guerra, 19, from Vancouver, Washington, is set to announce that she is joining the ranks of the so-called “Hamilton electors” at a press conference at the state capitol in Olympia on Wednesday. The renegade group believes it is the responsibility of the 538 electors who make up the electoral college to show moral courage...
  • 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 · 220 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...
  • The Real Electoral College Reform

    11/29/2016 7:57:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The familiar whining about the popular vote in presidential elections and the implicit anachronism of the Electoral College ought to be turned on its head by constitutional conservatives. The greatest problem of politics and government in our country today is Washington, and the only answer to that problem is the restoration of true federalism, making state governments a vital player in national elections. The Constitution conferred three special powers on state legislatures to make sure that the federal government was held in check: enacting constitutional amendments, choosing members of the Senate, and choosing the method of selecting presidential electors. Until...
  • Old Research Study: Election of the President and VP by Congress: Contingent Election

    11/28/2016 10:55:11 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 4 replies
  • Texas Republican resigns from electoral college, says he can’t in good conscience vote for Trump

    11/28/2016 7:40:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2016 | AllahPundit
    There are grand flaws and minor flaws in the plan among some anti-Trumpers to block him in the electoral college. A grand flaw: How do you justify letting 538 essentially random people overturn a vote of 130 million? That’s like substituting the results of a poll for the results on election day. If your electoral college is composed of trusted “wise men,” that’s one thing — although they’d have to be awfully wise, a la Madison, Hamilton, and Adams, to convince a modern nation to give them veto power over a national election. If your electoral college is composed...
  • Texas Republican Elector to resign instead of voting for President-elect Donald Trump

    11/28/2016 2:45:25 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 115 replies ^ | 11/28/16 | AP
    Texas Republican Elector to resign instead of voting for President-elect Donald Trump A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas says he’s resigning so he won’t cast one of the state’s 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump. Art Sisneros previously told The Associated Press that he was wavering on supporting Trump because the Republican “is not biblically qualified for office.” In a lengthy weekend blog post, Sisneros updated that, saying “the best option I see at this time is to resign my position as an elector.”
  • Hillary’s Popular Vote Holdouts on Collision Course with History

    11/28/2016 9:13:13 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    lifezette ^ | November 27, 2016 | by Laura Ingraham
    After complaining for months that our electoral process takes too long, now some commentators apparently want it to take even longer. Lawrence Lessig has written an article for The Washington Post saying that members of the Electoral College should ignore what they were actually elected to do, and should take it upon themselves to give the presidency to Hillary Clinton. His argument is that since Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, she is the “people’s choice.” Other commentators have made similar claims, and given the general angst and unhappiness that fills so much of the commentariat these days, we can...
  • Donald Trump: "Millions" Voted Illegally in Election (for Hillary Clinton)

    11/27/2016 3:03:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 27, 2016 | Reena Flores
    President-elect Donald Trump is alleging that he would have won the nation’s popular vote if it weren’t for the “millions of people who voted illegally,” during a series of tweets in which he panned the recount efforts that could take place soon in three states. Mr. Trump expressed his feelings Sunday afternoon on the “so-called popular vote” on Twitter: In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump It would have been much easier for me to win the so-called...
  • Trump falsely claims 'millions of people who voted illegally' cost him popular vote

    11/27/2016 2:55:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday, without evidence, that "millions of people" voted illegally for Hillary Clinton and otherwise he would have won the popular vote. It's an unprecedented allegation by a president-elect.Trump won the Electoral College and thus the White House,
  • Electoral voters 'deluged' with death threats in multiple states

    11/27/2016 9:01:43 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 11/17/2016 | Leo Hohhttp
    "Hillary backers: 'Hateful bigot, I hope you die ... I will put a bullet in your brain'"
  • The Number of Electors Necessary for the Election of a President

    11/27/2016 8:19:08 AM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 47 replies ^ | December 5, 2000 | By Edwin Meese III, Todd F. Gaziano and Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
    `While we still believe it is unlikely that this issue will need to be resolved by Congress, and note that all the parties involved have expressed concern about meeting deadlines to prevent a default of Florida's electoral votes, we nevertheless believe that it is important-if only for the sake of argument-to clarify: it takes 270 electoral votes to be elected President by the electoral college. A simple majority of electoral votes from states other than Florida is not sufficient.'
  • House of Rep. would select President if no winner in Electoral Votes-One vote per state.(vanity)

    11/27/2016 8:01:45 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 42 replies
    Self | November 27, 2016 | Self
    If for some reason Stein/Clinton drag out the recount process beyond the Dec 19th Electoral College meeting and beyond, then the House of Representatives elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates who received the most Electoral votes. Here is what is important: Each state delegation has one vote. The Senate would elect the Vice President from the 2 Vice Presidential candidates with the most Electoral votes. Each Senator would cast one vote for Vice President. According to the 2016 House Election Results, 19 states (votes) are super majority Rep. and 5 states have major majority RP (FL,GA,IN,MI,PA). You need...
  • Electoral voters 'deluged' with death threats in multiple states

    11/26/2016 2:27:42 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    wne ^ | November 26, 2016 | LEO HOHMANN
    One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch their votes to Clinton.On Dec. 19 the Electoral College will convene to cast their votes for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, with each state’s electors pledged to vote for the candidate elected on Nov. 8 in their state.But more than a dozen states have no laws making...
  • A Better Way to Pick the Next President: The National Popular Vote Compact

    11/25/2016 4:02:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 25, 2016 | Karen Hobert Flynn
    From the White House to the courthouse, every elected official in America—Democrat, Republican, or independent—has something in common: He or she got more votes than the people they ran against. That adherence to majority rule changes on Jan.20, as it has four other times in our history. While ballots are still being counted, the final tally is likely to find President-elect Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by around 2 million votes; he will be the second of our last three presidents to be elected with less than a majority, indeed less than a plurality, of the popular vote.
  • Something Feels Really Off About Jill Stein's Recount Effort

    11/25/2016 9:14:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Pajiba ^ | November 25, 2016 | Dustin Rowles
    Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has increased now to 2.1 million votes and counting. She has received more votes than any other white or female candidate in the history of the United States. Indeed, Donald Trump may have garnered more votes than any other Republican in history, but he’s getting trounced in the popular vote. By the time counting has finished, Clinton’s 2+ million vote lead over Donald Trump will be a bigger vote lead than 28 eventual Presidents had over their opponents. It’s not exactly a landslide (Obama beat McCain by 9 million votes, and Romney by...
  • New idea from anti-Trump electors: Use electoral college to make a statement for the popular vote

    11/24/2016 2:08:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2016 | AllahPundit
    They’ve all but given up on flipping the 37 electoral votes they’d need to deny Trump 270 (not quite all, I guess, but most) yet they can still exploit the process to do some PR for changing the way the system works in the future. One thing that occurs to me: If a few more Democrats and a few less Republicans had turned out in Florida on Election Day, Hillary might have won the state while going on to lose the presidency very narrowly to Trump, 277/261. In that scenario, all you would have needed to throw the election...
  • New Report Prompts Call for Democrats to Halt Transfer of Power to Trump Before Dec. 13 Deadline

    11/22/2016 8:44:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 22, 2016 | Dr. G.S. Potter
    The Strategic Institute for Intersectional Policy (SIIP) has called for an immediate halt to all efforts related to the transfer of power between the Obama Administration and the Trump Campaign. This call came after a recent analysis revealed that there is strong evidence to suggest that Donald Trump and the members of his campaign intentionally engaged in voter suppression tactics in an attempt to alter the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. Further, the strategic deployment of voter suppression tactics was designed, refined and implemented over the course of a number of years by a network of organizations and individuals...
  • The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704

    11/23/2016 3:01:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | November 23, 2016 | Kathleen Gray, Lansing Bureau
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  • Fmr Bush counsel: Electoral College can’t vote for Trump without proof his businesses don’t [tr]

    11/23/2016 2:41:43 PM PST · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 23, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    Fmr Bush counsel: Electoral College can’t vote for Trump without proof his businesses don’t violate Constitution The “never Trumpers” just won’t give up their dreams of keeping Donald Trump from the White House. . . . “He needs to comply with the constitution at a bare minimum,” Painter, who admitted he didn’t support Trump for president, insisted. “And recognize the problem and address it.” “And if he doesn’t do that before the Electoral College meets,” he added. “I don’t think the electoral college can vote for someone to become president if he’s going to be in violation of the constitution...
  • Rangel Introduces Bill to Abolish The Electoral College

    11/22/2016 10:44:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Charles Rangel Website ^ | November 17, 2016 | Press Release
    Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel introduced, H.J. Res 103, a bill today that would allow Congress to vote to eliminate the Electoral College system and decide future presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote. This legislation is the House companion bill to S.J.Res.41, introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on November 15, 2016. “I came to Congress on the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, and I know how hard we fought for the sacred right to vote,” said Rangel. “To protect it, everyone should have access to the vote, and every vote must count. The...
  • Donald Trump Lost Most of The American Economy In This Election {Trump Won "Deplorables"?]

    11/22/2016 10:39:01 AM PST · by Steelfish · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2016
    Donald Trump Lost Most of The American Economy In This Election By Jim Tankersley November 22 In the modern era of presidential politics, no candidate has ever won the popular vote by more than Hillary Clinton did this year, yet still managed to lose the electoral college. In that sense, 2016 was a historic split: Donald Trump won the presidency by as much as 74 electoral votes (depending on how Michigan ends up) while losing the nationwide vote to Clinton by 1.7 million votes and counting. But there's another divide exposed by the election, which researchers at the Brookings Institution...
  • Six members vow to cast Electoral College votes against Trump

    11/22/2016 2:07:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 22, 2016 | Adam Edelman
    At least six electors — members of the Electoral College whose votes actually elect the President — have vowed to cast ballots that don't align with the popular vote results of their states, Politico reported Tuesday. If they carry out their intentions — in effect, becoming "faithless electors" — they would narrow Donald Trump's margin-of-victory in the Electoral College over Hillary Clinton. One elector, Michael Baca said in a statement that he wouldn’t vote for Trump. “The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College as the last line of defense, and I think we must do all that we can to...
  • Report: Presidential electors planning to undermine Electoral College

    11/22/2016 8:57:51 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 203 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/2016 | Harper Neidig
    A number of Democratic Electoral College electors are planning to use their votes to undermine the election process in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump, Politico is reporting. Some electors are lobbying their Republican counterparts to vote for someone other than Trump in an attempt to deny him the 270 votes required to elect him, according to the news outlet. They are also contemplating whether to cast their votes for someone other than Hillary Clinton With at least six electors already vowing to become "faithless," the defection could be the most significant since 1808, when six Democratic-Republican electors refused to vote...
  • Democratic presidential electors revolt against Trump

    11/22/2016 3:22:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 22, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    At least a half-dozen Democratic electors have signed onto an attempt to block Donald Trump from winning an Electoral College majority, an effort designed not only to deny Trump the presidency but also to undermine the legitimacy of the institution. The presidential electors, mostly former Bernie Sanders supporters who hail from Washington state and Colorado, are now lobbying their Republican counterparts in other states to reject their oaths — and in some cases, state law — to vote against Trump when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 19. Even the most optimistic among the Democratic electors acknowledges they're unlikely to...
  • Texas Elector Says Democrats Trying to Sway His Vote [MI Elector gets death threat]

    11/21/2016 4:32:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    KXAS ^ | 11/17/16 | Kris Gutierrez
    The presidential election isn't officially over until the electoral votes are cast in mid-December, and that includes the 38 votes from Texas. The 38 Texans who will vote are all Republicans, because Donald Trump won Texas, but they don't have to vote for Trump. In Texas, unlike some other states, electors may change their mind, and it has Democrats from around the country urging them to do just that, said Alex Kim, an elector for Texas' 24th Congressional District. "At first everyone was kinda enchanted by it," Kim said. "Now all the electors are starting to get beaten down. There...
  • The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

    11/21/2016 8:56:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 21, 2016 | Peter Beinhart
    Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule. But that’s not the premise that underlies America’s political system. Most of the men who founded the United States feared unfettered majority rule. James Madison wrote in Federalist 10 that systems of government based upon “pure democracy … have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.” John Adams wrote in 1814 that, “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.”
  • 2016 11 20 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Itching Ears" (video)

    11/20/2016 2:31:21 PM PST · by Lera · 10 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Nov 20, 2016 | John Haller
    As the snowflakes begin to fall across the nation, the progressives continue to melt down in fear and trembling at the prospect of the new administration doing things like enforcing the rule of law, returning to Constitutional Government and appointing men and women of integrity to positions of influence. Scripture tells us that there will come a time when folks want their itching ears to be satisfied. That time seems to be now as folks rely more on "feelings" to make decisions, rather than logical analysis and interpretation of what the laws, and our founding documents allow. It has gotten...
  • SR 1352 – Hillary Clinton Cannot Steal the Election From Trump!

    11/20/2016 2:24:46 PM PST · by bryan999 · 48 replies
    Fear and trembling still runs rampant throughout Trump supporters - fanned by the MSM - that Hillary Clinton still has any chance of stealing this election back from Donald Trump. The reason for the fear is the tsunami of coercive hate mail that Electoral College members are reporting from in states Trump has won, designed to get enough electors to switch their vote from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton in order to change the obvious results.
  • Area member of Electoral College: No chance vote changes

    11/20/2016 2:41:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Longview News-Journal ^ | November 20, 2016 | Glenn Evans
    The Republican chosen to represent 771,000 Northeast Texans on the obscure panel that actually elects presidents isn't going to be moved from the choice her party made Nov. 8. "I've been getting letters, emails. I've taken calls, just begging me not to vote for (Donald) Trump," Marty Rhymes said this past week at Gregg County GOP headquarters in Longview. Those voices were not imploring her to cast her Electoral College vote for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who actually was Rhymes' first choice for the White House — and that of a vocal majority of the Northeast Texas GOP. "I asked...
  • Oath Keeper's call to action to protect Electors

    11/18/2016 6:09:53 PM PST · by rightwingextremist1776 · 14 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 11/18/2016 | Oath keepers
    OFFER OF PROTECTION TO ELECTORS: Oath Keepers is hereby issuing a standing offer of volunteer protection to any of the Electoral College Electors who may feel threatened or in danger from leftist radicals attempting to coerce them into changing their vote as Electors. Any Elector who wants our assistance may contact us at: Please feel free to repost this notice online, or to pass on to Electors who may need our help. However, Electors are encouraged to initiate contact with us through the above email address only and to be wary of anyone contacting them through other means,...
  • Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

    11/19/2016 10:31:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WECT-TV ^ | November 19, 2016 | Kimberlee Kruesi and Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history - deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner. Activists are circulating online petitions and using social media in hopes of influencing Republican electors to cast their ballots for someone other than President-elect Donald Trump and deprive him of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to become the next occupant of the White House. "Yes, I think it's a longshot, but I also think we're living in...
  • Is The Electoral College System For Choosing Our President Unconstitutional?

    11/19/2016 7:57:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 18, 2016 | Leon Friedman
    The electoral college system for choosing the President was based upon the protection of slavery and a distrust of democracy. That system has allowed the loser of the popular vote to win the Presidency in five of our 56 Presidential elections. Such a system would be illegal in any state or local election. But it is contained in the Constitution. Can a section of the Constitution itself be unconstitutional? The answer is yes. We are all aware by now that we do not vote directly for a candidate in a Presidential election. We vote for electors who will (presumably) vote...
  • Hillary Clinton Supporters Doxxing, Harassing Electoral College Voters

    11/16/2016 4:08:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have already gotten more than 4 million signatures on a petition asking the Electoral College to toss Donald Trump’s victory. But some, apparently, aren’t content to simply vent their frustrations online. According to reports out of Idaho and elsewhere, Clinton supporters have obtained Electoral College voters’ personal information and are harassing them with calls, Facebook messages, emails and even home visits, encouraging them to become “faithless electors,” and change their Trump votes to Clinton votes. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– And they aren’t being kind about it: “A lot of ’em use bad, rough language,”...
  • Electoral College member from Texas might go rogue, says he's undecided

    11/17/2016 10:09:07 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 70 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/17/16 | Carol Christian
    Art Sisneros, one of 538 electors with the final say on who becomes the next U.S. president, says he's undecided on how to vote. The 40-year-old family man from Dayton is among the 38 people chosen to represent Texas in the Electoral College. That group will gather Dec. 19 in 50 state capitols around the country to vote on who wins the election. If all electors cast their votes in keeping with the winner of each state, then Donald Trump wins, even though Hillary Clinton received more popular votes overall.
  • Electoral College voters 'deluged' with death threats

    11/17/2016 6:59:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 57 replies
    WND ^ | NOvember 17, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch his vote to Clinton. . . . The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would “put a bullet” in his mouth. Banerian said he deleted the rest of the emails and messages “because...
  • Childishness on Rise Post-Election

    11/17/2016 4:04:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush ^ | November 17, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "Arizona Electors Bombarded with Requests to Change Their Votes." Are any of you worried about this? Are any of you concerned about this? Story from the Phoenix affiliate KSAZ Eyewitness News. "Donald Trump won Arizona, but could that change when the Electoral College convenes in December? An effort is underway to get some of the state's 11 members of the Electoral College to vote against Trump." In 29 states the electors chosen by the party are required to vote for their winning candidate. Arizona's not one of those states. The electoral can vote however he or she...
  • Trump Trumps Clinton

    11/17/2016 1:47:19 PM PST · by Yogi60 · 21 replies
    The 11th Hour Online ^ | 11-17-2016 | Bill Knowles
    We’re finally done with Election 2016 and to almost everyone’s surprise the new President-elect does not wear a pantsuit. How did Donald Trump pull off the biggest political upset in modern history? Does anyone really know for sure why and how it happened and how nobody saw it coming? Here are the reasons in my opinion, anyway, in no particular order. The email scandal that continued to dog Hillary finally bit her in the ass completely when FBI director James Comey found the Weiner-grams that linked back to her and her lack of good judgment. Comey ultimately wussed out on...
  • Anti-Trump Protesters Release Personal Info of Electoral College Members

    11/17/2016 11:08:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Cameron Cawthorne
    A national anti-Donald Trump group called the #NotMyPresident Alliance distributed the personal information of dozens of Electoral College members to its supporters on Wednesday through a Google doc spreadsheet. The Electoral College members targeted were those who represented states that voted Republican, BuzzFeed reported. A spreadsheet distributed to supporters Wednesday included the personal phone numbers, addresses, religions, races, genders, and candidate preference of the electors. The document does not have a complete set of data on every elector. The group hopes that its members and citizens around the country will contact electors and persuade them to change their vote from...
  • Outside California, Clinton Is A Big-Time Popular Vote Loser

    11/17/2016 3:29:45 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/17/2016 | John Merline
    Donald Trump's opponents are having something of a field day with news that Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote currently tops 1 million. As US News put it, "Trump's legitimacy has been called into question by his adversaries because he didn't win the popular vote, adding to the desire among his critics to defy him from the start of his administration." The Nation alerted its readers that "Republican nominee will become president with less popular support than a number of major-party candidates who lost races for the presidency." [snip] But a closer look at the election returns show that...