President Elect Trump confounds mainstream media again - he isn't a comitted Republican

Ray Hunter
November 25, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is sounding a different tune as he prepares to take on the mantle of the presidency.

Baca, a Democratic elector and former state senator from Colorado, said she has been working on Republican electors since she joined the effort the day after the election and she admits, "I'm like Don Quixote". But at the end of the day, he's still Donald Trump. Simply put, no one should be surprised that he is going against many Republican policies because he isn't a real Republican, just a politician who switched to that party so he could run for President, not that there is anything wrong with that.

According to an ongoing tally by Cook Political Report's David Wasserman, Hillary Clinton's vote total is 64,223,986 (48.1 percent of the vote), while Trump's is 62,206,395 (46.6 percent) - a difference of 2,017,591 votes.

Mr.Trump told The New York Times that he believed climate change has a human component. And even in the last week of his presidential campaign, Trump bemoaned criticism of waterboarding, saying "we have to be pretty vicious". But now his stated position is that the Clintons are good people and that she has suffered enough, going on to say he wants to concentrate on governing the divided country. The rebel electors are known as "faithless electors" and most states have penalties associated with a refusal to cast a ballot per election results. That and his suggestion that the government should not just kill terrorists but also their families are both war crimes under worldwide law.

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The former Secretary of State's advantage had crossed the one-million mark by November 15 and ballooned to 1.5 million by Sunday. He predicted his supporters would not be disappointed because the Trump administration would "save our country" in other ways.

Four years ago, when some Republicans initially thought President Obama would lose the popular vote, Trump declared, "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy". During a meeting with The New York Times on Tuesday, Trump appeared to flip-flop on the system he had called "genius" in a tweet the week before. That fight over electoral college votes dragged on until the night before the inauguration.

It is the second time this century that a Democrat has won the popular vote but lost the presidential election.

She will become the fifth presidential candidate in US history, and the second in the last 16 years, to win the popular vote but lose the election because of the country's two-century-old, constitutionally mandated Electoral College system of picking its presidents. But originally it was set up to preserve the will of the voters, while ensuring that a president is chosen by the most capable people (electors).

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