Rebel electors plotting to keep Trump out of White House

Casey Mills
Ноября 25, 2016

That plan would see electors from both sides of the aisle cast ballots for a moderate Republican like John Kasich or Mitt Romney, draining support from both presidential nominees and denying Mr Trump a majority of votes.

As additional votes have been counted in the presidential election, especially on the West Coast, Hillary Clinton's national popular-vote lead over Donald Trump now exceeds 2 million votes, according to an ongoing tally by the Cook Political Report's David Wasserman.

Although a week has passed since election night, individual votes are still being counted and Clinton's lead over Trump in the popular vote seems to be increasing each day.

However, it was Trump who prevailed on the November 8 Election Day by clinching the crucial 270 Electoral College votes, the bare majority required to win the presidency. Five of those presidents also won the Electoral College. Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, made two stops in rural Southeast Ohio, while former president Bill Clinton appeared at Ohio University and Hillary Clinton made a non-primary stop there. It was the second time in two decades that a Democratic candidate had garnered more votes, only to lose the presidency to the Republican challenger.

A group of academics, lawyers and data experts are also trying to persuade the Clinton's team to join their efforts to investigate the results in three states to check if there was foreign computer hacking that manipulated the outcome.

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The allegations center around statistical discrepancies in counties that used electronic voting machines, which saw fewer Clinton votes than counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots.

But her campaign has not indicated any interest in joining a fight for a recount. But she trails there and in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by too many votes to trigger an automatic recount, said Richard Wolf with the USA Today newspaper.

"This is just as important as your birth certificate. more important than your birth certificate or proof of age, whatever other requirements there are to be President of the United States", he said.

"It doesn't go quickly, unfortunately, but we have before us the chance now to make history together to bring real change to Washington, real safety to our cities, and real prosperity to our communities, including our inner cities". "I was never a fan of the Electoral College until now", Trump told The New York Times on Tuesday.

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