Electoral College members 'prepare to vote against Donald Trump'

Ray Hunter
November 30, 2016

U.S. 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has garnered 64,223,958 tallied votes by Wednesday morning, over two million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, according to data released by the non-partisan Cook Political Report.

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.

As vote counting continued in some states, Clinton's advantage stood Wednesday at 2,017,563, a figure that could grow because uncounted ballots remain in states where she won, especially in California, the country's biggest state along the Pacific Ocean shoreline.

Another elector involved in the anti-Trump campaign, not identified by Politico, said: "the controversy and the uncertainty that would immediately blow up into a political firestorm in the US would cause enough people - my hope is - to look at the whole concept of the Electoral College".

Trump also noted that the Electoral College gets presidential candidates out to states they wouldn't otherwise visit.

Despite Clinton's lead in the popular vote, it was Trump who prevailed on Election Day by clinching 270 Electoral College votes.

Ten states (New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Washington, New Jersey, Illinois and California) as well as the District of Columbia (representing 165 Electoral College votes) have approved changing to the national popular vote.

He is set to receive 306 Electoral College votes to 232 for Clinton.

Electoral College from Scott N. Bradley on Vimeo.

The email asks you to sign a petition to help sway the minds of Electoral College voters who will make their votes official December 19th.

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Sanders argued that USA election is "weird" as the now president-elect has over two million less support than his contender.

"These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified", she added in a statement. Depending on which candidate wins the plurality of the votes from a given state, that slate of electors will be the slate that casts their vote in that slate.

The growing margin far surpasses Al Gore's lead over President George W. Bush in 2000, which was about 540,000 votes.

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