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Electoral College: What to Know About Monday's Vote


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Tomorrow is the big day! Already the electors are being told by so many around the country to vote for the person who received the most in Popular Votes and that would be Hillary Clinton! An elector, of course, can vote as they wish without penalties so it remains to be seen how they will vote but they should really go with Clinton as she received the most in popular votes and would be a much better president than Trump with her vast experience, savvy and tenacity to get the job done for the American people who would need a Democrat at the White House in order to retain the services and benefits they currently have or would get which might be eliminated or severely reduced by a Republican.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Electoral College: What to Know About Monday's Vote
By MaryAlice Parks, Shushannah Walshe and Lauren Pearle

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/electoral-college-mondays-vote/story?id=44265972

"Electoral College members will meet Monday around the country to place their votes for president of the United States."

 

"Public demonstrations opposed to Trump are expected in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., on Monday to encourage electors to vote in line with the national popular vote, protest organizers said. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which is spearheading several of the events, said its goal is to talk to electors as they enter the meetings in their respective states to help them feel supported should they decide to vote according to the popular vote."

 

"Could "faithless electors" put Clinton in office? Trump has 306 electors pledged to him and needs 270 to win. So at least 37 electors pledged to Trump would have to be "faithless" and vote for Clinton or another candidate instead for the Republican to lose. Thirty states have laws that require electors to vote as pledged. However, no elector in any state has ever been penalized or replaced, and none of these state laws has been fully vetted by the courts, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures."

 

 

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I'm guessing that, unfortunately, this article is probably as close to predictive accuracy, as they come.

 

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Dec 18 2016, 7:35 pm ET
Drama-Filled Electoral College Vote a Fitting Ending to 2016 Election

by Jane C. Timm

2016-12-18t23-38-04-8z--1280x720.nbcnews

 

Poll: 50 Percent of Americans Approve of Trump Transition Efforts 2:18

In the aftermath of a wild, norm-busting 2016 campaign, it's only fitting that Monday's Electoral College vote — the next step in formalizing Donald Trump's election to the presidency — has generated frenzied, star-studded arguments to somehow change the results.

But regardless of whether you view these efforts as proper and legitimate uses of Constitutional authority, sour grapes or just democracy's version of primal scream therapy, don't expect any reversal of November's overall result.

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