Nearly 1 million angry Clinton supporters have signed a petition urging the electoral upset, arguing that Clinton’s lead in the popular vote should be enough to get her elected even though she didn’t garner the required 270 electoral votes.
The petition notes that in many cases the nation’s 538 electors aren’t bound to vote along the political lines of the states which they represent. It’s worth noting, though, that there have only been 157 so-called faithless electors to do so in the nation’s 240 year history— in half of those cases, it was because the candidate they’d originally pledged to vote for died.
But because Trump has been so vilified by the news media, Hollywood liberals and the political establishment, Clinton’s supporters feel this election requires an unorthodox response.
We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why?
Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic.
Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.
Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College.
But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?
And there is at least a little room for concern from Trump supporters. Before the complicated 2000 election, only twice before had a president been elected without winning the popular vote.