At this point…after all the hurt and let down from Election Night, I don’t know if Hillary would even want this to happen, BUT I WOULD.
Hillary Clinton is currently winning the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, but lost the Electoral College, becoming the second candidate in modern U.S. history to experience that outcome. It happened 16 years ago to Al Gore after the famous recount in Florida. George W. Bush’s victory in the Electoral College prompted calls to abolish the system that has decided presidential elections for nearly 230 years.
But Hillary’s popular vote feat is again raising questions about the Electoral College’s legitimacy. Disappointed Clinton supporters are chatting about its elimination on social media and petitions are circulating online in support of getting rid of it. The national field director for Clinton’s campaign, for example, tweeted about it:
American voters did not let us down. The electoral college did. The first woman nominee of a major party for president won the people's vote
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 10, 2016
Even Trump has railed against the electoral college, sending off a barrage of tweets back in 2012 when he believed Romney had won the popular vote:
Too. Freaking. Perfect. When Trump wrongly thought Romney had won the popular vote. pic.twitter.com/e9tJO7mhcB
— Brendan Reichs (@BrendanReichs) November 10, 2016
From The New York Post:
According to the Constitution, chosen electors of the Electoral College are the real people who will vote for president, when they meet on Dec. 19 in their respective state capitals.
However, there is nothing stopping any of the electors from refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound or abstaining from voting.
There’s even a name for it: becoming a “faithless elector.”
So on December 19th, electors could choose to vote for Hillary instead of Trump. Considering what we know now…that Putin has ADMITTED to being involved in the election, should this be something to seriously think about??
Do you think at this point Hillary would even want to be president?
Let us know in the comments below!!!