Faithless Electors: Clinton Loses Electoral College Votes

Since Donald Trump won the election in November, protesters were hoping to convince enough electoral voters to choose another candidate. Unfortunately for them, Trump received more than 270 votes affirming him as the next president of the United States. It is true that were some faithless electors, but most of them decided not vote for Hillary.

Clinton obtained 16 points in Washington DC, but on Monday, she only received 12 elector votes. Candidates Collin Powell and Faith Spotted Eagle obtained the votes instead.

While five “faithless elector” did not support Clinton, only two Republican electors from Texas chose John Kasich and Rand Paul instead of Trump.

Clinton would even have lost more votes. In Maine and Minnesota, a couple of the electors preferred Bernie Sanders but were forced to follow state law and vote for her.

As Jeff Dunetz pointed in an article he wrote for The Lid Blog, many people have tried to stop Trump presidency.

First, it was the protests, then it was “well Hillary won the popular vote,” and of course the Russians “fixed the election” so the Republican electors should change their vote.

But, at the end,

Hillary has 2x as many faithless voters than Trump.

Hopefully, now that Trump was confirmed president by the electoral College, protesters will stop ignoring the president that the country has already chosen and accept it.

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Maria Robles is a recent graduate from New Jersey City University. She believes that everyone should be informed about current issues affecting our society.