Urge Electoral College to select winner of popular vote

 
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Arguing Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and asserting Donald Trump is “unfit to serve” and a “danger to the Republic,” more than 1 million people have signed a petition urging members of the Electoral College to vote for the Democrat when they meet next month.

The petition on Change.org declares, “There is no reason Trump should be president.”

To those who argue the election of Trump is “the people’s will,” the petition insists otherwise, because Clinton “won the popular vote.”

The petition points out the U.S. Constitution establishes that the electors choose the president, and it criticizes the 24 states that bind electors to the state’s popular vote, usually assessing a fine if the elector votes against his or her party.

The 538 electors, typically people who hold a party leadership position, will gather in their respective state capitols to vote Dec. 19. Traditionally, they vote according to their state’s popular vote.

The U.S. Constitution does not require the electors to vote for a particular candidate. But there have been only 157 so-called “faithless electors” in U.S. history who have gone against the wishes of their state’s voters, according to the nonprofit FairVote.

The petition states: “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.”

The most recent faithless elector was a Minnesota elector who voted for the Democrats’ vice-presidential nominee, John Edwards, instead of presidential nominee, John Kerry.

Prior to last Tuesday’s election, a Democrat elector in Washington ... he would not vote for Clinton if she won the popular vote in his state.

Robert Satiacum, a member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians who supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, called Clinton a “criminal” who doesn’t care enough about American Indians.

Washington state would have fined Satiacum $1,000 if Clinton had won and he followed through with his vow.

A Republican Electoral College voter from Texas was quoted by Politico in August saying he would go “rogue” and vote for Clinton. But he backed off after Election Day, insisting he will vote for Trump as assigned, the New York Post reported.

A republic

In creating a republic, America’s Founders sought to strike a balance between pure majority rule and aristocracy, as Jarrett Stepman notes in the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal.

In Federalist 68, Alexander Hamilton argued that while the people should have considerable power to choose the president, it’s “desirable” that “the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.”

Heritage Foundations legal expert Hans von Spakovsky explained in a paper on the Electoral College that the Founders “struggled to satisfy each state’s demand for greater representation while attempting to balance popular sovereignty against the risk posed to the minority from majoritarian rule.”

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Stepman pointed out that states are free to select the method in which they choose their electors, and in the early days of the republic, most states chose to have their legislatures pick electors, rather than the people.

By the time of the Civil War, every state had shifted to the popular election method.

Proponents of the Electoral College point out that a pure national vote would make smaller states irrelevant, with campaigns focusing their energies on major population centers.

An organization called National Popular Vote is pressing to eliminate the Electoral College through an amendment to the Constitution or a state compact. The group argues the current system encourages presidential candidates to spend most of their time in “swing states” rather than campaigning for votes across the entire country.

Von Spakovsky contests the assumption, because swing states “can change from election to election, and many states that are today considered to be reliably ‘blue’ or ‘red’ in the presidential race were recently unpredictable.”

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Thinking about it, if it makes them feel good, enjoy.  After all democrats are all about feelings.  

NO to Hillary.

Donald Trump overcame every single thing that was thrown at him and the people have spoken.  As Obama and his supporters have always said elections have consequences.  It is time to act like we the People did when you elected Barack Obama,..live with it.  Because a lot of the people protesting have no clue as to how our Constitutional Republic works, it is a done deal.  You have been lied to by your leaders about Donald Trump being a racist, women hater, hater of Hispanics, and on and on.  I can assure you that if you wait about about 90 days you will see exactly the opposite is true.

They will try anything to insure there way, The way we elect our President is the right way and a bunch of sore losers cant stand that. Trump Won, get over it.

Why would you want a liar and thief running our country ? Hillery will haft to worry about a special prosecutor. But no need to worry obama will see to that. Putin is now relaxed no need to worry about that nut Hillery.                 

Not to mention................................MURDERER

just like robo calls, don't put it past the liberals to use robo signs to get a million. the libs will lie, cheat and steal to look good to the low information voters.

 The only place Hillary should be is in jail.... She is guilty of treason and espionagae...Lock her up and let her rot in prison...

"There's NO REASON why Trump should be President..."

None at all... Except he will reverse the 'fundamental' changes Obumbum made.  Sadly, that will keep him busy for quite a space.  

He can make Our Country GREAT AGAIN.  If you had not noticed, we were headed for 4th world status.  He is a BUSINESS MAN.  Which means he knows how to negotiate without giving away the Farm!  He won't be popular with foreign diplomats, but he WILL get the job done!  He will NOT bow to those diplomats.  He will NOT apologize to them for perceived 75 year old 'wrongs'.  He will bring manufacturing BACK to these shores.   And he will, hopefully, rid our Country of un-desirables.  Including those who refuse to assimilate. Join us, or go where others who share your ways are.   

After being found guilty of treason....I'd rather see her publicly hung.  Makes a good visual reminder that's VERY hard to ever forget. 

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

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NOW,     THAT's   ENTERTAINMENT!!

can't wait until she is gone from our lives, somehow.

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Obama Lies Again: – Ignores That The Year After Signing The Stimulus More Than (4) Million Jobs Were Lost

Former President Obama, the only President in US history who had his FBI and other Intel agencies spy on the opposition party candidate, claims that he created the great economy that Americans are enjoying today. The only thing Obama created was debt and massive job losses with his horrible economic recovery.

Yesterday the former President tweeted an effort to take credit for President Trump’s successful economy:

Joe Hoft@joehoft

Of course another @BarackObama lie. He can’t open his mouth without lying. 11 years ago the US lost (4.3) million jobs over the next 12 months. Horrible liar. https://twitter.com/barackobama/status/1229432034650722304 

Barack Obama  @BarackObama

Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.

President Obama’s policies were a disgrace and a failure. He doubled the national debt in spite of zero interest rates from the Fed. His recovery was the worst in US history.

Also, Obama’s assertion is just plain false. The ‘Stimulus’ was passed in February 2009 right after Obama took over the Presidency. He promised to not pass any bills for at least a week to allow for the bills to be read by the people but lied as soon as he was sworn in. The Stimulus was hundreds and hundreds of pages of government handouts to Democrat districts and it was close to $1 million. This was not what America needed and it led to the Tea Party.

Far-left Wikipedia has this to say about the Stimulus:

Note that in his infinite wisdom, NYT economist Paul Krugman is credited with arguing that “the stimulus was far smaller than the economic crisis warranted”. (He also said the markets would crash and burn if President Trump was elected President.)

The data shows that the 12 months after Obama’s stimulus, the US lost 4.3 million jobs:

In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

When it comes to the economy, the billionaire schools the community organizer every time.

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