Majority want Electoral College to delay vote over Russian Federation hack

Majority want Electoral College to delay vote over Russian Federation hack

Majority want Electoral College to delay vote over Russian Federation hack

Okay-we've all heard Democrats saying how Hillary Clinton got nearly 3 million more popular votes than President-elect Donald J. Trump-and how that shows how he doesn't have a mandate or something, despite him winning 306 Electoral College votes by winning the majority of the states, which is how we decide who will become the next president.

The most straightforward explanation why Trump probably will win the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote was that he captured the close races in the big states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, just as the 2000 election was decided by the razor-close vote in Florida.

According to the National Archives, more than 99 percent of electors through USA history have voted for the candidate who won their state.

As it now stands, seven states and the US capital, Washington, D.C., each have three electoral votes.

A majority of American voters want the Electoral College to delay the December 19 vote until electors can be briefed on Russia's alleged interference in the presidential election, according to a new poll.

DiCeglie said he's not changing his mind. "It's really been disappointing because we've made a decision", said elector Glenn Pinckney. "It is not a good thing, and it endangers our democracy and it endangers the country", he said. Oklahoma GOP elector Charlie Potts, for example, told Politico, "I would prefer that another person had been nominated by the Republican Party and had won the election, but am I going to go against 14 million [primary voters] who voted for Trump?" He says he'd probably have heard about it if anyone was planning to withhold his vote, and says he believes the electors view it as a moral obligation to vote for the candidate who won the state.

Could the outcome of a USA presidential election change after a nominee named president-elect? He wrote in a vote for McCain instead of Trump.

"Yesterday, there were so many letters that the post office left me a tote with all the letters on the front porch", said elector Ken Crider, 51, a skilled trades worker in the heating and cooling industry and Livonia resident. A total of 538 electors will cast those ballots Monday in their respective state capitals. Hillary Clinton's victory in the popular vote but not the electoral vote is casting more attention than usual on the Electoral College.

The development of the Electoral College also reflects this increasing trust in the people. "I realize that people change and some of the words that came out of his mouth 11 years ago, came out when he was a Democratic movie star".

Lessig's claim also doesn't seem to hold up, given that the Associated Press surveyed 330 of the 538 electors, and foundjust one Republican elector who said he wouldn't vote for Trump.

It features a number of celebrities quoting the U.S. Constitution, specifically the duty of electors to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is "to an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications". Please vote for Hillary Clinton, John Kasich - even John McCain, they asked - or even Mike Pence, the vice president-elect. Each state is represented with two votes in the Senate, so each senator is eligible to cast a vote.

Since states choose electors based on which presidential candidate carried it on November 8 (Maine and Nebraska also assign electors by congressional district, ) today's vote is largely a formality. Vice President Joe Biden, as president of the Senate, then announces the election results which are entered into official journals of the House and Senate.

"By voting your conscience you and other courageous Republican electors can give the House of Representatives the option to select a qualified candidate", Richard Schiff of West Wing fame said in the video.

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