Electoral college participants will cast their votes Monday to formally elect Donald Trump as president. There has been a lot of angsty agitating from Hillary Clinton supporters, who have called on these electors to vote against Trump. A bunch of celebrities teamed up to make a dumb video, for example:
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) December 15, 2016
Some electors in states that voted for Trump have received death threats.
Michigan Elector receives violent death threats https://t.co/BasZMhNgM9
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) December 19, 2016
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) December 19, 2016
After being bombarded with emails and calls, electors in Pennsylvania were assigned police protection ahead of the vote on Monday.
Each PA Elector assigned a plainclothes state police trooper for protection until the vote on Monday https://t.co/jHspMybaNj
— Deplorable Rory (@deplorableRory) December 17, 2016
Trump opponents across the country are protesting in front of voting locations on Monday, urging the electors to vote against the president-elect.
Electoral College protest in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/kZIkD0qEQ7
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) December 19, 2016
Some of them appear to be confused about how the system works.
Um, D.C. electors are voting for Hillary. https://t.co/O5EkuZj4nt
— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) December 19, 2016
Donald Trump won 306 electoral votes on Election Day, compared to Hillary Clinton’s 232. Because either candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win, at least 37 electors would need to change their votes.
However, even in the unlikely event that this happens, the outcome of the race probably wouldn’t change. If neither candidate gets 270 votes, the House of Representatives would determine the winner, and would probably vote to elect Trump anyway.
A number of Republican social media users are wondering why Hillary Clinton has remained silent as her supporters have threatened and harassed the electoral college participants. Some have pointed out that Donald Trump has repeatedly been called on to denounce the actions of his most aggressive supporters.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 19, 2016
Seriously why isn't the targeted harassment of GOP electors by Hillary supporters a national story? It sure as shit would be reversed.
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) December 19, 2016
— Christian Datoc (@TocRadio) December 19, 2016
Since the election, Hillary Clinton has spent most of her time hiding in the woods behind her house. Some have speculated that she might be engaged in some form of ancient sorcery of the macabre.
Hillary and her Democratic allies lashed out at Trump during the campaign when he suggested he might not accept the results of a “free and fair election.” But Hillary and her allies have remained silent as her supporters actively campaign to overturn the results of that election.
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, for example, refused to say over the weekend if he thought the election was “free and fair.”
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