There Is One Scenario That Could Still Get Hillary Clinton To The White House, But Congress Would Likely Throw Her Out Just As Fast!
Posted By thestatedtruth.com on November 17, 2016
Yes, a rogue pathway which see’s electors jump candidates in states not bound by election results could get Clinton to the White House, but as standard procedure it has to be approved by the “NEW” Congress installed on January 6, 2017, and the Republican’s now control both the House and Senate. They would assuredly vote it down in a historical motion.
For die-hard Democrats holding out hope that they won’t have to live through a Trump presidency, there is a last ditch, incredibly long shot for them latch on to — a surprise twist in the Electoral College.
Though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, Trump has won the minimum of 270 electoral votes necessary to be elected president. And, he had 290 to Clinton’s 228.
Here’s the twist …
There are 160 Republican electorates in the 15 states that Trump won but don’t have laws bounding the electorates to the winner: Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.
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 technically nothing stopping any of the electors from voting their conscience and refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound, or from abstaining from voting altogether.
There’s even a name for it: becoming a “faithless elector.”
Well over 99 percent of electors throughout American history have voted as pledged according to our research.
It does happen, though.
The last faithless elector reared his roguish head back in 2004, when a lone anonymous voter in Minnesota declined to vote for Democrat John Kerry and instead voted for Kerry’s running mate, John Edwards.
The rogue’s vote was purely ceremonial, as Bush already had 286 electoral votes, more than enough to ensure his reelection.
Faithless electors are technically barred in only 29 states from ignoring the will of the voters, though the penalties are light. And a faithless elector has never swung an election.
Clinton would need more than 20 GOP electors to go rogue and vote instead for her — a mighty tall order.
Even then, when the new Republican-controlled Congress meets on Jan. 6 to approve the electoral college vote, it would certainly vote to void any roguery, handing the victory firmly back to Trump.
The Founding Fathers created the electoral college because the were “afraid of direct Democracy.”
In fact, Alexander Hamilton thought the electors would make sure “the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”
Sources: New York Post, The Stated Truth