It's Over: The Electoral College Officially Voted In Trump As The Next US President

Submitted by: fancylad 6 months ago in News & Politics


For all of you who didn't vote for Trump, and were hoping that today's Electoral College vote was going to change things, no dice. Republican electors in Texas vaulted Mr. Trump past the 270 mark, granting him all but two of their 38 ballots in a ceremony in the State Capitol in Austin.

Today's vote did show a few deviations, but only a few: Four of Washington state's twelve electors refused to vote for Clinton, picking former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Native American activist Faith Spotted Eagle instead while two of Texas' 38 electors refused to vote Trump, picking Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Texas Republican Ron Paul.

The vote was greeted with a standing ovation in the House Chamber by officials and people who came to witness the event -- normally a political footnote. Outside, perhaps 100 protesters waved placards and chanted "Save our democracy" hoping to persuade electors to reject the Republican nominee.

There are 28 comments:
Male 1,354
Muert   You need to find a map of the U.S. based on the county's that voted for or against Trump or Hillary you might find that your little fart is more significant then you think.
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Female 465
casaledana Check out the election results by county: 
http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/
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Male 419
@casaledana The way I figure it, anyone who lives in a non-swing state, who voted for the losing side (in that state) had absolutely no effect on the outcome of the presidential election.  That goes for red in blue states, and blues in red states.  And that comes out to 28,326,417 voters by my count.  That is about 28,326,417 too many pointless votes.
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Male 419
  • I was hoping for more shenanigans.  If more of them were faithless (from either side) then maybe people would get upset enough to get rid of the bullshit that is the electoral college.  It would be nice if my vote (and the votes of millions of other people on both sides) had more of an effect on the election then the fart I cut loose in the office a little while ago.
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Male 40
@normal Freak. We have been using the electoral system for a long time.  Just because it did not work out the way you wanted this time, you want to complain about it.  Oh by the way.  It has been documented, that a lot of the Hillary voters were undocumented voters.  So unless you want to open that box of worms, I would just leave it alone.  I am getting sick of the anti-american bull.  We the public voted a inexperienced billionaire into office, knowing full well who he is and where he stands.  Why? We prefer him over the corrupt system.  Open your eyes, you have been manipulated and lied to.  We the people have been the nothings for to long.  They don't care about equal opportunity or gay rights.  They just want to stay in power by what ever means possible.  
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Male 7,045
I'm not complaining about anything.  The Electoral College has to go, I've been supporting the bi-partisan plan for the National Popular vote.
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Male 1,255
 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - The Hillary camp can suck a dick and so can the Trump camp. I'd prefer neither so whatever. 
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Male 40
I voted for Trump.  It was a tough on me.  I was scared of the unknown.  What could happen.  But at the last minute I felt better about it.  I got a little hope that it might not be a disaster, that our country could be get better.  Hillary was never a choice.  Something about her scared me more that my other choices.  This election was not a party vote.  It was not about the first woman president.  It was about a fundamental change in the way our government operates.  So why don't we all just chill and see what he does.  
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Male 1,255
@SAMSONMOLLY It was never about anything as you said, Samson but it is important to hold leadership under a microscope because none of them have been honest. Even if Hillshit won, it would be extremely important to scrutinize. 
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Male 1,015
If they can suck a dick, send 'em my way....I'll take one for the team. True bi-partism.....(lol...note to sunny...a few emoticons wouldn't go astray...)
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Male 1,255
I love you @buttersrules 
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Male 38,418
I guess the death threats from the liberal-left didn't work eh? Or Hillary's threats & bribe attempts, or the DNC's hysteria...
Hey! Democracy won! Listen to the TEARS of the lefty-libs as they realize... they LOST! 
LOLOLOLO!
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Male 7,045
How did "Democracy" win?  The person that won the most votes didn't win.  Constitutional Republic won.  I'm not complaining about the result, just saying your use of "Democracy" isn't the same as the definition. "control of an organization or group by the majority of its members."

"the intended extension of industrial democracy"
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Male 2,979
You make a really good point. That one slipped right by me. Cheering on the Electoral College is by no means cheering on democracy; it's an antidemocratic institution. As you did, I hasten to add that this isn't a complaint, it's simply an observation. The odd thing is, had the Electoral College opted not to vote for Donald Trump, it would by no means have been a subversion of the system: it would have been the exercise of a system as it was originally designed by the founding fathers. In the current political climate, however, it would have been a dangerous maneuver and strained our political system to the breaking point. I agree with Fancy: There was no unringing this bell.
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Male 7,045
Agreed, if they would have dissented it would have been maybe a revolution.  But the Electoral College was supposed to be made up of INDEPENDENTS and people of sound mind and body not party loyalist like it is now.  The purpose of it was to prevent a demagogue from becoming President.  We'll see if this bears out to be anything significant in the future.  Read the Federalist Papers 86 I believe by Alexander Hamilton.
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Male 190
Like him or not for the electors to elect anyone but Trump would be the death of our democracy. How could anyone ever trust it again if that happened?
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Male 1,446
Can you tell me exactly which democracy we have here in the USA?  I always thought we had a constitutional republic.  BTW - GARY JOHNSON 2016!
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Male 20,304
Yep, you can't unring that bell. There would have been riots. 
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Male 38,418
Again I remind you, there ARE riots! The liberal-left have been rioting for weeks!
Once again: all the things the lefty-Dems 'warned us the conservatives would do'? THEY DID THEM. Everything, again, it just keeps repeating itself. They are wrong every time, and yet their followers plug their ears and shut their eyes and SCREAM!!! AGAIN!!! How deplorable...
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Male 2,979
Wait-wait-wait-wait-wait. "The liberal-left have been rioting for weeks"? Where? Seriously, do you have a link to something that's reasonably reputable? If there have been ongoing riots for weeks, I would think I would have heard something.
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Male 5,890
Doesn't have to be true, just anti-lib. Have to go now. I have a rio...er...demonstration to get to.
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Male 1,446
You do use the internet for more than I-A-B, right?
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Male 1,354
Technically the vote still has to be approved by the house or senate or some thing. So if you still don't want him to be president then get your crayons and write to the House of representatives.
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Male 2,979
LOL. Now, where's my box of Crayolas?  You know--the big one, with the built-in sharpener? :)
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Male 38,418
We took the sharpener out of your box Mr.Squrlz4... that court order, you remember it? :-O NO sharp objects within 50 yards the Judge said...
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Male 2,979
LOL! Yes, I do have a bad habit of self-harm-via-stupidity. ~walks into wall~  *oof*
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Male 5,264
@Squrlz4Ever  I pity any country that has warning labels on knives that says not to be taken internally. Although I do like trolling the help line found on tubs of cool whip. I call them up and say "Ok I have cool whip and I have a pie, Now what do I do with it?"
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