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.