Texas put him over the top…The Electoral College has affirmed Donald J. Trump as the nation’s 45th president, pushing him past the 270-vote threshold for election, there was little evidence scant evidence of the anti-Trump revolt among electors that some of his critics had hoped would occur, but there was an anti-Hillary vote
BREAKING: Donald Trump wins more than 270 Electoral College votes to formally become president-elect pic.twitter.com/JjvuWg06IE
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2016
So far there have been 7 attempts at faithless voting, all by Democrats pledged to vote for Clinton. In Washington State, four defected, two to former Secretary of State Colin Powell and two voting for Faith Spotted Eagle according to The Seattle Times. Faith Spotted Eagle is an elder and spiritual leader of the Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyante in South Dakota, who has been the Dakota Access Pipeline.
In Maine an elector declared his intention to change his vote to Bernie Sanders but was ultimately “persuaded” to vote for Hillary per his duty.In Minnesota an elector attempt to vote for Sanders, was declared faithless according to state law and replaced by an alternate who voted for Clinton. And there was an attempt to change a vote away from Clinton in Colorado.
There was one Texas elector who said he was going to vote for John Kasich instead of Trump and he did. A second GOP elector in Texas voted for Rand Paul. But Hillary has 2x as many faithless voters than Trump.
First it was the protests, then it was “well Hillary won the popular vote,” and of course the Russians “fixed the election” so the Republican electors should change their vote. That was the last attempt by the Democrats to over-rule the American people and change the results of the election.
Perhaps now the Department of Justice will investigate the harassment and threats against the Republican electors.
Now that the Electoral College has voted, let’s see if the Democrats and the mainstream media finally accept the outcome.
Note to Gary Johnson. Now that the race is 100% officially over you can start smoking pot again (if you ever stopped).