Monday, December 19, 2016

The Electoral College Will Meet Today to Make Donald Trump's Victory Official

     The Electoral College meets today to make Donald Trump's election as president official. In spite of any rumblings to the contrary, there is no chance anyone, much less Hillary Clinton, other trump will be the 45th President of the United States. For the political left, the plot to flip electors is either a public relations stunt to undermine Trump's legitimacy or the bargaining stage of the grieving process. Take your pick.
       At least if it is the latter, we will only have to endure their depression stage before their acceptance of the Trump Administration. If we are lucky, their depression stage will involve sitting in their jammies and eating Ben Jerry's while binge watching DVD of The West Wing instead of going out and really screwing hings up for the rest of us.
         Trump won 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232. His 306 electoral votes is well passed the 270 needed to win the White House. In spite of any drama the media has stirred up over the possibility of a mass defection of electors pledged to Trump and Clinton electors coalescing behind a comprise candidate—the media needs drama to report, even when there is none—expect those numbers to remain virtually unchanged.
       Never has more than one elector not cast a vote for his pledged candidate. In order to keep Trump from earning 270 votes, 37 electors must defect. Even if such an unlikely event occurs, the republican controlled House will elect Trump instead when the election is thrown to them. So any effort to deny trump 270 electoral votes is simply delaying the inevitable.

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