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Texas pushes Trump beyond 270 needed to win

Texas pushes Trump beyond 270 needed to win

Coup de Electoral College fails

Texas has given President-elect Donald Trump 36 electoral votes, pushing him to 304 electoral votes. He needed 270 to secure the presidency.

Today is the day! The Electoral College across the nation will meet and cast its vote for the next president of the United States of America. President-elect Donald Trump won 306 electoral votes on election day, only needing 270 to win the election against Hillary Clinton.

Remember, though, that Congress will officially count the votes on January 6.

I have updated the post below the jump. Keep checking back!

https://twitter.com/PeterTorvell/status/810975693676969985

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If you think the democrats behavior has been terrible since their loss… imagine what it would be if they and won.

    MJN1957 in reply to Anchovy. | December 19, 2016 at 11:46 am

    With any luck, we won’t know in our lifetimes.

      Valerie in reply to MJN1957. | December 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      At the rate they’re going, the Democratic Party may never reconstitute. If they continue to swallow rubbish like this, the voters will go anywhere but the Dems.

      This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism. His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson.
      In Hell’s Angels, the gonzo journalist wrote about left-behind people motivated only by “an ethic of total retaliation.” Sound familiar?
      By Susan McWilliams

      https://www.thenation.com/article/this-political-theorist-predicted-the-rise-of-trumpism-his-name-was-hunter-s-thompson/

      I read her description of “Trumpism” and realized that this book may well be where Bill and Hillary got their “story” for the present election.

      They were able to persuade people who were already inclined to believe anything they said, which proved to be inadequate to win the election. Too many people used something new, the Internet, to associate in new ways, and bypass their collusive media.

        Don’t count on it. Look what replaced Ronald Reagan: George Bush – who, in office ONE TERM following Ronald the Great, lost to Bill Clinton!

        Trump may become Donald the Great, but after Trump, there will could be a GOPe hack. The GOPe is bent on suicide. They’re as warped as the left.

        Count on the GOPe to use every effort to give the country away to a reconstituted democrat party rather than allow another ‘conservative’ or another independent like Trump.

        In 2024, the GOPe probably run Meagan McCain/Jeb!Bush/Rubio/Kaisch/or other GOPe putz.

        The answer is to conduct a never-ending war for hearts and minds – exactly what the left has done, but we need to do it for a noble, rather than a malignant purpose.

        First task: fire everyone at PBS and NPR, or defund them both. Next: take back our schools and universities.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Anchovy. | December 19, 2016 at 11:50 am

    That is a scary thought.

Prediction:

Shrillary will receive fewer of her electoral votes than Trump.

The fake news department, led by the NYT’s and the WP, will be on to the next fake story.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Barry. | December 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Heh. A Maine elector has announced he will switch his vote from Hillary to Bernie. Hillary may lose more votes than Trump.

      Maine voted and it shows 3 and 1, so maybe not…

      Washington State reports 8 for shrillary, 4 for other.

      So far then the count is shriller faithless electors 4, trump 0

      LOL

        Henry Hawkins in reply to Barry. | December 19, 2016 at 5:02 pm

        I saw that. It would be a few higher but for electors who dumped Hillary but were dismissed and replaced per their respective state laws. This is funnier than the Stein recount that uncovered Dem vote fraud.

      he didn’t, went for hillary as he should have according to the will of the voters.
      and the proportional one went for trump as he (she?) should have also.
      would have rather it been 3/1 the other way here but hey, what can you do.

One can only imagine what they have up there sleeves when it’s official and they “lost” again…

It would be useful if you added the timezones to the voting times.
Thanks.

I heard on local news that OK’s vote was all 7 votes for Trump, as if there was any doubt.

“Can the anti-Trump movement flip enough Electors to prevent a Trump win?”

No. That was never really in prospect.

Never any reason for anyone to get their hair on fire.

Silly…

NC results: All 15 votes for Trump/Pence

Ohio results: All 18 votes for Trump/Pence

The nice thing about these prog loons stirring up the prospect of ‘faithless electors’ flipping the vote is that Hillary gets to experience the pain of losing yet again. It’s time for that vile skank to ride off into the sunset and never return.

Just in! Jill Stein demands a recount of all electoral votes.

I look forward to seeing a few principled Democrat electors show their disdain for the coup plotters by voting for Trump.

    Joe-dallas in reply to davod. | December 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    “I look forward to seeing a few principled Democrat electors ”

    thats an aximoron

    userpen in reply to davod. | December 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    BREAKING: Minnesota elector refuses to vote for Hillary Clinton, is dismissed under state law; alternative will vote instead.

amatuerwrangler | December 19, 2016 at 2:29 pm

I don’t understand the demonstrations at the sites of the EC meetings in the blue states. Are they concerned that some of the electors currently pledged to Hillary! will flip? to who–Bernie? Trump?

Or do they just see this as their last real chance to join a protest and they don’t want to miss out.

Now they know how many of us felt back in 2008, and even 1992. But we just hunkered down, stacked on another row or two of sandbags (metaphorically speaking) and looked forward to better times…

    The movement was trying to get enough electors to vote for SOMEONE ELSE other than Trump or Clinton to create momentum to convince enough Republican Electoral College appointees to switch to that third person (Romney, Ryan, somebody, ANYBODY) to deny Trump 270.

    That would have necessarily required some Hillary electoral college members to switch in order to not make it a partisan hack mockery, and thus some electors were “protesting” outside the Democrat elector’s meetings with the idea of getting them to switch.

      amatuerwrangler in reply to Chuck Skinner. | December 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      I can see that as a possible reason Chuck, except that most are carrying signs that exhibit a dislike (or worse) of Trump; I saw no signs that were adverse to HRC or supportive of any person other than the 2 principal candidates. Maybe I missed those as I only know what I have seen on the various news programs and I apologize for not taking the time to visit the various blue states for some first-hand information.

      Interviews were showing a need to get 37 (or whatever number they mentioned) GOP electors to not vote for Trump so that he is denied election. No mention of any third candidate and no mention that as well as Trump, HRC is “not fit” to be President. I also saw a lot of people who had no knowledge as to why there was an EC or what the Constitutional requirements for a President were.

      Some should be aware that Al Hamilton — you heard of him, I’m sure — used the term “select”, not “elect”, in his Federalist 64 (I may be off in that number, check the table of contents for absolute accuracy).

Washington State elector Robert Satiacum said he will NOT vote for Hillary on November 4th, he will vote for Bernie Sanders.

Another Washington State Elector, Bret Chiafalo, a Democratic elector from Everett who is also a Sanders supporter, said he is considering exercising his right to be a “conscientious elector” and vote for the person he believes would be the best president.

“I have no specific plans, but I have not ruled out that possibility,” he said. (this was according to the Seattle Times in the same story)

I wonder if these Trump electors will be blamed by the Clinton campaign for electing Mr. Trump. Wait, the electors are following their constitutional duties unlike the last 8 years of Obama.

3 for Colin Powell?

And one for Faith Spotted Eagle 🙂

It’s all academic though as Trump sits on 259 with Texas yet to vote. Good night hiLIARy.

Mailman

Slick Willie is a NY elector, this has got to be eating him up.

ugottabekiddinme | December 19, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Once again, my state (WA) beclowns itself.

Even though a Trump voter, I still expect the electors in this state to follow the damn law!!! But no, only 50% of the Democrat electors, who are bound to cast their EVs for Hillary, did so. Three went for Colin Powell, and one for some Indian activist of pipeline protest fame for some crazy reason.

If only we had the rule of law here, the attorney general would go after each faithless elector for the $1,000 civil fine the law calls for when an elector does not cast the EV for their party’s candidate. But I doubt that’ll happen, because the hyper-partisan Democrat AG here is too busy trying to destroy a lady Christian florist who declined to participate (oh, the humanity!) and do floral design for a homosexual wedding.

Sigh.

I assume New Jersey voting for Trump was a typo?

Why are there results posted for only 50 states?

DieJustAsHappy | December 19, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Man, the suspense of this is killing me!

    Yeah, but don’t worry. You’ll die just as happy.

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to userpen. | December 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Good one!

      And, yes I will. Our system has been and is being tested. It’s withstanding the efforts to undermine this election. The Electors in North Carolina marched to their meeting place singing “God Bless America.”

      We ought to give due praise and honor to these brave persons who withstood the onslaught of some treacherous people. God bless them!

        “We ought to give due praise and honor to these brave persons who withstood the onslaught of some treacherous people. God bless them!”

        Yes, I heartily agree. God bless them.

This just in. Texas is voting on the person who will be chariman for the roll call vote for chairman of the electors.

7 Clinton electors have flipped so far and 0 Trump electors. How utterly humiliating for the democrats.

It’s like Christmas came a week early.

I see some states are replacing faithless electors. Is the the sane for that idio in Texts who promised not to vote for Adolf Trump or will he get replaced?

This is like watching the moon landing in 1969.

Or the last seconds of an eBay auction.

It’s even better than the time Baby Jessica fell down the well.

Ding Ding Ding, the big Two Seven Oh has landed.

The Witch is dead.

Best.

Election.

Ever.

If you want to change the Electoral College, do it based on Congressional District, with the winner getting that vote and 2 if you win the State. But of course the spread would have been greater, if that was the case

DieJustAsHappy | December 19, 2016 at 5:45 pm

“The Stars and Stripes Forever” — US Army Ceremonial Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urPMO-hXp2c

Now Texas, make it a near capital felony to be a “Faithless Elector” and match it with “Attempting to Influence an Elector”

I am sure the Russians will be blamed for this vote and Jill Stein will ask for a recount.

Elected…. not selected.

I’m very happy with the outcome, but I will say this:

An vigilant general citizenry would have insisted that the electors in 2008 not seat Obama.

So, I’m not in favor of making being “faithless” a crime. We needed it, but we were too atrophied to use it.

    DaveGinOly in reply to CloseTheFed. | December 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    The idea of the “faithless or “Hamiltonian” elector comes from early Federalism. (Contrary to its promoters’ claim that it was a concept of the founders meant to prevent an unqualified person from attaining the presidency, it did not come from the authors of the Constitution. It was a latter-day response to the Jeffersonians’ expansion of the voting franchise, years after the Constitution’s ratification. It was an ad hoc interpretation of the role and purpose of electors.) It presumes that the people aren’t to be trusted, and that the government should be run by their betters – people with more education, more money and property, and better connections – an American aristocracy. This aristocracy should flex its muscles in the electoral college, to prevent the harm that may come to the nation when its unwashed masses make a mistake at the polls, and elect the wrong person. Not surprising to see progressives pushing a concept that’s oligarchic, patriarchal, and aristocratic as well as classist, elitist, arrogant, and condescending.

    Progressives are everything they accuse conservatives of being. A more perfect example of “projection” would be hard to find.

Has Hillary conceded the race yet?

And who is Faith Spotted Golf Pants? Is that some disrespectful nickname for Obama?

JustShootMeNow | December 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Congrats everyone. Congrats Mr. Trump. So, what’s next for the Dems? I assume some sort of lawsuit in Federal court? Perhaps claiming Donald is unfit?

In a sick way, I’m kind of glad the recount happened and the attempt to steal the EC happened – two more times to relish the win.

Well, the good news is Hillary Clinton’s “hearst” van will soon come into a more useful use.

Imagine that funeral? The twenty or thirty bothering to gather along the funeral route will be crying like North Koreans (and likely paid $1,500 each.)

And the best part of all is that California is irreverent once again.

    userpen in reply to Bob00. | December 20, 2016 at 12:58 am

    The best part is that Hillary Clinton will never be president of the United States of America.

      tom swift in reply to userpen. | December 20, 2016 at 4:59 am

      So in that limited sense, Obama’s “legacy” will indeed live on. He kept her out in 2008, and Trump did it in 2016.

      So, hard though it may be to believe, even the Obama cloud had a silver lining.

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