Hillary humiliated again: Loses more “Faithless Electors” than Trump
Et tu, Electors?
Going into Monday, leftists and celebrities tried to persuade electors in the Electoral College to vote for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump. It’s all the media has covered, but hiding underneath that remains the disdain and anger Democrats have for their own party.
When electors met to vote, several electors for the Democrats defected or attempted to defect. Seven electors tried to vote against Hillary with four succeeding in Washington. Trump easily won with 304 electoral votes.
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The insurrection was far smaller in the Republican camp.
Chris Suprun, who wrote in The New York Times that he would not vote for Trump, voted for John Kasich instead. Another person voted for Ron Paul, but overall, Texas gave Trump 36 electoral votes, pushing him to 304 votes, well over the 270 needed.
Two. After all the commotion from the media and leftists, Trump lost two.
In Washington, Hillary won 8 electoral votes, but four people defected: 3 voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell and another voted for Faith Spotted Eagle, an elder in the Yankton Dakota tribe. That vote belonged to Robert Satiacum of Washington’s Puyallup Tribe. He supported Bernie Sanders during the primary.
So who is Faith Spotted Eagle? From The Seattle Times:
Speaking to CNN earlier this year at the Standing Rock Sioux camp near the intended Dakota Access Pipeline path, the elder said the fight over the North Dakota land would be “a battle that’s not going to stop.”
“I think it’s a rebirth of a nation, and I think that all of these young people here dream that one day they would live in a camp like this, because they heard the old people telling the stories of living along the river,” she said. “… They’re living the dream.”
Running a pipeline through Native Americans’ sacred lands is no different than if one were built through Arlington National Cemetery, she told CNN. “You don’t disturb people that have been put to rest.”
The Seattle Times also reported that this incident is “the first time in four decades that any of the state’s electors has broken from the popular vote for president.”
Maine – Maine and Nebraska are the only states that split their electoral votes. In Maine, Trump earned 1 electoral vote and Clinton earned 3. One of Clinton’s electors, David Bright, announced on Facebook that he was giving his electoral vote to Bernie Sanders. He tried to do just that, but he was ruled out of order and the vote was recast, forcing him to vote for Hillary Clinton instead.
Colorado had a defector as well:
But Micheal Baca, a Democratic Colorado elector who was among the leaders of that effort, cast a vote for Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, anyway — just moments after he took an oath to vote for Clinton. He was one of six so-called “faithless electors” across the country on Monday.
The scene at the Colorado capitol dissolved into a chorus of boos and shouts as the tally was announced and officials moved to replace Baca, as allowed under procedures outlined in a court hearing last week.
“You did not do your job,” one woman shouted at the electors who voted for Clinton, as others began to chant Baca’s name.
Minnesota also lost an elector:
Muhammad Abdurrahman, one of the 10 electors, voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders, making him a so-called “faithless elector.” He was replaced by an alternate, as required by law, who voted for Clinton.
Abdurrahman, who was a Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention, did not say he was protesting Trump; rather, he was protesting the Minnesota law that requires the electors to cast their ballot for the Minnesota popular vote winner.
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This was never a serious threat to the process.
But the hysteria here was remarkably hilarious.
Now, on to “reconstruction” after the terrible civil war.
Looks like all the hot air has gone out of your Never Trumper balloon.
You and I both have no flucking idea what you’re talking about.
Clueless in Texas:
There was no “hysteria” here. What there was, was outrage at the tactics of the left.
Some day you’ll grow up and recognize the difference.
Now, we are all laughing at the failure of the left and the nevertrumpers, once again.
“There was no “hysteria” here. What there was, was outrage at the tactics of the left.”
Again, displaying BOTH your inability to deal with facts, and your drive to lie in the service of the meme de jure.
People can go back to the threads on this topic and search “civil war” and “reconstruction”.
They’ll find that what I said is true, and you are lying again.
As it ever was.
TDS is blinding. Your view is distorted.
A handful of concerned people does not make “hysteria”.
Those pissed at the left and nevertrump crowd for promoting the con are not part of your “hysteria”.
Yes. Your TDS has blinded you and made you a disgusting slave.
“Can the anti-Trump movement flip enough Electors to prevent a Trump win?”
THAT was one of the LI authors. It was a histrionic question. It was silly chicken-little crap.
NOOOOOOOOOBODY but me questioned that. Certainly not YOU…!!!
I never exhibited any hysteria over the electors. I predicted the morning of that Shrillary would lose more than Trump.
I read no hysteria. The question was just that, the answer was clear. No chance. Not even close to hysteria.
The only hysteria is your impending doom over trump taking office. You hope he is a failure at conservative principles for pure spite. Nothing more. It’s all personal to you.
Your stupid lies and deflections are always good for a laugh, Butt-boi.
When Trump said during the campaign, there is going to be so much winning you will be sick of all the winning, I thought he was being hyperbolic.
Nope. I get it now. Can my heart take more of this stuff? I dunno, but it is so much fun watching! Was Reagan in 1980 this much fun? I am too young to know.
This woman cannot win her way out of a paper bag!
Everything she tries, she fails at. The great Democrat hope!
The left is far more unhinged now than in President Reagan’s time. Democrats accepted defeat in 1980. Today’s mollycoddled Progressives really don’t believe they lost.
What we’re witnessing now is a collective Trigglypuff meltdown. Pass the popcorn.
I really liked Wisconsin’s lunatic going full bore lunacy.
THIS IS MY AMERICA! THIS IS MY AMERICA!
Surely these individuals who refused to vote or tried not to vote for Hillary are Russian agents or stooges. I suggest that we mobilize the entirety of the CIA, FBI, Secret Service, and the Boy Scouts of America to get to the bottom of this travesty. Just about the only real truth left in America and the only item upon which we can place our full belief, hope, and trust is how Hillary was the most perfect, the most intelligent, the most honest,the most capable, and the one candidate with the most integrity of any candidate ever. She is surely the Mother Theresa of American politics and to have these faithless voters embark on this charade is something that America cannot tolerate.
Perhaps,as a way of showing her the gratitude of our nation and as a testament to her unparallelled skills, Hillary should not only be given a pardon, but that she should be given the ambassadorship to Libya. Of course, it should go without saying that her diplomatic and people skills are so vast that her security requirements there would be unnecessary and, therefore, unnecessary thereby saving America huge sums of money. Additional money could be saved by reducing her staff to only those deemed most essential – consisting of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jake Sullivan (John Podesta could be another consideration should the extreme need arise). This wold surely create a win win situation unlike any other Hillary has been involved with in her entire public life.
Cleetus, I’m with you 110%, but what if someone makes a video about Moohamid. Wouldn’t that create a hostile work environment for our kind and loving nearly (I missed it that much Chief) Queen? We had better provide her with security by that Blue Mountain outfit. Their record is near perfect.
When conservatives outsource American jobs, the liberals become apoplectic. When Hillary and others outsourced the security of overseas American diplomatic facilities then this was heralded as making great sense. Hillary, upon becoming Ambassador to Libya, should show the world this great strategy in saving our tax dollar by outsourcing the security of her posting to some obscure warlord and his people. Of course, her security requirements should be minimal given her extraordinary skill in managing people and situations.
Yes, I bet every young boy and girl in America wishes that could grow up to be in her security detail. She is sure a wonderful person admired by so many. I’m sure she would keep her former security team members on her Christmas card list but for the fact there were so many that fell ill and had to be replaced. I dedicate this song to her security detail. I know it illustrates just how they feel about her.
Weeks of threats and harassment trying to force electors not to vote for Trump, and constantly claiming it was right to ignore the voters’ wishes.
Now they are seeking to criminally prosecute an elector who did not vote for Hillary.
Their hypocrisy and venality knows no bounds.
What’s changed with the web site in the past 2-3 days? Lately I’m getting really odd behavior using the site in Chrome on Windows. Scrolling is very sluggish. When I’m in the comment box trying to type, something is “stealing” focus away from the input textbox. And I’m getting frequenct “Shockwave Flash has crashed” errors.
As you navigate LI, turn the sound off on your computer as well as any nearby TVs, radios, etc. Then, if you listen real close, you will hear the giggling of trolls with Russian accents.
This was a lousy plan. Misconceived, short-sighted, slapdash, stupid, and hopeless from the get-go. And it flopped, as expected and predicted by many.
These turkeys are desperate, inept, unprepared, and not terribly good at improvisation. That does not mean that they aren’t serious about this.
They’ll try another plan. What is it? Moore’s dream of disrupting Inauguration isn’t it; that’s too silly, and, more importantly, entirely unimaginative. This “compromise candidate” thing they tried to foist on the Electors did at least have a slight bit of creativity behind it. So, where’s the next creative attack coming from? Are they going to wait until after Inauguration and try that Emoluments Clause thing? That won’t work either, for reasons I don’t feel like typing into the silly little box. But at least it’s slightly imaginative (which is also its weakness).
Of course they will try the Emoluments Clause. The liberal Democrats now that they’ve lost have discovered their ethics bone. If it was Hillary being elected then all the money coming in from foreign governments would never be mentioned or just sour grapes from the Alt-Right.
My best guess for mikey moore is that he’ll try to eat all the inaugural food in D.C. to show his protesters how serious he can be.
The only problem is that the foreign presents and emoluments clause only applies to those who hold offices under the united states, which means anyone who is appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate. The presidency and vice presidency are not officers of the united states, and are not covered.
I suspect Supren in Texas has lied his ass off on his EC application paperwork. Will anyone with a set, step forward and look into this charlatan?
Now maybe the clueless white-collar criminal class will seek new leadership.
Don’t let anyone tell you that hil-lie-ry is not a winner !
She WON more faithless electors !
Hillary humiliated again: Loses more “Faithless Electors” than Trump