Friday, 23 December 2016

SR 1410 – Trump Wins Electoral College. Clinton Humiliated by Defections

In the end, Democrat efforts to make Trump electors switch their votes backfired as even more Democrat electors switched their vote, giving the Dems an even worse black eye than predicted.
Trump did lose two electors in Texas, but nowhere else. Clinton lost 5 electors, but many more attempted to desert her across the nation, but were deterred by “faithless elector” laws.
In the end, a total of seven electors voted for a person other than the candidate who won the popular vote in their state. This was the largest number of electoral college desertions in a presidential contest in U.S. history. However in the 58 presidential elections, faithless electors have never changed the outcome.
The L.A. Times disingenuously bemoaned Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the Electoral College when she won the popular vote by a huge 2.9 million vote margin. However, the key fact that the Times failed to disclose to their audience was that without California, Trump would have won the popular vote.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 23rd, 2016.]

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