December 20, 2016
We The People: by Jim Campbell
Here is a news story that Jim covered that I thought would be of interest to most of you since the main-stream media seems to have lost the story in the shuffle. Check out his website and leave a comment or two!
It would be quite difficult to find a more topical headline than the one above.
Predictability, at the time of its posting, the so-called “Main Stream Media,” chose to ignore it.
If they hope to have seating in the White House Press room they had better come to terms with reality, and quickly.
Using numerous search engines, there was little to no mention that Trump electors carried the day by U.S. media.
It’s official. Donald Trump has won the 2016 election after clinching the 270 votes needed to become the 45th president of the United States. The margin of Trump’s Electoral College win, coupled with election laws that bind electors to the winner of the statewide result in some states, made efforts to block Trump a long shot effort.
The Left and some anti-Trump Republicans had hoped that enough electors would jump ship, but the Associated Press was able to survey 330 of the 538 electors, noting that Trump had enough to officially clinch the presidency.
Looking as though she was about to hurl, CNN’s no name Wonkette made the announcement with no smile on her face.
And that there was virtually zero interest in fomenting an internal rebelling within the college to block the president-elect from assuming his duties as president come January 20.
Democrats and their far-left progressive crybabies had better get on board with President Trump’s agenda, less they are known as the party who road the dead Jack Ass into the dirt.
That’s right, I’m talking about the end of the political left in America, which would be a good thing.
It’s finally over: Donald Trump has secured 304 Electoral Votes following the Texas vote (with 2 faithless electors), officially securing the presidency of the United States.
Texas’ 36 electoral votes for Trump pushed him over the edge at around 4:30 Central Time, even though two rogue electors’ defections deprived Trump of one of those votes. That gave Trump 304 total electoral votes.
A quick recap of the day’s events from the WSJ: (Source)
Members of the Electoral College meeting in state capitals across the country on Monday confirmed President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, ending a last-ditch campaign to deny him the presidency.
Mr. Trump amassed at least 270 electoral votes on Monday afternoon—enough to officially become the president-elect over his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, according to a tally of votes by the Associated Press.
Typically just a formality, this year’s Electoral College vote attracted an outsize amount of attention after a group of mostly Democratic electors made a late push to block Mr. Trump’s path to the White House.
They argued the Electoral College had a constitutional duty to act independently of the will of the voters in extraordinary circumstances. Protesters gathered in several state capitols across the country to encourage electors to reject Mr. Trump.
Four Democratic electors in Washington state broke ranks—with three casting ballots for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and one for Native American activist Faith Spotted Eagle.
See the entire article below.
In the vice presidential vote, the Washington vote was even more unusual, with electors casting votes for a trio of female U.S. senators: Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Maria Cantwell of Washington and Susan Collins of Maine. Another elector cast a ballot for Winona LaDuke, an environmental activist.
Several other attempts by electors to cast ballots failed. The Associated Press reported that attempts by Democratic electors in Colorado and Maine to vote for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders failed. In Maine, the elector was ordered to vote again, while in Colorado an elector was replaced.
The final count:
- 304 Trump
- 228 Clinton
- 3 Powell
- 1 Kasich/ Paul
- 1 FAITH SPOTTED EAGLE
The statement released by the GOP on Trump’s victory: