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Trump Elects To Recite Rules For Electoral College In US History Documentary Because Of Course [VIDEO]

For a Fourth Of July documentary that aired last night on HBO, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (daughter of Nancy) invited Trump and former presidents to select a portion of the US Constitution to read for the camera. And so of course, Trump chose the section about the Electoral College. Here’s the bit he recited: The executive Power shall be vested in ...

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House Dems Fail With Electoral College Challenge

All they need was ONE Senator to force a debate, but it was a lost cause from the start. Politico reports: A challenge by several House Democrats to Donald Trump’s election on Friday collapsed when they failed to convince a single Democratic senator to join their protest. The short-lived, doomed-from-the-start effort — spearheaded by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas ...

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House Democrats Mull Electoral College Challenge

Politico reports: Several House Democrats are weighing a formal challenge to Donald Trump’s election on Friday, when Congress meets in joint session to certify Trump’s Electoral College victory. Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bobby Scott of Virginia [photo] and Jamie Raskin of Maryland are among a group of Democrats eyeing challenges. Members have the right to lodge those protests when ...

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REPORT: 50+ Trump Electors Were Seated Illegally

This last-ditch attempt to derail Trump won’t succeed, but it IS very interesting. Salon reports: More than 50 Electoral College members who voted for Donald Trump were ineligible to serve as presidential electors because they did not live in the congressional districts they represented or held elective office in states legally barring dual officeholders. That stunning finding is among the ...

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New York Times: Abolish The Electoral College

From the editorial board of the New York Times: The Electoral College, which is written into the Constitution, is more than just a vestige of the founding era; it is a living symbol of America’s original sin. When slavery was the law of the land, a direct popular vote would have disadvantaged the Southern states, with their large disenfranchised populations. ...

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Electoral Revolt Fizzles, Trump Glides To Easy Win

Politico reports: Donald Trump swept aside a last-ditch bid to block his ascension to the White House on Monday, officially claiming the title of president-elect with his Electoral College victory. Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton follows a desperate and unprecedented attempt by Democratic electors to foment a revolt by convincing Republican electors to vote against him, an effort that collapsed ...

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Today’s Hypocritical Whine From Trump

This is the guy who two days ago praised his supporters for having been “vicious, mean, and violent” during the campaign. Via Politico: Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday that his supporters would be “scorned” if they threatened people — a likely diss to those who are threatening Electoral College electors in an attempt to persuade them to vote for someone ...

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Michelle Malkin Tells Sean Hannity: Any Elector Who Dumps Trump Is A Traitor And Saboteur [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Michelle Malkin had some strong words on Fox News tonight for any electors going against Donald Trump. She told Sean Hannity that clearly a lot of liberals are “still suffering from post-election trauma,” saying she has more pity than anger for them at this point. But as for any electors planning on going against Trump, Malkin had this ...

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Celebs Urge Electors To Dump Trump [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: There’s a new celebrity PSA out tonight featuring some big-name actors asking members of the electoral college to do the right thing and step in to vote their conscience (a.k.a. not Donald Trump). Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff, Debra Messing, James Cromwell, BD Wong, Bob Odenkirk, Moby, and some other big names all appear in the video for Unite ...

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CALIFORNIA: Trump Seeks To Intervene In Lawsuit To Unbind Electors From Popular Vote Winners

Politico reports: For the second time in a week, Donald Trump has warned a federal judge that a lawsuit brought by a Democratic presidential elector could jeopardize his bid for the presidency. In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, Trump’s attorney urges Judge Edward Davila, a 2011 Barack Obama appointee, to allow him to intervene and ...

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Trump Elector: I Refuse To Cast My Vote For Donald Trump Because I’ve Sworn To Defend The Constitution

From his op-ed published tonight by the New York Times: I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I ...

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Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes One Million

And somehow there are still many votes yet to be counted: Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote over President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed 1 million, according to Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. As the final vote counts continue to trickle in a week after Election Day, Wasserman’s tally found that Clinton had 61,963,234 votes to Trump’s ...

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Sen. Barbara Boxer Files Bill To Abolish Electoral College

The Los Angeles Times reports: Retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) filed legislation Tuesday to abolish the Electoral College in light of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote but still losing the election. Such legislation makes a statement after an election that shocked Democrats, but is unlikely to gain traction with Republicans holding control of both chambers of Congress ...

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Trump Flip-Flops On The Electoral College

Business Insider reports: President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed critics who point out that Hillary Clinton will likely win the overall popular vote despite losing the 2016 election. In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, Trump claimed that if the US did not adhere to its Electoral College system, which proportionally divvies out votes to states based on population, the ...

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Michael Dukakis: Abolish The Electoral College

Politico reports: Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, who lost to George H.W. Bush in 1988, re-upped his call to abolish the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump on Tuesday. “Hillary won this election, and when the votes are all counted, by what will likely be more than a million votes. So how come she isn’t going ...

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2.2 Million Sign Change.Org Petition Calling For The Electoral College’s Electors To Vote For Hillary Clinton

Four years ago when he thought that Mitt Romney had won the popular vote, Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade, calling for a “revolution” against the Electoral College. This week, millions of liberals have agreed with him. Via Mediaite: Over 2.2 million people have signed a petition urging the electoral college to ignore the actual result of the 2016 ...

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Final Emerson College Poll Predicts Hillary Landslide

Via press release: Amidst a general tightening of the race in key battleground states and a pattern of both Democratic and Republican voters coming home to the major-party candidates, Emerson College Polling is predicting that Hillary Clinton will win the Electoral College by a lopsided margin of 323-215. The map, shown below, reflects recent Emerson polling results in battleground and ...

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NEW FOX MAP: Hillary 287, Trump 174, Toss-Up 77

Fox News this morning issued the above Electoral College map in which they move Florida and Nevada to the toss-up category and shift North Carolina to leaning Democratic. But a new poll released today shows a dead heat in the Tar Heel state in both the presidential and gubernatorial races: Donald Trump pulled even with Hillary Clinton in the critical ...

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Larry Sabato Updates Electoral Map

From 270 To Win: Hillary Clinton’s advantage over Donald Trump has eroded somewhat since our last review of electoral forecasts on October 26th. Much of the change has been around forecasters moving states to toss-up that they had previously characterized as leaning toward Clinton. Several forecasters followed this reclassification with Florida as it has tightened considerably in the polls. Trump ...

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Trump Camp Issues Unrealistic Electoral Map

NBC News scoffs: A new memo released by Donald Trump’s campaign shows how his team hopes to compete in toss-up battleground states in the waning weeks of the 2016 election. But the Trump team’s battleground map is far more optimistic than assessments by almost all outside experts, including NBC News. Trump’s campaign lists a total of 12 tossup states: Nevada, ...

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