So here’s the final breakdown of the Electoral College vote, with graphic from the NYTimes. Interesting that after all the media hype about “faithless” electors being the only way to stop Trump, it’s actually Clinton who lost the most votes from the EC. Apparently she now has the dubious distinction of having the most faithless electors of any presidential candidate in history.
And so, for the final time, it has been decided.
Are we reaching that “acceptance” stage of mourning now?
Not really. Apparently Congress doesn’t actually affirm the results until January 6, which means there will be at least a few people petitioning Congress to change their minds.
Holy shit it’s almost like millions of people are unhappy that trump was elected for a myriad of legitimate reasons and are holding out hope that the failsafes built into our electoral processes might be used to keep an unqualified twitter addict out of the most powerful political office in the Western Hemisphere.
Exactly, these things are failsafes. Changing a fucked up result are their purpose. If their whole purpose was just to automatically affirm then they would not exist.
It isn’t dumb to have hope.
It literally unprecedented. Sure lots of things are “possible” and you can hope all you want, all I’m saying is it’s wildly unrealistic. I’m not even sort of a Trump fan and I completely agree that there’s a myriad of reasons not to want him as president, but that doesn’t mean I’m wasting my time and energy waiting for a miracle. The idea that a Republican majority house will stage a mass insurrection and go against their party’s nominee is little short of a fantasy.