The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617   Message #4003530
Posted By: Lighter
05-Aug-19 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Just remember that Clinton got three million more votes.

I don't blame the electoral vote. I blame the electors.

Part of the point of the "college" is that when the electors meet in their state capitols to certify the election results, part of their responsibility from the beginning has been to ensure that an unfit candidate, con man, or dangerous demagogue is not allowed to take office, regardless of the "electoral vote".

In other words, except where they're constrained by state law, individual electors theoretically can vote for anybody they want, or for nobody. In 2016, several Democrats deserted Clinton and voted for Sanders, Colin Powell, or Faith Spotted Eagle.

All Republican electors went for Trump.