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Rogue Electors Sign Pact to Block Trump Electoral College Vote

Liberals are now in full-scale revolt over the election of Donald Trump. Back in 2000 they took the fight over the White House all the way to the Supreme Court.

Now they’re threatening to disrupt the Electoral College. And if they can block Trump from getting the full 270 electoral votes, it could spell trouble.

Here’s more from Daily Mail:

At least six Democratic electors have signed an agreement to try to block Donald Trump from securing the presidency with 270 Electoral College votes.

While it would be unlikely to convince 37 Republican electors to change their votes – the number needed to erase Trump’s lead among the 538 total electors – an unusually large number of ‘faithless electors’ who refuse to vote for Trump could undermine the institution itself.

In the U.S., presidents are elected by the Electoral College – not by popular vote in which Hillary Clinton is 1.7million votes ahead of Trump. In most states, electors must cast a vote for the winner of their state’s popular vote.

But some states like Arizona, Idaho, Michigan and Georgia don’t have a rule against electors going rogue, and phone calls from across the country have been pouring in to try to sway them against voting for Trump.

There have been 157 faithless electors over 228 years, 71 of whom changed their votes because a candidate died, according to Fairvote.org.

Even if the electors manage to block Trump from receiving 270 of the 538 votes, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would likely vote Trump into the White House anyway.

Michael Baca is one member of the Electoral College from Colorado trying to convince others to band together to avoid a Trump presidency when electors cast their votes on December 19.

Baca said: ‘I’m a former U.S. Marine and the core values are honor, courage, commitment. I don’t believe Donald Trump has that.’

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