1 Million Sign Petition To ‘Make Hillary President’
The snowflakes are at it, still. They pretend to be law abiding when it suits them, but really could not care less about the law. They only care about their own precious feelings. – Shorty Dawkins, Editor
by Art Moore
Arguing Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and asserting Donald Trump is “unfit to serve” and a “danger to the Republic,” more than 1 million people have signed a petition urging members of the Electoral College to vote for the Democrat when they meet next month.
The petition on Change.org declares, “There is no reason Trump should be president.”
To those who argue the election of Trump is “the people’s will,” the petition insists otherwise, because Clinton “won the popular vote.”
The petition points out the U.S. Constitution establishes that the electors choose the president, and it criticizes the 24 states that bind electors to the state’s popular vote, usually assessing a fine if the elector votes against his or her party.
The 538 electors, typically people who hold a party leadership position, will gather in their respective state capitols to vote Dec. 19. Traditionally, they vote according to their state’s popular vote
The U.S. Constitution does not require the electors to vote for a particular candidate. But there have been only 157 so-called “faithless electors” in U.S. history who have gone against the wishes of their state’s voters, according to the nonprofit FairVote.
The petition states: “We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why? Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic.”
The most recent faithless elector was a Minnesota elector who voted for the Democrats’ vice-presidential nominee, John Edwards, instead of presidential nominee, John Kerry.