Donald Trump, who called climate change a hoax during his election campaign and vowed to pull out of the Paris accord, now says global warming might be real after all.
Defenders of Trump, such as Marc Morano at ClimateDepot.com, were quick to point out that in the meeting with Times reporters on Tuesday, Trump restated his skepticism of global warming, charging the media had "falsely spun" his comments. But she trails there and in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by too many votes to trigger an automatic recount, said Richard Wolf with the USA Today newspaper.
A count as of November 15 reported by CNN, for example, showed Trump winning 2,279,805 votes and Clinton winning 2,268,193, a margin of 11,612 votes.
The underlying idea is that a mass defection of electors could provide the impetus for a wave of changes to the Electoral College.
"Trump is kidding nobody on climate as he simultaneously stacks his transition team and cabinet with climate-science deniers and the dirtiest hacks the fossil-fuel industry can offer", Brune said in a statement.
"If you read Federalist 68, it literally reads like a list of attributes for Donald Trump", Clayton said.
"Many people have asked about Michigan's process for counting ballots and certifying election results".
Mr. Trump said he wanted to move on from the subject. A few headlines, maybe, but in the end it's ...
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At least six electors in the U.S. have vowed to cast ballots that don't align with the popular vote results of their states.
Although Trump may be trailing bigly in the popular vote, he's claimed he would have been able to win by this metric if he'd needed to. Besides, if an electoral-college ploy like this really did help galvanize public interest in the popular vote, that itself would be a significant legacy for Hillary. Trump, she told MSNBC's "Morning Joe", is "thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign aren't among them".
Despite calls for reform of the electoral college, efforts to enact changes to the system would probably be blocked by smaller swing states accustomed to the attention during the presidential campaigning while a popular-vote-only system would force candidates to concentrate only on populous states like California, Texas, Florida and NY.
USA officials say in the two weeks since the election, the president-elect has attended far fewer briefings than his predecessors.
That would be civic dynamite.
- Disavowed white nationalist sympathizers who celebrated his election during a conference in Washington over the weekend. They succumb to dictatorship when a large, angry faction of the population throws its support behind a handful of bad individuals and supports them in ruthlessly seizing power.
"I think the popular vote would have been easier in a true sense because you would go to a few places". Trump called him "a loser" who "choked".
"Three thousand votes are all that separate Clinton and Trump in New Hampshire". Pick a position. Do you want an establishment bulwark against populist candidates or don't you? In fact, Clinton has surpassed Trump in the popular vote by over 2 million votes, as it now stands.