The real election takes place December 19, when the 538 Electors cast their ballots. But what does that mean for our country?
A Republican member of the Electoral College from Texas said Monday that he won't cast one of his state's 38 electoral votes for Donald Trump because "I am here to elect a president, not a king".
Over time, we stopped distrusting the masses so much, and the electoral college became a rubber stamp on the popular vote of each state.
Joel Benenson, top Clinton pollster and former Obama pollster, who was also on the podcast, explained what he saw as the biggest issue with polling: "The problem is we have an epidemic of polling, the media is covering them all like tracking polls".
Editor: Apparently there are a lot of people who have not read the Constitution. Alexander Hamilton provided a blueprint for states' votes. The people in the rest of the states would have had no voice. Take Wyoming, for example; it has three electoral votes for around 600,000 citizens while the state of Texas has 32 electoral votes with a population pushing nearly 27 million.
Instead, if the electoral college is to control who becomes our president, we should take it seriously by understanding its objective precisely. Republican safe states include Texas, Arizona and Georgia, while Democratic safe states include California, New York and IL. However, if you are voting in one of the few swing states, then your vote may seem more significant than if you are voting in a safe state.
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Jones stated that he takes such statements "with a grain of salt" and that he can deal with "people who make stupid statements ". And not long after Trump set his sights on Jones, the hate and the threats from Trump's supporters started rolling in.
Suprun and the GOP's other electors signed pledges at the state Republican convention in Dallas this summer promising to vote for their party's nominee, but those aren't legally binding.
Trump won 306 electoral votes in November's election.
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Trump threatened during the second presidential debate to prosecute Clinton. He tweeted, "the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy". His leadership showed that America was a great nation. I get so many invitations to be on television.
If somehow, as a country, we chose to alter the Electoral College, and if we actually succeeded, there is no telling what would happen in our nation, and there is no guarantee we would like the result.