He won already. Give it a rest. Even if enough electors changed there vote, that does not mean Hillary would win. It would go to the House and they would very likely give it to Trump, again. Come on people.
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.’
While Baca is a registered Democrat and supported Bernie Sanders, he is considering rallying behind Mitt Romney or John Kasich if that means garnering more support from other electors.
Even if he is unsuccessful in his efforts, Baca said: ‘I do think that a byproduct would be a serious look into Electoral College reform.’