Some states require their electors to vote for the candidate who receives the most votes, but even in states where it is not required, Electoral College members rarely depart from the will of the people. However, it may all finally be over on January 6, when the Electoral College votes are certified during a special joint session of Congress.
Besides the odd Russian connection, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 2.9 million voters.
The last-ditch effort has no chance of stopping the Republican president-elect from taking over the White House on January 20, but Perlmutter said in a statement that he feels compelled to question Trump's 304-227 win over Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College because of concerns of Russian interference during last year's campaign - specifically cyberattacks by its agents against the Democratic party.
Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) may exercise their right to protest the results when the electoral votes are officially counted, reported Politico. SC has nine electoral votes.
When criticizing the Electoral College and pointing to the final popular vote totals, people need to consider that serious, major party presidential candidates are not looking to amass votes, they are looking to amass the states and their electoral votes.
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Yet while free college makes an easy-to-grasp political soundbite, the details of putting together such a program are far more complex.
The official count on Friday also will confirm Trump as the president with the third-worst performance among actual voters in the history of USA presidential elections.
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) has introduced an amendment that would eliminate the Electoral College from the U.S. Constitution.
He didn't win big in the popular vote, either.
Clinton won 2,864,974 more votes than Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
If the Electoral College is supposed to empower small states, it isn't working. Or try this alternative link to get live Electoral College voting coverage. So, what time is the Electoral College result announced?