Not too many intelligent, well-informed people actually thought the Left’s attempt to get 37 of Donald Trump’s 306 presidential electors to vote for somebody other than Trump on Dec. 19 would work.
“In the end, seven electors voted for a person other than the candidate who won their states — the largest number of electoral college desertions in a presidential contest in U.S. history, eclipsing a record set in 1808,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Trump received 304 votes in the Electoral College, well over the 270 threshold needed to win. There were only two “faithless” electors from his camp and both came from Texas. In the Lone Star State, electors vote by secret ballot. Christopher Suprun apparently voted for presidential also-ran Ohio Gov. John Kasich, as he vowed in recent days. The other elector voted for former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) instead of Trump.
In Washington, four of the state’s 12 electors failed to vote for Hillary Clinton, the candidate who won Washington’s popular vote. Three electors voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, an alleged Republican who endorsed Clinton even though she tried to blame her email-related woes on him. The other elector voted for Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American activist.
In Hawaii, one of the state’s four electors, a man named David Mulinix, voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who challenged Clinton for the Democratic Party nod.
Clinton received 227 votes in the Electoral College after winning 232 in the Nov. 8 election.
When the new Congress convenes at the beginning of January the electoral votes will be officially tabulated.
Donald John Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States at 12 Noon on January 20, 2017.