Millions have signed this petition encouraging ‘faithless electors’ to elect Hillary Clinton
Here’s another chance to vote for Hillary
While it would be a long shot, millions of people have participated in a last-ditch effort to elect Hillary Clinton.
She won the popular vote, but only amassed 232 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s 290. These numbers assume every member of the Electoral College will cast their vote for the candidate who won their state.
But the electors, who will convene on December 19th to officially elect a President, are not required to do so. Any elector can vote however he or she wants, and the only penalty is a small fine imposed in some states.
Nothing to lose and hopefully the electoral college will think twice before they sign off. https://t.co/BXPadjDzL0
— Avan Jogia (@AvanJogia) November 13, 2016
This Change.org petition, created after Election Day, asks members of the Electoral College to do just that. In one week, over 4.3 million people have signed the petition, making it the most popular petition in the history of Change.org.
The goal for the petition is set to 4.5 million signatures.
what do y'all think about this petition? pretty blown away by how huge it's getting, & so quickly… https://t.co/87HkvUySgO
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) November 12, 2016
The letter attached to the petition says: “The Founders created the Electoral College to balance two important values: the will of the people, and the need for a President who is fit for office. Denying Mr. Trump the Presidency accomplishes both goals while violating no Constitutional principle.”
To the 100 million of you who didn't vote! You have a 2nd chance. Sign this if you think its best for the country 🙂https://t.co/qmhFLpwwe1
— Carole Radziwill (@CaroleRadziwill) November 12, 2016
While the occurrence of faithless electors changing the outcome of a Presidential election would be an unprecedented feat, this election cycle has been filled with those.
It takes less than one minute to sign, and if you are part of the majority of Americans who believe Trump is unfit for the highest office in the land, using the power of the Constitution is worth a shot.
— The Incredible Oak (@OakSmash) November 13, 2016