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Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over Donald Trump surpasses 2.5 million

This proposal comes after Hillary Clinton [official profile] won the popular vote by at least 2.5 million [Time report], but lost the electoral college and presidency to Donald Trump [official profile]. But it’s the rest of the 236 electors from 21 states who cast their electoral ballot for whomever they choose that he is urging to change their voted. The petition now has more than 4.6 million signatures, which is 2 million signatures more than the next most popular petition.Recently, one fearless Republican elector in Texas, resigned from his position as elector because he could not in good conscience bring himself to vote for Trump.U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee thinks it’s time to do away with the Electoral College.Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election’s popular vote by over two million votes – the largest margin in 140 years for ANY presidential candidate.Donald Trump’s election came as a shocking blow to many Americans.”His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the republic”, the petition reads.Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, sent a memo on Thursday to fellow lawmakers asking for co-sponsorship on a future bill that would add Pennsylvania to the National Popular Vote Compact.A Pennsylvania state senator plans to introduce legislation that would award the Keystone State’s Electoral College votes to the victor of the national popular vote in presidential elections, not the candidate who wins the most votes in the state.Trump’s campaign on Thursday filed an objection to a recount request in MI led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein this week, calling the demand “lawless” and “insulting”.The petition is titled “Make Hillary Clinton President” and argues that because Ms Clinton won the popular vote she should be made President.So-called “faithless electors” – who do not vote for their party’s designated candidate – have previously moved away from their state’s choice, but it has never affected the result of an election. The development of mass media and the internet, however, has made information about presidential candidates easily accessible to US citizens across the country and around the world. “Most people don’t even know who their electors are”. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?

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