Matt Mackowiak: 'I Was Wrong' about Trump

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Despite an effort by Republican electors in Colorado and Washington to get the electoral college to throw the presidential election into the U.S. House of Representatives and elect someone other than Donald Trump as president, all Kentucky electors reached by the Courier-Journal say they are standing firm behind Trump, who won Kentucky in both the general election and March's GOP caucus.

But a victorious Trump tweeted on Tuesday that "the Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play".

"In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the victor of the general election did not win the popular vote", she said in a statement, noting Democrat Al Gore's electoral loss in 2000.

However, Clinton thinks otherwise as she spoke in a 30-minute conference call last week, saying F.B.I director James B. Comey is to blame after re-opening the investigation into her use of a private email server. I thought he was a sensational cheerleader during the World Series. The 2016 winning candidate won a majority of electoral votes, and the losing candidate won a majority of the people's votes. Thus, we must ask the question, "Who in this country wanted Donald Trump for a president?" He now has 290, without MI.

Becoming an elector is a two-part process that's left to the political parties in each state. Including the 2016 election, there have been 5 occasions a candidate won the popular vote and lost the electoral vote, including the 2000 race that Republican George W. Bush eventually won over Vice President Al Gore. I am angry that there are people who feel the need to burn the flag on behalf of immigrants and their families, who they assume are paralyzed in fear. "There is only one dissenting vote, and that is cast by the person at the end of the rope". House Republicans said on Twitter that Ryan's selection was unanimous.

"Remember, in 49 states, he (Trump) had a 2.2 million-vote majority, and then there's California", Gingrich said during his Sunday interview. "You know, talk to me if he wins". Trump beat Clinton by 171,000 votes in Florida counties with fewer than 100,000 residents, improving on Romney. "It's our responsibility", said Sheldon, the elector from the state's 4th Congressional District.

So when Trump won Texas or Clinton won NY, their respective party electors also won, whether you knew it or not. "When you lose you lose". It has 55 electors, about 10.2 percent of electors.

Breathe deep, stay strong, be kind, and read up on past cases of faithless electors. But with Hillary Clinton now leading in the popular vote, her potential victory has sparked petitions and reform proposals calling for the modification or abolishment of the state-by-state voting process that many call archaic. "Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts", Boxer said. The lifestyle of the people living in one state might be completely different from the way people choose to live in a neighboring state, and these are the types of things that were taken into consideration when the Electoral College was established. The 29 states that require faithfulness from their electors can impose a variety of punishments, including fines.