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Well before the faithless elector movement, the Electoral College has frequently been under attack. Electors are pledged to candidates but allowed to change their votes, though they nearly never do. Like Corsentino, they are bound by state law to vote for Clinton. Yes, Hillary Clinton got more than 65 million votes. Officials say the remainder of the money will be spent on training local Green Party candidates.
  • Second Texas elector not voting for Trump

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    Calling the Electoral College an "emergency break" he said, " We can stop things from running off the rails with this vote on December 19th ". His problem is with its victor. Christopher Suprun , a Republican presidential elector, will not be voting for Donald Trump . At least eight Democratic electors are promising to defect from Clinton and support a Republican alternative to Trump, who they say is uniquely unqualified to be president.
  • Michigan's Presidential Recount Is Officially Underway

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    She tweeted after midnight Sunday that she would "escalate" the recount bid in the state and "demand a statewide recount on constitutional grounds". Six Wisconsin counties have completed recounting ballots in the presidential race and the margin between victor Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has not changed.
  • Italy PM key to holding off populist party

    Italy PM key to holding off populist party

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    Once the budget was passed, he could hand in his resignation, the palace said in a statement. Underscoring the financial risks that heavily indebted Italy faces, Moody's changed its outlook on the country's bond rating to negative from stable, saying prospects for much-needed economic reform had shrunk after Italians rejected Renzi's proposals to revise the constitution and streamline parliament.
  • Low-income pupils could be given free places at private schools

    Low-income pupils could be given free places at private schools

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    The proposal comes as private schools face a threat to their charitable status, which the ISC says saves such establishments £150n per year. The places would be available to students of all ages, from prep school to sixth form. In 2013, the Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw said that schools' bursary schemes were offering no more than "crumbs off their table". The report said that, even when children are similarly bright, the most economically disadvantaged are still under-represented in ...
  • Cubs World Series trophy coming to Rockford

    Cubs World Series trophy coming to Rockford

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    Michigan Ave. After Friday's Cubs Trophy Tour debut, the tour will continue the following Thursday, December 15, at Chicago City Hall. CHAMPAIGN - It's been just over a month since the Chicago Cubs clinched their first World Series title since 1908, and fans will soon have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the World Series Trophy.
  • Chiefs KO Raiders, seize control of AFC West

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    They had to travel two time zones on a short week to play the biggest game of the season in bitter cold. The Raiders certainly didn't resemble a Super Bowl contender. You don't want to waste your best move when the quarterback is throwing a three-step quick pass. The Raiders have won six straight to hit the double-digit win mark with a quarter of the season left, but the strength of the AFC West means they have no cushion.
  • Missing Columbia County teen abducted by wanted man

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    According to the alert, 15-year-old Calah Waskow was last seen on December 4 in Evans, Georgia. She is described as white, blond, and 5 feet 4 inches tall. "He is described as a white male, standing at 5'8", weighing 175 pounds. Johnson may have shaved his head, according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Agency.
  • Cominciate le consultazioni. Nuovo Governo entro il 15

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    Nessuna dichiarazione ufficiale. Sergio Mattarella , come da programma, ha iniziato le consultazioni per risolvere la crisi di governo. A ritmo serrato saranno ascoltati da Mattarella tutte le voci: da mono-gruppi fino al Pd. Più facile che sia Forza Italia il partito più importante a darsi disponibile alla trattativa. Non ci sarà invece il segretario dem-premier dimissionario Matteo Renzi che pure domani tornerà a Roma a palazzo Chigi, dopo una giornata in famiglia di festa fra ...
  • Michigan recount shut down, Wisconsin 82 percent complete with few changes

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    Stein said the recount was aimed at reinforcing the integrity of Michigan's voting system, while Trump supporters called it a waste of money. The court said she finished fourth in the election and doesn't qualify as an "aggrieved" candidate, at least not under MI law, and the court ordered the state election board to reject her recount petition.
  • In Indonesia continuano le ricerche dei sopravvissuti dopo il terremoto

    In Indonesia continuano le ricerche dei sopravvissuti dopo il terremoto

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    Il 7 dicembre un sisma di magnitudo 6 ,5 ha colpito la provincia nordoccidentale indonesiana di Aceh , nell'isola di Sumatra . Il bilancio aggiornato parla di 102 morti; i feriti, invece, sono più di 700. Oltre 11 mila persone sono state evacuate. "Stiamo medicando la gente all'esterno". Molti abitanti si sono rifugiati sulle alture nel timore di tsunami, ma nessun allerta è stato emanato.
  • Ghana: Electoral commission website hacked day after presidential election

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    Mahama's main rival is veteran politician and former foreign minister Nana Akufo-Addo. The commission has said it "deplore [s] the attempt to hack" its website and that the full election results were not yet confirmed. National Democratic Congress (NDC ) leader Mahama has painted a radically different picture of Ghana, touting his government as an example of fiscal discipline and promising that tackling corruption will be one of his priorities if reelected.