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(10,005 posts)
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 02:29 PM Dec 2016

IMO, There will be less than 3 wayward EC voters.

People have moved on and are into holiday shopping.

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(11,088 posts)
13. One republican and more than 10 Democrats have publicly stated they will
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 06:16 PM
Dec 2016

Vote for an alternative Republican.


(10,501 posts)
14. My guess is that only one Republican will bolt and many more Democrats will try this and in the end
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 08:55 PM
Dec 2016

the GOP will use it to mock HRC and claim that it shows how weak she is, or something like that.


(52,627 posts)
8. i don't think anyone can stop them.
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 02:40 PM
Dec 2016

some states have untested laws on the books that would fine them if they did, which might deter them, but not stop them.

of course, the same laws apply, in theory, to republican electors switching away from donnie....


(9,359 posts)
16. there have been unfaithful electors in the past.
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 11:02 PM
Dec 2016

There have been no sever consequences.

The only way I see those laws being really tested is if it actually changed the election outcome.


(52,627 posts)
17. I agree.
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 11:19 PM
Dec 2016

Personally, I think they're clearly unconstitutional. If the founders didn't want the electors to have a choice, they wouldn't have created that role in the first place.


(52,627 posts)
9. yeah, but we have had a (very) few faithless electors in the past.
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 02:42 PM
Dec 2016

i think one voted for his own aunt.

it's always been merely a matter of trivia, as will surely be the case this time round.


(37,428 posts)
5. Dunno.
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 02:37 PM
Dec 2016

Forecasting the actions of a relatively few number of people is hard to do.

Those who flip on Trump will be doxed, surely, and their families harrassed. On the other hand, Trump looks more horrific every day. My predictions for this stupid year are too far off to be of use.

I lean toward their being just another useless rubber-stamp on this disaster.



(3,251 posts)
12. I believe that person is one of the ones who started that "Hamilton Electors" bullshit.
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 06:08 PM
Dec 2016

That is why I HATE that outfit. It is all about being against Clinton, not about Trump at all.

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