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Mon Dec 19, 2016, 06:15 PM

 

What going on with the faithless electors

It seems we have a decent number of faithless electors on our side. What is going on, really? This to me highlight's our problems as a party. We can never have the "sheeple" following the republicans have.

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Reply What going on with the faithless electors (Original post)
Txbluedog Dec 2016 OP
Uggwearingdad Dec 2016 #1
PoliticAverse Dec 2016 #2
Imajika Dec 2016 #3
PoliticAverse Dec 2016 #4

Response to Txbluedog (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 06:38 PM

1. Not really.."It seems we have a decent number of faithless electors on our side"

 

There was 1 R in Texas.....and he's got a bit of a shady past....the rest are on our side... our electors, can't do much... I get the the idea...but there's no way the "Faithless" take out the freakshow....the pantsload will collect the 270...damn I'll never get that thought out of my mind...

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Response to Txbluedog (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 07:22 PM

2. Well first, it doesn't matter as Clinton wasn't going to win today. Some are protests,...

people wanting to get attention to their causes, a few may have been looking to give Republicans
an alternative to Trump in the remote case it went to the House.

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Response to Txbluedog (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 08:25 PM

3. What happened? You were lied to...

All this nonsense from that professor that he had 20 GOP electors willing to flip. All the talk, protests, ad's, etc, led to nothing. 2 Texas electors flipped, one we knew and one for Ron Paul. All that will accomplish is Texas passing a law to bind the electors to the popular vote in the next session. I do believe Hillary actually lost a couple more than Trump.

There was NEVER a chance this would work. Why on earth would right wing Republican electors listen to a Harvard professor (who was obviously lying) and people like Michael Moore. Republicans hate academia and progressives like Moore - hell if any were wavering this kind of thing probably made them MORE likely to vote for Trump.

And it's worse. By trying to flip Republicans while Trump is filling his administration, it only encourages him to tick off every box and nominate the most extreme conservatives he could find to placate any electors that thought he wasn't a true conservative.

Yeah, you were lied to. Fed a bunch of BS.

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Response to Imajika (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 11:19 PM

4. Final count was 5 Clinton faithless electors, 2 Trump faithless electors. n/t

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