Or in the season of miracles, enough electors could have enough courage to vote no thanks.
CNN/Politics/Gregory Krieg, Marshall Cohen and Robert Yoon, visualizations by Joyce Tseng, 12/16/16. "What happens in the extremely unlikely scenario the Electoral College goes rogue?"
|What does it matter, I won by a landslide.|
|And further, you are all losers.|
They'll do it, meeting in their respective states, on December 19th. The outcome is a foregone conclusion, but there is room, however small, for a surprise: an uprising, as called for by some Democrats and even some Republicans, of "faithless electors." None of the electors are constitutionally bound to follow the will of the people they represent, and so in this bizarre election (and post-election) season, an arcane system that was established at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 could -- and this is very unlikely, but could legally -- go rogue and potentially deny Trump the presidency." Read article.
Related, the tweet wars of President Elect Trump. NPR/Politics/Jim Zarroli,12/15/16,"Trump lashes out at 'Vanity Fair,' one day after it lambastes his restaurant." "One day after Vanity Fair printed a highly critical piece about one of his restaurants, President-elect Donald Trump escalated his feud with the magazine's editor, calling him a 'no talent.' 'Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine,' Trump said in an early-morning Tweet. 'Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out!' The tweet illustrates Trump's ability to use his very visible platform as president-elect to lash back at critics of his businesses and underscores the conflicts of interest he will face in office.
.... Tina Nguyen (Vanity Fair politics and media writer) lambasted the restaurant for its tacky decor and indifferent menu. Among the foods served, she wrote, was a short-rib burger 'molded into a sad little meat thing, sitting in the center of a massive, rapidly staling brioche bun, hiding its shame under a slice of melted orange cheese. It came with overcooked woody batons called 'fries'—how can someone mess up fries?—and ketchup masquerading as Heinz. If the cheeseburger is a quintessential part of America's identity, Trump's pledge to 'make America great again' suddenly appeared not very promising.'"
.... More recently, the magazine and its editors have regularly lambasted the president-elect. 'Only in America could a man whose staff reportedly took away his Twitter account because he couldn't control himself be given the nuclear codes,' Graydon Carter (Vanity Fair Editor) wrote after the election."
Note photographs. Trump tweeting from Politicus USA/Jason Easley, 8/20/16, "Things Are So Bad For Republicans..." Trump what does it matter by Getty from The Telegraph News/Josie Ensor, Beirut and Ben Farmer, Defense Correspondent, 11/16/16,"Downing Street warned to prepare for Donald Trump reversal on Syria and military support for the UK."
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