Just a scenario….

November 2016. Hillary v. Trump:

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Hillary wins the popular vote.

Trump wins the Electoral College count.

(Or for that matter, Trump wins both.)

Then

.

.

.

A number of Electoral College electors have a rare moment of moral clarity (or more likely, the dawning realization they’re about to crown a wigged Globster) and say “fuck party pledge/state law. I’m going rogue“. They  become so-called “faithless electors” and cast their vote for Hillary.

Hillary wins.

Looking at some of the latest latest Electoral College projection charts I don’t think this little comedy will play out. Which means neither will the attendant Civil War. But it’s nice to think about.

BTW and FWIW, I myself have never, not once, not ever, voted in an election. Nor will I ever until we abolish the Electoral College system in favor of the popular vote. Which means I probably will go to my grave never having voted, of course.

But it’s nice to think about….

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10 thoughts on “Just a scenario….

  1. Both candidates confirm that our country is screwed. And the electoral college is only one more layer of our political system that says, “Screw it, I’m putting in whoever I feel like putting in.”

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      1. Disenfranchised would be a step up. This election cycle has been so blatantly fixed it takes your breath away. There’s not the slightest attempt to hide it, and the media (sorry, but it’s true) ignores the travesties over and over again.

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  2. I will vote in your stead. I have been a politically active animal since I was old enough to vote. Coming of age in the 60’s had a lot to do with that.

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