Almost Official

The electoral college confirmed what everyone but the most deluded of Democrats already knew:  Donald Trump is the President-Elect.

There was some drama; a total of six electors – four Democrats from Washington State, two Republicans from Texas – broke ranks and voted for other people:

In the end, however, more Democrats than Republicans went rogue, underscoring deep divisions within their party. At least four Democratic electors voted for someone other than Clinton, while two Republicans turned their backs on Trump.

With nearly all votes counted, Trump had clinched 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 227, according to an Associated Press tally of the voting by 538 electors across the country.

“I will work hard to unite our country and be the President of all Americans,” Trump said in a statement responding to the results.

This won’t end the Democrats’ attempts to  affect the Electoral College process – when Congress meets on January 6 to officially count the votes, I fully expect Illinois to gin up 300 electoral ballots.

And they will no doubt redouble their efforts to abolish the Electoral College.   Hopefully this election will end all talk of the National Popular Vote on the GOP side of the aisle, at least.

12 thoughts on “Almost Official

  1. I can totally see 38 states voting to give up their voices so the three biggest can run the country.


  2. It wasn’t that long ago — like five minutes ago — that the problem was money buying the presidential election. That ended when Hillary outspent Trump 3:1 and still lost.
    The reason “fake news” is now said to be a problem is because the MSM, who believe that they distribute non-fake news, was in full support mode for Hillary and full attack mode against Trump.

  3. So we just had two years of high profile chanting about the inevitability of Hillary from all manner of “right-thinking” folks, and then that was flattened over night. Then Jill Stein and the chattering class assured us they were going to make us keep counting until we got it right, or at least drag things out past the date of the Electors vote, and that fizzled. Then there was all the puffed up talk of “Hamilton Electors” and there being enough faithless electors to stop Trump – and that resulted in a giant raspberry that featured a net electoral loss for Hillary.

    Does this mean that the public has actually stopped paying attention to the media? We’ll see. At the least, however, I think the new symbol for the Democrat party should be a whoopee cushion: a lot of air, an embarrassing noise, and no effect.

  4. “All of the faithless Electors were democrats”

    Nope – two Texas electors changed their votes. One for Ron Paul, one for Kasich.

  5. I literally cannot count the number of news stories — not opinion pieces, news stories — I have read in the last week that stated, as a fact, that the CIA has determined that the Russians (sometimes Putin is named) intervened in the US election to assist Trump against Hillary.
    This is fake news.
    What you have is several layers of anonymous sources that have made this claim, i.e., an unnamed source reports that at a secret senate hearing an unnamed CIA source reported that Russia had intervened to help Trump.
    I can’t wait for this “fake news” reporting system to go public. It will tear the MSM to pieces.

  6. Next up, on January 6 Congress counts the “sealed” electoral ballots and accepts the results. Time for a new petition and donation drive

  7. Night Writer;

    I don’t know about the whoopee cushion.

    I mean, I think that the jackass symbol says it all.

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