D-DAY: The besieged Electoral College members are scheduled to vote today, making the election for the President of the United States official, amidst last minute pleas from progressive liberal like Michael Moore, to become "faithless electors," urging them to cast their vote against the person their states' electorate actually voted for.
According to the National Association of Secretaries of States, Electoral College members will meet in all 50 states and the District of columbia (D.C.) at various state capitals between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., to cast their votes. As reported by Constitution Daily, in 2012, the Associated Press called the Electoral Collegevote by 6:00 p.m., so this portion of the election process should be completed and the results publicized by the end of the day.
Despite the all-out war against the Electors by liberals unable to accept the outcome of the election, to-date, only one GOP elector has come forward saying they would vote for someone other than who the voters of their states chose. In order to change the results of the November 8, 2016 election, 36 others would have to become "faithless," which is highly unlikely given that whip counts show the majority of the Electoral College members plan to vote for the party nominee who won the state.
UNHINGED LIBERALS HAVE MORE UP THEIR SLEEVE
The 2016 Presidential Election schedule details what follows, where the Electoral votes are to be sent to the President of the Senate and the Archivist no later than December 28, 2016. On January 6, Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes, and that is where progressives could attempt to pull yet another stunt to throw a wrench into the works, according to the liberal site BuzzFeed, in a piece titled "The Anti-Trump Electoral College Effort Is Only The Beginning."
Those votes, however, are just one more step forward. Assuming that effort fails to stop Trump, expect to start hearing about Title 3, Section 15 of the US Code and “objections” to the electoral vote results. An objection can be lodged in writing by two members of Congress: one each from the House and the Senate.
Congress shall be in session on the sixth day of January succeeding every meeting of the electors. The Senate and House of Representatives shall meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives at the hour of 1 o’clock in the afternoon on that day, and the President of the Senate shall be their presiding officer. Two tellers shall be previously appointed on the part of the Senate and two on the part of the House of Representatives, to whom shall be handed, as they are opened by the President of the Senate, all the certificates and papers purporting to be certificates of the electoral votes, which certificates and papers shall be opened, presented, and acted upon in the alphabetical order of the States, beginning with the letter A; and said tellers, having then read the same in the presence and hearing of the two Houses, shall make a list of the votes as they shall appear from the said certificates; and the votes having been ascertained and counted according to the rules in this subchapter provided, the result of the same shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall thereupon announce the state of the vote, which announcement shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons, if any, elected President and Vice President of the United States, and, together with a list of the votes, be entered on the Journals of the two Houses. Upon such reading of any such certificate or paper, the President of the Senate shall call for objections, if any. Every objection shall be made in writing, and shall state clearly and concisely, and without argument, the ground thereof, and shall be signed by at least one Senator and one Member of the House of Representatives before the same shall be received. When all objections so made to any vote or paper from a State shall have been received and read, the Senate shall thereupon withdraw, and such objections shall be submitted to the Senate for its decision; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall, in like manner, submit such objections to the House of Representatives for its decision; and no electoral vote or votes from any State which shall have been regularly given by electors whose appointment has been lawfully certified to according to section 6 of this title from which but one return has been received shall be rejected, but the two Houses concurrently may reject the vote or votes when they agree that such vote or votes have not been so regularly given by electors whose appointment has been so certified. If more than one return or paper purporting to be a return from a State shall have been received by the President of the Senate, those votes, and those only, shall be counted which shall have been regularly given by the electors who are shown by the determination mentioned in section 5 of this title to have been appointed, if the determination in said section provided for shall have been made, or by such successors or substitutes, in case of a vacancy in the board of electors so ascertained, as have been appointed to fill such vacancy in the mode provided by the laws of the State; but in case there shall arise the question which of two or more of such State authorities determining what electors have been appointed, as mentioned in section 5 of this title, is the lawful tribunal of such State, the votes regularly given of those electors, and those only, of such State shall be counted whose title as electors the two Houses, acting separately, shall concurrently decide is supported by the decision of such State so authorized by its law; and in such case of more than one return or paper purporting to be a return from a State, if there shall have been no such determination of the question in the State aforesaid, then those votes, and those only, shall be counted which the two Houses shall concurrently decide were cast by lawful electors appointed in accordance with the laws of the State, unless the two Houses, acting separately, shall concurrently decide such votes not to be the lawful votes of the legally appointed electors of such State. But if the two Houses shall disagree in respect of the counting of such votes, then, and in that case, the votes of the electors whose appointment shall have been certified by the executive of the State, under the seal thereof, shall be counted. When the two Houses have voted, they shall immediately again meet, and the presiding officer shall then announce the decision of the questions submitted. No votes or papers from any other State shall be acted upon until the objections previously made to the votes or papers from any State shall have been finally disposed of.
Even as the far left Buzzfeed reports this option, they admit it has almost no chance of effecting the outcome, as they admit "in all likelihood, none of these efforts will stop Trump from being inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017 ."
Just as the multitude of other endeavors the unhinged liberals have tried since the election have failed, including attempts to have MI, WI and PA recounted, failed attempts to get the Electoral College vote and the scheduled January 20, 2017 Inauguration Day postponed, threats to the Electors, pleas from Hollywood celebrities to get the Electors to change their minds, and endless petitions ranging from the ridiculous to the outright insane.
The Buzzfeed's conclusion paragraph pretty much tells us all we need to know about whether Clinton supporters and liberals across the nation will finally accept the results of the November presidential election:
The efforts aimed at opposing Trump are not like the birther conspiracy, insofar as they are based on factual concerns about real things. But, just as Donald Trump took credit for pushing the conspiracy theory about Obama’s birthplace until Obama released his “long-form” birth certificate, Monday’s electoral college vote could be the first in a series of steps that opponents won’t stop taking until Trump releases information, including his tax returns, and cuts ties with his businesses — or leaves office.
That would be a big fat NO!
THE BLAME GAME CONTINUES
The "unhinged" are not only still under the impression that they can magically change the election results just because they don't like them, but are still attempting to excuse and justify why Hillary Clinton lost. The new meme comes from LA Times, who laments how voters' were suppressed by "voter ID" laws, especially in Wisconsin as they highlight a voter who didn't have her ID, so she left without voting for the "first time in 56 years." Of course Wisconsin does allow those without ID to cast a provisional ballot, then come back with her ID at a later date. What is also ignored is that if she did not have an ID at all, she could have obtained one for free.
Hot Air's Jazz Shaw provides the perfect amount of snark regarding the latest excuse on the part of the unhinged:
Who or what was to blame for Hillary Clinton losing the election? Well, obviously not Hillary herself. We can rule that one out right off the bat. So it was Comey, right? Or was it the Russians? Loretta Lynch? Fake news? Just in case all of those fall through, some of Team Clinton’s supporters are preparing a backup plan. It was “suppression” of the vote because of new Voter ID laws, particularly in places like Wisconsin.
Since Jazz brought the "fake news" meme, which Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the mainstream media continue to lament over, claiming it turned the tide of the election, The Daily Caller provides a little context to counter those claims, where they highlight websites which the mainstream media specifically mentioned, showing the tiny, miniscule amount of traffic those sites actually draw in.
DC reports: "Fake news site DenverGuardian.com, subject of coverage from the New York Times and the Washington Post, is ranked 91,688 in web traffic in the U.S., according to web analytics firm Alexa. To put that number in perspective: the site supposedly impacting the national political scene is more than 84,000 slots behind the website for a Virginia community college. "
On Sunday, the New York Times devoted front-page coverage to a site called the 'Patriot News Agency.' The Times' story emphasized the fact that 'operators of Patriot News had an explicitly partisan motivation: getting Mr. Trump elected. But 'Patriot News Agency' is even less popular than the 'Denver Guardian,' ranking in at 184,898 in the country, according to Alexa. The site’s Facebook page has 113 total likes at this time."
As to the 'Russia hack' meme, let me state yet again because it cannot be overstated, whether it was Russia or some teenager in a basement somewhere, the DNC and Podesta hacks, all revealed the truth about what was being done by Democrats and the Clinton campaign, hidden from the public. The blame Russia argument fails on a number of levels. If those hacks influenced the election it was because the general public finally learned the truth of how the DNC was actively helping Clinton while trying to harm the Bernie Sanders campaign during the primaries. Those hacks also exposed media collusion with the Clinton campaign, and that members of the Clinton campaign were concerned for her health, even stating she was "often confused," among many other revelations.
What "influenced" the election was the truth about Hillary Clinton, the DNC and her campaign.
Exactly the type of thing that should influence an election. They can blame Russia until the cows come home, but had they not acted in a corrupt manner, the hackers would have had nothing to expose. Period.
Liberals, completely unhinged over the presidential election are still actively promoting the notion that they can somehow change the election results. After today, one of their last hopes in that regards should be dead, but it will not stop them, they will simply move on to a new outrageous and insane plan.
As a side note, we have to wonder why the mainstream media is not being taken to task by their loyal followers, not for reporting on Clinton's email and private server issues as Barack Obama attempted to blame them for, but for misleading their followers to the point where their fans were blindsided by Donald Trump's election win.