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Should the Electoral College be able to vote against voters' wishes?

Should the Electoral College be able to vote against voters' wishes?”

This year Donald Trump managed to secure not only the 270 electoral votes needed to ensure he won the presidency, but went above and beyond, winning 306 total electoral votes. But recently, a member of the Electoral College representing Texas announced that he will not follow the vote of the people in the Lone Star State.

The Electoral College has the final say when it comes to presidential elections, and if the majority of the electors vote against Donald Trump, his position as President-elect will be revoked. But since Kasich put out a statement rebuffing the effort to whip electoral college support for a last ditch bid, Suprun said he has been "in a deliberations phase" searching for another alternative. Two Democratic electors from the Centennial State proposed a new plan - they'll choose a Republican candidate, as long as it's not Trump.

"I am not sure of who I will vote for, but would have to strongly consider someone like (Ohio Gov. John) Kasich who has both executive and legislative experience bringing people together", he said. Most states now determine their electors based on the popular vote in their state.

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Those electors who dont vote as they have pledged are called faithless electors or Hamilton electors, after founding father Alexander Hamilton. The problem with the popular vote system is that it simply invites mob rule of large states and cities to elect the president. The Electoral College was put in place so that all the people would have a voice.

Suprun said, "Last night he went after a union boss at the Carrier plant he was supposedly helping and there's at least 50 Republicans who are national security and foreign policy experts who said during the campaign, 'He's completely unqualified and would be a risky president'". Suprun also didn't seem in his New York Times op-ed to be aware of the identity of the candidate for whom he was apparently supposed to cast his vote.

Stein also requested recounts in MI and Pennsylvania - states that Trump narrowly won.

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Protests, like the ones in the days after the general election, are planned for December 19 when electors gather to vote.

The Constitution does not specifically require electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote in their states, but the laws of 29 states and the District of Columbia bind electors to do so.

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