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Hacking and ‘faithless electors’ may deny Trump presidency

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The election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United State has caused many in America to doubt the Electoral College system. Reportedly there is a movement to deny Trump the presidency by electors refusing to cast their ballots for Trump when they meet on Dec. 19. The rebel electors are known as “faithless electors” and most states have penalties associated with a refusal to cast a ballot per election results. Presently, at least six electors are stating that they will not cast their vote for Trump and are asking other electors to join them.

A total of 37 electors must refuse to cast votes for Trump in order for his election to be challenged. If this happens and Trump does not receive 270 of the 538 electoral votes, the process then moves to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. It is expected that the House would still vote Trump into office. In the past, there have been 157 faithless electors who changed their votes over 228 years. It is a long shot for Democratic electors to get Republican electors to change their votes but that has not stopped activists from trying.  Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly  two million votes, however, Trump had a  resounding Electoral win. For many in the Republican Party, this is proof that the voters have spoken. Adding to the debate is a group of computer scientists who are encouraging Clinton to demand a recount due to possible hacking or manipulation of votes in three states.

Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, has stated that there is a questionable trend of Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners. The group of computer experts headed by Halderman claim that Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic voting machines, which the group said could have been hacked. The states in question are Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The experts met with Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and informed him of their findings but there is no word if Clinton will dispute the results and ask for a recount.



3 Comments

  1. Sol Rothstein on November 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Trumps…ELECTION is the Best thing that could have happened to BLACK AMERICA…

    Here is why:

    1. illegals — Hispanics are now leaving or getting deported faster. Creating more JOBS, Resources, Opportunities, Assistance, Education and Welfare Dollars for BLACK.

    2. BLACK WHORES welfare is about to end as it is today…Trump will end that BULLSHIT.

    3. Jobs, JOBS, JOBS…just look at the stock market.

    4. Crime will be reduced in BLACK AMERICA, because we will be working again.

    LOVE IT…Trump is going to make BLACK AMERICA — Great Again !!!

    • nosey rosy on November 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      we will be working again? haaaaaaa what the hell a old gay fool like u is trying to fool
      u are all and everything wrong wit black folk u are a poster boy for a typical gay male in atlanta and i believe u live in ATL spewing all that evil behind a fake pic thats not u even and you are a hacker cause u do capital letter which are rare .. bitter black man is all u are FAAAAAG

      • Sol Rothstein on November 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm

        Right, and TRUMP has the STOCK MARKET over 19K…

        YOU BLACK NIGGERS are too stupid to move forward…

        GOOD Blacks like me are rebuilding BLACK AMERICA…We are doing this via PROCREATING with NON-BLACK WOMEN…you know the BEST SEEDS, and BEST WOMBS…

        Black women are no good and have bad seeds and bad wombs…BLACK WOMEN only produce BLACK BASTARDS and THUG City APES…