Could the Electoral College snap the fuck out of it? Could they come to their senses and cast their votes for Clinton versus the Orange Vader?
Q: Can the Electoral College elect Hillary Clinton on Dec. 19?As of Wednesday, Clinton has won 2,017,591 more of the people's votes than Fuckface von Clownstick. Despite this very important fact, the Electoral College will, most likely, betray the will of the citizens.
A: Yes, it may be constitutionally possible; but no, it will not happen, according to election experts.
Why is there an Electoral College? As we wrote in our 2008 story, most of the nation’s founders were actually rather afraid of democracy, and wanted an extra layer beyond the direct election of the president. As Alexander Hamilton writes in “The Federalist Papers,” the Constitution is designed to ensure “that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” The point of the Electoral College is to preserve “the sense of the people,” while at the same time ensuring that a president is chosen “by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.”So, these Electoral College folk are supposed to be SO very much smarter than you or I.
This Heavy post lists the individual electors from each state. Some of them are probably upstanding, bright people (that they'll cast their votes for Trump makes that point questionable though) but their ranks include:
Tim Dreste of Missouri. He was convicted of extorion and raketeering in 1999 for inciting violence against abortion providers.
In Florida we have Pam Bondi who was involved in a Pay for Play scandal.
He (Trump) sent Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi thousands from his foundation, just as she was considering an investigation into his sham university," says the digital ad, released Sept. 14. "She cashed the check, blocked the case, and he tried to cover up the donation."Yes, this really happened.
Along with her in the Sunshine State is Tony Ledbetter, who worked on Trump’s campaign. Two electors who are on the take. In Florida! Gee, Whocouldaknowd!?!
In Texas, we have John E. Harper. When concerned citizen, Hannah Moskowitz wrote, asking him to consider casting his vote for Clinton instead of the short-fingered vulgarian (Moskowitz has more savvy than I'll ever possess – so, no – she didn't use that name for him):
Harper worte Moskowitz back and referred to Clinton as a despicable person and threatened legal action against Hannah. (See more about the letter in Heavy’s story here.)WHAT a midget dicked, syphilitic brained, douchewaffle!
Texas also gives us Marty Rhymes who actually believes the Clintons killed (or hired assasins to off) their political foes. And that's just one of his whackaloon, fever swamp beliefs.
In Utah there’s Cherilyn Eagar, a right wing talk show host who is oft referred to as the "Sarah Palin of Utah." Yeah, not one of Utah's shining stars.
Now, these are just a few of the electors who are tasked with, according to our founding fathers, ensuring the office of President is never filled by an unqualified, willfully ignorant, mentally unstable and just generally, TOTALLY unfit individual.
Point of the story? This is the cockroach thing – you know, if you see one on the floor, there’s a zillion in the wall. A few criminally obtuse electors have made the national news. How many of the rest of them are every bit as half-witted and/or on the take?
OK, OK….calming down now. Rilly. I think I’ll hit the Y and blow off some of this steam on the weight machines.