So much for the attempted Electoral coup. Trump did indeed lose two votes, a little short of the 37 needed to toss the election to Congress. Clinton lost four. Trump crossed the 270 threshold earlier this evening in Texas. A recording with the Archives and the President of the Senate in now a final formality; certification in Congress will follow.
Donald Trump officially crossed the line to 270 electoral votes with electors in Texas casting a ballot for the Republican shortly before 5:30 p.m. EST.
Calls for Trump to be voted down by members of the Electoral College were roundly ignored on Monday – with only two ‘faithless’ Republican electors rejecting the president-elect and four deserting Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Several more electors tried to ditch the Democratic loser, in an effort to pressure Republicans into doing the same and selecting a more moderate GOP president.
Trump applauded his victory when that scheme didn’t work and flaunted it in front of the media.
‘Today marks a historic electoral landslide victory in our nation’s democracy,’ he said in a statement to reporters. ‘I thank the American people for their overwhelming vote to elect me as their next President of the United States.’
‘The official votes cast by the Electoral College exceeded the 270 required to secure the presidency by a very large margin, far greater than ever anticipated by the media,’ he added.
Congress will certify the Electoral College vote on January 6 and Trump will be sworn in on January 20.
They voted theirs, not yours, sweetie. Daily Mail.
We can put this one in the books. I’m going to bed.