It’s not over yet. As president-elect Donald Trump is preparing to move to the White House, six rebel electors have signed an agreement to try to block him from securing the 270 Electoral College votes needed to become president, several news outlets reported.
While it would be hard to convince 37 other electors to change their votes – the number needed to erase Trump’s lead- Trump’s transition team is starting to panic.
additionally, a growing number of experts are urging Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to challenge her election loss, saying they have evidence the results in three key battleground states were compromised.
According to a report published by New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, electronic voting systems in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania produced discrepancies that hurt Clinton.
Votes are still being tallied, but Clinton has more than 1.7million votes ahead of president-elect Donald Trump, even though she only received 232 electoral votes to Trump’s 290.
Unlike other democracies, in the U.S. presidents are elected by the Electoral College – not by popular vote in which Hillary Clinton is 1.7million votes ahead of Trump. In most states, electors must cast a vote for the winner of their state’s popular vote.
But some states like Arizona, Idaho, Michigan and Georgia don’t have a rule against electors going rogue, and phone calls from across the country have been pouring in to try to sway them against voting for Trump.
Michael Baca is an elector from Colorado trying to block Trump from 270 votes. “I’m a former U.S. Marine and the core values are honor, courage, commitment. I don’t believe Donald Trump has that,” he said.
However, even if the electors manage to block Trump from receiving 270 of the 538 votes, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would likely vote Trump into the White House anyway.