by Cassy Fiano | December 20, 2016 11:42 am
The liberal media has been trying to convince us for weeks now that there were scores of faithless electors who would not be voting for Donald Trump. They constantly insisted that the election may not be in the tank for Trunmp after all, because all of these electors were going to flip their votes. Well, they were half right: a historic number of electors didn’t vote for their party nominee. It’s just that most of them refused to vote for Hillary Clinton.
In Washington state alone, a state that Hillary won, one third of electors did not vote for her. Of the 12 Electoral College votes in Washington, only eight went to Hillary. Three went to Colin Powell and one went to Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American leader heavily involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
BREAKING: WA Electoral college presidential results: 8 votes Hillary Clinton, 3 votes Colin Powell, 1 "Faith Spotted Eagle"
— KOMO News (@komonews) December 19, 2016
Faithless electors in Washington were subject to a $1,000 fine, but it didn’t keep them from voting against Hillary anyway. The vice presidential vote was even more chaotic, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Native American activist Winona LaDuke all receiving votes.
This ended up being historic on another level, as Powell became the first Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1984 to get an electoral vote for president in Washington and Collins became the first Republican woman to receive an electoral vote for either president or vice president.
Trump released a statement on the vote, saying, “This election represents a movement that millions of hard working men and women all across the country stood behind and made possible. With this historic step we can look forward to the bright future ahead. I will work hard to unite our country and be the president of all Americans. Together, we will make America great again.”
All of the Democrats’ options are officially exhausted. Donald Trump will be inaugurated on January 20th, whether they like it or not.
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