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Trump Vs. Clinton
Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19

On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine - which we can be sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay!

 We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. 

Why?

 Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic. 

 Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.

 Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College. But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result? SHE WON THE POPULAR VOTE. There is no reason Trump should be President. 

“It’s the ‘People’s Will’”

 No. She won the popular vote. 

“Our system of government under our Constitution says he wins" 

No. Our Constitution says the Electors choose.

 "Too many states prohibit 'Faithless Electors’" 

24 states bind electors. If electors vote against their party, they usually pay a fine. And people get mad. But they can vote however they want and there is no legal means to stop them in most states.

the name ulysses s. grant is actually missing a key punctual element his real name was ulysses’ s. grant. ulysses kept a very small man named s. grant in his breast pocket who made all military and presidential decisions for him

I just want to say how bizarre it is that we have the chance to elect the first female president in history and y'all are dragging your feet about it. Bernie came out of left field and voiced what we were all feeling and it would’ve been awesome, it would’ve been fucking amazing if we could’ve elected him. but that’s not the world we find ourselves in now. and if we hadn’t been presented with the most deeply, sincerely good politician in probably our whole lifetimes as an option in the primaries, we probably wouldn’t be so reluctant to back Hillary.

because here’s the thing: Hillary is still pretty fucking great. and I get the sense that Bernie’s campaign pushed her to take a more progressive stance on things she probably otherwise wouldn’t have. so it wasn’t all pointless! we did good, okay? but now we’ve gotta follow through.

we’ve got a chance to elect a female president. we’ve got a chance to elect a democratic female president, who shares a considerable chunk of our values. we can make history and elect the first female president, and a good one. and don’t act like that doesn’t matter, it’s fucking revolutionary and it’s about damn time.

this is worth getting excited about! you’re not morally abhorrent if you back a politician that isn’t 100% perfect (none of them are). tumblr is very black & white, but I promise you, it is okay to vote for someone who is mostly good with some clear issues.

and I know the natural impulse is to want to only make moral decisions if there’s an extremely clear right answer. but you are not morally absolved if you abstain from voting and Trump wins. you are not morally absolved if you vote for a third-party candidate and Trump wins. if you flinch away from making a hard decision instead of doing the best thing that circumstances allow, I will come to your house in the middle of the night and bitchslap you personally.

you can be better than that.

Just heard that Hillary is the presumptive Democratic nominee.

HOWEVER, please please please still go to vote tommorow (New Jersey, California). It’s still important and it can still make a difference. Superdelegates can change their minds, so the decision can still be changed. Please don’t be discouraged because you think it’s all over. It isn’t. PLEASE, guys. Vote tommorow. Thank you.