If enough members of the Electoral College do what they are being asked to do by petitions and by countless newspaper editorials, it’s possible that Trump will not get the 270 electoral votes he needs.
“Rigged,” if it comes out that way, or so Trump will say
A recount has begun in Wisconsin, and recount applications will be filed in Michigan and Pennsylvania too. If all three states were to flip to Clinton, she would have a majority of electoral votes.
“A scam,” Donald Trump has already said
Imagine the uproar we’d have if either of these unlikely things undid the election. Peaceful demonstrations and petition drives would be nothing to it. We’d be better off in every imaginable way, of course, but the Nazi tantrums and violence would go on for a long, long time.
Thats not a reason to leave it as it is, needless to say. There is no reason for that, though it’s probably what will happen. Trump will be inaugurated, and America will circle the drain (and perhaps the wagons) for as long as he’s in office.
I wish most heartily that we could undo this election. Even if we could, though, it’s unlikely that Clinton would be able to govern, even if she were able somehow to win the office. Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate, jackals in House Committees snapping at her, eager to impeach her and lock her up…it’s a lot to ask her to endure.
But on the other hand…Trump.