Donald Trump filed his paperwork to run for reelection only hours after his inauguration in January 2017, setting a presidential record, the first of his many dubious achievements. For a man who relished the adulation and bombast of campaigning, it should have surprised no one that he charged out of the starting gate so quickly for 2020 as well.
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California alone accounted for all of Hillary’s popular-vote win, plus 1,405,004 votes
America’s Electoral College - the publicly elected representatives who select the U.S. President - voted on Monday, December 19th, and chose Donald Trump as America’s next President, though Hillary Clinton had won nearly three million more of the nation’s popular votes on November 8th than he did.
The President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College. Trump cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of protesters who converged on state capitols across the country. The Electoral College results will be officially certified on January 6 during a joint session of Congress. RT reports: Protesters called for electors to “vote your conscience” outside various state houses where each state’s November election results were being authenticated. Around 5:30 p.m.
The 2016 US election still has some surprises in store. Amid a push from Democratic loyalists urging the Electoral College to defect from Donald Trump, the first official “faithless elector” has just outed himself. In a surprise turn of events, the elector defected from Hillary Clinton and cast his vote for Bernie Sanders instead. Wait, What?