If you’re still in shock following Donald Trump’s surprise Presidential win, then do we have some good news for you.
Despite Hillary Clinton already conceding the race to Trump, there’s actually a petition going around that could legally make her the Commander-in-Chief after all!
As things currently stand, Donald will become President of the United States once the Electoral College casts its official votes for the Republican on December 19.
However, an online petition has been set up to demand the Electoral College, who still have to cast their votes to cement the billionaire’s presidency, go against the will of the people and elect Clinton president instead.
The petition on Change.org is demanding the Electoral College, which is made up of party members elected by local people to represent them in Congress, take advantage of this constitutional loophole.
The petition, which was created by Elijah Berg, states:
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.”
Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College.”
Already 3.3 MILLION people have given their signatures to urge the small body of electors to follow the popular vote.
Celebrities such as Lady GaGa, Sia, Pink, and Laverne Cox have already all given their signatures too.
Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on 12/19. Sign HERE: https://t.co/oPjJWDqBOF – Team Sia
— sia (@Sia) November 11, 2016
If you feel scared about the current state of American politics and Whitehouse sign this petition: https://t.co/2K88hLD8hn
— #CountryOfKindness (@ladygaga) November 10, 2016
— P!nk (@Pink) November 11, 2016
It's a long shot but desperate times call for desperate measures. Sign the petition and spread the word.https://t.co/Xi8PUUPQiU
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) November 11, 2016
The petition, which urges electors to ignore their states’ vote, looks set to reach the 4.5 million signatures mark in the coming days.
Even after the electorate has voted, the Electoral College are given another vote to determine who becomes president because of a loophole in the US Constitution.
The Electoral College is set to meet on December 19 and should an elector vote against the will of the people – known as going ‘faithless’ – then it could have a huge sway on who becomes the next US leader.
Going faithless is very rare, however, with the most recent faithless vote coming in 2004 when an anonymous Minnesota voter decided not to vote for Democrat John Kerry and instead cast a vote for Kerry’s running mate, John Edwards.
Faithless voters have not yet managed to reverse an election result, but following the uproar caused by Trump’s election win there is a slim chance that Hillary Clinton could sneak into the White House.
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