Bitter to the end . . .
The electoral college met on Monday in Harrisburg and confirmed the 270 votes needed for Trump to win the presidency.
Trump was quick to take to twitter:
After the vote and during the announcement, members of the electoral college were met with a mixture of cheers and jeers that erupted in the state capitol. Many chanting “Shame on you!”
The results will be officially announced on January 6th in a special joint session of congress.
There has been intense lobbying and protests calling for electors to somehow change their vote in favor of Hilary. The petition to overturn the electoral college circulated and signed by almost 5 million people by change.org was a pipe dream. In the end, it made no difference. Trump won 304 electoral votes with only 2 Republican dissension votes. Four Democratic dissenting electoral votes went against Hilary Clinton.
The 2 dissenting votes from the Republican ticket came from Texas and Ohio. The final count was 304 for Trump and 227 for Clinton.
Four of the 12 Democratic electors in Washington state broke ranks, with three voting for Colin Powell, a former Republican secretary of state, and one for Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American elder who has protested oil pipeline projects in the Dakotas. (Source: Fortune)
Former president Bill Clinton who was one of 29 electorates in Albany, New York, cast his vote for Hilary:
“I’ve never cast a vote I was prouder of,” a teary-eyed Clinton said.
The push-back against Trump has been overwhelming. Most of the pundits and people supporting Hilary have been urging the electorates to change their vote in light of her winning the popular vote by over 3 million votes.
All for not. Remember, the electoral college has NEVER been overturned. As of Monday, the ‘Dump Trump ‘Party is officially DEAD. Movements such as Better for America and change.org to make Hilary Clinton president are all DEAD.
And much to the chagrin of all the naysayers, Hollywood establishment and liberal media, Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.
No he didn’t win with the help of Russian hacks.
The Democrats should have seen this coming, yet refused to understand it. The Trump movement loomed large early in the primaries. Trump just kept winning and continued to beat all of his opponents. It sent a clear message to everyone that America was fed up with the status quo.
The Trump movement was bigger than all of us.
What most people fail to forget is the other constituents who voted for Trump. Those people have spoken. They have spoken across state lines and not just in the liberal populous states of New York and California. They represent the fabric of America. A cross-section of the nation. This is why the electoral college works.
Please think about us:
We are your neighbors, bosses, employees and staff.
We are the forgotten majority who were crushed under Obama’s policies for the past 8 years.
We are tired of watching our jobs go overseas.
We are tired of our lax immigration laws.
We are tired of a persistent wage inequality.
We are tired of Obama care and the rising cost of Healthcare.
We are tired of the out of control tuition for higher education with no relief in sight.
We are tired of Obama telling us everything is alright.
We are tired of our President being disengaged with our concerns.
We are tired of Obama inflaming racial tensions in our country.
We are tired of the Washington – insiders, which Hilary so well represented.
We chose Trump for the betterment of the people and our country.
The next time you think of the man, think of the people behind him. The people who voted for him. One thing is for certain, there will be a lot of soul searching. The Trump movement has steadily gained momentum and it didn’t just start last year.
The frustration has been boiling over for the past EIGHT years.