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Response to libtodeath (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 02:55 PM

24. There are recounts ongoing.

So far, it doesn't look like they will change the results, frankly. There is no way for a re-vote to take place in a presidential election in this country. There are no second elections. Given our Constitution, it's not even a possibility.

Recounts we have. But, under the rules of each state, they usually don't change the result, and there is insufficient time for there to be a thorough audit before the date of the inauguration and much less before the date of the Electoral College vote tallying.

So, no, we don't just say OK. But, I've heard no suggestions for another recourse that are feasible, legal, or constitutional.

You want to do something? If your state's electors are pledged to Trump, try to convince them that they have a responsibility not to let an egomaniac who is a stooge of the Russians become President. Your state. Electors are NOT going to listen to anyone who isn't from their state. That is the very best and probably the only way to keep Trump out of the White House. If your state went for Trump, communicate with your state's electors, your state's congressional delegation, your state's governor, and anyone else who might have influence on the electors.

If your state went for Hillary, then there's not much you can do in other states, I'm afraid. Electors are not going to pay any attention to people from other states.

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