A Change.org petition gives new hope to Hillary Clinton supporters who believe they can convince electoral college members (faithless electors) to change their minds when they meet to confirm Donald Trump as president on December 19th.
The petition has received more than 2.5 million signatures so far.
Clinton’s supporters hope to convince the faithless electors to defy their party by switching their votes Clinton, since she received about 200k more votes than President-elect Donald Trump.
Clinton did receive the popular vote, however this in not necessarily an indication that the nation wants Hillary for president, although protest have erupted nation wide.
Because voter fraud is a real threat to Democracy, electoral votes ensures that both parties have a fair and balanced chance to win. That’s why 270 electoral votes are required to be elected president.
There are 200 electoral members, either way, Hilary has succeeded and Trump was elected president.