We’ve been hearing for weeks now that Electoral College voters might ditch Trump and vote for Hillary. It was never going to happen. It was totally made up by Democrats who still have hurt feelings over the election.
Trump did more than just win. It looks more people tried to jump ship from Hillary than Trump.
From NPR: That voting continues, but by early evening, Trump went over the 270 needed, according to the Associated Press, which tracked results from capitol to capitol. That was despite a pitched effort by some on the left who wrote letters to Trump electors trying to persuade them to switch their votes or not vote at all and keep Trump short of the 270 needed.
Not only did it not happen, but more electors tried to defect from Hillary Clinton Monday than from Trump, by a count of seven to two, as of Monday afternoon. Three Democratic electors tried to vote for Bernie Sanders instead of Clinton — one in Maine, one in Minnesota and one in Colorado. The electors’ votes, however, were disallowed because of state rules binding them to the statewide popular vote winner.
Embarrassing no matter how you slice it. After all of that hype about the election being overturned it looks like Hillary was the one who electors didn’t like. Hillary was a terrible candidate. Plain and simple.