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Rogue Electors Tell Clinton Camp They Plan to Vote Kasich

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By    |   Monday, 05 Dec 2016 10:50 PM

A small group of Democratic presidential electors have informed Hillary Clinton's allies they plan to vote for Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich on December 19 and hope to rally enough Republican electors to their side to take the election away from President-elect Donald Trump, Politico reports.

Trump beat Clinton in the November 8 General Election 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232. A total of 270 are needed win the presidency.

Clinton won the nationwide popular vote by 2.6 million, but it is the Electoral College that is used to determine the president.

At least eight Democratic electors have said they will not vote for Clinton when electors gather at state capitals on December 19, and they claim at least one Republican will join them in voting for Kasich, though that person has not gone public.

A GOP elector in Texas has said he cannot bring himself to vote for Trump or Clinton, and has indicated he is willing to consider Kasich.

"Many Electors are saying that Gov. John Kasich would be best for our country," Democratic elector Michael Baca told Politico. "A consensus is beginning to form that Gov. Kasich would be best positioned to unite America."

Neither Clinton nor Kasich have indicated they will be involved in the effort, thought Clinton is doing nothing to discourage it – much as she is doing in the recount efforts in three states initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Stein filed for recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania even though she finished a distant fourth in all three states.

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A small group of Democratic presidential electors have informed Hillary Clinton's allies they plan to vote for Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich on December 19 and hope to rally enough Republican electors to their side to take the election away from President-elect Donald Trump, Politico reports.
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