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NY Post: One Scenario That Could Put Clinton Into White House

NY Post: One Scenario That Could Put Clinton Into White House

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By    |   Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:55 PM

There's a slim chance – very slim chance – that Hillary Clinton could still win the election.

Despite Clinton winning the popular vote, Donald Trump won enough electoral votes to get into the White House. And that's all it takes.

But the New York Post lays out a scenario which keeps the door open ever so slightly for Clinton to sneak in.

Under the Constitution, chosen electors of the Electoral College will vote for president on Dec. 19 in their state capitals, the newspaper notes.

There is nothing stopping them from changing the votes they are technically bound to from their states, the Post adds. One who officially decides to do so is known as a "faithless elector."

The newspaper points out faithless electors have been rare in American history and have never impacted an election.

In 2004, an anonymous faithless elector in Minnesota declined to vote for Democrat John Kerry, opting instead for his running mate, John Edwards. But it failed to change the outcome of the election.

Faithless electors are barred in only 29 states, but even then the penalty is light.

The Post reports that one Texas GOP elector said back in August he found Trump so unacceptable, he was considering voting for Clinton on the 19th. But if he does, it would take at least 20 others to join him to bring the issue to a head.

However, the Republican-controlled Congress will meet Jan. 6 to approve the vote of the Electoral College and would certainly hand the election back to Trump, the Post says.

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