The Electoral College voters will cast their vote for US president on Monday December 19, 2016, what is the vote tally results? Did any Republican electors flip and voted for someone else other than their party's representative?
Republican Donald J. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Electoral College in 2016, Trump captured 306 EC votes compared to 232 for Ms. Clinton, according to results from the November 8 vote.
But will that be the final count?
Trump needs 270 electoral votes Monday to be determined the winner.
Democrats are scheming now to try to flip Republican Electors, they are very busy harassing them and hoping for at least 37 Republican electors to go against the will of the voters in their state and vote for Clinton regardless of the Nov. 8 election results.
So far only one Republican has spoken up claiming to be a faithless elector, so it’s unlikely that the plan will work.
Here’s what happens throughout the day on Monday.
Electors will gather at each state capitol throughout the US to engage in a voting process that is open to the press.
The earliest results will likely come in after 10 a.m. ET and the latest around 7 p.m. ET, reveals ABC News.
Outgoing US President Barack Obama called the Electoral College a “vestige” and a “carryover” from the time of the founding fathers, but it is unlikely to change anytime soon as it would take a US Constitutional amendment to achieve the change.
ABC explains the numbers:
“The Electoral College has 538 members, a number drawn from the sum of the total number of U.S. senators and House members plus three additional electors for Washington, D.C. All states except Maine and Nebraska are winner-take-all, meaning that whichever candidate wins the state’s popular vote gets all the electors. Maine and Nebraska do it differently: Two electors vote for whoever won the state popular vote, plus one elector for each congressional district goes to whoever won that district. “
Will Democrats be successful in trying to get enough GOP Electors to switch their vote?
**CBS has an update:
“The states voting in the 10 a.m. ET and 11 a.m. ET hours have completed their voting, and the totals so far reflect the Election Day outcome. The count now stands at 55 votes for Donald Trump and 27 for Hillary Clinton.”
More updates – Donald J. Trump is officially the winner of the Electoral College:
All of the electors in Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Arizona, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida, Michigan, Utah, Wyoming, Missouri, Alaska, Iowa, Montana Texas and North Dakota voted for Trump, as per their states' votes on Election Day.
Illinois, Vermont, Virginia, Delaware, California, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon and Washington D.C. have all backed Clinton, in line with their states' votes. In Hawaii, three votes went to Clinton, while one voted for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Trump also won a vote from one of Maine's two congressional districts, which awards a vote to the popular vote winner. Clinton received the other three, as per the results on Election Day. Eight of Washington state's 12 electors voted for Clinton—but four went rogue, two voting for Colin Powell and two voting for "faith spotted eagle”.
Two Republicans defected in Texas–one chose Ohio Gov. John Kasich while the other chose former Texas Rep. Ron Paul.