Conway Says Trump's Cooled On His Campaign Promise To Investigate Clinton

In every one of the so-called "swing states" - Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Iowa and Wisconsin - Clinton won in the big cities. That means moving carefully, making efforts to assure the people who voted against you that they won't be victimised by your presidency, and not undertaking sweeping, disruptive changes that the public isn't behind. This year, more than 153,000 voted early via in-person absentee voting, Dean said. Clinton won California by an nearly 2-1 margin, and if the remaining ballots reflect the same split, her final popular vote lead over Trump could reach 2.5 million.

So while Trump won MI by less than a percentage point - 47.6 percent to Clinton's 47.3 percent - and a majority of voters chose someone else, he was awarded all of Michigan's 16 electoral votes.

Protesters opposed to the electoral college demonstrate in Tallahassee. "Our office has received numerous reports of individuals hurling insults and threats at Georgia's Electors because they are unsettled with America's choice for President of the United States".

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Trump downplayed the importance of the popular vote by saying he would have won it if he was aiming for that result. The explanation lies in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC).

Here's how Alexander Hamilton defended the Electoral College, writing in Federalist 68: "The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications". The American Bar Association once described it as "archaic, undemocratic, complex, ambiguous, indirect, and dangerous". "So if he made that decision, I would be supportive of it". James Madison, although a wealthy landowner from Virginia, believed that "local considerations must give way to the general interest".

The president-elect, by the way, is confused about the Electoral College.

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In 1787 many Americans could not read and lived isolated rural lives with little access to news reports. So the patricians decided it would be better to think for the great unwashed.

Others see the Electoral College as a problem, including Josh Blanchard, a freshman theater major who says the system isn't representative of its constituents. A closer look will show that for the second time in 20 years, the U.S. Constitution, not the people, chose our president. We've already had two elections where the loser got more votes than the victor.

Trump has also been manoeuvring to have members of his family help him run the country as if it is a monarchy. In today's Tea Party and post-truth environments, it is going to be hard to replace the Electoral College with a national vote. However, it's possible for states to block an upset by replacing faithless electors with alternates who are willing to fall in line. There have been petitions going around supporting the idea of getting these electors to change their minds when they go in to vote for President on december 19. And as much as millions of people would love for that to happen, it's not going to. So far ten Democratic states and the District of Columbia with a total of 165 electoral votes have signed it.

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Since 1988, Wisconsin has been a Democratic state, casting all of its electoral votes toward the Democratic candidate. It's easy: Go to www.nationalpopularvote.com, input (your) zip code; an e-mail will be sent to their state officials.

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