Dec 24 2016
Trump, however, won where it mattered, earning 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232.
Although the presidential election happened on November 8, its the Electoral College that officially chooses the next president of the United States based on the popular vote from each state or, in a couple of instances, votes from congressional districts. Bernie Sanders. David Bright said on his Facebook page that he cast his vote for Sanders, instead of Hillary Clinton because his vote would not have helped her win.
Such practice has been very rare in modern times, with only 157 faithless electors since the establishment of the Electoral College institute, while the record was set in 1836 when 23 electors supported a different candidate from those chosen by their state.
Below is a state-by-state list of when each state's Electoral College meeting takes place - much of this information has been gathered from the National Association of Secretaries of State. Many of the Republicans casting ballots said they were inundated with calls and emails urging them to switch their votes.
A day after all election results in all states were finally certified - and the final vote shows that Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes - the president-elect is again on the defensive.
Trump defended his win in a tweetstorm Wednesday morning after The New York Times published an editorial about ending the Electoral College system. In the Lone Star State, electors vote by secret ballot.
"It would be improper to suggest that electors ought not to vote their conscience, otherwise there's no goal in having an Electoral College", says North Central College Professor Stephen Caliendo. But four Washington electors made history Monday when they broke ranks and voted for alternative candidates for president and vice president.
"I would actually be surprised at this point if they did", he said.
While the Electoral College is normally a mundane process, it hasn't been so in this highly charged election year. Under some state laws, those electors could be fined, disqualified or replaced.
On election day, voters technically elect members of the electoral college to decide on their behalf, rather than voting for the candidates themselves. "We haven't won this state for the Republicans in 32 years and I'm really excited to come back to Madison and vote for Mr. Trump".
The state's Democratic electors on Monday signed a certificate that will be delivered to Congress for the final certification of election results in January.
Dec 24 2016
Golden State Warriors start slow, romp Brooklyn Nets in second half
They are, in my mind, the best all around team in the league, so it'll be hard for the Nets to keep up. Golden State earned its sixth consecutive win and improved the NBA's best record to 26-4.
Dec 23 2016
Zion Lutheran to hold Christmas services
Sunday Worship and Sunday school with nursery care available at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship and coffee all are welcome. Refreshments are included at the church located a few miles east of Elmore City near the State Highway 29 and Airline Road.
Dec 22 2016
Indonesia police kill suspects plotting holiday attacks
Reports state that during the raid, the suspects threw something at them which turned out to be a bomb, which did not explode. Then they fired from inside, ' national police spokesman Rikwanto told Metro TV.
Dec 22 2016
Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) Agrees to Buy 865 Rite Aid Stores
According to sentiments of 4 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company's stock is marked at $8.69. In comparison, the consensus recommendation 60 days ago was at 2.53, and 90 days ago was at 2.53 respectively.
Dec 21 2016
Spurs close in on Gunners as Rose hits victor against battling Burnley
Tottenham moved to within just one point of the top four after coming from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
Dec 21 2016
State Loses Nearly 10000 Residents Over Past Year
The population of both Idaho and Washington grew about 1.8 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. During that period, the state posted the 22nd highest percentage growth.
Dec 20 2016
Russian ambassador to Turkey shot in Turkish capital, Ankara, seriously wounded
The attacker was said to have first shot Karlov in the back, before ordering people to leave the room. An AP photographer in attendance said the alleged gunman also smashed several photos in the exhibit.
Dec 18 2016
Trump Selects Ronna Romney McDaniel to Lead RNC
President-elect Donald Trump announced McDaniel's appointment on Wednesday as the RNC deputy chair. On Tuesday, Trump named Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for the nation's top diplomat.
Dec 18 2016
First pics of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry emerge
And then, regarding their choice of date: "As an actress Meghan loves the theatre so this was an obvious date to go on". Store employee Ollie Wilkinson told UsMagazine.com, "I gave them a bunch of mistletoe".
Dec 18 2016
BA cabin crew strike
More than half of Virgin Atlantic's about 900 pilots are represented by the Professional Pilots' Union (PPU). Their union, the PPU, said 88 per cent of its members voted in favour on a turnout of 80 per cent.
Dec 24 2016Honda Civic & CR-V Await Self-Driving Capabilities
Dec 23 2016Burnley agree deal to re-sign Joey Barton until end of season
Dec 22 2016Minor girl murdered by her 'friend' inside a auto in New Delhi
Dec 22 2016Marvel Entertainment And Netflix's Twitter Accounts Hacked
Dec 21 2016Lena Dunham Slammed For Saying She Wishes She Had An Abortion
Dec 20 2016Platinum Partners Execs Indicted in $1 Billion Securities Fraud
Dec 20 2016Protests Held At Statehouse As Mass. Presidential Electors Meet To Cast Votes
Dec 19 2016Yahoo hack: Should I panic?
Dec 18 2016Rajinikanth loved Dangal: Aamir Khan
Dec 17 2016Woman raped in auto by driver at South Delhi's Moti Bagh
Dec 24 2016Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer
Dec 24 2016Deadly Explosion Rips Through Fireworks Market Near Mexico City
Dec 23 2016Valerie Fairman, Who Appeared on MTV's '16 and Pregnant,' Dies at 23
Dec 23 2016Apple Selling Refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 And Series 2
Dec 21 2016Instagram Announces New Features for Stories
Dec 21 2016China returns seized U.S. drone
Dec 21 2016Massive Fireworks Market Explosion In Mexico Injures Scores
Dec 20 2016Creepy Ghost Shark Finally Caught on Camera
Dec 20 2016Star Wars: There Were Imperial Female Stormtroopers in Rogue One
Dec 19 2016Aleppo: Buses attacked on way to evacuate besieged Syrian villages: state media
Dec 19 2016Putin makes a surprise Christmas visit to Trump on 'SNL'
Dec 18 2016Twenty-First Century Fox to take over British broadcaster Sky