Convincing electoral college to cast votes for Clinton

- Two weeks after the Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote continues to grow, sitting today at more than two million ballots. The latest numbers show Clinton with 64,223,958 votes, compared to President-Elect Donald Trump’s 62,206,395 votes. That lead is expected to grow even wider when the final two million ballots are counted in California.

Trump’s victories in several key swing states, including Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, gave him the majority of projected electoral votes on election night. Now, a group of scientists and election lawyers are urging the Clinton campaign to call for a recount in those states, claiming that they’ve found strong evidence the results may have been manipulated or hacked.

Meantime, because the electoral vote doesn’t align with the popular vote, there is an effort underway to convince the Electoral College to cast their votes for Clinton instead of Trump when the body meets on December 19 to formalize the election. A Long Beach man, Daniel Brezenoff, has launched a petition on Change.org calling for at least 149 of the Electors to vote with the nation’s popular vote. Brezenoff sat down with Christine Devine and Bob DeCastro to discuss the pettion that has gotten more than 4.6 million signatures, so far.

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