As of Thursday November 10th, there are three states that has an electoral chances for Hillary Clinton to win the combined electoral votes.
New Hampshire, Michigan and Arizona are the three states that can possibly grant Hillary into Office. Well…not quite, if she wins the combined 31 electoral votes from these states, she will still be short of Donald Trump’s 279 votes, which is more than the 270 needed to win the presidency. But according to Political Analyst Michael McDonald from University of Florida, he stated that he is skeptical that Trump won Wisconsin, as the AP projected. And if Wisconsin flips its electoral vote for Clinton and wins the other three states , she would definitely be in a tie with Trump at 269 votes each!!!!
Keep in mind that the media can be wrong; McDonald stated there could be one stipulation,- “faithless electors. It’s rare, but members of the Electoral College sometimes break their pledges about whom they planned to vote for. There have been 157 faithless electors since the founding of the Electoral College in 1787, according to the nonprofit Fair Vote.”
So if Clinton and Trump tied after the Electoral College casts its ballots in December, it would be up to Congress to decide who becomes president. Can you imagine that??? Clinton having the possibility in becoming President after all?! According to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia These types of scenarios has played out before, twice- in 1800 and in 1824.
So if this was to happen, a couple of things would take place:
Each state has different laws in place about what could happen in this scenario. Twenty states have laws on the books that cause an automatic recount if the election is close. For instance, like in Florida, during the Bush v. Gore face-off, an automatic recount is triggered when the margin of victory is .5% or less.
And according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 43 states and the District of Columbia permits that a losing candidate, a voter, a group of voters or other concerned parties to petition for a recount. However, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and the District of Columbia do not.
So the upshot would be: if this was to occur, we could see another repeat of 2000, specifically if the close vote is in a state which has a large number of electors.
It sure would be great to have a Hillary Clinton as President. I mean let’s be honest-she is intelligent and vigilant, full of powerful plans and ideas, but she is a WOMAN. Trump is ignorant, reckless, narcissistic, racist and full of vague promises and wild threats, but he is a MAN.
The problem with most people (majority men) in this country is that they are threatened by successful women like Hillary. Based on the Public Religion Research Institute, 52 percent of white men hold a “very unfavorable” view of Clinton. That’s a 20 points higher than the percentage who viewed Barack Obama very unfavorably in 2012. It’s unfortunate that still in these times, people still think this way. Let’s hope this scenario happens!