A petition urging the Electoral College to make Hillary Clinton the president of the United States is now the largest in Charge.org history. The petition, started by social worker Daniel Brezenoff last month, has received more than 4.6 million signatures.
Millions of people have added their names to the online petition calling to block President-elect Donald Trump from taking the White House. The petition called on 149 electors to ignore their states' votes and instead cast ballots for Clinton on Dec. 19.
"Donald Trump is a danger to the Constitution," Brezenoff said, in a release, "and the electors have the power to stop him." The petition argues that Clinton should be president because she won the popular vote.
Damn 4.6 million is nothing to sneeze at!
It kind of makes me wonder how many of them were third party voters or former Bernie Bros who decided to sit this one out and are now desperate to somehow repair the damage done by their ignorance about the political system.
Not that it makes much difference, the chance of this actually changing the outcome of this election is incredibly unlikely.
Which is something that the Clinton campaign understands all to well:
"Believe me if there was anything I could do to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States I would," said former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a longtime Clinton supporter. "But this is a big waste of time."
If this whole election debacle makes any positive change whatsoever, I would hope it would be to finally convince Americans that voting third party or sitting out elections opens the door for the very worst candidates to win an election that they have no business winning.