Quote from elkpark
Actually, technically, he hasn't yet achieved "victory in the electoral college." He is presumed to be victorious because of the general outcome of the election. But the Electors don't actually vote until December 19.
There's a change.org petition calling on the Electors to honor the will of the people as expressed in the popular vote and vote for Clinton, that's been signed by millions of people.
Lol...a petition that sounds like it was written by a 8th grader signed by a measly couple of million people (how many signed multiple times) isn't going to override a national election. Not surprising you think it should.
How ironic Trump got so much criticism for not committing himself ahead of time to accepting the election results.
The "will of the people"? Hardly. If the rules of the game had been different, the campaigns would have acted differently. Seeing how Clinton lost big states she should have won, it stands to reason Trump would have won the popular vote if that is what was needed. If you take out California, Trump won the popular vote handily. I'm sure he could have picked up a few hundred thousand votes there alone if any effort was made.
I'm going to start a petition to declare 1997 Cleveland Indians the World Champs. Even though the lost the World Series that year 4 games to 3, they actually scored more runs. Obviously, they are the real winners.
Clinton sucked as a candidate. She is seriously flawed and came with a lot of baggage. The Democratic playbook of demonizing the opponent came back to bite them. Her campaign strategy sucked, and she lost an election to against what was supposed to be the worst candidate in history.
Now, the losers are upset and want to change the rules. Not just that Clinton lost, but they are upset at who the winner is. Maybe in the future they shouldn't spend so much time demonizing every other republican candidate before a nominee is chosen. They helped tear down Cruz, Carson, Bush, and others and were pretty confident when Trump was the one who came through it all. Now, they're upset that it blew up in their face.
Wah wah. Now wonder Trump got elected. People are sick of liberals.