Dec. 19: Who is doing what; Protests scheduled across nation-BE THERE.

Remember the shock felt around the world November 9th?  Well, let’s have another!  HOPE is a four letter word my friends. Use it!

A bit about the electoral college:  The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators. Read more about the allocation of electoral votes.

We need 37 electors to flip their votes.  A Harvard Law Professor, Larry Lessig, now says via a survey there are 20-30 electors ready to do so.

This would be a surprising turn of events, but the 2016 election cycle has been full of them.  Moreover, concerns for the integrity of our democracy are real.

Who is Doing What?

In Congress, Article by The Washington Post, Dec. 14th. :

Electors & Related:

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Protests:  Are scheduled at state houses across the nation.  Go to December 19thhttp://december19.us/ for more info.  You can volunteer as well.  If you can’t make it to your state capitol, check for protests at city halls.

FIND YOUR STATE CAPITOL PROTEST AND RSVP FOR THE DECEMBER 19TH EVENTS

“These actions will be peaceful, patriotic, nonviolent, and family-friendly. Everyone taking part must agree to these terms of participation.  You will receive updates from the main organizers of the December 19 protests, including Democracy Spring, Americans Take Action, the Electoral College Petition, and Progressive Change Campaign Committee.”

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware
Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington D.C.
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Your voice is important, as we all learned on election night when only 43% of the population voted in an unprecedented upset.  However, if you live in an unbound state in which electors do not have to vote with the majority, it is that much more important. (*green represents blue states-excuse the computer glitch.)

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Today’s Tweets from Trump:

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Tweets from today, December 16th.

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