Letter Urges Electors to Block Trump Presidency

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Many Americans have refused to accept Trump as their future President, because of his repeated hate speeches against different sections of society and rude behavior.

By Rakesh Raman

As the plot thickens around Russian hacking of U.S. presidential election, a letter is being circulated among the electors to block the presidency of Donald Trump who won the November 8 election after defeating his rival Hillary Clinton.

Most are under the impression that the election is over and Trump has won. However, that is not true. At this stage, Trump is only a president-elect and not the President.

The election process will officially conclude on December 19 when the 538 Electoral College electors have cast their ballots. At that time, technically speaking, Hillary Clinton can still be the President.

Many Americans have refused to accept Trump as their future President, because of his repeated hate speeches against different sections of society and rude behavior.

Although Trump has managed to attract many Americans with his sensational rhetoric, most believe he is not fit to become the President because of his uncivil language and unstable thoughts.

His speeches and tweets were full of vulgar words such as “sleaze,” “stupid,” “goofy,” “crooked,” “liar,” “low life,” “bimbo,” and so on.

Plus, the chattering classes also believe that Trump played hand in glove with Russian hackers to steal the election in his favor.

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Trump, however, has denied any such connivance with Russia. He questioned if Russia was hacking the election why the White House was silent and why the issue is being raised only after Hillary’s defeat.

Amid reports of Russian interference and voting frauds, President Barack Obama has ordered a full investigation into the election that Trump won.

Even Republicans have supported the decision for an inquiry, which is expected to be completed before January 20, 2017 when Trump is supposed to begin his presidency.

Initial U.S. intelligence reports suggest that Russia – mostly praised by Trump in his speeches – helped him win the election. But Trump has dismissed all allegations that challenge his victory.

However, Trump’s opponents are not convinced with his arguments, as they are exploring all options to stop his entry into the White House.

At this stage, 306 electors are expected to vote Trump by December 19. However, if 37 of them decide to vote against him, Trump may not be the President because a minimum of 270 electoral votes are required to become the President.

The letter to electors suggests that Trump’s “inauguration would present a grave and continual threat to the Constitution, domestic tranquility, and to international stability.”

It urges them not to vote Trump and instead cast their ballot for a person with the temperament, integrity, and commitment to the Constitutional principles necessary for a President. Will they?

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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