Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Trump Sweeps 304 of 306 GOP Electors, Hillary Loses 5

Trump Sweeps 304 of 306 GOP Electors, Hillary Loses 5

by Stephen Lendman

It’s all over but the postmortems. The campaign to dump Trump fizzled. The only surprise was Hillary losing five elector votes. 

Commenting on why he rejected her, Hawaii Democrat elector said “(t)hey can call me faithless, but the point is if we don’t think someone’s qualified - and Hillary Clinton I do not feel is qualified.”

Four Washington state Democrat electors dumped her. Three others in Colorado, Maine and Minnesota unsuccessfully tried switching their votes from her.

For the first time in US history, more than one elector defected. Trump swept all GOP delegates except two in Texas. One voted for Ron Paul.

Commenting on his triumph, Trump said “(t)oday marks a historic electoral landslide victory in our nation's democracy.” 

“This election represents a movement that millions of hard working men and women all across the country stood behind and made possible.” 

“With this historic step we can look forward to the bright future ahead. I will work hard to unite our country and be the President of all Americans. Together, we will make America great again.”

Separately, he tweeted “(w)e did it. Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media).”

Monday’s vote was Hillary’s third humiliating defeat - losing to Obama in 2008, defeated by Trump in November, and electors on Monday making it official.

They overwhelmingly rejected her, despite weeks of intensive scoundrel media supported efforts to dump Trump.

The threat of the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history ended with a resounding rejection of her unfitness to serve.

On January 6, a joint congressional session will certify Monday’s results, Trump’s inauguration to follow on January 20 - disruptive tactics continuing.

Inauguration day protests are planned to block his peaceful transition. From January 2 - 20, a Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) #Earth2Trump campaign promises resistance, demonstrations planned in over a dozen cities, concluding in Washington.

CBD calls for “rallying and empowering defenders of civil rights and the environment" to galvanize a network of resistance.

The organization headlined “The fight is on,” saying “(w)e must stand and oppose every Trump policy that hurts wildlife; poisons our air and water; destroys our climate; promotes racism, misogyny or homophobia; and marginalizes entire segments of our society.”

CBD urged supporters to sign a “Pledge of Resistance to Donald Trump's Assault on America's Environment, Democracy and Civil Rights.”

It accused him of a laundry list of offenses before he’s done anything. Its pledge states:

“I pledge to resist Trump through action.”

“I pledge to speak out, make phone calls, sign petitions, join rallies, support conservation and civil rights groups, educate my family and friends, and keep a compassionate, loving heart while fighting fiercely for the values I cherish most.”

What’s vitally needed is resistance against money-controlled duopoly governance, endless imperial wars on humanity at home and abroad, corporate favoritism at the expense of beneficial social, economic and political change, along with police state rule - policies enforced by both wings of America’s one-party state.

Grassroots revolutionary change alone can fix things. Nothing else can work. Elections are farcical, voting a waste of time, ordinary people shut out entirely. 

Wealth, power and privilege alone are served at their expense. It’s the American way, unchanged throughout its history - continuing for four more years, the process repeating each election cycle no matter who’s elected president.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."


Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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