A Harvard University law professor observed Tuesday that 20 Republican Electoral College voters are now considering changing their vote from Donald Trump. This is more than half the number required to delay Trump’s swearing-in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20.
Clip via The Hill
“Obviously, whether an elector ultimately votes his or her conscience will depend in part upon whether there are enough doing the same. We now believe there are more than half the number needed to change the result seriously considering making that vote,” Prof. Larry Lessig told Politico.
Lessig has been offering pro bono legal advice to electors considering flipping their votes through his anti-Trump group “Electors Trust.” The electors are scheduled to meet Monday, December 19 to cast their vote.
In the event no candidate receives the required 270 votes to win, the election will fall on the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
Folks on social media weren’t all that impressed with Lessig’s claims.
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— Rational Narcissist (@ChrisHolfelder) December 14, 2016
— Gino Scarangella (@ginos0) December 14, 2016
@thehill Does Harvard really pay this guy?
— Mike Berry (@DrMikeBerry) December 14, 2016
@thehill Lessig is monumentally full of shit. Don’t get your hopes up people.
— Sweet-Trade (@Sweet_Trade_Dug) December 14, 2016
With the GOP’s comfortable hold in the House, the best Lessig can hope for is to delay Trump’s inauguration — he won’t stop it.
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