The Electoral College Affirmed Donald J. Trump As The Nation’s 45th President

The Daily Caller is reporting that just minutes ago, Trump obtained a majority of Electoral College votes, putting to rest the attempts of Hillary Clinton to deny Trump the presidency:

Despite claims from Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig that more than 20 Republican electors were considering voting against Trump, these so-called “faithless electors” largely failed to materialize, with the state after state delivering its electoral votes exactly in accordance with the popular vote result.

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The first faithless elector came shortly after 2 pm when a Maine elector cast his vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton. Another elector in Minnesota attempted to cast his vote for Sanders instead of Clinton, but Minnesota state law prohibits such faithless electors, so he was replaced by an alternate who supported Clinton.

Congratulations President Trump!