2 ways Clinton could still be the next president
The 2016 election isn't over yet. In what has been an almost surreal election, Donald Trump won the electoral college despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by almost 2 million votes (and growing). However, two recent developments could change the results in Clinton's favor.
1. Hacking concerns in WI, MI, and PA
First, several top computer scientists and security experts are urging the Clinton campaign to challenge results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. They claim that results in these battleground states could have been compromised by hackers. Their primary concern involves counties that exclusively used electronic voting machines instead of paper ballots. These counties showed an unusual amount of votes for Trump compared to counties using paper ballots. Clinton supporters began a twitter campaign using the hashtag #AuditTheVote to urge the Justice Department to investigate hacking concerns.
This comes after the left tore into Trump for suggesting the election was rigged. Clinton would need to win all three of these states to take the whitehouse from Trump.
2. Six members of the electoral college have already switched sides
The Electoral College was primarily designed to ensure that minority communities are represented. Without it, the entire election would be decided by major population centers on the east and west coast. However, another reason for the college was to make sure someone completely unqualified or dangerous is not given the most powerful position in the world. Electors are not necessarily bound to vote for the any particular candidate (although some states do have fines for faithless electors).
If the electors bound to Trump think he would make a dangerous president, they might be convinced to cast their vote for Clinton. Some reports are already emerging of at least six electors that have pledged to switch from Trump to Clinton when they vote on December 19. This path to the presidency is still a long shot for Clinton as she would need thirty-eight faithless electors to take over Trump's lead.