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Hillary Clinton Sets 104-Year Record for Faithless Electors

Hillary Clinton conceding the the 2016 presidential race to Donald Trump in New York City on November 9, 2016. (Photo: Video Screenshot)

Electoral College Deals Hillary Clinton, Big Media Final Embarrassment

Hillary Clinton conceding the the 2016 presidential race to Donald Trump in New York City on November 9, 2016. (Photo: Video Screenshot)

Hillary Clinton conceding the the 2016 presidential race to Donald Trump in New York City on November 9, 2016. (Photo: Video Screenshot)

The Electoral College dealt Big Media and Democrat Hillary Clinton one more final embarrassment. With nearly all the Electoral College votes cast, the former secretary of state set a 104-year record for the candidate with the most faithless electors. If you fell for the Big Media hysteria, then you might be surprised to hear faithless electors are actually pretty common.

(UPDATE: Since this article was first written, Mrs. Clinton got another faithless elector in the state of Hawaii. Her total now stands at 5.)

For all the headlines focusing on one faithless elector in Texas who turned out to be a complete fraud, it would really surprise you to hear that Mrs. Clinton not only lost more electors than President-elect Donald J. Trump, but the most of any candidate in over 100 years.

That’s right.

In what was a shocking development to Big Media, 4 Democratic electors in Washington State voted for someone other than Mrs. Clinton. The total was 3 for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, while the remaining one voted for Faith Spotted Eagle. Mrs. Clinton only secured 8 of the state’s total 12 Electoral College votes. That wasn’t the end to her troubles, either.

Not since 1912–when 8 Republican electors defected and voted for Nicholas Murray Butler instead of Vice Presidential candidate James S. Sherman, who died before the election–has anyone lost more electors than Mrs. Clinton. Sherman was President William Howard Taft’s vice president and they were both running for re-election.

Not since 1896, when two parties, the Democratic Party and the People’s Party, ran William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate has a candidate lost as many electors in the Electoral College as Mrs. Clinton did in 2016.

And that was a very special circumstance. In Bryan, the two parties shared a presidential candidate. But they nominated different candidates for vice president. The Democratic Party nominated Arthur Sewall and the People’s Party nominated Thomas Watson. The People’s Party won 31 electoral votes but four of those electors voted with the Democratic ticket, supporting Bryan as president and Sewall as vice president.

In total, there have been 157 faithless electors since the founding of the Electoral College, of which 71 were the result of the candidate dying before the day electors cast their votes. Only 3 electors abstained rather than vote for their party’s nominee and 83 electoral votes were changed based on the elector’s personal choice.

It could’ve been even worse for Mrs. Clinton.

In Minnesota, the Electoral College per state rules replaced an elector who refused to vote for her. In Maine, which was set to split it’s electoral votes for the first time ever after President-elect Trump won the Second Congressional District, Democratic elector David Bright cast his first vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders. He switched his vote back on a second round of voting.

It’s a fitting end to a presidential election in which the media coverage was so divorced from reality PPD readers and millions of other Americans sometimes felt like they were in the Twilight Zone. Judging by the hysterical and factually inaccurate coverage of his transition, I don’t expect it will end.

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Richard D. Baris is the Editor-in-Chief and Senior Political Analyst at People's Pundit Daily. He is also the author of the must-read book on American political philosophy, <a href="https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/books/our-virtuous-republic-forgotten-clause-american-social-contract/"><b><em>Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract</em></b></a>. He is married to his beautiful wife, Laura Lee Baris, Producer and Assistant Editor at People's Pundit Daily, and they have two beautiful children. Blessed with both a boy and a girl, Rich is a former bad guy-turned-good only by the grace of the Almighty Creator.

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  • A historic run by any calculation!

    • So, not only did Trump win in a MASSIVE LANDSLIDE and has a YUUGE
      mandate; how many times did Hillary end up losing now? Is it 5
      elections? The one against 0bama, the one against Trump, the recounts,
      the Russians, and now the electoral college…. With the Pres, Press, Hollywood, etc. behind her, she still couldn’t pull it out!

  • Excluding dead candidates, for President, does she hold the all time record?

    • I will never believe she got the popular vote. She ran a corrupt crooked campaign. Voter fraud is when a non citizen votes.

      • Nay Kerry,
        I was talking about her all time record for electoral vote reversals.
        The prior electoral college record vote swap was for a candidate
        who died.

  • I say more hillary! I say more obama, pelosi, hairy reed!!!! More, more, more! I want to curb stomp the lefists, but it’s easier and more fun if they do it to themselves!

  • Lmao what a time to be a libtard right? Hillary had a 98.4% chance at winning, right Huffpost? Ahahahahahaha! And now SHE’s the one with the more faithless electors despite getting a bunch of washed up celebs to run a propaganda ad against Trump!? Ahahahaa xDDDD Suck it libtards!

  • So, not only did Trump win in a MASSIVE LANDSLIDE and has a YUUGE
    mandate; how many times did Hillary end up losing now? Is it 5
    elections? The one against 0bama, the one against Trump, the recounts,
    the Russians, and now the electoral college….

  • Her legacy

  • @PPDNews praying for her that this loss generates self-awareness and honesty. I hope she comes to some.

  • As usual, the insane left looks outward to find the real reason of how and why they got ‘cheated’ out of their entitled prize. So they will regroup (but 1st, riot, loot, burn, post lies, suck thumbs/binkies, ) then come up with more empty promises of what they will give the people, whatever they think people want to hear, they have it! Oh yes! Get your refill of BS from the same news Aholes that brought you sniper fire, you can keep your doctor, you didn’t build that, we take the high road, we’re outraged at fake news, let me be clear, if if if if if if okee doke…. I’m sure there are hundreds of impeachment plans in the works, the jackass party is freaking out, it’s like watching escapees from the insane asylum, you’re not quite sure what stupid crap they will do next, you just know it will be destructive and completely crazy. Why are those hollyweird libtards not moving to Canada? Because their work here is not done, kids to corrupt, cops to kill, flags to burn, tax money to waste defending illegals, ad nauseum. But stay in the dark dems, we will run things, get couseling in your safe spaces, you’re not fit to run a Koolaid stand, ironic, don’t you think? A real man will be sworn in on January 20, 2017 regardless of any more stupid ideas you morons come up with, just how many times do you want to lose the same race? Good riddance 0bama, go away, don’t loot the whitehouse, just leave! Woohoo!

  • And we didn’t even have to make a video!

  • criminal investigation

  • And now she blames GOD!

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