The President Of The United States Essay

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Throughout United States history, the American people voted for the President of the U.S. and for members of both chambers of Congress, and the 2016 election is not an exception. On November 9th, Donald J. Trump was declared to become the 45th President of the United States by attaining 306 electoral votes, which is clearly past the threshold of the required 270 electoral votes. However, after winning the popular vote in states Trump had won, some electors from those states have expressed their disappointment in voting for him, and other have decided to not vote for him at all. Lilly O 'Donnell, a journalist for The Atlantic, states, “[electors] Michael Baca of Colorado and Bret Chiafalo of Washington state have called themselves Hamilton Electors, in a nod to Alexander Hamilton’s explanation of the Electoral College’s necessity.” These electors are trying to convince other electors to prevent a Trump presidency when the electoral college votes; however, there are other calls for electors to do the same thing throughout the nation. While the calls for electors to change their vote from Trump are growing, another conversation is growing rapidly, especially among Democrats, and that is to eliminate the electoral college. With former Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s popular vote count margin being at the current amount of 2,838,506 votes, a multitude of people throughout the United States are questioning the relevance in the U.S (Wasserman). Prior to the

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