Happy Election Day!


If you thought we elected Donald Trump last month, you were wrong. Today is the real election day.

Across the U.S. Monday, every state’s winning slate of electors will gather in person in the state capitals to cast their votes for president and vice president. Despite the efforts of some Democrats to pressure Republican electors to change their votes, there is no indication that they will have much of an impact.


Barring a major number of these so-called “faithless electors” — those electors who do not vote in accordance with the outcome of their states — Donald Trump is expected to hit the electoral majority of 270 electoral votes some time in the 3 p.m. ET hour Monday.

Throughout the day Monday — the timing of the Electoral College meeting varies by state — electors will cast their votes, which will be sent on to the nation’s capital by late December.

Then, on the afternoon of Jan. 6, Vice President Joe Biden will open the electoral votes before a joint session of the new Congress, where they will be counted.

This is usually a boring formality, but you didn’t really think the Democrats were going to give up power without a fight, did you?


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140 Responses to Happy Election Day!

  1. votermom says:

    Yay President Trump!

  2. votermom says:

  3. I was gonna write a longer post discussing the history and purpose of the Electoral College, but I stayed up late watching The Sound Of Music and now I’m really tired.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Just a reminder from the DeploraBall Organizers: Last 250 tickets go on sale at noon today….

  5. The battle over Monday’s Electoral College vote is the beginning, not the end. A larger campaign to undermine the legitimacy — and constitutionality — of Donald Trump’s presidency is likely just getting underway.
    Discomfort with Donald Trump before and since Election Day, the divisiveness of the 2016 election more broadly, and the popular vote mismatch with the Electoral College result have produced yet another unusual moment in an unusual year.
    Many Democrats and other opponents of Trump have been working to change the results of the election through the Electoral College vote on Monday — an almost-impossible-to-succeed effort to deny Trump a majority of the electoral votes as required to become president. Presuming that mission is unsuccessful, prepare for the next phase: Jan. 6, when Congress formally tallies the results of those votes.
    At that time, as few as two members of Congress — one in the House and one in the Senate — could lodge an objection to the results of the vote in a particular state or overall. While similarly unlikely to change the outcome, given current circumstances, it would be another wrench thrown into the transition of power — and another effort to make the case of opposition to the coming Trump presidency.
    But even then, don’t expect it to end. Efforts to undermine Trump’s presidency by Democrats and those Republicans who believe Trump is unfit for office — or violating his oath of office — almost certainly will continue, a cascading series of constant challenges.
    In short, Monday could be the opening salvo of a new campaign against a president’s legitimacy — a fact-based version of the racist, fact-free birther conspiracy. This time around, the questions raised appear to be legitimate — Trump’s international conflicts of interest are real and, according to the unanimous view of US intelligence agencies, Russian attempts to influence the election are likewise real. The problem this time, however, is that — for the most part — these are uncharted waters and there are no established solutions.
    Like the birther conspiracy that plagued Obama (despite its falsity), the anti-Trump sentiment being stirred in the attempt to persuade electors to abandon Trump could continue to circle the political waters for years to come, playing a part in breaking down further yet another norm: the presumed legitimacy of the presidency. Trump would become the third president in a row whose legitimacy would be perpetually in question, reasonably or not, by significant numbers of opposite party.

    • DandyTIger says:

      The problem they have is that Trump has a republican majority Senate and House. But there is certainly a real threat to the corrupt status quo, so some in his own party may work with Democrats to slow down or outright stop efforts from the White House. Trump may end up having to do the same things Obama did, namely work around congress.

      I think this is a real threat to the fabric of our government. They are completely corrupt, and they would rather burn it down than give up that corruption.

    • helenk3 says:

      why the undermining of our election process? I am not a gungho trump fan, but I am a gungho America fan. The election process we have has stood us well for over 200 years. This new democractic party is a disgrace to this country. We are in perilous times right now in this country. I think 1865 was the last time this country was so divided.

    • Constance says:

      Regarding the birther thing. If it was such a crack pot theory why hasn’t Obama put it to rest by showing his real birth certificate? Producing the certificate is a hell of a lot easier than Trump selling off all his business interests which is what the Left is demanding. Keeping in mind that if Hillary won she planned on turning her family business of extorting huge speaking fees from foreign governments (Clinton foundation) to her daughter to run.

    • elliesmom says:

      While Olivia Pope was having an abortion on “Scandal”, they played “Silent Night”. It’s not a show I watch, but Elliesdad does. Except he was so disgusted, he turned it off and ended the scheduled recordings.

  6. Dora says:

    Live Electoral College voting on C-SPAN starting at 10:50am eastern time.


  7. helenk3 says:


    police protection provided for Pennsylvania electrols
    this is a first in my lifetime.
    another backtrack legacy

  8. helenk3 says:


    trump continues to employ private security team

    I do no blame him. I would do it too

    • Constance says:

      That makes sense. With some of the venom coming out of the Intelligence agencies, I wouldn’t turn my back on government provided guards. If there is so much evidence pointing to Russian interference then present the issue through legitimate sources not through leaks to progressive media that have sacrificed their legitimacy.

  9. Dora says:

    My cousin, who is a bleeding heart liberal, lives in Selden. I have to wonder if she was there.


  10. I choked on my milk when I read that headline.

  11. The New Insanity

    Today we wait for 538 people to decide to put conscience and patriotism over party loyalty in order to reject the candidate who has a significant personality disorder that makes him dangerous, and to award the presidency to the woman who actually won.

    We are hoping without hope that they at least consider saving us and the world from a pathologically selfish incompetent In order to place the responsibility for the safety and well being of all of us into the hands of a competent, experienced, knowledgeable, diligent person who actually won but for a technicality.

    We have every reason to expect that they will do the right thing and every expectation that they will not do the reasonable thing.

    The title says it all.

    • blizzardofozzz, on December 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm said:
      Do you guys understand the Pandora’s Box you’ve opened with this short-sighted and doomed-to-failure effort? Lobbying the Electoral College will be a phase of all future elections. This already includes attempting to coerce the Electors through intimidation and bribery, and these efforts can only get more sophisticated the next time around.
      Okay, now go back to talking about how Trump is subverting our democracy.

      riverdaughter, on December 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm said:
      Hmmm, are you saying it’s ok for Trump people to menace, harass people on planes, scream disrespectfully at African American cashiers in crafts stores, and generally mutter under their breaths that if they don’t get what they want from the electoral college there will be social unrest but it’s not ok for everyone else to write to their electors asking them to reconsider?
      And by the way, the results of this election are unusual in that the other candidate soundly beat the “winner” by almost 3 million votes.
      Do you think more than 65M people are going to be disenfranchised without uttering a peep?
      Does that sound like something trump supporters would do? Just roll over and play dead?
      As long as they didn’t threaten anyone, they’re free to exercise their first amendment rights.

      Seagrl, on December 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm said:
      What do you think the electors are there for? They were put in place specifically to bar someone like Trump from being elected. This isn’t a normal election cycle. I don’t understand why people like you are so against this? If the electors actually did their job, they wouldn’t be voting Trump in.. A sexual predator with foreign business ties, who benefitted from Russian interference and who ran a white supremacist campaign isn’t fit for the highest office in our country.

    • lizzy says:

      They write crap like this about Trump after eight years of Obama’s insanity. It boggles the mind.

  12. helenk3 says:

    I do not think my stomach will allow me to watch the oprah -meeschle gab fest tonight. So far what I have read about her comments, I would throw something through the tv.

    loss of hope,. maybe for her but not for the rest of America

    backtrack was the parent and american citizens were the hurt children
    do not even ask me what I think of that stupidity

    • Constance says:

      All true and from the teasers it looks like Michelle is wearing another of her signature outfits. So the visuals are so bad it’s unwatchable just on that level.

    • lateblum says:

      Stop reading about it, helenk3. You’re going to make yourself sick. Seriously. I may not be the brightest crayon in the box, but I have learned to stay away from things that are unhealthy. Plus, I’m so tired of suffering through the last 8 years, that I won’t, read, watch, listen to anything bronco-related when I know they are present.
      We need you well, here. ❣

    • Lulu says:

      I haven’t watched anything Okra since 2008. Ugh.

  13. CiscoKid says:

    Obama ‘sez, Don’t rely too heavily on EO’s, because…
    ““Keep in mind, though, that my strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done,” Obama said from the Cabinet Room”.
    This a-hole is going to keep lying all the way out the door.

  14. Just a small sampling from my FB feed. These liberal tears are gonna be so delicious.


  15. CiscoKid says:

    So far 125 EV’sfor Trump, 83 HRC

  16. carol lowery says:

    i have never seen such a sick bunch of people in my life, threatening electors with there very lives, people need to be arrested

    • CiscoKid says:

      At one of the last Trump rallies, Sheriff Clarke related the criminal code and punishment fo threating a Elector, I believe it was punishable by no more than 1 year in jail.
      I just can’t remember if it was Federal law, or local jurisdictions, his being Wisconsin.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’ve seen some legal references to voter intimidation being a fed offense. I think Hillary calling us hatey-hate names should be included. Though I much rather reside in that basket with the rest of you guys than in Hillary’s world right now. Her people are just too miserable to hang out with 😛

  17. Former Rumproaster Betty Cracker at BJ:

    A gunman killed Russia’s ambassador to Turkey today. AP, via TPM:

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A gunman opened fire on Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition on Monday. The Russian foreign ministry confirmed he was shot, but did not immediately say anything about his condition.

    Turkish police shot and killed the gunman, Turkish station NTV reported.

    The ambassador, Andrei Karlov, was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition in the capital, Ankara, when a man wearing a suit and tie shouted “Allahu Akbar” and fired at least eight shots, according to an AP photographer in the audience. The attacker also said some words in Russian and smashed several of the photos hung for the exhibition. There was panic as people ran for cover. NTV said three other people were wounded in the attack.

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Karlov was shot “when an unidentified assailant opened chaotic gunfire during a public event in Ankara.” She said Russia was in contact with Turkish officials about the incident.

    On Twitter, there are confirmations that the ambassador was killed, and also translations of what the gunman allegedly said before HE was killed that indicate this was vengeance for Russian support for Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Scary times.

    It’s a good thing we have an incoming president who is cool and deliberative and understands the tangled alliances in that part of the world. Oh wait…

    Meanwhile, Obama is golfing.

    • lizzy says:

      If Putin supports Assad, Erdogan and his Saudi friends can’t control Syrian oil ISIS might have toleave all those souls..

  18. No video, no police report.

  19. mothy67 says:

    So a former friend wrote to another friend about how she took me to task on the facebook about Trump. Huh? What? I deleted my account in January. Email was forwarded by a much more grounded friend. She was really smug in her pretend beat down of me. All I ever say any more is that obama gave birth to ISIS. It sends his defenders to the Eichenwald ward. I have been told its illegal for me to say that. Libs are crafty about making up laws to fit their moods. Ever try to say Roe v Wade is legally a poor decision. They go full on keith oberman. I have been told abortion is in the Bill of Rights by college educated adults. They honestly warp things to match feelings. Individually these pure leftists could be given 72 hour lockdown. They are collectively having a hysterical crisis. Broken from reality. I seriously in 20 years have never engaged this former friend with more than a thumbs up for kid pics on facebook. To fabricate some saga about an exchange we never had and relay it to another jumps the shark. I am so done with progs crazy.. two gay men have expressed suicidal ideations over Trump. Donald is not yet president and they express they can never feel happiness again. So completely off the rails. They are adults totally without the ability to see how nuts they are. The Hitler thing was almost amusing until you realize its not hyperbole with these people. They actually believe Trump is the monster under the bed. They go so extreme. It essentially shows their true character. Which is cray cray.
    Were it not that I have actually heard adults talk about suicide over Trump I would have thought Olberman clip was a spoof. Nope and they think it is an okay reaction. Wealthy grown ups talking about suicide over an election. My pity cup is reserved for kids with cancer. I cannot even begin to care about these wussies. Who emails someone they went to college with 30 years agoto threaten suicide over Trump knowing I supported him. What do they want from me? Seriously I got things like I can’t remember how to breathe. We all had a friend who was smitten by bad boys. One day her screwed up husband sent the kids to his mom put a bag on her head and then shot himself in the backyard it was awful. You see that stuff on local news but it seems unreal. How do you write toa friend about not being able to breathe whose connection is to another friend that died with a plastic bag on her head. Words matter and there are thousands of ways to express despair. Crying suicide is almost always a manipulation evoking a mutual friends murder to guilt me for supporting Trump is just gross. Its all about feelings. These are not children. They are mostly UPenn graduates. Spoiled. My Temple friends are much more grounded. They all seem and act like spoofs of Tucker guests. How do you navigate life with kids if you can be utterly destroyedby an election.
    I have shay. Pity was never an option. What good would it have ever done if I felt sorry for her. Oops your mom and dad don’t want you . Your mom is busy cutting herself and your dad is really busy committing welfare fraud. You got stuck with a middle aged fag. Horse shit. Tae kwon do and ballet. Pup is not a victim. Some of the parents at PTA express concern for the poorer kids. I swear zip can be done for a single mom with seven kids unless they participate. You can throw a billion dollars at a school but unless parents engage its a waste. Rich wives overly involved in fixing other kids while their daughters are not virgins at 11!!!! They told me I cannot understand poor. Gee I guess pooping in a bucket using strips of neighbors old newspapers to wipe was hi-life. I did not have a phone, a tv, a washer or dryer. Not sure whybut we had a bath tub and sinks just no toilet. I marched on my clothes and then ironed them dry. I got a full ride to Purdue. My brother Jim is a vp for a discount chain other siblings are successful. I think that is what America is. I literally was born dying to teens that quit high school I was a gay we was po one time my shoes fell into a creek. I had to wait three days until payday to get flip flops. We were homeless. Sometimes a family floor, a tent, a cheap hotel. I went away to college. By the time I was 25 I had lived in New York, Philly, London, Paris, Mykonos. I was not raised to feel sorry for myself. We did what we did because we had to. I picked corn, sold seeds, had a paper route, set up pins in a bowling alley. I can’t pinpoint when but at some point in my poverty it dawned on me that it truly hurt them to not provide. My dad took a second job as a drive-in theater manager. I saw everything. Will always love Sandy Duncan. Anyhow we existed and prospered. We never got free lunches. Looking back I see two sides. My dad could not allow charity but damn I was hungry. To this day my mom buys me shirts with alligators. 1981 izod with the collar flipped up.I can be honest I resented my parents. I was 15 jackasses about Trump are 50.

  20. Every day is Tin Foil Hat Tuesday at Cannonfire

    • cynic says:

      I use to like to go read Joe’s stuff, but he’s unhinged. like really scary unhinged. He use to link to Moon of Alabama. Don’t think you’ll see Joe linking to this article:

      But first keep in mind that there is no public evidence, ZERO, that Russia indeed had anything to do with the DNC or Podesta or other leaks and the publication of emails by various outlets like Wikileaks.

      Craig Murray assures us that he knows that these were not hacks but insider leaks and that he knows the leaker(s). Indeed he now tells us that the emails were handed over to him during a visits in Washington. Former intelligence officials including the technically very knowledgeable former NSA official William Binney concur that the hacking story is false.

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  23. SHV says:

    OT..FWIW….Al, the wife’s BFF Leah was an elite marathon runner who, a few years ago, sustained knee injuries requiring multiple surgeries. She started bike riding to help rehab. A positive story for today.

    “37-year-old amateur rider lands professional contract with Canyon-SRAM team”

    “Leah Thorvilson is a former U.S. Olympic trial marathon runner, but has now won a place on the Canyon-SRAM team in 2017 thanks to the Zwift Academy programme.

    Thorvilson fought off 1,200 women for a spot on the team, impressing judges over three rounds of competition.”


  24. taw46 says:

    Looks like the warnings of attacks on Christmas Markets were true.

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Trump at 240 as of a few minutes ago. Here are the NC electors on their way to vote today……

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  27. DeniseVB says:

    LOL ….

  28. DeniseVB says:

    Texas is expected to put Trump over 270 within the hour.

    • Lulu says:

      Ye-haw! I’m sure there is a demonstration of the creepy dildo girls outside from UT. Nothing shows feminism like a fake dick hanging off your backpack.

  29. DeniseVB says:

    May be jumping the “official” announcement but didn’t want to lose this cool graphic 😀

    • CiscoKid says:

      Thanks for sharing.
      Cisco’s going to create a little butthurt by sending it to someone HRC supporters I know.

  30. DeniseVB says:

    Charlie Sheen !!!! This is probably NSFW, but it’s hysterical and so Charlie…….

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