Anti-Trump camp seeks electoral college revolt

Suzanne Gould, 59, demonstrates against US President-elect Donald Trump outside the Colorado Capitol building in Denver, Colorado, on December 18, 2016, on the eve of the Electoral College voteEven though their chances of success are slim, many Democrats are looking at the Electoral College vote Monday as the last barrier to keep Republican Donald Trump out of the White House. When US voters cast their ballots on November 8, they did not directly elect the next president but rather 538 “electors” charged with translating their wishes into reality. Trump won a clear majority of those electors — 306, with 270 needed for election — despite losing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly three million votes.

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