Texas put him over the top…The Electoral College has affirmed Donald J. Trump as the nation’s 45th president, pushing him past the 270-vote threshold for election, there was little evidence scant evidence of the anti-Trump revolt among electors that some of his critics had hoped would occur, but there was an anti-Hillary vote.
BREAKING: Donald Trump wins more than 270 Electoral College votes to formally become president-elect pic.twitter.com/JjvuWg06IE
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2016
So far there have been 7 attempts at faithless voting, all by Democrats pledged to vote for Clinton. In Washington State, four defected, two to former Secretary of State Colin Powell and two voting for Faith Spotted Eagle according to The Seattle Times. Faith Spotted Eagle is an elder and spiritual leader of the Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyante in South Dakota, who has been the Dakota Access Pipeline.
In Maine an elector declared his intention to change his vote to Bernie Sanders but was ultimately “persuaded” to vote for Hillary per his duty.In Minnesota an elector attempt to vote for Sanders, was declared faithless according to state law and replaced by an alternate who voted for Clinton. And there was an attempt to change a vote away from Clinton in Colorado.
There was one Texas elector who said he was going to vote for John Kasich instead of Trump and he did. A second GOP elector in Texas voted for Rand Paul. But Hillary has 2x as many faithless voters than Trump.