Electors head to polls to finalize Trump's election

The electoral college will formalize Donald Trump's elections as the 45th President of the United States today. 
 
The group of 538 electors will meet today in all 50 states to cast their official votes. Trump will have 306 electoral votes and Clinton will take 232. 
 
Republican electors are still receiving a flood of emails, phone calls and letters from opponents of Trump. They continue to urge the electors to defy the results in their states and vote against the President Elect. 
 
Some electors are taking action. Three electors in different states have gone to court to seeking the chance to vote their mind, while another resigned to avoid the vote completely. 
 
A Republican elector from Texas has publicly said he will not vote for Trump regardless of the state's overwhelmingly red support for the GOP candidate. 
 
Another group of about 80 electors signed on to a letter to National Intelligence Director James Clapper asking for a briefing on the role Russian hacks may have played in the election before the vote. The request will not be granted, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. 
 
Other activists have started a petition that has gained nearly 5 million signatures
 
Though protests continue, experts say the election results are unlikely to change. If electors somehow do deny Trump his 270 votes, the election would then be sent to the House of Representatives where Republicans have a large advantage. 
 
 
 


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