It's been just over two weeks since #Donald Trump shocked the world and defeated #Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and many are still looking for ways to change the result. As a growing number of electors pledge to do their part to block Trump from making it to the White House, former half-term Alaska Gov. #Sarah Palin is not happy about it.
Palin speaks out
In the two weeks since Donald Trump became the president-elect, millions of Americans have been left stunned, as thousands have taken to the streets to voice their opposition. While Trump won the election, some electors have vowed not to cast their vote for the former host of "The Apprentice." According to a CNN report earlier this week, some Democratic electors haven't given up their push to prevent a Trump administration, though Sarah Palin was quick to voice her opinion on her offical Facebook page on November 23.
Polly Baca, a Democratic elector from Colorado, is leading the effort to convince enough electors to block Trump's offical nomination. "Nothing's ever a done deal," Baca said, before adding, "Quite honestly, Mr. Trump is not the President-elect." Baca and at least five other electors have an uphill battle on their hands, as they would have to find a way to convince at least 37 other electors to defy their state's results and vote against Trump.
In response, Sarah Palin posted a message on her Facebook page accusing Democrats of attacking democracy. "Democrats as usual trying to halt DEMOCRACY," Palin wrote. Attached to her comment was a link to the right-wing website "Young Conservatives," that referenced a Daily Mail article on the aforementioned story. As expected, the Young Conservatives, "Young Cons" for short, added opinion commentary to their piece, accusing liberals and Democrats of not understating the constitution. "I’d be a little mad about losing, but I’d hope I had enough common sense to understand how the constitution works," the article writes, while adding," Then again, I’d be a Democrat...so I wouldn't."
While it's unlikely that an additional 37 electors will join Baca, Jill Stein of the Green Party filed a recount in Wisconsin on Friday after reports circulated that hacking took place in the Badger State. In addition, a recount is expected to be filed in Pennsylvania and Michigan where similar allegations have been made. However, unless a shocking turn of events takes place, Donald Trump will be sworn into office on Inauguration Day on January 20.