Is Donald #trump really President-elect Trump as everyone seems to think and say? Not really. He is actually the Presumptive President-elect because no votes have been recorded yet in the 2016 presidential #Election. No, I’m not crazy, I just read The Constitution. Unknown to most Americans is the fact that they don’t actually vote for President or Vice President, although they do vote for local offices as well as Congressmen. But when they think they are voting for President they actually only vote for #Electoral College “electors” who pass the only actual votes which count.
This was set in the Constitution, according to The Federalist Papers Issue 68, to prevent a demagog or person with foreign entanglements from being elected by a public ignorant of the truth.
What is a demagogue?
The dictionary definition of demagogue is "a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power, or a "political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.”
Donald Trump never released any tax returns, so all we know is that he repeatedly states he has dealings with many foreign countries and that he keeps supporting former Russian secret police head Vladimir Putin against the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies and the FBI who all agree Putin had a hand in defeating Secretary Clinton, possibly for personal reasons since she criticized the honesty of his election.
Since the election we now know Triump doesn’t seem inclined to follow precedent by divesting himself of his business dealings while in office.
So under two provisions of The Federalist Papers (find online), Mr. Trump is not qualified to be President and, according to The Constitution he should not be elected by the Electoral College on Monday, December 19.
Some state laws later mandated that Electoral College electors follow the popular vote, however, this has never been tested in the Supreme Court and is thought to be unconstitutional. It certainly eliminates any role for the Electoral College in the electoral process -- bypassing The Constitution.
Who would win?
What happens if a Candidate or Presumptive President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t get the 270 required votes? If 37 of the Trump Electors fail to vote for Trump, Hillary Clinton still doesn’t win. This movement isn’t to get her elected. In fact, at least two Clinton delegates want to change their votes to a Republican -- but not Trump. What would occur if there is no clear winner in the Electoral College is that the President will be elected by the heavily Republican House of Representatives which will elect a Republican, perhaps even Donald Trump. The Vice President would be elected by the Senate, which is nearly equally balanced and could pick anyone, including Bernie Sanders.