Nov 11, 2016 11:18 AM
Viral petition urges Electoral College to put Clinton - not Trump - into White House
A petition, now with more than two million signatures, has circulated around the United States demanding that electors in the Electoral College vote for Hillary Clinton in December.
The petition was started late Wednesday night by a North Caroline voter. The petition had over 2.2 million signatures this morning, making it the fastest-growing petition on Change.org in 2016, according to a Change.org representative.
“Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump ‘won’ is because of the Electoral College,” writes petition starter Elijah Berg. “But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?”
The petitions have been endorsed by several celebrities. Some of them being, Lady Gaga, Sia, and P!nk.
This petition is one in a growing trend of petitions started since Election night surrounding President-Elect Trump. Nearly 1,000 other petitions have been started focused on Donald Trump.