The dangerous scheme to deny Trump the presidency

Donald Trump won. Stop trying to deny it.

This isn't the right time to fight this fight.
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It began with an online petition launched in the hours immediately following Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the general election. Yes, Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College, the argument ran, but she won the popular vote (by a large and still swelling margin). That justifies asking electors to abandon Trump and switch their support to Clinton when they vote on Dec. 19 to make the outcome official.

This is a terrible idea guaranteed to spark a constitutional crisis.

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