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Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by EcoBrick: 2:45pm On Nov 13, 2020
Trump asked aides if he could pursue a wild plan to replace the Electoral College with loyalists who would ignore the vote, report says


Tom Porter
Nov 13, 2020, 6:35 AM


President Donald Trump has been asking aides about a plan to remain in office by subverting the Electoral College, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Under the scenario, GOP-controlled state legislatures would ignore the popular vote in swing states, appointing Trump loyalists to the Electoral College to secure the president a second term.

Business Insider reported earlier Thursday that the plan was gaining currency among some Trump supporters — despite how unlikely it is to work.

Experts say that the scenario, though technically possible, faces enormous legal and political obstacles.

The sources who spoke to the Times stressed that though Trump asked about the plan, he did not seem to entertain it seriously.

President Donald Trump asked top aides about a wild plan involving replacing electors in swing states with loyalists to secure himself a second term, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

The Times report came hours after Business Insider noted that the plan was gaining currency among Trump allies.

The plan exploits an obscure loophole in US democracy, and hinges on state legislatures deciding to ignore the results in their state and instead send a new group of electors to the Electoral College who would cast their votes for Trump.

Such a scenario, while technically possible, has been widely dismissed by experts as unworkable in practice and an affront to US democracy. Business Insider's post yesterday noted some of the problems with making it work.

The Times, citing sources familiar with Trump's activities, reported Thursday that the president pressed his advisors about the scenario at a meeting on Wednesday.

The report notes though that according to the sources "it was not a detailed conversation, or really a serious one" and did not reflect any "obsessive desire" of Trump to remain in office.

Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Documents reveal Trump is building his own 'deep state' by leaving political appointees behind in government for the Biden administration

Since Biden's victory was projected by Business Insider on the morning of Friday 6 November, and other major news organisations on Saturday, Trump has made no public statements.

Instead he spent time playing golf, watching cable news, and tweeting accusations of electoral fraud, many of which have been labelled misleading by the social media platform.

According to reports, top advisors have admitted privately that Trump's chances of winning a series of lawsuits challenging vote counts in swing states have little realistic prospect of success.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/trump-discussed-replacing-electoral-college-with-loyalists-nyt-2020-11%3famp

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Golan007: 2:46pm On Nov 13, 2020
68.

grin

The dunce would always act like one.

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by espn(m): 2:49pm On Nov 13, 2020
Golan007:
68.

grin

The dunce would always act like one.
lol

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by afroniger: 2:51pm On Nov 13, 2020
Smh. America don enter am. Trump lost both the popular vote and electoral college, yet he is still scheming to win through nefarious and back door means. The guy wants to be an American dictator by any means. Odiegwu o.

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by muykem: 3:02pm On Nov 13, 2020
Trump will return US democracy back to 200years ago.

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by LacunaJacuna(m): 3:18pm On Nov 13, 2020
Pa Righteousness!

Come and see your Uncle Racist Donald "Messiah" Trump o

Is your dry fasting really working??

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Ever8090: 3:18pm On Nov 13, 2020
Ok..there business
Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Kyase(m): 3:26pm On Nov 13, 2020
Desparado Trump...
The beating too much for am.....

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Sifondash: 3:37pm On Nov 13, 2020
Trump is about changing AMERICAN electoral system to APC electoral system

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Opistorincos(m): 6:20pm On Nov 13, 2020
Trump is desperate.



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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by WandaMaximoff: 6:20pm On Nov 13, 2020
There is no hair on Trump that is Christian.

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by wunmi590(m): 6:20pm On Nov 13, 2020


Is this guy still thinking of ruling US for the second time?


With this guys attitude, I'm not sure he can be re-elected again if he ever want to come back fro second term after Biden has used his 8 years

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Buliwyf: 6:20pm On Nov 13, 2020
Lol.

This orange menace is owing a lot of people a lot of money and he is afraid of the truth about him being released once he is no longer is office and those creditors, some of whom are probably Russians, come asking for their money. So he is just scheming possible ways to remain in office so as to be able to keep his secrets. Let's see how far he can push his luck.

This guy hid his tax returns, hid his education results and put forced gag order on his school, hid his health records and sent the Secret Service to raid the office of his personal doctor and seize the files there. This guy has so many hidden and shady connections that we all know about. He was very close to Jeffrey Epstein and knew about the fact that Epstein favoured younger girls yet he has been trying all manner of tactic to distract from this by pointing at the Clintons instead. The man is rotten AF.

Yet the only people that think he is God-sent are religious morons on Nairaland. One of them was even telling me 2 days after the election that Trump told the CIA to watermark the ballots. LMAO.

We have been saying it on Nairaland that religion is useless makes people dumb. The smartest people begin to talk like fools once the start thinking with their religious bias. And Nairaland Christians have been proving our point.

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Robertgreene1(m): 6:21pm On Nov 13, 2020
interesting...Trump is still on that steriod "dexamethasone" that his doctors were pumping him with when he had Corona...Nancy pelosi was crying out back then that he should be immediately taken off that drug 4 his own mental well being..but I guess his doctors didn't listen...now see d result...Trump is now literally MAD...I watched him on t.v yerstaday stand 4 their national anthem at an event nd he was visibily shaking nd swaying to nd fro like a tree in the wind which is a sure sign of drug intoxication..

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Omezif(m): 6:21pm On Nov 13, 2020
Trump is really dreaming, may God help protect him from getting hypertension as he's in trial time.

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by akure1stson: 6:21pm On Nov 13, 2020
Fake news grin

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by OBTMOS(m): 6:21pm On Nov 13, 2020
Trump should just let this matter rest

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Blackmoran(m): 6:21pm On Nov 13, 2020
Misformation everywhere by the media.....

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by harrwix(m): 6:21pm On Nov 13, 2020
he will be on a mission of no return with that

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Sunnycliff(m): 6:21pm On Nov 13, 2020
Hahaha. Trump should rest abeg

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by oganass(m): 6:22pm On Nov 13, 2020
this is America mr trump. not a certain country in Africa where u can do anything u want

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by TecM0: 6:22pm On Nov 13, 2020
cool



He fvcked with the wrong guy Biden


Everything he threw at Biden he keeps catching it and using it to flex

Lost Popular vote at 6 million difference




.

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by naijadrivablog: 6:22pm On Nov 13, 2020
Thank God that America is not made for "strong men and weak Institutions".

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by Okortor: 6:22pm On Nov 13, 2020
Trump the brave, let the will of God be done in America, also in my dear country Nigeria.
God bless Nigeria
God bless America
God bless all Countries

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by XXLMANDIGO: 6:22pm On Nov 13, 2020
Nairaland is part of the Globalist movement , always pushing anti-trump news and narratives to the front-end. angry

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Re: Trump Asked Aides Of Possibility Of Replacing Electoral College With Loyalists by HAPPINESSSS(f): 6:22pm On Nov 13, 2020
HAPPINESS IS HERE grin








MR PRESENT I FOR ONE HAVE BEEN PLEADING WITH YOU FOR PEACE,

YOU REALLY DID WELL WHILE IN OFFICE AND AMERICANS AND THE WORLD WILL NOT FORGET YOUR GOOD WORKS,

BUT WE NEED PEACE IN U.S NOW,

I WANT TO KEEP TRAVELING TO U.S WITH PEACE IF MIND AS USUAL.

GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS NIGERIA

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