Fun Fact: Faithless Electors During 2016 Presidential Election

Fun facts about Donald Trump

The American President is officially voted in by the electoral college which are made up of individual electors who almost always vote the same way their state’s population did in the election. However there have been a few examples of “faithless electors” who vote for the other major candidate or someone else. The 2016 Presidential election had two major party nominees who were very unpopular. Not surprisingly, many faithless electors decided to vote against them. Donald Trump lost two electoral votes both from Texas where one went to Ron Paul and another vote went to John Kaisch. Hillary Clinton lost more than Trump. In Washington state she lost 3 votes that went for Colin Powell, and 1 vote to Native American activist Faith Spotted Eagle. In Hawaii she lost one vote to Bernie Sanders.

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