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Trump can still be stopped. The Founding Fathers foresaw just this catastrophe, and built a fail-safe into the Constitution. It’s called the Electoral College. Alexander Hamilton was explicit: this mechanism was designed to ensure that “the office of president will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” In short, it was designed to prevent just this situation: the rise of an unqualified demagogue like Donald Trump.
You can make it do what it was meant to do.
The requirement here is modest: a small group of Republican electors must be persuaded to vote their conscience.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Also, the purpose of the Electoral College system is the same as the purpose of the Senate: to make sure the small states aren't totally ignored. If we elected the president by direct popular vote, then the candidates would do all of their campaigning in New York, Chicago, and southern California. Everybody else would be ignored, and after a few election cycles at most, the country would disintegrate.
originally posted by: Profusion
With that said, I want to see the will of the people honored.