THE 270 MYTH: No, Donald Trump Does Not Need 270 Electoral Votes To Win, Only a Majority of TOTAL Electoral Votes Cast

Posted: November 28, 2016 in FRONT PAGE

There is a myth floating around, that if Jill Stein/Hillary Clinton can successfully delay Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan from certifying their results, that President-Elect Donald Trump would not win the Electoral College vote. WRONG.

First, here is the Electoral College Map as the race stands today:

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Here is the map if Hillary Clinton and her globalist puppet Jill Stein prevent Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan from voting:

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The argument goes, if Donald Trump does not reach 270 he does not win the electoral college. This is true only if 538 electors are appointed! 270 is a majority in this anticipated case. There is nothing magical about the number 270, it’s simply half of the anticipated total.

The argument that preventing these three states from voting in the electoral college would deny Donald Trump an electoral college victory does not hold water.

Confused? Let me explain.

The Constitution is pretty straightforward, the 12th amendment makes it clear what would happen if Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania decided not to participate in the 2016 election: (by not certifying and transmitting their electoral vote choices, these states would lose their vote for 2016.)

12th Amendment

The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; (CONTINUED BELOW)

Pretty straightforward. The individual states will certify their election results, put them in an envelope, and send them to the President of the senate, (currently Joe Biden.)

(CONTINUED)
The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; (CONTINUED BELOW)

Joe Biden will open up all the states’ envelopes he has, and count the votes.

(CONTINUED)
–the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed;
(there’s more to the 12th amendment, but we can stop reading here.

OK, this is the tricky part for some people. This is where that tricky 270 number gets in the way of their logic. What this says is Joe Biden will count the votes he has in front of him, (with all of the Senate and House watching, and the NEW President will be the one with the most votes provided He/She wins a majority of the total votes in front of him. To go a bit further, assume Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania do not transmit results… What happens?

Clinton 232

Trump 260

The NEW magic number of electors, if Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania did not vote, would be half of the total plus one: 492/2 + 1= 247. Trump would still win the electoral college vote in this circumstance.

In the year 2000, if Gore had successfully prevented Florida from voting, by forcing recounts, he would have won that election. That’s not true in 2016!

So, if Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin fail to vote, THEY LOSE THEIR VOTE. That’s on them and the people in those states. (Ain’t gonna happen by the way, I’ll explain further.)


Dates To Watch:

November 8, 2016—Election Day

December 13, 2016

DEADLINE: States must make their final decision. THEY WILL! In 2000 Bush VS Gore the Supreme court affirmed that Florida, (An individual state government and state court,) has the power to determine to exercise their right to vote, or not. PERIOD.

The Court ruled 5–4 that no constitutionally valid recount could be completed by a December 12 “safe harbor” deadline. The Court asserted that “the Supreme Court of Florida has said that the legislature intended the State’s electors to ‘participat[e] fully in the federal electoral process,’ as provided in 3 U.S.C. § 5.” The Court therefore effectively ended the proposed recount, because “the Florida Legislature intended to obtain the safe-harbor benefits of 3 U.S.C. §5.”

Notice the bolded text above. Florida did not need to participate. But, it was Florida’s choice, and Florida’s vote to lose. On or before December 13, 2016 the individual state governments, and the various state courts in these 3 states will put a halt to any recounts, or lose their vote. Michigan and Wisconsin have Republican governors, Pennsylvania has a Democrat governor. If need be, these state governments will force the recounts to halt.

December 19, 2016

The electors meet in their individual states, and vote.

December 28, 2016

The votes are sent to the Senate.

January 6, 2017

The entire congress meets, and Joe Biden counts the votes.


Conclusion… Do not be fooled. Hillary Clinton can NOT win by delaying those three states, she can’t win by nullifying them by claiming fraud; she could only win by overturning/flipping them.

In conclusion, 270 is half of 538, there’s nothing magic about the 270 number. If a state can’t get its act together and vote by December 13th, that states electoral votes will not be counted, AND the threshold to be reached drops.

In 1868 Texas, Louisiana, and Virginia did not vote at all, the winner, Grant, won 214 Electoral Votes, (a clear majority in that election.)  screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-1-56-16-pm

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