Before continuing, i highly suggest that you take a look at this Huffington Post article by Douglas Anthony Cooper. It was thanks to that article that I decided to arrange this post.
Hello kind stranger, if you find yourself here it is because you no doubt have some interest in changing the current state of things. For that I wish to congratulate you as you are already on the path to mending the situation. Despite this being said, the road ahead of all of us is not one that will be easy. It will require us all to engage with one another firstly- to spread word of what we can do right now (and obviously, do what we can – It’s a question of our personal morality). And secondly, and of utmost importance is the fact each of us must keep this interest for the current state of things for the rest of our lives as well as pass it on (for it is important!).
The flat truth is that we are all spoiled, we don’t like having to do things ourselves but it’s our time to grow up as a people. And that itself is the best, most-exciting thing about it all- Growing up just means we’ll be able to tackle more, and more experience will only make us better. Besides, no one will ever get to stop you from being a kid inside. 😉
Anyhow, I’ve summarized and arranged all of the links necessary and placed them below. I can’t state enough though, how important it is that you inform yourself more by going through the sources.
So, how exactly do we do it?
The requirement here is modest: a small group of Republican electors must be persuaded to vote their conscience. No question that many of these are appalled at the prospect of a Trump presidency; surely a few are courageous enough to cast a vote for someone else. (Most if not all would vote for another Republican, of course; it doesn’t seem likely that many would choose Hillary Clinton.) Depending upon how current recounts turn out, somewhere between a minimum of ten and a maximum of thirty-seven electors would have to defect in order to bring Trump’s count down to less than 270.
If neither party ends up with 270 votes, then the decision passes to the House of Representatives, and a vote in that chamber determines the winner. The House is permitted to choose from among the three candidates who receive the most votes in the Electoral College. Hence, dissenting electors can rest assured that they — and the voters they represent — will end up with a Republican president.
Excerpt from “The Electoral College Was Designed to Prevent Trump. You Can Make This Happen.” by Douglas Anthony Cooper
Step 1 – Sign the general petition here.
Step 2 – Write to republican electors in red states and plead them to vote their conscience.
If you are registered to vote in any of these (Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia) states, write to the electors from your state. If you are not registered to vote in any of these states, then pick electors from a few different states to write to.
Step 3 – Spread the word in whatever way you can!
Whether it’s through word of mouth, e-mail, facebook messages, posts, or any or all those social media thingies. The important thing is that we spread the word about this so that we can actually make a difference. It’s no longer okay to shy away from posting something because of fear of being “political”. This is a self-destructive behaviour that affects the well being of everyone. It is of no surprise that people are afraid of expressing their views when everyone gets criticized at moments notice for having an opinion. The good news though, is that we’re starting to become more aware of this fact, now we just need to spread it. Every single being is entitled to their own ideas and beliefs, it makes perfect sense for there to be disagreements but instead of ostracizing and criticizing different ideals we must engage in conversation, firmly knowing where we stand but always with an open mind – and patience, plenty of patience. 😉
Finally, I just wanted to close on a personal note by saying how now more than ever I believe it is imperative that we all swallow our pride and spread love (especially when it seems hardest). We must lead through example because procrastinating about our future is not something any of us can afford anymore. We must be the change that brings on a new, brighter day.
Sorry if I sounded a bit too happy-go-lucky there but dammit folks, it’s true!
Over and out,