A Trump presidency absolutely terrifies the Democrats and at least some of the Republicans who say they would defect to an alternative candidate if neither Trump nor Hillary should get the necessary minimum 270 electoral college votes to be confirmed as the president.
Since Jill Stein has gathered enough money and support to have a vote recount, there have been factions from both Republican and Democrat parties that have moved forward to try to eliminate Trump from being confirmed by switching their electoral support to a different Republican candidate.
As Politico stated:
Advocates of the long-shot bid to turn the Electoral College against Donald Trump have been in contact with close allies of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, but the Clinton camp — and Clinton herself — have declined to weigh in on the merits of the plan.
But that’s not all: Hillary may be coordinating with the group, but another significant figure, a Republican turncoat, is being strongly considered as Trump’s replacement in this unlikely scenario.
Kasich is increasingly seen as the most acceptable Republican alternative to electors on both sides of the aisle, according to multiple electors familiar with the conversations. They note that Kasich defeated Trump in Ohio’s primary, that the governor boasts a high approval rating in his state and that Kasich was reportedly under consideration to be Trump’s vice president before he selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
“Many Electors are saying that Gov. John Kasich would be best for our country. A consensus is beginning to form that Gov. Kasich would be best positioned to unite America,” Micheal Baca said in a statement to Politico on Sunday. Other electors involved in the effort confirmed this line of thinking.
It’s unclear whether Kasich would accept support from these electors, and a top political adviser downplayed the strategy.
The anti-Trumpsters will most likely fail in their attempt at a bi-partisan backstabbing of the president-elect but just the fact they are willing to skirt every law and pull every string to undo the election results is evidence enough of their diabolical intentions.