*Dozens of celebrities including Lady Gaga, Rosie Perez, Amanda Seyfried, Marg Helgenberger and Pink have added their names to a long-shot movement underway to legally deny Donald Trump the presidency.
Although Clinton won the popular vote, Trump won the majority of electors. Under the rules, his presidency won’t become official until December 19, when the Electoral College meets in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., to cast their votes for president and vice president.
Votes still are being counted, but the electoral map suggests that Trump will finish with 306 electors to Clinton’s 232. But that margin of victory could be erased, and the election handed to Clinton, if 38 of those 306 Republican electors switch their votes. And prior to the election, several of them indicated that they just might do so if Trump won.
“On December 19, the electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots,” the petition states. “If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. We are calling on the electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton.”