“Trump: I Will Take Office if I Win the Popular Vote, Even If I Lose Electoral College”

AP:

A defiant Donald Trump, speaking at a rally Wednesday in Waukesha, Wisconsin, slammed the undemocratic nature of Electoral College, which awards presidential electors by state, and promised to take office if he wins the overall popular vote for president even if Congress declares someone else the winner..

“I’ve said before that I’m willing to abide by the rules for choosing the president if they are fair. But the idea that I could get more votes than Hillary Clinton and still lose the presidency is ridiculous. I’ll only play fair if the Congress plays fair in choosing a president,” the candidate declared.

Trump said he had asked his controversial campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, to devise a plan for seizing power in the event that Congress declares Clinton the winner if she receives the most electoral votes. “Corey’s got some really good ideas about what we need to do and how we need to do it. Nothing is off the table. Believe me,” Trump said, “you’ve never seen anything like it.”

 

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