There's One Scenario That Could Yet See The Clintons Move Back In To The White House

Strange Things Happen

Strange Things Happen

For staunch Democrats (and those who simply don't want to live in a world where this guy is the leader of the free world), it might come as pleasant news that there remains a glimmer of hope that Hillary Clinton may still get the chance to go back in to the White House.

At the same time, we should probably point out that this is a very slim and unlikely scenario, but as Trump's election tells us, strange things tend to happen at times.

Surprise Twist?

Surprise Twist?

It concerns the Electoral College which, it must be said, many people don't seem to understand, and the Constitution itself.

While Clinton won the popular vote, Trump won more than the minimum number of electoral votes, beating Clinton by a hefty margin of 290 to 228 (as of Wednesday evening).

As pointed out by The New York Post, according to the Constitution, "chosen electors of the Electoral College are the real people who will vote for president". They meet in state capitals on December 19.



So, What Does That Mean?

So, What Does That Mean?

As unlikely as it may be to actually go down, it is possible that the electors will turn in to what they call "faithless electors" and simply refuse to "support the candidate to whom they were bound", as the Post put it.

They could also just abstain from voting, period.

The Odds Are Staked

The Odds Are Staked

Of course, this is a highly unlikely and rare scenario, but according to various sources, it has happened. The New York Times suggests that, in the entire American electoral history, it has happened far less than one percent of the time. But they might be odds that people are willing to hold on to at the moment....



Fatithless?

Fatithless?

It should be said that a faithless voter has never managed to actually change the result of an election. However, given the uproar and controversy that has surrounded Trump's elevation to take over as the 45th President of the United States of America, it would be no surprise if there were at least a few faithless voters when the time comes next month, on December 19.