November 10, 2016


Lady Gaga Is Still Trying to Get Hillary Clinton Elected with this Petition

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After months of campaigning, Donald Trump won the Presidential Election on Tuesday night. However, the majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton, and that's why some people think there's still reason to turn the official results around. petition is making the rounds on the Internet, with Lady Gaga as its most famous supporter. "Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19," it reads.

The basis of the petition is that members of the Electoral College can vote any way they want, even though they are supposed to reflect the way their states have voted. And since the Electoral College chooses the President, not civilians, petition signees are hopeful that Electors will go against precedent and elect Clinton.

"The Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate," the petition says. "So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?"

The petition also says that Clinton supporters would gladly pay the fine the Electors will be hit with if they go against their states' votes.

As of this writing, the petition has nearly 800,000 signatures.

On Wednesday, Gaga mounted a garbage truck in front of Trump Tower to protest the election results.