The U.S. has an Electoral College system and, playing under those rules, President-Elect Trump on Nov. 8 won a majority of electors who are pledged to vote for him.
The operative word is, “pledged”. Keeping the pledge is voluntary. [Update/correction: In some states. Commentors pointed out that it’s mandatory in others.] The real election for President happens now through December 19, with the votes counted on January 6. And for many lefties, It’s Still Awn.
Per BuzzFeed, Anti-Trump Protesters Post Personal Information Of Electoral College Members. With an intent, naturally, to defeat Trump / elect Hillary.
The #NotMyPresident Alliance, a national anti-Donald Trump protest group, has released the personal information of dozens of Electoral College members in states that voted Republican. [ed: Note, only the Republicans]
…The group hopes that its members and citizens around the country will contact electors and persuade them to change their vote from Donald Trump to another candidate… [ed: which could only mean Hillary, though the group tries to deny it]
So far as I know, an elector can legally vote for whomever she wants; voting for her pledged candidate is only customary. [Update/correction: In some states. Commentors pointed out that it’s mandatory in others.] I don’t think Hillary’s chances of success are great; but Trump is a fool, if he thinks Hillary has zero chance and he fails to take this seriously.
As to the anti-Trump protests: The article hints at some lefties hoping the protests will sway electors away from Trump. On that point, they’re probably wrong. But, could it explain why President Obama, Hillary Clinton and even Bernie Sanders have said so little to stop the protests?