I decided to write my own article and hopefully answer everyone’s questions, as well as recruit a few hundred people to help me make this into a reality.Here are some of the questions I received over the last few days while promoting this idea on social media.
Have You Lost Your Mind? Bernie Sanders Dropped Out of the Race!! How Could He Become President???
In order to be elected President a candidate must win 270 electoral college votes.
Each state is assigned so many electoral votes and whichever candidate wins the popular vote in that state wins that state’s electoral votes.
For example, when Donald Trump wins Texas, he will be awarded 38 electoral college votes.
There are 538 electoral votes total.
If the election were held today, Hillary Clinton is predicted to win a very tight race..
Hillary Clinton – 270
Donald Trump – 268
What if there were a way to take three electoral college votes away from Hillary Clinton and award them to someone else, say Bernie Sanders?
Okay I’m Listening. You Still Sound Like a Crazy Person, But I’ll Bite. How Could We Take Three Electoral Votes Away From Hillary Clinton and Give Them to Bernie Sanders?
We take a state with a small population and we organize a write-in campaign for Bernie Sanders.
If only there were a state with an incredibly small population, where all the people who lived there loved Bernie Sanders.
Oh wait, there is!!!
There is actually a state that has only 600,000 residents (approximately 400,000 are of voting age) and nearly all of them are YUGE Bernie Sanders supporters.
I’m speaking of Vermont, of course.
86% of Vermont Democrats voted for Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton in their state’s primary.
Bernie Sanders was a very popular mayor and Congressman there.
He is currently the most beloved Senator in America and still representing the great state of Vermont.
They absolutely love him!!
In fact, many Vermont residents say that they are already planning on writing Bernie in.
Wow! I Hadn’t Thought of That. You Actually Sound Less Crazy Now. So What Would Happen If By Some Miracle Bernie Sanders Won Vermont On a Write-In Campaign?
That’s an excellent question.
According to current prognostications, this would change the electoral college results to..
Donald Trump – 268
Hillary Clinton – 267
Bernie Sanders – 3
So Donald Trump Would Win?
Nobody would win.
You have to gain 270 electoral votes to win, remember?
So What Then? Obama Stays In Office?
Funny, but no.
In the event that no candidate is able to attain 270 electoral votes, then the House of Representatives picks a President FROM THE THREE TOP CANDIDATES.
Wait! Gary Johnson Is Polling At 10%!! So Gary Johnson Would Be The Third Candidate!!
It is the three with the most electoral college votes, not the most popular votes.
Johnson is not projected to win any states, so having more votes in the popular vote will not help him.
Also, why are you yelling?
Okay, I Still Say That You Are Crazy. The House Is Controlled By Republicans. They Would Never Choose Bernie Sanders!! Thanks For Wasting My Time and Getting My Hopes Up!!
Calm down, imaginary skeptic.
There are a few factors you aren’t considering.
Currently The House majority favors the Republicans by a slim margin of only 9 seats, but on November 8, 34 seats are up for contention and many Progressive Democrats have an opportunity to take those seats.
In fact, 10 of the Senate seats are being contested by Bernie Sanders approved Progressives.
There is also one Independent Senator from Vermont (want to take a guess at who it is?).
Regardless of how the seats come out, there will be absolute chaos on the floor of The House and there is more than a small chance that Bernie Sanders would gain the nomination.
That Doesn’t Make Any Sense. Okay, So Bernie Would Vote For Himself and At Most 10 Bernie Progressives Would Vote For Him, But That’s Only 11 out of 100. The Corporate Dems Would Still Vote For Hillary. You Can’t Expect Me To Believe That The Republicans Would Nominate Bernie Sanders.
Normally, I would agree with you, but the Republicans, including speaker of The House Paul Ryan, have been looking for a way to get rid of Trump for several months now.
Paul Ryan has repeatedly spoken out about how much Trump is hurting the Party.
The Republicans are even considering installing a super-delegate program going forward to prevent an outsider like Trump from ever being able to usurp their party again.
The GOP wants Trump gone, because they believe his Presidency will be a disaster and will cause longterm damage to the party.
This is of particular concern to Ryan, who plans to make a Presidential run in the near future and any damage to the party could cost him a chance at that run.
Paul Ryan wants to stop Donald Trump, because a Trump Presidency will more than likely hurt Ryan’s future run.
Also if Trump wins, it puts the GOP out of business in the 2020 election, as Trump would run unopposed as the incumbent.
This means that they can’t run Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan in 2020 and both of those candidates would stand an excellent chance of defeating Hillary Clinton if her Presidency is as scandal-ridden as most feel that it will be.
Many Republicans want Trump gone, so they can run an establishment candidate in 2020.
It is also important to remember that Bernie Sanders is NOT a Democrat.
He is trying to help the Democrats, because he wants to stop Donald Trump and he believes that Hillary Clinton will help him further his Progressive agenda.
Bernie Sanders has the respect of many Republican Senators because he is the head of the Senate subcommittee for Veterans and has done a legendary job of passing veteran’s legislation.
Bernie Sanders is to the Democratic Party what Donald Trump is to the Republican Party.
Just as a Trump Presidency would greatly damage the Republicans, a Sanders nomination would greatly damage the Democratic Party, who seek only to satisfy their corporate owners.
The Republican House hates Trump almost as much as they hate Hillary.
Believe it or not Bernie Sanders is actually the lesser of three evils in some Republican eyes.
That’s Pretty Interesting. So How Would We Go About Making That Happen?
Massive phone-banking is the answer.
There are only 600,000 people in Vermont and only half of them voted in the 2012 Presidential election.
200,000 voted for Obama.
100,000 voted for Romney.
200,000 are minors.
100,000 did not vote.
Some of these voters will be set on voting for Clinton, but not as many as you might think, due to their die-hard love of Bernie Sanders in Vermont.
Some of these voters will be set on voting for Trump, but many of Vermont’s Republican voters do not like Trump and were looking forward to voting for Bernie, before the DNC cheated him out of the nomination.
In order for Sanders to defeat Clinton and Trump on a write-in vote, he would need to have approximately 130,000 write-ins.
The good news is that Vermont residents can register to vote all the way up to November 2 and still be eligible to vote in the general election on November 8.
So right now what we need is a list of every resident’s phone number in Vermont and a few hundred phone-bankers.