Members of the Electoral College met on Monday to cast their binding votes that officially elect Donald J. Trump as the next President of the United States.
The electors, who were bombarded with calls to cast their vote for anyone but Donald Trump, are not expected to switch their votes despite many thousands of emails, calls, and even a celebrity driven television ad campaign.
The mood on social media among the left is dark and bolstered by the likes of the New York Times, Paul Krugman, whose article “How Republics End” is trending nationally on Twitter.
How Republics End https://t.co/6X3xgZOgFe
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) December 19, 2016
But some hold out last minute hope.
A Harvard professor, Larry Lessig, has established “Electors Trust,” an anti-Trump legal group created to help Republican electors who are considering switching their vote away from the real estate mogul.
Lessig told Politico that 20 members of the Electoral College are considering voting against Trump yet his Twitter account tells a different story as the professor’s tweets reached a fury on Monday morning with pleas for electors to flip.
Dear Electors, you are not cogs. #NoReportNoVote #NotCogs https://t.co/BvnVsNRqfo
— Lessig (@lessig) December 19, 2016
Hollywood Celebrities also took to Twitter to express their disdain for Trump and their inability to stop him, at least some did so with humor.
Tomorrow, the electors vote. In related news, Voldemort seizes the Ministry, Nazgul ride through the Shire, and Ned Stark is being beheaded.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 18, 2016