As far as Donald Trump’s concerned, it’s all over but the voting, as America’s Electoral College casts its ballots Monday for the next president of the United States.
Electors are set to gather in every state to formally elect Trump president even as anti-Trump forces try one last time to deny him the White House. Protests are planned today in state capitals, but they are unlikely to persuade the Electoral College to dump Trump.
According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press, electors found very little appetite to vote for alternative candidates.
The Republican electors have been inundated with emails, letters, and phone calls, urging them to pick a different candidate. Electors say much of the communication a part of co-ordinated campaigns.
“I have gotten several thousand emails asking me not to vote for Trump. I threw them all away,” Republican elector Wirt A. Yerger Jr. told the Associated Press from Mississippi.
While the Electoral College votes Monday, some of Trump’s closest advisers are accusing Democrats of sour grapes.
At issue are charges that Russia interfered in the election by hacking private emails.
Trump’s incoming chief of staff, Reince Priebus, says there’s no evidence the Russians changed the outcome.