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Harassment or Hail Mary? Electors feel besieged

By: Joseph Gerth, Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Joseph Baucum, USA TODAY
November 22, 2016 Updated: November 22, 2016 at 11:53 am
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To supporters of Hillary Clinton, the number looks intoxicating: 172 electors in states where the popular vote went for Donald Trump — some by slim margins — who apparently aren't legally bound to vote for the GOP presidential nominee when the Electoral College meets Dec. 19.

Solicit them like lobbyists schmooze members of Congress, right? Persuade just a portion and you've got the first woman president, winner of the popular vote, certified by a constitutional authority.

She's got 232 in the bag. She would need 38 so-called "faithless electors" to win this game.

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