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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