Donald Trump sweeps Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a thank you rally in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a thank you rally in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

The only drama at the Georgia statehouse on Monday was how quickly the 16 Republican electors would cast their ballots for Donald Trump.

Each of the state’s electors stood by Trump amid mounting protests from critics hoping to block his ascension to the White House. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also received all 16 electoral votes for the No. 2 job.

Georgia is one of about 20 states that doesn’t bind electors to the winner of the state’s vote, but there have been relatively few cases of so-called “faithless electors” who buck their state’s pick. And no vote switch has ever affected the outcome of a presidential election.

While a few of the 306 Republican electors have hedged over their support of Trump, only one or two have indicated they won’t vote for him. And Georgia’s 16 GOP electors signaled weeks before Monday’s gathering there was no appetite for rebellion.

Still, Trump’s critics were hoping for another Baoky Vu, a Georgia GOP elector who said in August that he might not cast his Electoral College ballot for Trump if he won. He was forced to resign from his post hours later, but he’s been made into something of a hero for Trump critics hoping electors block his ascension to the White House.

Vu was replaced on Monday with Georgia GOP chair John Padgett, a stalwart Trump supporter.

The electors were at the center of an intense lobbying campaign. Left-leaning groups have circulated the names, emails, phone numbers and sometimes the home addresses of GOP electors, triggering a flood of hand-written letters, homemade YouTube clips and urgent pleas to reject Trump. They had little impact on Georgia electors.

“The themes seem to follow the Democrat talking points. When they change, the emails change,” said Kirk Shook, a GOP elector. “First it was the Electoral College should award the popular vote winner. Then it was ‘hold out for the recounts.’ Then it was ‘the Russians are coming!'”

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Cassville Republican, gave a not-so-subtle plea to the electors shortly before the vote.

“I know most of you here,” he said, “and I have no doubt you’ll do the right thing.”

Read more about Georgia’s Electoral College vote:

Anti-Trump groups step up pressure on Georgia GOP electors

Georgia GOP electors say they won’t be swayed from voting for Trump

An Electoral College revolt against Donald Trump is quickly quashed in Georgia


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118 comments
Jenna Hazen
Jenna Hazen

Theyd be rippping off workers who paid into it for 35 years of WORK I hope not social security was STOLEN from the working class by Obummer and his chronies. A lot of lawsuits would follow suit. I dont think so. But hey im just a stupid Trump supporter what do I know lol.

Constance Rutledge
Constance Rutledge

Actually our REPUBLICAN CONGRESS is trying to gut social security. Don't you remember that RAEGAN & W "BORROWED" TRILLIONS FROM SOCIAL SECURITY & NEVER REPAID A PENNY OF IT ???!!!

Jenna Hazen
Jenna Hazen

Needless to say the govt owes the ppl their money back

Jenna Hazen
Jenna Hazen

Needless to say the govt owes the ppl their money back

Peter Chagnon
Peter Chagnon

In other breaking news, Abraham Lincoln addresses the nation at Gettysburg

Phillip Michael Lord
Phillip Michael Lord

Had Georgia since the day he announced he was running. As with most States. Americans vote they'er way. God help the fool who thinks we can't see them!

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

God help the fools that sound like backwoods goat fondlers.

Phillip Michael Lord
Phillip Michael Lord

I have been against the electoral vote all my life, same as limiting terms in office. Trump would still have it either way.

Craig Stewart Files
Craig Stewart Files

Voting machines will now be under the microscope...THANK GOD! For those Trump supporters that only believe in Democracy when it goes their way, from this day forward there will be only real voting...not electronically altered and deleted.

Ginny Hordines
Ginny Hordines

Electors failed to protect Ameruca from the mentally ill home grown Hitler!

Rusty Burnham
Rusty Burnham

With a mouth like that, I wouldn't have a pic either.

Lila King
Lila King

wants everyone to remember what hillarys team left in our streets of georgia

Al Toth
Al Toth

Trump turds or was it Trump brains?

Al Toth
Al Toth

Just can't fix stupid.

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

Stupid will look like Trumpers when they realize elites and highly skilled will still get these 'new' jobs.

Al Toth
Al Toth

Susan Hadley Kierbow No STUPID WON because STUPID people believed his scams. He has always been a con man and conned many of you. Must checks facts and data or just believeing the media which is only about ratings not the truth any longer.

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Many of my cousins are Catholic, but they are intellectual liberals. Catholicism and Conservativism are indoctrinations and have no skin color, therefore no race. Nice try with the racist card.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

wow,They have really brain washed You!!! Sit back and enjoy the ride!!!! it's going to be a fun 4 or 8 years!

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Hahahaha HahA , guess I touched a nerve ! The ignorance of the left is amazing

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Sam Nicholas, Anthony Byerly Sam, great comment about those Catholics.

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

Good....all the deficit increases will need to be paid somehow...lord knows it won't be the millionaires and billionaires paying their share. Those who voted Trump deserve what they get, the rest of us will do wgat Paul Ryan said to do--Donate to charities that help the poor as he believes it's not government's job to pay forthe sick and poor.

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Oh, now you try passive-aggressive tactics.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb oh and that an opinion piece, learn the difference between opinion and facts moron!

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly You're right. What you get out is not what you paid into it since it is to benefit all Americans, not just you. Same with your taxes for highways, public schools, state parks, national parks, clean drinking water. You know, socialism.

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly The original purpose of the electorate was to prevent a demagogue from winning. It failed.

Jonathan Webb
Jonathan Webb

Since Trumpettes have a hard time reading: "The budget reallocates .57 percent of the 12.4 percent payroll tax away from" the Social Security retirement program and to the DI program each year of the 2016 – 2018 period

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Wow , you pathetic losers just can't give it up! Move on , everything will be ok

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb sorry I'm not a liberal communist like yourself, American tried your socialism and didn't like it ! Get over it !

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Aww, buttercup. Liberal = Liberty Conservative = Conformity Now peasant, bow to your master, Heil Führer Trump!

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb hahaha I love the stupidity of the left ! You morons entertain me , oh by the way hitler was a socialist

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Yes, Hitler was a socialist, but not a democratic socialist. Learn the difference if you can.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Hahahahaha . You are funny!!!how is he a fascist?

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

and we did win, Bobby in the real world not Everyone gets a trophy!

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb hahaha, Ratical .org?, Your ignorance is really showing today!

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Never mind reasoning with someone who was taught what to think instead of how to think. Most Benedictine grads are useless.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

tsk tsk here comes the hate!!! i thought You liberals were compassionate

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Susan Hadley Kierbow A white guy calling another a white guy is racist?

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Indeed, we shall.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Susan Hadley Kierbow it's ok , Liberalism is a mental disorder,He can't help it!

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Susan Hadley Kierbow Anthony Byerly See how narrow minded dumb white conserveturds can be. Especially those who are retired, yet have no clue their social security and medicare is socialism.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb i'm pretty sure, s/s and medicare were deducted from my weekly salary!I also planned ahead and am not depending on either one to support me !trust me if i had invested what i paid into s/s over the years in the stock market i'd have a lot more money than i'd get from a lifetime of social security!

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb ,Yes you are Delusional, Socialism has worked so well in Cuba, Venezuela , Soviet Union. Hey maybe you can move there and suck up some that free stuff in Your Socialist Utopia !

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Ah yes, the every man for himself attitude is the trait of a selfish confederate nonpatriot whose narrow mind is incapable of acknowledging that democratic socialism is superior to conservative conformity. Perhaps it is you who should move to a conservative country such as Iran or Saudi Arabia.

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Your Fuhrer won't make it 4 years.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb no, most are conservative, but we have a few libs

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

You might want to go seek some professional help, a person shouldn't be filled with such hate !

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly You drew first blood on my post, numbnut.

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Aren't most Catholics liberal?

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Most latinos are liberal, but they are catholic.

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly I suppose condoning child sex by priests and conservativism are related.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Thank God you libtards lost you would have destroyed this country . You really need to go seek some help

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Conservatives are the sick morons who join the ranks of the KKK and Catholic Romans who still condone child sex.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

It's really sad you guys are such sore loser, but I guess you always got a trophy so you can't deal with life's disappointments Maybe one day you can get beyond the hate you have your country and live a normal life , Marxism is not a good thing

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly The best economic years to my wallet since 2000 were the last 7 under libtards, dumbass. You think your Fuhrer can top that?

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

In the mean time try what a lot of the other babbling idiot liberals are doing and go find a safe place,maybe try the safety pin on the shirt thing, whatever works for you

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly You conservaturds were sore losers for the past 8 years. Don't try to deny it.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

I didn't like Obama , but I wasn't oppressed with it like you idiots are , life goes on! You guys are acting like 3 year olds having a temper tantrum. Such a bunch of whining cry babies

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Your Fuhrer is the 3 year old that will oppress us all.

Sam Nicholas
Sam Nicholas

I see Anthony is showing that non-judgemental side Catholics are so famous for\U0001f644. We could always get the Vatican to help out with Social Security...since they too have a crooked banking system and all and are known for funding dictators.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

You are correct , and you know what? that's the way the founding fathers set it up!

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Just remember we won the election , you lost ! The adults are in charge now

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly Your Fuhrer only won the archaic electorate vote, not the popular vote.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb so I guess you don't like Catholics ? Wow you are a hypocritical liberal, and you have the nerve to call me a racist because I'm conservative ?

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Bobby Lamb wrong!! It was to give states an equal say in election! You really should read more that those pro Marxist websites

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly You're wrong, Fascist.

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Anthony Byerly There's plenty of facts don't matter conservative mentality.