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>> I will be president for all Americans.>> Despite what voters saw on November 9th, Donald Trump has not yet officially been elected president. In fact it's members of the Electoral College who technically choose the nation's next leader, and yet dozens of those electors called that process into question when they signed an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for more information about the apparent Russian hack of the US election before they cast their votes on Monday.
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That apparently won't happen. On Friday, the DNI put out a statement indicating it will be weeks before it's ready to brief Congress. That means electors are expected to cast their vote on Monday, with little more information about Russian involvement in the election than they currently have. And yet many electors say they've been besieged by constituents wary of Trump, asking them to vote their conscience rather than adhere to the will of the people.
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As a footnote, Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million. But on the very remote chance 37 electors from states that Trump won on November 9th defect and choose another candidate, it could throw the nation into the kind of uncertainty it has not seen in nearly two centuries.