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Electoral College: Trump Tops 270; More Democrats Defect Than Republicans

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

It’s official. The bombastic billionaire will become America’s 45th president in 31 days.

Donald J. Trump sailed to victory in the Electoral College Monday after a full day of protests outside of statehouses across the country. Texas put Trump over the 270-vote threshold, his only defectors being the faithless fraud Chris Suprun and another Texan who voted for John Kasich and Ron Paul respectively.

Deliciously ironic, there were over twice as many defections on the Democrat side:

Via The Hill:

Four Democratic electors in Washington state cast votes for candidates other than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who carried the state.

Democratic electors in Maine, Minnesota and Colorado have separately tried to cast votes for different candidates, but saw their ballots barred. Clinton carried all three states.

Ahead of the Electoral College vote, the focus was on whether any voters would defect from casting ballots for Republican Donald Trump.

Here is how it shook out:

This after GOP electors were deluged with emails, phone calls, and letters urging them — and in some cases threatening them — to abandon Trump. Not to mention the harebrained celebrity video urging Republican electors to vote for anyone but Trump. I sense we may have finally come to the end of an era in which self-important celebs think the American people give a hoot about what they have to say about politics.

Democrats reacted to their states’ votes about as well as could be expected:

An epic snowflake meltdown in Wisconsin with chants of “shame! shame!”

Robotic chants of “Shame on you!” in Pennsylvania:

More chants in Michigan: “Donald Trump, no way, racist, sexist, anti-gay!”

Protesters erupting with boos and shouts of “Shame!” after Florida’s 29 electors cast their votes for Trump: