President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist after giving his acceptance speech as his wife Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump follow him during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Today The Electoral College Defies Fake News

Today the 538 members of the Electoral College meet to vote on who will actually become the 45th President of the United States. Donald Trump will receive enough electoral votes to win the presidency.

This will happen despite the desperate efforts of Unite For America, which ran its celebrity video on national television all day Sunday. It will happen despite at least one Republican elector’s decision not to vote for Donald Trump in Texas. And it will happen despite President Obama calling the Electoral College a “vestige” and “carryover” from the founding of our country.

The Electoral College will elect Donald Trump despite the effort to stamp out “fake news” on Facebook by using liberal-leaning fact-checkers, despite the main stream media’s plaintive questioning of President Obama on why he didn’t do more about Russia’s hacking. (To which Obama retorted by telling the press they reported on the hacking every single day, and reiterating that no actual election results were affected.)

It will happen despite liberals feeling like the election was robbed from them, because everyone, including many conservatives, were wrong in their predictions of the results. It will happen despite liberals trying to hang former Never Trumpers for being wrong, then hang them for being happy that Trump won. Supposedly if you believed that Trump was an unacceptable choice for a Republican nominee, you must (in their eyes) believe that Hillary Clinton was more acceptable as president. (No. A thousand times no.)

After all the Sturm und Drang, protests, “not my president” signs, threats to move, followed by walking back of threats because “we need to fight,” counseling for traumatized liberals and public employees, and shrill protest, Trump will be sworn in on January 20, 2017.

In the psychology of grief, liberals will eventually come to the final stage of acceptance. They will wake up on the bright cold Saturday morning of January 21st, with President Trump on his first morning in office. Maybe they will see 4 a.m. tweets, but they probably won’t given the limitations of the office and the ability of POTUS to access the internet. (But you never know.)

When I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. on election night, angry because Trump had won and none of the major networks wanted to call the state which put him over 270, I realized that we faced an uphill battle in getting the liberal media to come to terms with what just happened.

Today the Electoral College will put what should be the final nail in the coffin of the liberals fake news operation that Trump really didn’t win. (And no, don’t talk to me about Congress somehow failing to certify that win on January 4th.)

Donald Trump has finally defied the fake news, and he will have won the presidency, fair and square. He will be our president. Liberals and media: Get over it.

About the author

Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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