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Trump discussed replacing Electoral College with loyalists: NYT

  • President Donald Trump has been asking aides about a plan to remain in office by subverting the Electoral College, The New York Times reported Thursday.
  • Under the scenario, GOP-controlled state legislatures would ignore the popular vote in swing states, appointing Trump loyalists to the Electoral College to secure the president a second term.
  • Business Insider reported earlier Thursday that the plan was gaining currency among some Trump supporters — despite how unlikely it is to work.
  • Experts say that the scenario, though technically possible, faces enormous legal and political obstacles. 
  • The sources who spoke to the Times stressed that though Trump asked about the plan, he did not seem to entertain it seriously. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump asked top aides about a wild plan involving replacing electors in swing states with loyalists to secure himself a second term, The New York Times reported on

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