Fifty-two percent of voters favor delaying the Electoral College vote until electors can be briefed on Russia’s hacking in the 2016 election, a new poll by YouGov shows.
The survey was sponsored by the progressive advocacy group Avaaz, the Huffington Post reports.
The Electoral College is scheduled to meet Monday to vote President-Elect Donald Trump into office. Electors will meet in their respective states, where they will cast two votes for the President and Vice President. For many, the college is seen as the last stop to prevent Trump from becoming President.
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Donald Trump lost the popular vote by almost three million to Hillary Clinton, but he won the most electoral votes. But given the popular vote count, and the conclusion of intelligence agencies that Russia tried to intervene in the election to harm Hillary Clinton’s campaign. debate has intensified on the true purpose of the Electoral College.
The electoral vote system gives more weight to less populated states and rural areas. But despite this, Trump still won plenty of populous states, including seven of the largest 10, the Associated Press reports.
The poll also shows that a majority of Americans—54 percent—do not think Congress should get involved to review the Russia allegations and then pick the President based on what they find.