Electoral College gets influenced by US 2016 polls Cyber Attack


US President Barack Obama has ordered the CIA last week for any foreign nation influence on the recently concluded US elections of 2016. Mr. Obama has strictly ordered the intelligence agencies to submit a report of the issue before the real estate mogul Donald Trump takes oath on Jan 20th,2017 as the new US President for next 4 years.

In the meantime, the news that the recently concluded elections were influenced by a cyber attack from Russia has started showing its impact on electoral college members. As per a BBC report, faithless electors also known as Rogue electors have decided to go against Donald Trump on December 19th,2016.

As per the laws of White House, Rogue electors(faithless electors) who are bound to vote for President-Elect Trump will choose not to do so on the said date.  If these electors chose to vote against the candidate elected by the US populace, then the candidature will go to the next democrat.

Currently, Donald Trump holds 306 of the necessary 270 electors. But if some chose to deflect on December 19th, then the votes can go in favor of democratic nominee John Kasich.

On December 10th (Sunday) rogue electors engaged in a last ditch effort to stop Trump becoming the president. They believed that the media reports of a foreign nation influencing the US elections’16 were apodictic and so chose to start an anti-trump elector movement from Monday, aiming a persuasion of at least 37 electors to flip their votes on Dec.19.

If they chose not to vote in favor of Donald, then Ohio Governor John Kasich, who is presently sitting on two restrictive abortion bills in his state can become the next US President.

So, the news that the recently concluded US elections were influenced by cyber attack has led to a movement where the electoral college members are threatening to vote against Donald Trump’s Presidency.

More details will be updated shortly!

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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