Hillary Clinton's Celebrity Supporters Aren't Giving Up the Fight
Though Donald Trump won the most electoral college votes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by around two million on election night, and that fact has not gone unnoticed. Clinton won by a percentage margin wider than Al Gore did in 2000; he also, you may remember, lost in the electoral college, and some very famous people think it’s time to make that impossible.
Lady Gaga, Pink, Laverne Cox, and Sia are among the stars who campaigned for Hillary this year and are now sharing a petition that encourages electoral college voters to choose Clinton, regardless of who their state’s voters elected. It already has more than 3.5 million of 4.5 million signatures at time of publication. Gaga said to her fans on Twitter, “If you feel scared about the current state of American politics and Whitehouse sign this petition.”
If you feel scared about the current state of American politics and Whitehouse sign this petition: https://t.co/2K88hLD8hn
— #CountryOfKindness (@ladygaga) November 10, 2016
It's a long shot but desperate times call for desperate measures. Sign the petition and spread the word.https://t.co/Xi8PUUPQiU
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) November 11, 2016
— #ImWithHer (@NormaniKordei) November 11, 2016
The petition argues, "Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic." According to the petition, only 24 states bind their electors, but most have no legal way to prohibit them from voting for a different candidate.
— P!nk (@Pink) November 11, 2016
Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on 12/19. Sign HERE: https://t.co/oPjJWDqBOF - Team Sia
— sia (@Sia) November 11, 2016
But with all this outrage, there are still those in the entertainment industry not ready to rise to action. For example: don’t expect a Trump biopic from Oliver Stone, for instance. Stone has previously directed movies about presidents George W. Bush and Richard Nixon, and recently released his film about N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden, but Trump holds no interest for him. "People are fascinated by him, but I’m not as much,” the director told The Hollywood Reporter at the Los Cabos Film Festival in Mexico. "But he has enormous balls, so you have to give him credit for that."
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