A wave of Hillary Clinton’s celebrity supporters are petitioning the Electoral College electors to go against their states’ votes.
Lady Gaga, Pink, Sia and other celebrities have lent their support to a campaign to legally prevent Donald Trump from assuming the presidency and are encouraging their fans to do the same.
The effort is attached to a petition with more than 3.1 million signatures at the time of publishing asking the electors of the Electoral College to reject how their states voted and instead vote for Hillary Clinton on Dec. 19.
Gaga posted to Twitter, “If you feel scared about the current state of American politics and Whitehouse sign this petition.”
The petition argues that “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.”
It argues that, while Trump won the electoral vote, Clinton’s winning the popular vote by more than 2 million votes and more than 1.5 percentage points deserves the presidency. And it explains how that might be possible, although it’s a long shot.
Though electors (who are typically regular people) rarely differ from their state’s voting, there is no federal law that requires them to do so.
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
— 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
Petition asking Electoral College to vote HRC 12/19 https://t.co/kcev3DvIyS
— KOOL A.D. (@veeveeveeveevee) November 10, 2016
— #ImWithHer (@NormaniKordei) November 11, 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
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 11, 2016