How Trump Could Still not be President

As far as I know, the Republican Party electors were nominated and named by
the Republican National Committee, not by the candidate Trump.

Therefore the Republican National Committee could direct their electors to
vote for some other candidate such as John Kasich.

Another possibility is a coalition of Democratic Clinton Electors realizing
that their candidate cannot win could form a coalition with a group of
Republican electors unhappy with Trump and they could elect a third
compromise person as president.

Sam Sloan

the national parties have no say over who becomes a presidential elector candidate. This is true for all parties, major and minor alike. Richard Winger 415-922-9779 PO Box 470296, San Francisco Ca 94147

Thank you for telling us.
Now kindly tell us who does decide who the presidential elector candidates
will be.
How are they chosen?
Did Trump directly or indirectly decide who the Republican Presidential
Candidates will be?
Since Trump ran largely a one-man campaign I suspect that he played no role
in deciding who the Republican presidential electors were.
In that case the possibility of a Republican elector revolt seems likely.
Sam Sloan

State party meetings (conventions or meetings of the party state central committee) choose presidential elector candidates.
Richard Winger 415-922-9779 PO Box 470296, San Francisco Ca 94147

I think I get it. Is this the theory?
A few state Republican parties might not accept Trump and take drastic action. If their electors refuse to vote for him, the Electoral College will never reach a majority consensus. The Constitution says the election will then be decided by a special vote by states in the House. The House is controlled by Republicans and a majority of the states have Republican-majority delegations. The Republican party would still "win" the election and could choose a more traditional candidate. The Democrats would probably resist the chance to call "foul" because their leaders would much prefer that traditional Republican to Trump.

Is that the idea?
(When Trump won, I thought it could not get any worse.)
Harland HarrisonFormer candidate for Sequoia Healthcare District, San Mateo County, CA

If Trump does something to upset lots of important people between now and December 19, then something like that could happen. But I presume that he will be on his best behavior between now and December 19.
Richard Winger 415-922-9779 PO Box 470296, San Francisco Ca 94147

Thank you for the correction.
The point is Trump did not choose the electors. The traditional county and
state party leaders choose them. So they owe their allegiance to the
Republican Party and not to Mr. Trump.

Sam Sloan

That is exactly what I am thinking. If he says he is going to carry out his
campaign promises by deporting 11 million immigrants, having Hillary
Clinton arrested, building a wall etc. the Republican Party regulars might
On the other hand, if he does not do those things they might revolt too for
not carrying out his campaign promises.
We will just have to wait and see what he says later today.
Sam Sloan