Judge: the petition is a call to vote for Clinton – a sign of a split USA

MOSCOW, 11 Dec — RIA Novosti. The petition, addressed to the electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton, signed by activists, dissatisfied with the election trump, contrary to well-established two centuries the American system of democracy and suggests that America split into two parts, says Deputy Dean of the faculty of world economy and world politics HSE, expert of Russian Council on international Affairs Andrey Suzdaltsev.

Earlier it became known that nearly 2 million people signed a petition on the website Change.org asking the electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton on December 19, so she could become President of the United States.

“I must say that this is impossible, I should say. This is a useful thing in the political sense because such prescriptions, they slightly reduce the degree of disturbance that has occurred… Such petitions is evidence that the country is split,” said Suzdaltsev for RIA Novosti.

The expert noted that although the U.S. Constitution does not prohibit the electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, they will not do that, because it is contrary to the established system of American democracy.

“It’s nothing… People are politically active, just trying to voice rejection of this result,” said Suzdaltsev.

The Republican candidate Donald trump won a victory, having received 290 electoral votes. Elections were held in the US on 8 November. The electors formally vote for presidential candidates on December 19, and Congress will approve the results of the vote on 6 January 2017.