Contrary to what you may have heard in the media, Donald Trump has not yet officially been elected President of the United States.
The real election takes place December 19, when the 538 members of the Electoral College meet to cast their votes -- and these electors have a constitutional obligation to reject Donald Trump.
You see, the authors of the U.S. Constitution created the Electoral College for the exact purpose of stopping a demagogue who's unfit to serve as president. And Donald Trump is exactly the kind of demagogue the Electoral College was created to stop.
However, in several states, members of the Electoral College could face legal fines if they vote their conscience. Others are under intense pressure from party officials and will only step out if they feel enough public support.
U.S. intelligence agencies confirm that Donald Trump received unprecedented support from a foreign power. He has called for a religious test to enter the country, and ethics experts agree that he will be in violation of the Constitution on his first day in office because of payments he receives from foreign governments.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.84 million votes -- a victory by a larger percentage than Jimmy Carter in 1976, Richard Nixon in 1968, John F. Kennedy in 1960, and eight other elected presidents.
Conscientious electors, utilizing the rights and responsibilities afforded them by the Constitution, have an obligation to reject Trump.
It might seem far-fetched, but already, momentum is under way. Christopher Suprun, an elector from the state of Texas, was the first elector from a state that Trump won to announce that he would vote his conscience. Others have filed lawsuits allowing them to vote their conscience without fear of penalty.
And on Monday a group of electors demanded access to confidential intelligence assessments so they can have full knowledge of the extent to which Trump was aided by the Russian government.
The Electoral College was created as a "break glass in case of emergency" fail-safe to protect American democracy. This is that emergency.