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USA: Protesters demand delay to Electoral College vote in wake of Russian hacking allegations01:35

USA: Protesters demand delay to Electoral College vote in wake of Russian hacking allegations

United States, Washington DC
December 15, 2016 at 05:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters marched from the US National Archives buildings to the US Capitol in Washington DC, Wednesday, calling for the US Electoral College vote to be delayed until a full investigation is launched into allegations of "Russian hacking" during the US presidential elections.

Some 538 delegates to the Electoral College will head to their state capitols on Monday, to officially cast their ballots for US president, in what is usually considered a voting formality in US presidential elections.

However, many voters are hoping to block US President-elect Donald Trump's path to the White House by the majority of the Electoral College voters casting their ballots against the Republican candidate, including Republican delegates.

Following a statement from John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton's campaign, supporting a call from 10 Electoral College voters to receive information on Russia's alleged involvement in the elections from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, anti-Trump protesters are hoping that an investigation into alleged Russian hacking will swing other delegates to vote against Trump, blocking his presidency.

USA: Protesters demand delay to Electoral College vote in wake of Russian hacking allegations01:35
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Dozens of protesters marched from the US National Archives buildings to the US Capitol in Washington DC, Wednesday, calling for the US Electoral College vote to be delayed until a full investigation is launched into allegations of "Russian hacking" during the US presidential elections.

Some 538 delegates to the Electoral College will head to their state capitols on Monday, to officially cast their ballots for US president, in what is usually considered a voting formality in US presidential elections.

However, many voters are hoping to block US President-elect Donald Trump's path to the White House by the majority of the Electoral College voters casting their ballots against the Republican candidate, including Republican delegates.

Following a statement from John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton's campaign, supporting a call from 10 Electoral College voters to receive information on Russia's alleged involvement in the elections from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, anti-Trump protesters are hoping that an investigation into alleged Russian hacking will swing other delegates to vote against Trump, blocking his presidency.

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