Hi everyone. The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is still being discussed everywhere we turn here in the U.S. and in various other countries. I’m constantly seeing it on social media, TV and news websites.
Several U.S. and European cities continue to protest and riot since Donald Trump became the president-elect this past Wednesday. A few University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) students organized a peaceful protest throughout downtown El Paso on Friday night. Some of the protesters allowed me to share their photos here.
A peaceful non-political protest also took place Saturday morning at Lincoln Park in central El Paso. There’s supposed to be a peaceful anti-Trump protest in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Monday evening. Recently, there’s been talk of voters targeting the Electoral College. Voters want the Electoral College to change their votes in favor of Hillary Clinton come Dec. 19, according to Fox News. Fox News says Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 60.47 million and Trump won by 60 million. A petition created by North Carolina resident Elijah Berg asks for 4.5 million signatures from the public. As of this evening, the petition needs a little over 247,000 signatures in order for it to be completed and submitted to the Electoral College. You can check out/sign the petition here.
The Million Women March is currently being organized for Sat. Jan. 21,2017 in Washington, DC. The New York Times says the demonstration aims to bring one million women and those who support women’s rights together. The march is also being held to protest Trump’s presidential inauguration. It will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the White House. A Facebook page was created with details about the march. Some states have even created their own individual pages. Other protests in various states will also be held for those who can’t attend the DC march. For example, one will be held at the Texas Capitol in Austin on Jan 21. Another one will be held in New York.