Two days after Donald Trump won the 2016 Election, millions of people around the globe are taking action on Change.org on petitions related to the next President – with more than 2 million alone signing a petition demanding that the electors in the Electoral College vote for Hillary Clinton in December.
That petition, started late Wednesday night by a voter in North Carolina, has 2.2 million signatures this morning, making it the fastest-growing petition on Change.org in 2016.
“Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump ‘won’ is because of the Electoral College,” writes petition starter Elijah Berg. “But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?”
The petition has been endorsed by dozens of celebrities, including pop superstars Lady Gaga, Sia, and P!nk, as well as actresses Amanda Seyfried, Rosie Perez, Marg Helgenberger, and more, and has become one of the most viral petitions in Change.org’s history – tapping into national conversation spurred by Donald Trump winning the Electoral College vote and Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote.
This petition is one in a growing trend of petitions started since Election night surrounding President-Elect Trump. Nearly 1,000 other petitions have been started focused on Donald Trump. Among the other more popular petitions are:
• A petition started by a mother in San Jose, California who has two children with chronic illnesses, urging Trump to keep a piece of Obamacare that prevents health care discrimination on the basis of pre-existing conditions;
• A petition from a voter in Virginia urging business leader and inventor Elon Musk to meet with President-Elect Trump to discuss the reality of climate change;
• A petition started by a woman in Los Angeles, urging President-Elect Trump to condemn hate crimes done in his name or by his supporters;
More petitions can be viewed here.