(Political Satire, Still Legal in U.S.A.) WASHINGTON– In an unpresidented move in the modern era, 37 electors have cast their electoral college votes for Vladimir Putin to become the 45th President of the United States.
The electors, all Republican, have decided they wanted the Presidency to go to anyone but Donald Trump.
“As Republicans,” said Melvin W. Whiteguy, spokesman for the unfaithful electors, “We looked around to see who we admired the most. The clear answer was Putin.”
The unexpected move will send the election into the House of Representatives, where the next President will now be chosen.
Sources in the Democratic Party were certain that will mean a victory for Mr. Trump.
But Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was not so sure.
“We’ve looked at the polls and have seen that one third of Republican voters have a very favorable view of Mr. Putin. So, we’re taking a look. It will really depend how he feels on the deficit and whether he’s on board with gutting Social Security and Medicare,” the Speaker said.
When asked to comment, President Obama laughed and pointed at the calendar that showed he only had 31 days left in office.
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