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The soft coup has failed …

Despite the best efforts of the far left to fear-monger a reversal of last month’s presidential election, U.S. president-elect Donald Trump received the electoral votes to which he was entitled on Monday.

Well … enough of them to claim the prize, anyway.

Trump received his White House-clinching 270th electoral vote shortly after 5:25 p.m. EST – with electors from the state of Texas putting him over the top.

Lone Star State electors were originally supposed to cast their ballots hours earlier, but several procedural hurdles delayed the official voting.

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Two “faithless” Texas electors did not vote for Trump – one of them casting a ballot for former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and another voting for liberal Ohio GOP governor John Kasich.

It didn’t matter.

The left’s attempt to undo Trump’s victory via unproven allegations of Russian hacking failed to sway enough electors against Trump – just as those unproven allegations previously failed to sway the public.

Oddly enough, it was Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton who saw her Electoral College total diminished the most by multiple “faithless electors” – notably four in Washington State.

Clinton won Washington overwhelmingly – with 1.7 million votes (54.3 percent of ballots cast) – but she received only eight of the state’s twelve electoral votes.  Three Washington electors cast their ballots for former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, while one voted for Faith Spotted Eagle – a Native American activist.

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