Preempt a Contingent Election through The Pledge to Safeguard the Election (https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/pledge-to-safeguard-the-election) which demands that election officials and office holders abide by modern electoral processes or else threaten to hold them severely accountable on this single issue in future elections if they don't.
The pressure on Republican politicians shouldn't just be coming from Trump voters - it should be coming from the entire electorate (including some Trump voters) to make them follow modern electoral procedures (which would basically lead to the popular will from within EACH STATE being expressed faithfully in the Electoral College). We should make Republicans terrified of something much larger than Donald Trump: that we - especially Independents and moderates - will defeat them on this specific issue in future elections if they don't follow contemporary electoral procedures in the current one.
I have posted this response in all three of Andrew Tanner’s articles in Medium’s Featured Writer section. Thank you Mr. Tanner for the excellent way you have explained the potential scenarios by which we might get to the nightmare of a Contingent Election.
If any average citizen (operating outside of the four establishment power groups identified in “The Knife at the Throat of the Republic) has a better idea than those expressed in The Pledge to Safeguard the Election (besides massive street protests, which would probably occur too late and also play into Trump’s hands by provoking a violent counterreaction), please present it.
If not, what are you doing besides reading (very important, excellent) articles like these and bemoaning “how horrible” these scenarios are? If they are real scenarios, do something about the problem by signing The Pledge to Safeguard the Election and then by similarly FOLLOWING THROUGH at each step of the process as it might evolve towards and into the House and Senate.
The best antidote to a Contingent Election is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.