Before the billionaire hotelier can take up his Whitehall position on January 20, a vote must be passed by the Electoral College – a group of elected representatives from each US state.
Members of the Electoral College traditionally support the vote cast by the US electorate, but due to the controversial nature of the incoming President, some are now plotting to block the will of the 62 million people who voted for Trump.
Half a dozen Electoral College members based in Colorado formed a non-profit political group determined to stop the former reality TV star from taking up his position as leader of the free world.
The group, called Hamilton Electors, is now accepting unlimited donations form disgruntled Democrats determined not to see Trump get into power.
Colorado Democrat elector, Michael Baca, who registered the group with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, said: “There’s a chance that by coming together, we can avoid a Donald Trump presidency.
“But it’s going to take a unification of Americans, I believe.”
Although the group only has a handful of members at the moment, Mr Baca says he hopes his message will spread to electors in other states.
He claims his ideal outcome is to see electors vote for a moderate Republican candidate over Trump, as a way of honouring the public’s bid for a Republican Administration while still avoiding a Trump Presidency.
Mr Baca said: “I”m a former U.S. Marine and the core values are honour, courage, commitment. I don”t believe Donald Trump has that.”
In regards to the donations the Hamilton Electors are currently receiving, Mr Baca said: “I was opposed, actually, to raising money because I would prefer to just have this done organically.
“But we’ve had people throwing money at us through our website.”
He admitted it is likely to prove difficult for him and his gang to block Trump via the Electoral College vote since it is very rare for voters to go against the will of the people, which is known as going “faithless”.
Adding to Baca’s struggle, there are laws in 29 states that make it illegal for electors to cast faithless votes.
Mr Baca confessed his plan was likely to fail, adding: “In all likelihood, when it’s all said and done, we’ll probably end up sending that money back to the people.”
Trump only needs 270 votes from the Electoral College to officially become President and currently 306 electors have pledged to vote for him when the Electoral College votes are cast on December 19.
It was confirmed just days ago that Trump won the state of Michigan, bringing his total amount of Electoral College votes up to 306.
Following the announcement, Trump tweeted: “The Great State of Michigan was just certified as a Trump WIN giving all of our MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN supporters another victory – 306!”
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has declared her support for a Presidential election recount in Wisconsin – urging authorities to recount all three million votes cast by hand.
The Democratic candidate has lobbied behind the Green party’s bid to stop officials from carrying out recounts across the state by using machines.
Clinton’s attorney argued, like the Green’s candidate Jill Stein, that recounting the vote by hand is a superior way to recount votes than optical scanners, which are used in 90 per cent of counties through Wisconsin.
Stein is hoping for a recount in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – all states where Clinton narrowly lost to Trump.