They're called "faithless electors," and many Hillary Clinton supporters are hoping they can save their candidate and change the course of history.
As millions of Americans watched the votes come in on election night, all eyes were on the Electoral College, which essentially decides who will be the next president of the United States.
And that's what many Clinton supporters are counting on, that these electors will cast their votes for the Democratic nominee, essentially taking the victory from Trump and giving it to Clinton.
"We are calling on the electors to ignore their states' votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why? Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic," the petition says.
The Founding Fathers put the Electoral College in place to make sure that "the office of president will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications," according to FactCheck.org.
But the faithless elector scenario is unlikely to play out.
Moreover, with both Clinton and President Barack Obama accepting Trump's victory and vowing to work with the president-elect during the transition period between now and the Jan. 20 inauguration, it's exceedingly unlikely the faithless elector effort will gain further traction.