A movement is afoot to change the system in the United STates for election of our President. We have used the electorial college system for decades, even thought is has likely become outdated. Some democrats are advocating repeal of the electoral college system, and instead relying upon the popular vote. Of course Hillary won the election based on the popular vote.
The President is not actually elected until the members of the electoral college cast their votes on Dec. 19th. If something happened before that day, (i.e. Trump’s tax returns were produced), there is a possibility the members of the electoral college could justify changing thier votes to represent the will of the people after having all the information. My FOIA request for Trump’s tax returns was filed on November 21, 2016. Thus if the current administration chose to comply with the 20 day requirement set forth in the FOIA, and produce the tax returns of Trump, the information would be available before the 19th. While it may be unlikely that this might happen, it seems equally unlikely that Donald Trump would ever be President of the United States.