The petition, titled "Make Hillary Clinton President," calls for the Electoral College to cast their votes in favor of the Democratic candidate, despite her November 9 concession. It has gained 4.6 million votes, which makes it most popular petition in history of the website.
According to the petition, Clinton won the popular vote by margin of 2 million ballots. However, Trump won 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232, in a fashion similar to the victory of George W. Bush over Al Gore. It also says Donald Trump is unfit to become US Commander in Chief.
"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 states.
However, candidate Clinton already conceded the election to Donald Trump. According to media reports, she did so after a phone call from current US President Barack Obama.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein has called for a recount of votes, and Clinton campaign partially supported the initiative, albeit only in three states. The Democratic National Committee, however, mostly criticized the idea of challenging the results of the presidential election, since this might undermine US citizens' trust in the election system.
Trump criticized the concept of Electoral College numerous times during his presidential campaign.