Donald Trump is the current president-elect, but a surprise twist may send Hillary Clinton to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

A Change petition is circulating to encourage members of the electoral college to be "faithless electors" who vote against the candidate their state has pledged its electoral votes to. The electoral college meets on December 19 to officially give their state's votes to the candidate who won their state, according to The New York Times.

Yet, there's no guarantee that those electors will support the candidate who they are bound to give their electoral vote to.

That's what Elijah Berg, the creator of the Change petition, is banking on.

Hillary Clinton concession speech

Hillary Clinton

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In the petition, which has quickly accrued over 220,000 supporters, Berg argues that Clinton should be appointed president because she won the popular vote.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
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"Hillary [Clinton] won the popular vote. The only reason Trump "won" is because of the electoral college," the petition reads. "But the electoral college can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?"

Berg is right. The former secretary of state did win the popular vote, according to NBC News. Though votes are still being counted, it appears that Clinton has beaten Trump by over 1 million votes. Yet, he's still been declared the victor.

As NBC News points out, this is the second time in five elections that a Democratic candidate won the popular vote, but didn't win the presidency. Al Gore also won the popular vote, but George W. Bush still assumed the presidency.

This is what the Change petition aims to highlight — and undo. 

"SHE WON THE POPULAR VOTE," the petition stated. "There is no reason Trump should be President."

Other political scientists agree — and are fighting to dismantle the electoral college.

"It certainly is going to bring this back into the forefront of public discussion," John Koza, the founder of the National Popular Vote campaign, told NBC News. "We think every vote should be equal throughout the United States. We think the candidate who gets the most votes should become president."

Even Trump called the electoral college a "total sham and travesty" after Obama won the 2012 election.

Despite this, it is unlikely that the political system will be upended on December 19.

There's a 99% chance that electors will give their votes to the candidate their state has pledged them to, according to The New York Times.

"Faithless electers" may not save the presidency for Clinton, but at least the electoral college is on the hot seat — as it should be.

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