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  • Why the Democrats will Never Again be an Electoral Force

    03/02/2017 8:48:32 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Most democratic nations follow a system whereby two or more opposing parties vie for votes, receive a certain amount of representation based on their vote share, and spend their time trying to barter, cajole, or force through legislation that will either be better for their target demographic or ensure new votes in the next cycle. But what happens when the system breaks down? What happens when the purpose of power becomes the holding of power and nothing more? The Democrats have given up seeking votes; now they just want the power.
  • Electors FREAKING Out And Complete MELTDOWNS(VIDEO) After Donald Trump WINS Electoral College Vote!

    12/20/2016 9:02:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    The Incredible World YOUTUBE ^ | December 19, 2016 | The Incredible World
    Electoral college vote: Electors freaking out and complete meltdowns after Trump wins. Electors booing and freaking out and one woman begins screaming about how “This is not America!” after Donald Trump is announced (once again) the winner. Donald Trump wins final Electoral college votes. Despite calls for Protest, Donald Trump surpasses 270 Electoral votes. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Bill Clinton Tears Up After Casting Electoral Vote For Hillary

    12/20/2016 2:09:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 19, 2016 | Landess Kearns, Senior Editor, HuffPost Hawaii
    Bill Clinton cast his electoral vote for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Albany, New York, on Monday, telling reporters afterward what a memorable experience it was. “I’ve never cast a vote I was prouder of,” a teary-eyed Clinton said. The former president, a Democratic member of the Electoral College for the state of New York, praised his wife for her perseverance through a complicated and hard-fought campaign. “You know, I watched her work for two years, I watched her battle through that bogus email deal,” Clinton said. “She fought through everything and she prevailed against it all.”(continued)
  • Terror attacks all over Europe on day of Electoral College voting? (vanity)

    12/19/2016 10:36:10 PM PST · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    12-19-16
    I may be dense and slow to come around. but I don't think that's a coincidence.
  • Electoral College Member Votes For Faith Spotted Eagle (2nd woman to get a pres. electoral vote)

    12/19/2016 9:39:30 PM PST · by Az Joe · 21 replies
    The Good ^ | 12-19-16
    On Monday, it was Hillary Clinton who was losing a stream of Electoral College votes to surprising individuals, not Donald Trump. Four Democratic electors in Washington State alone declined to vote for Clinton, who won the state overwhelmingly, and instead threw their votes behind Standing Rock activist Faith Spotted Eagle, former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The Daily Beast reports that Powell, a longtime Republican who supported the Democratic nominee in the last three elections, actually received three of the four rogue votes.
  • There is no I in Electoral College!

    12/19/2016 8:17:40 AM PST · by murron · 26 replies
    Myself | 12-19-2016 | Myself
    I keep hearing supposedly well educated news commentators saying electorIal college. There is no I in the word electoral! Stop it!
  • U.S. Electoral College [live thread: official results on archives.gov]

    12/19/2016 7:49:25 AM PST · by catnipman · 1,093 replies
    Electoral College Results These results are taken from each state's Certificate of Vote. They will become available as the Certificates of Vote are received and verified for completeness and accuracy. If you don't see results for your state yet, check back later. Certificates of Vote will not be available until sometime after the Electors meet and vote on December 19, 2016.
  • Electoral College, unloved but ever present, set to anoint Trump

    12/19/2016 6:44:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 12/19/16
    Donald Trump's fiercest critics may be dreaming of a last-minute revolt, but the Electoral College, a peculiarly American institution, appears near-certain on Monday to select the 70-year-old real estate mogul as the 45th US president. Its detractors -- and they are many -- have denounced an electoral system that flies in the face of the venerated "one man, one vote" principle, and which perversely encourages presidential candidates to campaign in only a few key states while ignoring whole swaths of the country. But despite the torrent of criticism this method has faced for decades, no reform attempt has ever succeeded....
  • Politics In last-shot bid, thousands urge electoral college to block Trump...

    12/17/2016 5:37:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/17/2016 | Robert Samuels
    Pressure on members of the country’s electoral college to select someone other than Donald Trump has grown dramatically — and noisily — in recent weeks, causing some to waver, but yielding little evidence Trump will fall short when electors convene in most state capitals Monday to cast their votes. Carole Joyce of Arizona expected her role as a GOP elector to be pretty simple: She would meet the others in Phoenix and carry out a vote for Trump, who won the most votes in her state and whom she personally supported. But then came the mail and the emails and...
  • ( Vanity ) Trade In Collegial Electors for Robots

    12/15/2016 11:34:42 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    12/16/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Robot is a misnomer, they have no physical presence, they're really algorithms. (The former VP with an ego auto onanism device as in the phantasy arcade in The Minority Report -- yes,you're the man.) Electors are obsolete, even the rugged Alaskan individualist types who want to switch from the Klinton Krime Korp. Just save the Federal Judiciary a headache, let the Electoral College results do an end run around the astroturf protesters, so we can move into the next cycle of manudacuted news.
  • Electoral College voters under intense pressure

    12/13/2016 8:21:27 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | JONATHAN EASLEY AND BEN KAMISAR
    The 538 delegates to the Electoral College will gather at governors’ offices and statehouses across the country Monday to make President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton official. The results aren’t expected to deviate much from Election Day, when Trump won 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232. Despite media coverage, social media chatter and announcements from a handful of electors who have made their protest votes public, it’s unlikely that electors will defect in significant numbers. Even so, scattered groups of liberals are using every means at their disposal — lawsuits, petitions, and public and private pressure — to...
  • POLL: Should the Electoral College be abolished?

    12/11/2016 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 63 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Should the Electoral College be abolished? Yes, direct democracy is the only fair way to hold elections No, it preserves the vital concept of Federalism
  • John Kasich to Electoral College: Don't cast your vote for me

    12/07/2016 2:56:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Washington (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich doesn't want to take Donald Trump's place as President-elect of the United States. The former Republican presidential candidate, who ran against Trump in the primary, tweeted Tuesday asking that electors in the Electoral College not cast their votes for him when they meet December 19. Kasich tweeted a statement that said, "I am not a candidate for president and ask that electors not vote for me when they gather later this month. Our country had an election and Donald Trump won. The country is divided and there are certainly raw emotions on both sides stemming...
  • BUSTED! Texas Rogue Electoral Delegate Chris Suprun Is Linked to far left Van Jones, Think Progress

    12/07/2016 7:09:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    BUSTED! Texas Rogue Electoral Delegate Chris Suprun Is Linked to far left Van Jones, Think Progress (Updated) Jim Hoft Dec 6th, 2016 2:42 pm 367 Comments Suprun signed a pledge last summer to support the Republican nominee. He lied. Suprun is a #NeverTrumper. His Twitter timeline is littered with fellow #NeverTrumper gibberish. Now this… If you look at Chris Suprun’s Twitter page you can clearly see that he is using Megaphone Strategies as his PR Megaphone Strategies was founded by far left activist Van Jones. It’s mission is “to use use PR as a tool to diversify progressive movements.”
  • Support for Abolishing Electoral College Hits Historic Low in Gallup Poll

    12/06/2016 3:51:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2016 | 3:33 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the wake of an election in which Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but Donald Trump was elected president by winning the Electoral College, a survey showed the lowest percentage of people ever in a Gallup poll saying they would support amending the Constitution to eliminate the Electoral College and decide presidential elections by the popular vote. “This year, for the first time in the 49 years Gallup has asked about it, less than half of Americans want to replace the Electoral College with a popular vote system,” Gallup said in an analysis of its poll results. Gallup’s latest...
  • POLL: What motivates faithless electors who refuse to vote for Trump?

    12/06/2016 2:35:23 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 25 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll What motivates faithless electors who refuse to vote for Trump? Personal integrity: They are following their consciences Dishonesty: They are Leftists in disguise Narcissism: They are seeking attention
  • BUSTED! Texas Rogue Electoral Delegate Chris Suprun Is Linked to far left Van Jones, Think Progress

    12/06/2016 1:46:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Gatewy Pundit ^ | 12/6/16 | Jim Hoft
    Suprun signed a pledge last summer to support the Republican nominee. He lied. Suprun is a #NeverTrumper. His Twitter timeline is littered with fellow #NeverTrumper gibberish. Now this… If you look at Chris Suprun’s Twitter page you can clearly see that he is using Megaphone Strategies as his PR firm.
  • Petition to remove Donald Trump as President is the most popular in history

    12/03/2016 10:48:15 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 75 replies
    TNN, The Times of India ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devika Bhattacharya
    New Delhi: A petition urging the Electoral College to reject Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has become the most popular in the history of Change.org, a site that mobilizes support for petitions through e-signatures. Over 4.6 million people have signed the petition titled "Make Hillary Clinton President", which calls on the Electoral College to elect the Democratic presidential candidate over Trump when it officially votes on December 19. The petition argues that since Clinton won the popular vote in the November 8 election by a margin of 2 million ballots, she should be the President....
  • Electoral College Voters Form Group To Block Trump Presidency [fake news-jimrob]

    12/01/2016 9:30:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/16 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Electoral College voters based in Colorado have formed a political non-profit to block Donald Trump from the presidency. According to The Denver Post, Michael Baca, a Democratic elector, filed paperwork Tuesday with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office to create the "Hamilton Electors," a group able to fundraise unlimited donations from individuals, corporations and labor unions for political reasons. The goal of the group is to convince Republican and Democratic Electoral College voters to unify behind a Republican alternative for President or force an Electoral College deadlock. “I was opposed, actually, to raising money because I would prefer to just...
  • A Better Way to Pick the Next President: The National Popular Vote Compact

    11/25/2016 4:02:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 25, 2016 | Karen Hobert Flynn
    From the White House to the courthouse, every elected official in America—Democrat, Republican, or independent—has something in common: He or she got more votes than the people they ran against. That adherence to majority rule changes on Jan.20, as it has four other times in our history. While ballots are still being counted, the final tally is likely to find President-elect Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton by around 2 million votes; he will be the second of our last three presidents to be elected with less than a majority, indeed less than a plurality, of the popular vote.