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  • 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.
  • Did JFK Lose the Popular Vote? [Nixon wins by popular vote?]

    11/25/2016 2:47:09 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Sean Trende -
    the argument that Richard Nixon should be credited with a popular vote win in 1960 doesn’t rest on theories about dead people voting in Chicago or cows voting in Texas. It does rest on a fuller understanding of Southern voting history... 1960. In that year, the canonical recitation advises us that Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard Nixon in an incredibly close popular vote, 34,220,984 to 34,108,157. That’s a difference of only 112,827 votes. It’s also inaccurate. Three states -- Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama -- offered unpledged slates of electors. In Louisiana, the unpledged delegates came in third...
  • The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

    11/21/2016 8:56:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 21, 2016 | Peter Beinhart
    Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule. But that’s not the premise that underlies America’s political system. Most of the men who founded the United States feared unfettered majority rule. James Madison wrote in Federalist 10 that systems of government based upon “pure democracy … have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.” John Adams wrote in 1814 that, “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.”
  • Is The Electoral College System For Choosing Our President Unconstitutional?

    11/19/2016 7:57:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 18, 2016 | Leon Friedman
    The electoral college system for choosing the President was based upon the protection of slavery and a distrust of democracy. That system has allowed the loser of the popular vote to win the Presidency in five of our 56 Presidential elections. Such a system would be illegal in any state or local election. But it is contained in the Constitution. Can a section of the Constitution itself be unconstitutional? The answer is yes. We are all aware by now that we do not vote directly for a candidate in a Presidential election. We vote for electors who will (presumably) vote...
  • The Electoral College Was Created to Stop Demagogues Like Trump

    11/18/2016 10:41:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Time ^ | November 17, 2016 | Michael Signer
    Since Nov. 9, Donald Trump has been described as our “President-elect.” But many would be shocked to learn that this term is actually legally meaningless. The Constitution sets out a specific hurdle for Trump to ascend to the presidency. And that will not happen until Dec. 19 when the members of the Electoral College meet in their respective states to vote for the President. It’s these electors who actually hold power under the Constitution to select Donald Trump as president. They should take that responsibility very seriously. They owe it to all Americans to deliberate on their choice in the...
  • Electoral College member from Texas might go rogue, says he's undecided

    11/17/2016 10:09:07 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 71 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/17/16 | Carol Christian
    Art Sisneros, one of 538 electors with the final say on who becomes the next U.S. president, says he's undecided on how to vote. The 40-year-old family man from Dayton is among the 38 people chosen to represent Texas in the Electoral College. That group will gather Dec. 19 in 50 state capitols around the country to vote on who wins the election. If all electors cast their votes in keeping with the winner of each state, then Donald Trump wins, even though Hillary Clinton received more popular votes overall.
  • TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME (Daniel Greenfield)

    11/17/2016 9:08:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-17-2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Like all dictators, the Democrats believe in democracy only until they lose an election. And then they lose their minds. The last time a national mental breakdown this severe happened was sixteen years ago when Bush beat Gore. The Democrats reacted gracefully to their defeat by insisting that they didn't really lose because Bush stole the election. Psychiatrists were soon tending to lefties suffering from depression. Others protested outside the Florida Supreme Court, President Bush's home and their parents' basement. Jesse Jackson accused Republicans of a "coup." Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson warned that "without justice there will be no peace."...
  • It's time to kill the Electoral College

    11/16/2016 11:28:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    The Week ^ | November 16, 2016 | Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump's collected tweets on the subject of the Electoral College are a work of transcendent numbskullery. "If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y., Florida, and California, and won even bigger and more easily," he tweeted on Tuesday morning, perhaps realizing that losing the popular vote raises questions about the legitimacy of his presidency, let alone any "mandate" he might have. "The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!" he tweeted six minutes later.
  • The *States* spokes on Tuesday

    11/12/2016 11:01:45 AM PST · by The Revolutionary Act · 9 replies
    The Revolutionary Act ^ | 11/12/2016 | Rep. Juilo Gonzalez
    Thankfully, the 2016 election is over. The states have instructed the national government about the direction in which they want it to go, and their directive is as clear as it is resounding: Get the heck out of our business! Yes. It was the states that delivered the message on election night. If we look at the popular vote, no candidate got a majority. In fact, Clinton edged Trump by a slim margin on the popular vote (~0.16% of the vote), but only achieved a plurality (47.69% to Trump’s 47.45%). Moreover, a substantial amount of Clinton’s popular support was concentrated...
  • Eric Holder: "Abolish The Electoral College"

    11/12/2016 6:50:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 149 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 12, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder joins Bill Maher to discuss the aftermath of Donald Trump's election and calls for the abolition of the Electoral College. Holder said the U.S. should elect presidents via popular vote instead of through electoral votes. The former attorney general said there is a simple solution, "we have to just abolish the electoral college."
  • The Electoral College is flippin' brilliant

    11/10/2016 12:48:22 PM PST · by The Revolutionary Act · 34 replies
    The Revolutionary Act ^ | 11/10/2016 | The Revolutionary Act
    As it appears that for the second time this century the United States will elect a president who did not win the popular vote, there are the predictable calls for killing the Electoral College. The same thing occurred in 2000 when Al Gore won the popular vote but George W. Bush won the presidency. In fact, this is the fifth time in U.S. history this has occurred. But as is often the case, the knee-jerk response overlooks well-designed reasoning. In many ways the Electoral College is yet another example of the brilliance of the Founders and Framers of the Constitution....
  • The one scenario that could still get Hillary into the White House

    11/10/2016 5:00:43 AM PST · by EBH · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/9/2016 | By Laura Italiano
    Although the idea of the electors trying to reverse the vote is occasionally discussed — such as after the incredibly close 2000 election in which George Bush narrowly beat Al Gore — going “faithless” is exceedingly rare. More than 99 percent of electors throughout American history have voted as pledged, according to an analysis done by the New York Times. The last faithless elector reared his roguish head back in 2004, when a lone anonymous voter in Minnesota declined to vote for Democrat John Kerry and instead voted for Kerry’s running mate, John Edwards. The rogue’s vote was purely ceremonial,...
  • Electoral college: What is it, how does it work and is it really the best system?

    11/09/2016 6:52:31 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 68 replies
    The Independent ^ | Wed, 11/09/16 | Harriet Agerholm
    "And the system technically allows the electors to hijack the result, since it is not certain the electors will vote the way their state does. Although around 30 of the 50 states have passed laws that mean their electors must vote according to the popular vote in their state – the punishment for not doing so is can merely be a fine. This means they could potentially defy the electorate's choice." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/electoral-college-how-does-it-work-us-election-day-2016-states-votes-donald-trump-hilalry-clinton-a7404086.html
  • Trump takes 1 of Maine’s 4 electoral votes, in a first for the state

    11/09/2016 7:51:26 AM PST · by RC one · 12 replies
    Maine split its electoral vote for the first time in state history, with Donald Trump’s strong showing in central and northern Maine allowing him to capture one of the state’s four votes in the Electoral College.
  • WA electorial voter will NOT vote for Hillary

    11/08/2016 9:49:30 PM PST · by llevrok · 3 replies
    11/08/2016 | llevrok
    Recall there is a WA state electoral college voter who said last week he'd not vote for Hillary if she wins WA state. He'd vote for the Green party If this ends up in the House, will he be the King maker (or Queen maker) ?
  • Money race shows a split that could give Trump a Maine electoral vote

    11/06/2016 11:17:08 AM PST · by knak · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily news ^ | 11/6/16 | fishell
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign has raised far more money from far more people than Donald Trump’s across Maine. But if you break out Clinton’s $1.5 million and Trump’s $153,000 by congressional district, the picture becomes less lopsided. In the 1st District, encompassing southern Maine, Clinton raised more than $13 for every $1 picked up by the Trump campaign. But her lead narrowed in the 2nd District, where the Democrat raised a little more than $4 for every $1 that went to her Republican rival, according to reports covering contributions through Oct. 25. The money race is no predictor of how the...
  • The electoral map is definitely moving in Donald Trump’s direction

    11/04/2016 4:48:31 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4 Nov 2016 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    The last week has been a tough one for Hillary Clinton. Last Friday's announcement by FBI Director James Comey that emails considered “pertinent” to the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server had been discovered accelerated a bump in Donald Trump's poll numbers that had begun before that news hit. National polling was the first to tighten — the WaPo-ABC Tracking Poll showed the Democratic presidential candidate up three points on Friday — but swing-state polling has followed suit. CNN, as of Friday morning, even had Clinton below 270 electoral votes for the first time in a long...
  • CNN Electoral Map Moving Towards Trump

    11/04/2016 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 18 replies
    — Maine’s 2nd Congressional District moves from “battleground” to “lean Republican” — New Hampshire moves from “lean Democrat” to “battleground” — Ohio moves from from “battleground” to “lean Republican” — Utah from “battleground” to “lean Republican”
  • Election Update: Why Clinton’s Position Is Worse Than Obama’s

    11/03/2016 5:30:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    There’s been a potential breach of Hillary Clinton’s electoral firewall. And it’s come in New Hampshire, a state that we said a couple of weeks ago could be a good indicator of a Donald Trump comeback because of its large number of swing voters. Three new polls of New Hampshire released today showed a tied race, Trump ahead by 1 percentage point and Trump up by 5. There are some qualifications here: The poll showing Trump with a 5-point lead is from American Research Group, a pollster that’s had its issues over the years. And other recent polls of New...
  • Ref's Electoral Projection 11/02/16: Trump 279, Clinton 259 (Analyzing 84 polls from last two week)

    11/02/2016 11:02:53 AM PDT · by TheRef · 56 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 11/02/16
    Ref's Electoral Projection as of 11/2/16 - Analyzing 84 polls in 10 states from the last two weeks   I assume Trump will win Maine-2 and all five Nebraska electoral votes Polls Only - Clinton 293, Trump 245 Sample Bias - Clinton 272, Trump 266 Sample Bias + Shy Trump Voter Bias - Clinton 272, Trump 266 REF'S PROJECTION: Sample Bias + Shy Trump Voter Bias + Late breaking voters (FBI + incumbency rule) - Clinton 259, Trump 279 FBI refers to the reopening of the investigation and the impact of it. Incumbency rule - normally if incumbents are...
  • VANITY: Here's my interactive electoral map - what's yours?

    10/25/2016 8:11:05 AM PDT · by Frapster · 57 replies
    270towin.com ^ | 10/25/2016 | Self
    This is my take of the electoral college - i'm not authority but it's a fun conversation... at least it's sparking some interesting discussion on Facebook. This is my rare foray into a vanity post here... please be gentle. :) If the image doesn't load I have Trump winning with 285 electoral college votes. The image is clickable.
  • For the first time, it looks like Maine’s electoral votes will be split

    09/25/2016 7:45:01 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 15 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 9/25/16 | SCOTT THISTLE
    For the first time in Maine history, voters are poised to split the state’s four Electoral College votes between the top two candidates running for the White House.
  • AN INTERACTIVE ELECTORAL MAP

    09/03/2016 1:51:21 AM PDT · by knarf · 55 replies
    270 to win ^ | September 3, 2016 | knarf
    More astute FReepers than I can assist with this visual that you can click and choose to see the red/blue of the USA regarding electoral votes
  • Electoral vs. Sovereign Capacity: Where the Sovereign?

    07/12/2016 1:49:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 12th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In the introduction, I sketched out the distinctions between the electoral and sovereign capacities of the people. Many states inappropriately burden their citizens with a duty for which they are unfit: in no government beyond the size of small towns should direct democracy be utilized to enact statutes or ratify state constitutional amendments. This problem, the conflation of the electoral and sovereign capacities of the people isn’t new; it goes back to the mid-17th century English Revolution and was only sorted out in the minds of some men just as the 1787 federal convention was under way. While our Framers...
  • Electoral vs. Sovereign Capacity: Introduction

    07/10/2016 2:22:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 10th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    One of the concerns expressed by Article V opponents stems from an assumed equivalence between popularly elected representatives to the US House and Senate, and delegates appointed by the states to an Article V convention to propose amendments. With that in mind, it is worthwhile to examine the two dimensions of the American polity, the electoral and sovereign capacities of the people. In the American Republic the people are entrusted by God and themselves to exercise two distinct duties. First, under the guidance of the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, they are to craft and amend as necessary the...
  • Are the Dems risking electoral suicide by letting thousands of Muslims into the U.S? (vanity)

    11/17/2015 3:37:29 PM PST · by Signalman · 38 replies
    Self | 11/17/2015 | Self
    It would seem to me that if a Paris type terrorist incident occurred between now and election day in this country, the overwhelming majority of voters (even brain-dead liberals) would vote overwhelming for the GOP candidate on election day.
  • Florida GOP Make Electoral Decision – Few Paying Attention To What It Means….

    05/17/2015 7:03:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-17-2015 | sundance
    Exactly a year ago, May 2014, we shared the predictable factual activities, specific tripwires, which outline a specific path to a very specific destination. Here’s an update: P2106: Florida GOP decided today that the March 15 presidential primary will be "winner take all" for the 99 delegates at stake. — Politics1.com (@Politics1com) May 17, 2015 Any questions? Team Jeb’s path is brutally obvious to those willing to accept it. Intellectual honesty is required in order to accept what each of the tripwires represent. Here it is again, as written previously:
  • Ukip: The chart that shows how the electoral system is biased against Ukip

    05/08/2015 9:38:22 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 5/8/2015 | Martin Belam, Anna Leach
    Ukip supporters have woken up this morning to find that the party retains only 1 MP, but they will surely feel cheated by an election system that has handed the SNP over 56 MPs for a much smaller number of votes. Despite bringing in almost 4 million votes, making Ukip the third biggest party by vote share, this election has seen the fall of their leader Nigel Farage and second MP Mark Reckless. The spectacular success of the SNP in Scotland throws into sharp relief the unfairness of the first-past-the-post system on smaller parties. By the time Farage lost his...
  • Michigan Political Points: Electoral college debate returns ahead of 2016 presidential race

    03/15/2015 2:08:04 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI -- A Republican presidential candidate hasn't won Michigan since 1988, but with 2016 on the horizon, GOP lawmakers are proposing bills that could help a second-place finisher win some electoral college votes here. • Rigging? State Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, this month reintroduced legislation that would award Michigan's electoral college votes by Congressional District, ditching the winner-take-all model that most states use and diminishing the influence of large cities that can swing a vote. David Weigel of Bloomberg News, calling the bill part of the "electoral college-rigging movement," noted that Republican nominee Mitt Romney would have won nine...
  • Column one: Netanyahu’s true electoral rival

    02/19/2015 2:10:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/19/15 | Caroline Glick
    Officially, the election on March 17 is among Israelis. Depending on how we vote, either Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will remain in office and form the next government led by his Likud party, or Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni will form a government. But unofficially, a far greater electoral drama is unfolding. The choice is not between Netanyahu and Herzog/Livni. It is between Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama. As the White House sees it, if Herzog/Livni form the next government, then Jerusalem will dance to Obama’s tune. If Netanyahu is reelected, then the entire edifice of Obama’s Middle East...
  • Electoral Math: Who can really win?

    01/25/2015 4:51:12 PM PST · by parksstp · 14 replies
    270 to Win Dot Com ^ | 01-25-2015 | parksstp
    For the first time in a LONG time, given the anticipation of some of the candidates running, I can finally look at the Electoral Map and see not just ~50%/%50%, but a real possibility of gaining the upper-hand in the projected battleground states
  • Oh My: Study Reveals Significant Number of Non-Citizens Vote in US Elections

    10/28/2014 9:14:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Electoral cheating is not the "myth" the Left pretends it is ... More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. ... Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities...
  • Sorry Democrats, Obamacare is still electoral kryptonite

    04/28/2014 4:24:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/28/14 | Marc A. Thiessen
    **SNIP** When vulnerable Senate Democrats start running ads in which they openly declare “I worked with President Obama on the Affordable Care Act. It’s something I’m proud of,” then you’ll know public opinion on Obamacare has turned a corner. That is not happening. In Alaska, Sen. Mark Begich just released a new ad boasting how he fought “the Department of Interior, the EPA, NOAA, national Democrats and the White House” to allow oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Riding a snow machine across the frozen tundra, Begich stops, takes off his helmet and declares “I’m Mark Begich — I fought...
  • Kristol, Dershowitz Slam Effort to Rig Electoral College

    04/21/2014 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Conservatives and leading liberals slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying that the National Popular Vote Compact Law circumvents the Constitution, saying it resembled President Barack Obama's abuse of the law through his extensive use of executive orders. "It is pretty startling," Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV this week. "If they want to make the case for the popular election of presidents and a Constitutional amendment, they should make the case.
  • Mark Levin omitted vital information when explaining the Electoral College

    02/16/2014 6:09:45 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 89 replies
    2/16/2014 | johnwk
    In 2012 Mark Levin took the time to explain the Electoral College to his audience. But in doing so, he omitted a vital piece of information that ties the size of each State’s number of Electoral College votes to taxation, which is no longer enforced and actually encouraged California to elect a socialist/progressive president! CLICK HERE to listen to Mark explain the Electoral College, omitting how taxation is tied to the size of each State’s Electoral College vote, which in turn omits the importance of why our founders tied taxation and representation by the rule of apportionment. Just for...
  • Byron York: Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP (told ya)

    05/03/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT · by jdirt · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2013 | Byron York
    After six months of mulling over November's election results, many Republicans remain convinced that the party's only path to future victory is to improve the GOP's appeal to Hispanic voters. But how many Hispanic voters do Republicans need to attract before the party can again win the White House? A lot. Start with the 2012 exit polls. The New York Times' Nate Silver has created an interactive tool in which one can look at the presidential election results and calculate what would have happened if the racial and ethnic mix of voters had been different. The tool also allows one...
  • Elector Challenge Against Obama - Jan. 3, 2013, 2 p.m. PDT

    01/03/2013 8:04:31 AM PST · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 33 replies
    Defend Our Freedoms Foundation | 1/2/2013 | Orly Taitz
    This order was issued at 5:17pm [1/2/2013] by Judge England, confirming that each side gets 20 minutes at tomorrow’s [1/3/2013] hearing per local rules
  • Awarding Electoral Votes by Congressional District (vanity)

    11/21/2012 5:49:15 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 41 replies
    11/21/2012 | self
    I propose that we award Electoral Votes by Congressional District with the winner of each state receiving two additional EVs. As can be seen at the links below this change would negate the Liberals advantage in CA & NY (where more than Obama's ENTIRE pop vote margin came from in 2012) and would have resulted in McCain beating Obama in 2008 and Romney winning in 2012. http://www.polidata.org/prcd/ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html Thoughts?
  • Benghazi-gate and the Electoral College

    11/16/2012 1:39:46 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 25 replies
    The Electoral College will cast votes in the fifty states on December 17th. About half of the states require their electors by law, more or less to vote for the popular vote winner or political party winner. The rest do not require electors to vote for a specific candidate. Obama apparently won the popular vote on November 6th. What if it becomes clear before the Electoral College vote that Obama was running weapons from Libya to Al Queda in Syria and Egypt for use against Israel and perhaps against our American servicemen? I say popular vote be d@mned.
  • 332,754 Votes Would Have Secured a Romney Victory

    11/08/2012 1:59:35 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 67 replies
    Quora ^ | November 8, 2012 | Richard Tabassi
    Ran across this on Quora: What is the minimum number of people who would have had to change their vote for Romney to have won? Richard Tabassi, Renaissance Ape, Occasionally Witty Biped Around 1/3 of a million in the right states. [1,2,3,4] EC 18:Ohio[1] Romney needed 103,520 people to win EC 29:Florida[2] Romney needed 50,869 people to win EC 13: Virginia[3] Romney Needed 111,985 people to win EC 6: Nevada[4] Romney Needed: 66,380 to win Total: 332,754 to win Electoral College There might be a combination that get him there in a shorter amount that I am not seeing yet,...
  • Nasty Nail-Biting Election Goes Down to the Wire

    11/05/2012 2:59:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/11/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Americans go to the polls in 30 hours on Tuesday in what has been arguably the bitterest and nastiest presidential campaign in history. Virtually all polls show a virtual tie, but they give President Barack Obama an edge in the all-important electoral college vote, although the gap is far from being enough for a sure victory. One of the most important factors will be the actual voting turnout. Polls have consistently showed that Obama has more support from registered voters than he does from those likely to vote. .....
  • "The Hope & The Change" Watch FREE on Hulu (SHARE THIS LINK!!!)

    11/02/2012 10:42:48 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 13 replies
    Hulu ^ | 11/2/12 | Citizens United
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  • Dem's amendment would give 29 more electoral votes to popular-vote winner

    10/26/2012 1:38:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/12 | Jonathan Easley
    The head of the House Democratic campaign arm this week proposed a constitutional amendment that would give the winner of the popular vote in the presidential race an additional 29 electoral votes. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) did not offer an explanation in the joint resolution filed in the House for why he was proposing to change the way elections in the U.S. are decided. Under the Constitution, the candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes wins the presidency, regardless of the popular vote. The prospect of a split between the popular vote and the Electoral College usually provokes cries