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  • VANITY: Here's my interactive electoral map - what's yours?

    10/25/2016 8:11:05 AM PDT · by Frapster · 55 replies ^ | 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.

    09/03/2016 1:51:21 AM PDT · by knarf · 54 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. — (@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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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. 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
    PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK Facebook, Twiiter, email, especially in swing states...share it everywhere!!!
  • 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
  • Election 2012: State of the Race (Dramatic improvement for Romney)

    10/17/2012 4:52:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies ^ | 10/15/2012 | Karl Rove
    Seven states changed status and strengthened for Mitt Romney after two weeks of favorable state polling following his impressive performance in the first presidential debate. Montana moved from "lean" to "safe" Romney; North Carolina moved from "toss up" to "lean" Romney; Ohio, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Nevada moved from "lean" Obama to"toss up;" and Connecticut shifted from "safe" to "lean" Obama. Mr. Romney now has a total of 159 "safe" Electoral College votes with four "lean" states (47 EC votes), while Barack Obama is down to 194 "safe" EC votes and three "lean" states (43 EC votes). There are eight...
  • California`s illegitimate 55 electoral college votes!

    09/23/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 75 replies
    9/23/2012 | johnwk
    Just for the record and to get down to some upsetting facts regarding California‘s 55 electoral college votes, the total share of federal taxes paid by the people of 18 states [New York, Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Maryland, Colorado, Arkansas , Nebraska, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Mexico, and Wyoming] works out to be a higher per capita amount then paid by the people of California. And yet, the state of California has an overwhelming 55 electoral college votes compared to any of these states! For example, and according to 2007 figures the people of...
  • Election 2012: State of the Race (Romney gaining, locks up Missouri)

    07/30/2012 7:21:09 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies ^ | 7/30/2012 | Karl Rove
    Each candidate saw three states change in his favor in the latest Electoral College map, with 2.3% movement in Barack Obama's direction and 5.3% in Mitt Romney's direction. Romney gained ten "safe" EC votes as Missouri shifted from "toss-up" to "safe Romney" status, bringing his number to 111, while Obama's total fell fifteen points to 179 with New Mexico and Minnesota moving from "safe Obama" to "lean Obama." This is the lowest number of "safe" EC votes for Obama and the highest number for Romney since this map was first released in April. There are nine states (101 EC votes)...
  • Electoral College tie possible in Obama-Romney race

    07/26/2012 11:47:52 AM PDT · by ElPaseo · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26 2012 | Peter Hamby
    An Electoral College tie. It's the white whale of American elections: elusive, mythical and never realized. But could it finally happen this year? The likelihood that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will each net 269 electoral votes in November, instead of the 270 needed to win, is actually not so farfetched -- and for close observers of the Electoral College system, a tie would set off a wave of constitutional and political mayhem that would make the 2000 Florida recount seem like a tidy affair. Check out the CNN electoral map and calculator Election results in key states would...
  • Rasmussen: Romney 269, Obama 243 (Electoral Votes)

    06/14/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 99 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/14/2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    We’re a long way from November 6 (145 days for those who are keeping score at home), but Rasmussen’s latest polling of likely voters in states across the land shows Mitt Romney currently leading President Barack Obama in the quest for electoral votes. In fact, if the 9 key swing states were each to go according to Rasmussen’s latest polling, and if the 41 other states (plus Washington, D.C.) were each to go as they would be expected to go in a tight race, Obama would have 243 electoral votes and Romney 269 — enough for a tie (and an...
  • Election 2012: State of the Race (Romney starting to bring it together)

    06/12/2012 5:46:56 PM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies ^ | 6/12/2012 | Karl Rove
    Mitt Romney continued to build momentum in the latest Karl Rove and Company map, with four critical swing states moving in his direction: Ohio and Colorado moved to "toss up" from "lean Obama" status, Arizona moved from "toss up" to "lean Romney," and Iowa moved from "safe Obama" to "lean Obama." This leaves Mr. Obama with 198 Electoral College votes (down six from May 22) and 65 “lean Obama” (down 11). Mr. Romney has 98 Electoral College votes (unchanged from May 22) and 74 “lean Romney” (up 11). There are seven "toss up" states with 103 Electoral College votes up...
  • Are We Headed for Another Electoral Mess?

    05/30/2012 3:07:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 92 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 30, 2012 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A dozen years ago, Democrat Al Gore drew 540,000 votes more than Republican George W. Bush but lost the presidency when Bush carried Florida and won 271 electoral votes. There is no reason that couldn’t happen again, with President Barack Obama winning a narrow popular vote victory and losing in the Electoral College. Most of the same states are in play as were in 2000, and any close popular vote outcome raises the possibility of a split decision, especially because Obama is likely to “waste” large numbers of votes in carrying a handful of populous states.
  • Karl Rove: North Carolina and Indiana Are ‘Gone’ for Obama, Wisconsin a ‘Battleground’ State

    05/20/2012 3:07:43 PM PDT · by Signalman · 104 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/20/2012 | Madeline Morgenstern
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said Friday he believes North Carolina and Indiana are “gone” for President Barack Obama in November and that Wisconsin has become a “battleground” state. “I think North Carolina is gone just like Indiana is gone. Obama has no chance to win them,” Rove told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “I think Ohio and Florida are leaning today towards Romney. I think places like Iowa and Colorado are in danger of floating into the Republican column. And states like Nevada and Pennsylvania are moving from lean Democrat into toss-up category. And on June 5th, mark my words,...
  • Team Obama/Progs Scheming to 'Overwhelm the System' w/ Bewildering Level of Voter Fraud/Intimidation

    03/20/2012 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    If you think '08 was bad... you ain't seen nothin' yet Anybody who's ever read-up on Alinsky and the Cloward-Piven strategy can tell you that much of their technique for attacking the establishment involves 'overwhelming' public facilities, government institutions, and financial systems in order to bring bring them to a grinding halt. They then aim to get what they want through blackmail and/or a collapse of the target, inflicting wholesale changes upon the current status quo via civil disruption/force.  With a shaky, state-by-state patchwork being all there is to protect the sanctity of the democratic process in this country (and...
  • For the Campaigns, It’s Already About Electoral College Math

    09/12/2011 6:44:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 9, 2011 | Larry J. Sabato
    Straw polls, real polls, debates, caucuses and primaries — these comprise the public side of presidential campaigns 14 months before Election Day. But behind the scenes, strategists for President Obama and his major Republican opponents are already focused like a laser on the Electoral College. The emerging general election contest gives every sign of being highly competitive, unlike 2008. Of course, at this point in 1983 and 1995, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, respectively, were in trouble; and in 1991 George H.W. Bush still looked safe. Unexpectedly strong economic growth could make Obama’s reelection path much easier than it currently...
  • The GOP is trying to rig the electoral college (Gigantic Barf and Hurl Alert!!!)

    09/21/2011 11:55:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | September 20, 2011 | Harold Myerson
    Like Poe’s purloined letter, the Republican plan to heist the 2012 presidential election sits before us in plain view. And going Poe one better, it is perfectly legal. The first part of the strategy has been unfolding for months. Since the 2010 elections brought Republicans to power in numerous swing states, officials in many of those states have made it harder for minority, poor and young voters to cast their ballots. GOP governments have been curtailing early voting (in Ohio and Florida) and requiring voters to produce official photo-identification cards (in Wisconsin). In South Carolina, the poll tax lives again:...
  • Dissenters in GOP rethink Electoral College [Fred Thompson joins those trying to destroy it]

    06/03/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 174 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Popular-vote pact picks up steam A once-sleepy movement that would upend the Electoral College, reverse two centuries of constitutional practice and elect presidents by direct popular vote has quietly picked up momentum in recent days, with Republican Party leaders scrambling to stanch a steady stream of defections by GOP state lawmakers to the plan. *snip* Under the idea introduced in 2006 by Stanford University consulting professor John Koza, states that join the NPV compact pledge to give all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote - even if a majority of the state’s...
  • AFL-CIO Trumka: Electoral Process ‘Broken’ by Supremes in Citizens United Case

    05/20/2011 6:14:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/20/11 | Matt Cover
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the U.S. electoral process has been broken by the Supreme Court with its ruling in the Citizens United campaign finance case. Trumka, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday said the Supreme Court had helped to break the American electoral system by ruling that corporations were covered by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Citizens United vs. the FEC lifted restrictions on companies, unions, and other organizations, allowing them to make independent expenditures in political campaigns.
  • Liberal attempts to abolish Electoral College takes back door route thru State Legislatures

    05/18/2011 2:30:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-11 | Mataharley
    Just as every Christmas brings the same tired argument over nativity scenes, Christmas trees and Santa Claus, every election cycle brings forth a fresh attempt to ignore the Constitutional establishment of the Electoral College, and allow the city centers to run roughshod over rural Americans. The 2012 election is no different, but it does bring a fresh approach to the age old problem of a "popular vote" Presidential election... by having the state legislators pass a law, obligating their EC votes to the national popular vote winners. Under this scheme, state legislatures would pass legislation that would bind them to...
  • Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them

    11/17/2010 1:11:27 PM PST · by kingattax · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/10 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Migration from high-tax states to states with lower taxes and less government spending will dramatically alter the composition of future Congresses, according to a study by Americans for Tax Reform Eight states are projected to gain at least one congressional seat under reapportionment following the 2010 Census: Texas (four seats), Florida (two seats), Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington (one seat each). Their average top state personal income tax rate: 2.8 percent. By contrast, New York and Ohio are likely to lose two seats each, while Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be...
  • suffering sufferage !!!

    07/28/2010 2:14:39 PM PDT · by Coffee... Black... No Sugar · 4 replies · 3+ views
    National Popular Vote ^ | 7/28/2010 | Website
  • Mass Legislature approves plan to bypass Electoral College

    07/27/2010 2:40:29 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 130 replies · 4+ views
    Boston.Com ^ | 27 July 2010 | Martin Finucane
    The Massachusetts Legislature has approved a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote. "What we are submitting is the idea that the president should be selected by the majority of people in the United States of America," Senator James B. Eldridge, an Acton Democrat, said before the Senate voted to enact the bill. Under the new bill, he said, "Every vote will be of the same weight across the country." But Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with...
  • Attacks on the Electoral College Gain Momentum

    06/23/2010 9:12:23 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 120 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 06/24/2010 | Tara Ross
    You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but the Electoral College is on the verge of being eliminated. One important legislative vote could occur Thursday. Two others could occur in the upcoming days and weeks. A California-based group, National Popular Vote, is lobbying hard for a dangerous piece of anti-Electoral College legislation. My NRO article on the mechanics of the legislation is here. Five states have already approved NPV, but now three additional states are dangerously close to joining them: Delaware, Massachusetts, and New York. Another trio of state legislatures approved the scheme, but their governors vetoed the...
  • (Vanity) Is there a threat to the electoral process?

    06/03/2010 1:02:32 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies · 434+ views
    6/3/2010 | Me
    I heard something on the talk-radio news today, but could not hear it completely. It sounded as if someone in Congress is sending up a bill to eliminate the Electoral College process for presidential elections? I cannot find this anywhere yet. Does anyone know of this or similar story? I got really angry when I thought I heard they want to delete it and really are trying.

    12/13/2009 11:28:53 PM PST · by meadsjn · 31 replies · 1,477+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | M.Joseph Sheppard
    SARAH PALIN'S CERTAIN PATH TO ELECTION IN 2012 The McCain/Palin team were faced with almost every possible impediment to victory.Number one,and perhaps the key factor,was a media hugely,in fact obsessively in the can for Obama.Further,rather than as a corollary simply ignoring the GOP team the media embarked on a campaign of vilification perhaps unprecedented in recent electoral history-to the level in fact that any semblance of balance was destroyed. Secondly,the Republican team were shouldered with the burden of an extremely unpopular President,so unpopular that mechanisms were found to keep both Bush and Cheney from the nominating convention. Thirdly,and perhaps the...
  • President Certified After Objection Delay (2004)

    12/17/2008 10:50:53 AM PST · by Jack Black · 9 replies · 748+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Thursday, January 06, 2005 | FoxNews
    President Certified After Objection Delay Thursday, January 06, 2005 WASHINGTON — A joint session of Congress resumed meeting Thursday evening and quickly finalized certification of President Bush's (search) 286 Electoral College votes to Democrat John Kerry's 251. A candidate needs 270 votes to win the presidential election. Kerry running mate John Edwards received one Electoral vote. The certification was delayed for several hours after Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, stopped the formal declaration of Bush's second term to protest voting irregularities. The joint session had met earlier in the day but quickly recessed per congressional...
  • Political Scientist Says Electoral College Lacks What It Need To Elect Obama To White House

    12/14/2008 9:57:46 AM PST · by BP2 · 135 replies · 4,870+ views
    PR Web ^ | 12/11/08 | Dr. Mary Maxwell
    Marblehead, Mass. (PRWEB) December 11, 2008 -- Dr. Mary Maxwell, political scientist, said today: "Obama's silence about his citizenship is indefensible and unworkable. Next Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral college meet and they are at risk, themselves, of violating state election laws if they participate in a fraud." "If a presidential candidate's claim that he meets the requirements are later found to be false," Maxwell said,"one or more of the 50 states could bring charges against him. But that would be a terrible thing if it comes after Inauguration Day. It would be better if a state would...
  • Electoral College scam: Where dead people vote

    12/03/2008 4:35:14 AM PST · by Amityschild · 6 replies · 1,202+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 3, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A lawyer playing a major part in a California lawsuit urging officials to prevent the state's 55 Electoral College votes from being recorded for Barack Obama until questions about his citizenship are resolved has written to county clerks around the state, seeking an investigation into a process that has allowed a dead woman to be listed as an official elector. According to Gary Kreep, executive director of the United States Justice Foundation, the clerks have been advised about the "irregularity" in the list of electors provided by the Democratic Party in California. "In the 28th Congressional District (Congressman Howard Berman),...
  • What If He Can't Be President?

    12/01/2008 8:32:59 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 97 replies · 2,657+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | December 1st, 2008 | Rand Simberg
    I’m pretty sure that I’ve never mentioned the birth certificate issue up until this point, even in the heat of the campaign.I have to confess that I have no idea what to make of the fact that, despite all of the lawsuits (most of which were thrown out due to lack of standing, which in turn makes one wonder, if a US citizen has no standing to challenge whether or not a presidential candidate is eligible to be president, who does?), the Obama campaign could easily put this to rest by simply unsealing the birth certificate, which (coincidentally with his...
  • Chasm dividing Americans over birth certificate widens

    11/28/2008 9:00:33 PM PST · by ckilmer · 283 replies · 7,178+ views
    WND ^ | November 28, 2008
    The chasm between those who want President-elect Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate to verify his eligibility to hold the nation's highest office and those who simply support the Democrat is widening. "The Constitution means what we today decide it means," opined one participant on a new WND forum that offers readers an opportunity to express their opinion on the birth certificate dispute.
  • What if Electoral College Elects Sarah Palin to Presidency? (Satire)

    11/21/2008 12:19:19 PM PST · by hamboy · 16 replies · 1,029+ views
    News Blaze ^ | November 20, 2008 | John Lillpop
    What if Electoral College Elects Sarah Palin to Presidency? Satire By John LillpopWhat if Barack Obama is declared a non-citizen and ineligible to serve as U.S. President?That is most improbable, right? Perhaps, but not impossible.In fact, a challenge to Obama's citizenship is scheduled to be the subject of a "conference" at the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5, 2008. A conference is a meeting of the Supreme Court Justices where cases are reviewed and the court decides which ones to accept for formal review. *The formal election of Barack Obama by the Electoral College is scheduled for December 15,...
  • Did George W. Bush help the GOP or hurt the GOP?

    11/20/2008 1:40:22 PM PST · by jmikes20 · 109 replies · 2,308+ views
    Over the last 8 years, did George W. Bush help or hurt our party? We did see 2 electoral wins, and the first majority win since his dad trounced Dukakis. He helped keep a Democrat out of the White House for 8 years, and stave off out and out John Kerry liberalism, who is probably more liberal than Barack Hussein Obama. however, we got trounced pretty badly on November 4, all across the board, even in Governor's mansions, where Dems managed to do well in 2002. The Dems ranks grew over the '90's, going from 43% of the vote steadily...