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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.
  • George Soros says Trump will win by a landslide but confesses to one major problem

    10/23/2016 10:45:34 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 84 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | October 21, 2016 | Bloomberg video
    Soros: Trump will win in a landslide in the popular vote, not in the electoral vote, because, there, paid political [mumble] (elements/announcements?) will have a big role, and so the electoral thing will be closer, but the popular vote will be a landslide because we are a small minority of extremists, so we are all moving in that direction, and while I don't think Donald Trump has any chance of being elected ... Interviewer: But you think Hillary Clinton is a done deal? Soros: Yeah.
  • Hillary Clinton’s lead drops to 2 points over Donald Trump in N.H., new poll shows

    10/06/2016 12:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 6, 2016 | James Pindell
    Less than five weeks until Election Day, Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has disintegrated in the swing state of New Hampshire, a new survey finds. The Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll surveyed New Hampshire likely voters earlier this week and found Clinton with a slim lead over Trump, 44 percent to 42 percent. That’s well within the survey’s margin of error of 4.4 percent. To date, Trump has never led a general election poll in the Granite State. In the last two months, Clinton has maintained a 6 percent advantage in state polls, according to an average calculated by RealClearPolitics....
  • 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.
  • Donald Trump Has a Wide Open Path to Victory over Hillary -Electoral College! (337 EV's Trump)

    09/21/2016 4:24:57 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Still Report ^ | 9/17/2016 | Bill Still
    I’ve been watching a British betting site – As Trump’s odds improved, I realized that this bookie site was also giving odds on whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would win November’s election on a state-by-state basis... But here is the map according to PaddyPower – the British bookie site. Trump only is behind by a thin margin of 20 electoral votes. They gave the rest of the deep south to Trump – that is Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. They gave Virginia and Pennsylvania to Clinton and New Hampshire to Clinton. They gave Ohio and Iowa to Trump,...
  • NPR: OK, fine, it looks like Trump has a viable path to 270 after all

    09/20/2016 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/16 | Dan Calabrese
    As the polls have sped in a pro-Trump direction over the course of the past week, Hillary loyalists and their media servants (but I repeat myself) have insisted that regardless of what you see in national polling, the electoral map is simply too difficult for Trump to actually give him a viable path to 270 electoral votes. Our rejoinder has simple: That’s true until national trends become so strong that state numbers start to follow, and suddenly the realities of the map change. I don’t know how sustainable Trump’s current momentum is, but I do know that if it continues...
  • No Glenn Beck, Trump does not need Pennsylvania to win

    09/19/2016 11:49:46 AM PDT · by TheRef · 22 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 09/19/16 | Aaron Rossiter
    No matter where you look, if you're watching the MSM or a NeverTrumper is on the screen, you will hear the statement that Trump needs to win Pennsylvania. NeverTrumper Glenn Beck pushes this notion on his show regularly. The reason they do this is to put all the focus on Pennsylvania, where it is always an uphill fight for a Republican and the polls often look tough. Glenn knows that he has Trump supporters in his audience and his goal is to demoralize them. Unfortunately, he often distorts the truth or simply misstates it, to accomplish this goal. Trump absolutely...
  • It's Time to Award Electoral College Votes by Congressional District

    09/19/2016 10:41:24 AM PDT · by ConquerWeMust · 51 replies
    American Family Association ^ | February 3, 2015 | Bryan Fisher
    The custom in the United States today is for Electoral College (EC) votes to be awarded state-by-state on a winner-take-all basis. A candidate who wins the popular vote in an individual state gets every one of its electoral votes. Although we are accustomed to thinking this is the only way it can be done, the method of awarding electoral votes is a matter for each state to decide. For example, two states (Nebraska and Maine) award electoral college votes by congressional district rather than by statewide popular vote. There is no reason for every other state in the nation not...
  • Current Electoral Count: Trump at 270+

    09/17/2016 3:40:18 PM PDT · by whiterhino · 85 replies interactive electoral map ^ | 9/17/2016 | Me and
    A lot of people are obsessing over PA, so to make you feel a little better while ignoring PA... I see this is the current state of the polls by state based on latest polling averages which may or may not have the full effect of voter's responses since Cankles lost a shoe and all momentum (if she had any) on 9/11. Click the map to create your own at Even with Trump getting only partial NE and Maine, Trump could win with this scenario now. He could also win by getting Colorado yet giving up NV and NH.
  • How Trump Could Win The White House While Losing The Popular Vote

    09/15/2016 11:28:47 AM PDT · by FenwickBabbitt · 44 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | September 15, 2016 | David Wasserman
    ...there is an unusually high chance Donald Trump could win the Electoral College while losing the popular vote — basically, Democrats’ version of the apocalypse. Here’s why: Several of Trump’s worst demographic groups happen to be concentrated in states, such as California, New York, Texas and Utah, that are either not competitive or that aren’t on Trump’s must-win list. Conversely, whites without a college degree — one of Trump’s strongest groups — represent a huge bloc in three blue states he would need to turn red to have the best chance of winning 270 electoral votes: Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.......
  • Republicans Gain Ground on Dems in Voter Registration in Key States

    09/14/2016 8:18:42 AM PDT · by FenwickBabbitt · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics / AP ^ | September 14, 2016 | Hope Yen
    Republicans have gained ground on Democrats in registering voters in three battleground states and kept their razor-thin advantage in Iowa - encouraging news for Donald Trump eight weeks before Election Day.... IOWA Iowa is a bright spot for Trump among battleground states, with Republicans now holding an edge of 19,000 total registered voters over Democrats, 691,000 to 672,000. While independents are the most numerous at 755,000, much of the state's Republican establishment has rallied around Trump.... FLORIDA Both campaigns have heavily targeted Florida, but Democrats have seen their advantage shrink to 258,000 active voters - down from 535,000 in 2012....
  • National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

    09/11/2016 9:51:49 AM PDT · by MCF · 7 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Unknown
    The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among several U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their respective electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • (Vanity) Electoral Vote Momentum in Trump's Favor - Today's Update

    09/09/2016 12:37:49 PM PDT · by scouter · 15 replies
    Self | September 9, 2016 | Self
    I have followed the last several presidential races on, and have found their commentary to be rather left-leaning, but their results to be fairly accurate. For the last several days I've been comparing the current data with the data from about two weeks ago. There are some interesting findings. As of August 25, the totals were:Trump: 191 Clinton: 332 Tied: 15 Today, the total is:Trump: 244 Clinton: 294 Tied: 0 So two weeks ago, Trump needed to gain 79 electoral votes, and Clinton could afford to lose 62. Since then, Trump has gained 53 electoral votes (67% of those...
  • How the Electoral College favors Democrats and why Republicans must change it [rehash]

    09/07/2016 5:01:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 34 replies ^ | June 6, 2014 yes 2014 | Matt A Mayer
    Let me break it down by state and electoral votes. The Democrat will almost always win the following states: California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Those states are worth 183 electoral votes. Thus, the Democrat likely enters the 2016 election with a base of 242 electoral votes. This electoral vote allocation leaves the Democrat just 28 electoral votes from The White House, while the Republican needs an additional 100 electoral votes to win. There are only 126 electoral votes left...
  • Wargaming the Electoral College

    09/07/2016 1:59:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 7, 2016 | Stephen Green Vodka Pundit
    You've probably seen the above map already, or ones very much like it, showing Hillary Clinton's prohibitive lead in the Electoral College. In my previous Wargaming column from four weeks ago, Clinton's worst-case scenario gave her a squeaker 273-265. And that, I must reiterate, was her worst-case outcome as of just four weeks ago.But then Donald Trump went to Mexico in what might prove to have been a game-changer. It is already at the very least a direction-changer -- if the massive new WaPo/SurveyMonkey poll is to be believed.Let's look at the maps based on that poll of nearly 75,000...
  • Yes, Donald Trump Has a Path to 270 Electoral Votes

    09/04/2016 9:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    It's hard to think of a more irresistible morsel of dubious conventional wisdom than the claim that, driven by demographic change, the presidential electoral map now greatly favors the Democrats. The latest propagation of this myth is found in a long piece by National Review Online's chief political correspondent, Tim Alberta ("Does Donald Trump Have a Path to 270?"), from which Mark Levin read aloud at great length during his radio program on Tuesday. Levin, who has yet to say how he'll cast his vote for president, framed Alberta's piece as being authoritative in portraying dire straits for Donald Trump....
  • Election Update: As The Race Tightens, Don’t Assume The Electoral College Will Save Clinton

    09/01/2016 7:39:43 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 54 replies
    Five Thirty Eight .com ^ | 9/1/2016 | Nate Silver
    The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has tightened. Clinton, whose lead over Trump exceeded 8 percentage points at her peak following the Democratic convention, is ahead by 4 or 5 percentage points today, according to our polls-only forecast. *** Overall, Clinton’s leads in the tipping-point states — the ones most likely to determine the Electoral College winner in a close election — average about 4 percentage points, close to her numbers in national polls.
  • A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election

    08/30/2016 2:38:03 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 78 replies
    US News ^ | August 30, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    The presidential election could be delayed or scrapped altogether if conspiracy theories become predictive and a candidate dies or drops out before Nov. 8. The perhaps equally startling alternative, if there's enough time: Small groups of people hand-picking a replacement pursuant to obscure party rules. The scenarios have been seriously considered by few outside of the legal community and likely are too morbid for polite discussion in politically mixed company. But prominent law professors have pondered the effects and possible ways to address a late-date vacancy. "There's nothing in the Constitution which requires a popular election for the electors serving...
  • Does Donald Trump Have a Path to 270?

    08/30/2016 3:35:14 PM PDT · by Signalman · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/30/2016 | Tim Alberta
    Labor Day traditionally sounds a gun that starts the general election in earnest — vacations are over, kids are back in school, and voters are finally tuning in to a presidential race that’s competitive coming out of the party conventions. This year feels very different. With two prolonged primary seasons, two deeply polarizing nominees, and two conventions that were moved up by a month (from late August to late July), voters have been unable to escape the shadow cast by a bizarre and historic race for the White House. And with the GOP nominee trailing badly in nearly every national...
  • The Funky Math of the Electoral College

    08/26/2016 2:51:36 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 76 replies
    Scientific America ^ | Aug. 24 2016 | Randyn Charles Bartholomew
    You might already know we have a pretty weird system for electing presidents. Candidates can win with fewer votes, some states matter more than others, some votes matter more than others, and all due to an ad hoc political compromise between 18th century wigged gentlemen. Per their decision, we don’t vote for our leaders directly, but instead choose intermediaries, known as electors, who then (usually) vote for who we tell them to. Since each state is given two free electors regardless of how few people live there, voters from sparsely populated states like Wyoming are able to pack over three...
  • Clinton Rises to 348 Electoral Votes, Trump Drops to 190

    08/18/2016 3:03:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Sabato's Crystal Ball ^ | August 18, 2016 | Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley
    New Hampshire may just have four electoral votes, but it’s important. If you doubt it, just ask any Granite State citizens, and they’ll tell you about their first-in-the-nation primary. Even that quartet of electoral votes can matter; in 2000, if Al Gore had just won them (and without Ralph Nader on the ballot, he probably would have), Gore would have been president even without Florida. He didn’t and he wasn’t. Since 2000, we’ve watched New Hampshire become more reliable for the Democrats in presidential years. Neighbor John Kerry of Massachusetts won 50.2% in 2004, and Barack Obama easily carried the...
  • Donald Trump has a totally plausible path to 270 electoral votes

    08/01/2016 2:46:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    The New York Times published a great piece Sunday headlined "Electoral Map Gives Donald Trump Few Places to Go." Here's the crux of the article, which was written by the terrific Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman: Even as Mr. Trump has ticked up in national polls in recent weeks, senior Republicans say his path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed for election has remained narrow — and may have grown even more precarious. It now looks exceedingly difficult for him to assemble even the barest Electoral College majority without beating Hillary Clinton in a trifecta of the biggest swing...
  • The Framers’ President

    07/26/2016 2:13:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The pull of democracy often overwhelms societies. As men are naturally drawn to the scent of a woman, passion instead of reason lures societies toward all power to the people. Why shouldn’t our representatives, senators and presidents be popularly elected? Because democracy isn’t perfume but rather a poison that terminates in tyranny. The electoral process of Article II was designed to avoid a popularly derived president. In a recent post I showed how the Framers designed their presidential election process around two goals. First, only men of national stature, wisdom, experience and virtue would be considered. Second, the winner would...
  • Donald Trump: The Echo of Our Framers’ Uncorrupted President

    07/22/2016 2:01:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 22nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Our Framers don’t get the credit they deserve. Their presidential electoral system was designed to avoid the road to ruin so typical in republics: popular election of a demagogic strongman who promises to quell that which he foments, meaning societal discord and anarchy, by rewarding his supporters and destroying his opponents. How in the world did our Framers come up with the method in Article II to elect a president? Contrary to popular belief, there are two central purposes to their outwardly clumsy and confusing process. First, it was to elevate men of only the highest virtue, wisdom and talents...
  • 2016 Presidential Election Map (July 21, 2016)

    07/20/2016 9:18:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    270towin ^ | July 21, 2016
    As it is right now, 217 electoral votes for the Democrats with 191 for the Republicans.
  • Trump’s Best Path to Victory

    07/20/2016 12:04:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Yahoo link ^ | 18 Jul, 2016 | JOHN BRABENDER
    Two-hundred and seventy. That’s the number of Electoral College votes one needs to become the most powerful person on earth. And according to most of the so-called experts, it won’t be Donald Trump. While I agree that he is the underdog, a Trump victory is not impossible. Here’s how it could happen. If this were a typical presidential election, the logical first step would be to pick the most likely combination of states to put the Trump campaign over the 270 threshold. Then you would spend all of your time, energy and resources targeting the battleground states. It has worked...
  • Trump Pulls to 266-272 Virtual Electoral Tie Today

    07/18/2016 7:11:54 AM PDT · by orchestra · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/2016 | John Pudner
    With the exception of NBC, battleground polls released so far in July show voters are moving toward Donald Trump. In four battleground states — Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania — Trump gained an average of five points and caught Clinton in at least one poll in each state. If that five point shift is quietly happening in North Carolina and New Hampshire, other battleground states where we have no recent non-NBC polls, then Trump is also quietly ahead in both, bringing him to within 266-272 in the Electoral Vote. He would still need to win Michigan, Virginia, Maine, Ohio or some...
  • Trump Pulls to 266-272 Virtual Electoral Tie Today

    07/18/2016 7:20:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2016 | John Pudner
    With the exception of NBC, battleground polls released so far in July show voters are moving toward Donald Trump. In four battleground states — Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania — Trump gained an average of five points and caught Clinton in at least one poll in each state. If that five point shift is quietly happening in North Carolina and New Hampshire, other battleground states where we have no recent non-NBC polls, then Trump is also quietly ahead in both, bringing him to within 266-272 in the Electoral Vote. He would still need to win Michigan, Virginia, Maine, Ohio or some...
  • Trump vs. Clinton Polls: Trump Gets Stronger In Electoral College...

    06/11/2016 12:33:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jonathan Vankin
    New polls out this week matching the two presumptive presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, could spell danger for the Democrat even as she appears to be pulling away from Trump in the nationwide head-to-head matchup. Polling from crucial swing states that had previously been controlled by Clinton now appears to be heading back in the direction of the Republican candidate. What that means for the general election is that, even though Clinton appears to be consolidating her support among voters across the United States, the Electoral College, where the next president will actually be chosen, has started to...
  • Venezuela's Maduro rooting for 'revolutionary friend' Sanders in U.S. campaign

    05/31/2016 7:28:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Venezuela's Maduro rooting for 'revolutionary friend' Sanders in U.S. campaign By Girish Gupta and Corina Pons CARACAS Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, said on Tuesday night he supported Bernie Sanders in the U.S. presidential race, adding that the candidate, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, would win if the vote were "free." Maduro, a socialist who sees himself as the political heir to his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, has long railed against the United States, blaming it for Venezuela's economic crisis and accusing Washington of attempting to topple him. "Bernie Sanders, our revolutionary friend, ought to win in the United...
  • Donald Trump says he can rewrite the electoral map. Can he?

    05/20/2016 8:16:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 20 May 2016 | Jane C. Timm
    <p>Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump wants to rewrite the electoral map.</p> <p>“I will win states that no Republican would even run in,” he told the Associated Press this month.</p> <p>But is it realistic? Can the bombastic billionaire rewrite decades of political realities?</p>
  • Did Hillary Clinton's lawyer inadvertently expose her electoral nightmares?

    06/05/2015 11:35:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has filed lawsuits in Wisconsin and Ohio to fight voting rights laws passed by Republicans, and some say those lawsuits could be read as a sign that Clinton is worried about winning those states in 2016. In 2012, both Wisconsin and Ohio went blue for President Obama. But they're considered swing states now, and with Midwestern GOP contenders such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker poised to enter the presidential race, Clinton may have turned to her superstar lawyer to help eliminate her GOP competition. Marc Elias serves as general counsel of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He...
  • An Electoral Strategy for 2016

    09/12/2015 7:29:09 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 22 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Paul R. Hollrah
    To be elected president or vice president of the United States requires a total of at least 270 votes in the Electoral College. Through the strategic spending of other people’s money, especially among minority populations in our major urban areas, Democrats have fashioned an electoral map that gives them a relatively firm base of 22 blue states with a combined total of 257 of the needed 270 electoral votes. Of the remaining 281 electoral votes, they only have to pick up 13 in order to elect a president and a vice president. Republicans, on the other hand, have a firm...
  • Poll Shows Trump Beating Clinton inHead-to-Head Contest taking 70% of Electoral Votes

    10/22/2015 4:20:45 PM PDT · by LS · 80 replies
    Powdered Wig Society ^ | Thomas Madison
    image: us1 The latest 2016 presidential poll has Donald Trump destroying Hitlery Clinton in a head-to-head matchup, 375 electoral votes to Hitlery’s 163. That is an astonishing 70% to 30%, and is very good news if you are a Donald Trump supporter…. and I am! Based on an average of the RCP (Real Clear Politics) polling data from all the states and all the “head to head” matchups between Donald Trump (by far the winner of the GOP) and Hillary Clinton (The winner of the Democratic Party) shows bad news for the Democrats. Clinton is losing handily in all...
  • Hillary Calls For End To Electoral College (Flashback)

    02/11/2016 11:41:26 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    cbs news ^ | 11-10-2000
    "We are a very different country than we were 200 years ago," Clinton said. "I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president." The first lady also said that because of the closeness of this year's presidential election, "I hope no one is ever in doubt again about whether their vote counts." Clinton was accompanied by Green Island Democrat Rep. Michael R. McNulty, who has co-sponsored electoral college legislation introduced by...
  • How Trump vs. Clinton would reshape the electoral map

    03/20/2016 7:49:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19,2016 | Dan Balz
    Among the 18 states that have been in Democratic hands since the 1992 election are Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Along with Ohio and Iowa, those heartland states are likely to be the most intensely contested battlegrounds in the country if a Trump-Clinton race materializes. All those states have higher concentrations of white voters, including larger percentages of older, white working-class voters, than many of the states in faster-growing areas that Obama looked to in his two campaigns. “If he drives big turnout increases with white voters, especially with white male voters, that has the potential to change the map,”...
  • The GOP Crowns Ted Cruz Its Anti-Trump At The Party's Own Electoral Peril

    03/02/2016 4:49:32 PM PST · by drewh · 102 replies
    This Week ^ | 3/2/2016 | Pete Weber
    n. Ted Cruz is right: He is the most successful Republican this year not named Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, he has won four GOP contests, including the primary in his delegate-rich home state, Texas. Marco Rubio has won just one contest, the Minnesota caucus, and John Kasich has won bupkis. The Republican nomination race has been a three-man fight for at least two weeks now, since Jeb Bush threw in the towel, and in his Texas-Oklahoma victory speech, Cruz asked his remaining non-Trump rivals — meaning Rubio, mostly — to "prayerfully consider" leaving him to fight Trump mano a...
  • Ted Cruz: “This is a campaign designed to change the electoral map."

    03/07/2016 7:56:13 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 138 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/7/2016 | Sean Hannity
    Ted Cruz: “This is a campaign designed to change the electoral map."
  • Ben Carson: Gid Rid of Electoral College

    04/17/2016 4:07:45 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 130 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/16/16 | t beamon
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday that "we need to make some changes" to the nation's political system — possibly even abolishing the Electoral College — because it's a process "that's disregarding the will of the people." "One of the reasons that this is the year of the outsiders because people were so tired of the status quo and the rules that were arbitrary, created to advantage one group or another group," Carson, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon, told Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News. "Whatever happened to 'We are the people, the American people?' "The power has been served,"...
  • NeverTrump's new goal

    05/07/2016 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 78 replies ^ | 7 May 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    “I agree with these folks that Trump is no conservative, and he’s more interested in redefining the Republican Party than in unifying it,” Blackwell explained. “I believe he is self-centered enough, and wants a win this election enough, that these folks can get his attention and perhaps find common ground. If not, he’ll have a problem this November.”
  • The New Electoral Scorecard Ratings in 13 Key States

    05/05/2016 12:22:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Cook Political Report ^ | 05/05/2015 | Charlie Cook
    This has been an exceedingly unpredictable year. Although we remain convinced that Hillary Clinton is very vulnerable and would probably lose to most other Republicans, Donald Trump's historic unpopularity with wide swaths of the electorate - women, millennials, independents and Latinos - make him the initial November underdog. As a result, we are shifting 13 ratings on our Electoral Vote scorecard, almost all of them favoring Democrats. Our assessments are based on publicly available polling, data on demographic change and private discussions with a large number of pollsters in both parties. Much could change, but undecided voters begin more hostile...
  • Don’t kill the candidate

    04/29/2016 9:47:47 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 52 replies
    I would like to conclude my week of blogging with a call to action. If no candidate wins a majority in the electoral college, the House of Representatives will choose our next president in a “contingent election,” from among the top three candidates. This is a much less remote possibility than usual this year. As I explained on Monday, there is no way to replace a candidate who dies in a contingent election. This would disenfranchise an entire side of the election, so it provides an unfortunately heightened incentive for assassins. We don’t award assassins this prize at any other...
  • Ben Carson's Bad Idea -- Get Rid of the Electoral College

    04/20/2016 7:02:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/20/2016 | Bruce Walker
    Many conservatives, including me, thought nothing but the best about Dr. Ben Carson's run for the White House...until now. Recently, Dr. Carson has suggested that we need to get rid of the Electoral College because it disregards the "will of the people." Underlying this proposal is the idea that pure, national democracy is the best form of government. Dr. Carson displayed shocking ignorance of American history when he told Fox News: "When the Electoral College was put in place, a lot of people did not know what was going on. They had no idea who was running or what the...
  • Donald Trump Could Be Headed For A Catastrophic General Election Defeat [Sabato Projection]

    04/10/2016 8:40:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 228 replies ^ | April 03, 2016 | Jack Mirkinson
    Donald Trump Could Be Headed For A Catastrophic General Election Defeat by Jack Mirkinson April 3, 2016 T Donald Trump could be headed towards a catastrophic general election defeat if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee, according to a host of recent polling and analysis. There were gasps on Friday when the University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato posted new projections showing that Trump could lose the Electoral College vote to Hillary Clinton 347-191. Sabato is not alone in forecasting such a wipeout. Trump is trailing both Clinton and Bernie Sanders by double digits in some national polls.
  • Cruz Defeats Trump in Wisconsin Is this 1828-1932 All Over Again?

    04/07/2016 6:12:26 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 18 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 4/7/16 | Martin Armstrong
    Posted Apr 7, 2016 by Martin Armstrong Inside sources have relayed that from the outset, Cruz is very much disliked behind the curtain. His entire strategy from the beginning has been to be the last man standing against Trump assuming the Party will install him despite the fact most really dislike him.All the exit polls have shown that more than half of voters in this Republican primary were merely “dissatisfied” with government, compared to one-third who were simply outright “angry.” The voters in Wisconsin seem to be more in never-never-land and said for the most part they want someone with experience....

    03/30/2016 4:00:36 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 31 replies
    The Old Dominion LIbertarian ^ | January 14, 2016 | pangloss90
    The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of...
  • The Electoral College, Rehabilitated to Defeat Donald Trump

    03/18/2016 7:31:50 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 March 2016 | Charles Scaliger
    Included in a very long list of Things We Never Expect to See in American Politics is any scenario in which the leftist establishment Washington Post becomes a champion of the Constitution and the Founders’ original intent in framing it. Yet that is precisely what we find in a March 17 article by Pepperdine University School of Law professor Derek Muller, in which we are exhorted to restore the Electoral College system to some semblance of its original form — to prevent Donald Trump (shown on right) from becoming president.The bipartisan political establishment, be it remembered, has been subverting the Electoral...
  • The Electoral College could still stop Trump, even if he wins the popular vote

    03/17/2016 12:58:03 PM PDT · by detective · 140 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2016 | Derek T. Muller
    Donald Trump will be the GOP’s presidential nominee. Within the party, talk of a brokered Republican National Convention or even a supporting a third-party candidate has circulated among those hoping to stop him from becoming the next president, leaving Trump antagonists across the spectrum to ponder whether there’s any fail-safe left, after November, to stop a Trump administration from becoming a reality. There is. The Electoral College.
  • Two Candidates NOT Born in the US Received Electoral Votes in 1796 Presidential Election [vanity]

    02/21/2016 12:18:51 AM PST · by matt1234 · 75 replies
    me ^ | 21 Feb 2016 | me
    To shed light on the Cruz birther issue, I researched the question: "Has a candidate NOT born in the US ever received electoral votes in a presidential election?" The answer is "yes." In the 1796 election, James Iredell, born in England, and Samuel Johnston, born in Scotland, both received electoral votes. I did not find evidence that these votes were invalidated by Congress, which they can do and have done; but I did not research that extensively. Links with evidence at post #1?
  • To Restore The Constitution, The Voters Themselves Should Follow It

    02/18/2016 8:20:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2016 | Alan Keyes
    The forces that now have a stranglehold on both the so-called “major” political Parties are determined to overthrow the Constitution, turning the United States into an oligarchic tyranny, affirmed periodically by sham votes, as in the erstwhile Soviet Union. I can’t support anything produced by their sham political process. It’s all calculated to produce a result fatal to rightful liberty. Only a true grassroots movement can restore constitutional self-government in the United States. The presidential election, as envisaged by the Constitution’s provisions, actually requires such a grassroots mobilization, focused on the election of presidential electors. These electors are supposed to...