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  • Constitutional Ignorance -- Perhaps Contempt

    01/17/2018 5:21:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, "What Happened?" Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple majority vote, distorts the one-person, one-vote principle of democracy because electoral votes are not distributed according to population. To back up their claim, they point out that the Electoral College gives, for example, Wyoming citizens disproportionate weight in a presidential election. Put another way, Wyoming, a state with a population...
  • WHY IS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SO IMPORTANT

    12/25/2017 3:21:07 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 80 replies
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    In their infinite wisdom, the founders of our country created a structure called the "Electoral College" as a control system and to ensure the individual states were fairly represented. Otherwise one or two densely populated areas would speak for the whole of the nation. It was not created as a device to favor Democrats, Republicans, Whigs, Tories or any other political affiliation. It was created as a system of "checks and balances" to guard against any small vocal area, with a specific agenda, speaking for the whole of the nation. The following list of statistics should put an end to...
  • A Senate of the States: September 6th, 1787

    12/18/2017 12:51:00 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 18th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Presidential Elections. Little over a week before the close of the federal convention, the senate was still responsible for appointing a president should no one obtain a majority, or if two with a majority had an equal number, of electoral votes. While their electoral college system minimized the possibility of “pre-bought” presidents, our Framers nonetheless cast a suspicious eye at the senate. The convention intended a ‘high-toned’ second branch to check the house, but had they gone too far? Their senate had the power to appoint the president, name his officers, appoint judges, make treaties and try impeachments. This constituted...
  • Surprisingly, Republicans and Conservatives Shouldn’t Fear a National Popular Vote

    12/11/2017 10:14:06 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Republicans are hesitant to switch from our winner-take-all state laws allocating electors to the electoral college to using the National Popular Vote. The National Popular Vote Plan would award all of a state’s electors to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states. There is a fear that such a move will benefit Democrats, since Democrats won the popular vote even though they lost the elections in 2000 and 2016. But the truth is, Republicans are likely going to lose their ability to win the necessary swing state of Florida in the future, and they can...
  • Gloria Steinem: Trump Is Not The President Because 'He Lost By 10 Million Votes'

    12/10/2017 11:29:55 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 121 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Yeah, not to get your blood pressures to spike over the weekend, but some on the feminist Left just need to accept that 2016 happened and they lost. It doesn’t matter that Hillary Clinton got more popular votes either; that’s not how you win the presidency. We all know this. Now, as we enter the 2018 midterm season, we still have some who just can’t stand that Trump won, that he’s president, and that Hillary Clinton will never be president—ever. Enter Gloria Steinem who says she doesn’t think Trump is president because he lost by 10 million votes. No,...
  • Getting the Facts Straight on the Electoral College

    11/13/2017 5:27:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2017 | Ray Haynes
    The most misunderstood institution in our constitutional government is the Electoral College. Most recently, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee claimed that “the Electoral College is not in the Constitution.” Others on the right of the political spectrum claim that the process by which the members of the Electoral College are selected is our “founders’ vision for our Republic” and constitutionally mandated. Both are dead wrong. Let’s begin with the actual words of the Constitution: “Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors equal to the whole number of Senators...
  • Kremlin-Connected ‘Troll Farm’ Organized Facebook Event To Protest Donald Trump

    10/31/2017 2:36:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/2017 | Bre Payton
    Days after Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, thousands flocked to the streets of New York City to demonstrate against the president elect in a protest organized by a Kremlin-connected Facebook page called BlackMattersUS, The Hill reports. Between 5,000 and 10,000 people attended the protest organized by the Facebook page, which, according to an archived screen grab, had more than 99,000 likes.“Join us in the streets! Stop Trump and his bigoted agenda!” the Facebook event page reads for the protest, which was called “Trump is NOT my President. March against Trump.” “Divided is the reason we just fell,” it reads. “We must...
  • Liberals Claim Electoral College Is Biased. Here Are the Facts.

    10/31/2017 2:56:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 24, 2017 | Tara Ross
    In 1824, Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams were both members of the same political party. But in every other election with a discrepancy between the electoral and popular votes, the losing candidate has been the Democrat. Odd coincidence? Or is the Electoral College biased against the Democratic Party? Democratic President Barack Obama seemed to imply just that in a December 2016 press conference: “The Electoral College is a vestige,” he told reporters. “It’s a carry-over. … [T]here are some structures in our political system, as envisioned by the Founders, that sometimes are going to disadvantage Democrats.” It’s a funny...
  • Trump’s Katrina? Influx of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria could tip Florida toward Democrats.

    09/28/2017 9:58:55 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 45 replies
    WaPo ^ | September 28, 2017 | James Hohmann
    ...it could be quite politically significant that tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans, maybe more, are expected to permanently move into Florida as the result of Hurricane Maria. Their citizenship entitles them to vote, and they tend to overwhelmingly support Democratic candidates. Florida-based Republican operative Rick Wilson thinks the hurricane might be a game changer. “If you put an influx of 100,000 Puerto Ricans who vote Democratic eight times out of 10 in the Orlando area, there you go,” he said. “Nobody can afford a big change in the registration pattern or a change in the voting pattern that offsets...
  • Lawsuits aim to change winner-take-all Electoral College system by 2020 presidential race

    09/28/2017 8:42:23 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 27, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    The votes have been counted and President Trump has moved into the White House, but the campaign to upend the Electoral College is far from over. Lawsuits aimed at striking down the winner-take-all system and giving electors more freedom to change their votes have been in the works since Mr. Trump won the Electoral College vote but not the popular vote on Nov. 8. The idea is not to eliminate the Electoral College, which would require a constitutional amendment, but to require states to implement a system in which electors cast ballots based on the percentage of the popular vote.
  • Hillary Clinton: Time to abolish the Electoral College

    09/13/2017 8:04:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 128 replies
    CNN ^ | September 13, 2017 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election. Clinton, in the interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, displayed her animus for fired FBI Director James Comey, reflected on her love for the people -- namely former President Bill Clinton -- who helped her get through the crushing loss and blasted the arcane election body that she believes helped Donald Trump win the presidency.
  • Journalists Treated to Luxury Resort Vacations by Electoral College Bypass Group

    09/06/2017 7:53:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 6, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Ah! Life is good. Just luxuriating poolside in a tropical setting at a four star resort while sipping on an endless supply of mai tais while munching on ceviche. All that is required is to listen to a five hour pitch. Not for time share condos. Instead this pitch is made to journalists about how and why the Electoral College can be bypassed.  This revelation about how an obviously well-funded group called the Institute for Research on Presidential Elections is providing vacations for journalists comes to us via reporter Tim Alberta of Politico Magazine.  Alberta relayed the posh pitch in Is...
  • Could The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Reduce Bad Policy-Making In Our Elections?

    08/11/2017 7:52:50 AM PDT · by Mafe · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Okay—I’m going to step back a second on the Electoral College. In general, I think the institution has served us well for over 200 years. No, I don’t think that the five times a president was elected by winning the 270 electoral votes, but not the popular vote, constitutes a harbinger for the destruction of our republic. Liberals whine about Bush’s 2000 win. They whine about Trump’s 2016 win, albeit with more froth around the mouth. There were a solid couple of weeks worth of hot takes about how the Electoral College is archaic, racist, and anti-Democratic and yet we’re...
  • Slavery

    07/19/2017 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Too many people believe that slavery is a "peculiar institution." That's what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, "Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South." But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd or unusual. It was common among ancient peoples such as the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Greeks, Persians, Armenians and many others. Large numbers of Christians were enslaved during the Ottoman wars in Europe. White slaves were common in Europe from the Dark Ages to the Middle Ages. It was only after A.D. 1600 that Europeans joined with Arabs and Africans and started the Atlantic slave trade....
  • (Russ) Feingold starts group with aim of abolishing the Electoral College

    04/12/2017 6:01:53 AM PDT · by RC one · 60 replies
    WKOW ^ | 3/22/17 | Greg Neumann
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Just months after losing his bid to return to the U.S. Senate, Middleton Democrat Russ Feingold is starting a new political organization with a stated goal of abolishing the U.S. Electoral College. Feingold announced the creation of LegitAction Wednesday in a press release, calling it "an organization committed to restoring our country’s democratic legitimacy." Under that premise, LegitAction will "focus on four central pillars of our democracy." - Protecting the Right to Vote - Reforming our campaign finance system- Empowering the national popular vote by abolishing the Electoral College- Protecting the independence and credibility of the Supreme...
  • Trump falsely claims he got biggest Electoral College win since Reagan [STUPID NONSENSE ALERT]

    02/16/2017 12:26:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 90 replies
    President Trump on Thursday falsely claimed he had the biggest Electoral College win since former President Ronald Reagan. "I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan," he said during a heated press conference at the White House. "In other words the media is trying to attack our administration because they know we are following through on pledges that we made and they're not happy about it, for whatever reason. But a lot of people are happy about it." But, in 2012, former President Obama received 332 electoral votes, and in 2008 he won 365 electoral votes.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I would back changing the Electoral College

    02/07/2017 10:35:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/2017 | BY MARK HENSCH
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she would support changing the Electoral College. “There are some things I would like to change, one is the Electoral College,” she said late Monday at Stanford Law School in California, according to CNN. “But that would require a constitutional amendment, and amending our Constitution is powerfully hard to do,” she added. Ginsburg also lamented partisan divisions in Congress, which she said hurt the confirmation process for justices. “I wish there was a way I could wave a magic wand and put back when people were respectful of each other and the Congress...
  • Mark Levin: What?!? I'll address this on LevinTV & radio on Monday.

    01/28/2017 3:01:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 168 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 28, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏@marklevinshow 9h9 hours ago What?!? I'll address this on LevinTV & radio on Monday.
  • Alexander Soros, Scion of Billionaire George Soros, Being Groomed to Take Control

    01/19/2017 5:41:20 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    According to Media Research Center (MRC,) Alexander Soros, one of billionaire George Soros’ five children, opened his father’s checkbook and gave more than $4.5 million to various Democratic campaign and political action committees last year. Between August and November the Soros scion wrote four checks to Senator Harry Reid’s Senate Majority PAC totaling $3.5 million. The other checks went to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee Services Corporation, and other left-wing groups and politicians.Although it’s George’s money, Alexander is making the decisions on a major part of his father’s estimated $25 billion. And it appears to be part...
  • Florida Disenfranchisement Part 2

    04/08/2008 8:05:57 PM PDT · by airedale · 3 replies · 87+ views
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    The media didn't talk about it but in the 2000 election contest the Democratic strategy if they couldn't get the vote count to go their way was to tie the results up in the court so that Florida wouldn't be able to field electors. This would have cut 25 electors from Bush's total and given Gore the election. The Florida state legislature was dominated by the Republican party who let it be known that they could appoint the electors and with the Supreme Court decision the Democrats effort to win the election by disenfranchising Florida was shelved. In the primary...