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  • Brzezinski: Trump Won EV 'Fair and Square' - But He's Not 'Completely Elected By the People'

    01/27/2017 3:10:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 27, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," co-anchor Mika Brzezinski argued that while President Donald Trump won the Electoral vote fairly, "this is a president who lost to Hillary Clinton ... I think there's a lot of support he still needs to gain. It's not a president completely elected by the people."
  • Vanity - House Dems try to challenge Electoral College Votes - Biden dismisses them

    01/06/2017 10:26:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    C Span ^ | January 6, 2017
    The House Democrats failed to have 1 Senator signature.
  • Bill Clinton Tears Up After Casting Electoral Vote For Hillary

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

    12/19/2016 2:46:39 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 129 replies
    270 to win -live count ^ | December 19, 2016 | self plus 270TW for source
    Donald J. Trump has won the electoral college vote! Texas took their good old time, thanks to Austin, and cast the final state EV for Trump. He won 306 electoral votes November 8th. Now they have been officially counted to confirm Donald Trump as our 45th president. Our republican electors have been faithful and respected our millions of votes and thirty states that chose Trump / Pence. These loyal electors honestly represented the voters that chose Trump/Pence to lead our great nation. They did not bend under enormous pressure to betray us and become 'faithless' electors. Thank God for faithful...
  • Winning the electoral college with 306 votes is a popular vote win

    11/28/2016 11:17:17 AM PST · by TheRef · 8 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 11/28/16
    11/28/16   Winning the electoral college with 306 votes is a popular vote win The electoral college cools the passions of current popular will by spreading popular power over time. History has shown us why this is a better system.FRENCH REVOLUTION- Death of the Princess De Lamballe, by Leon Maxime Favre Trump won a big popular vote victory as measured by House seats To win 306 electoral votes, a candidate must win jurisdictions that govern a majority of the population of the United States. Electoral votes are allocated in part based on population and Trump won a majority of...
  • Donald Trump won 7.5 Million Popular Vote Landslide in the Heartland

    11/16/2016 1:47:46 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Donald Trump won an overwhelming 7.5 million popular vote victory in 3,084 of the country’s 3,141 counties or county equivalents in America’s heartland. Fifty-five point seven million out of the 109.3 million Americans who cast their ballots in those counties voted for Trump, while only 48.1 million voted for Hillary Clinton, according to the latest county by county election results reported at Politico. The remaining 5.4 million voted for other candidates. Trump’s 7.5 million popular vote landslide in America’s heartland, a resounding 7 point victory in those 3,084 counties over Clinton, 51 percent to 44 percent, gave him a 306...
  • 2016 Election: Electoral Vote, Popular Vote and Illegitimate Vote Count Totals

    11/09/2016 3:32:27 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    Voting Statistics | November 9, 2016 | Self
    1. Donald Trump has 306 Electoral Votes. While the final states to finalize their vote totals were reported early this morning (Arizona, Michigan and New Hampshire), the media is not adding them to the final electoral tallies. They are frozen at 279 Trump and Clinton 228. 2. The Popular Vote is something that may not be actually tallied for several days. Some states quit opening the absentee ballots after they have called the majority win for their state. They are currently listed at nearly a virtually tie. 3. The popular vote totals are tainted with potentially hundreds of thousands of...
  • A Historic First: Trump Wins Maine CD 2

    11/09/2016 11:22:52 AM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 09, 2016 2:10 AM | Christine Rousselle
    Since 1972, Maine has had the option to divide its Electoral College votes by congressional district. The outright winner of the state gets two electoral vote, and the winner of each congressional district gets one. Despite this, Maine has never actually had to divide its electoral votes and the same candidate has always won both districts--until now. Although Hillary Clinton won Maine outright and won the 1st congressional district, Donald Trump won the more rural 2nd district--and its electoral vote. Trump's win in CD2 is a direct result of the campaign's extensive campaigning over the past two weeks in the...
  • 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.
  • Electoral Votes Continue to Trend toward Trump - Weekly Update (Vanity)

    09/15/2016 7:57:10 AM PDT · by scouter · 20 replies
    Self | 9/15/16 | Scouter
    For the last week or so I've been comparing the current data with the data from August 25. There are some interesting findings. Here are the weekly totals for the last 3 weeks: Date Trump Clinton Tied 8/25 191 332 15 9/1 191 303 44 9/8 226 294 18 9/15 258 274 6 So three weeks ago, Trump needed to gain 79 electoral votes, and Clinton could afford to lose 62. By last week, Trump had already gained 53 electoral votes (67% of those he needs), and Clinton had lost 38 (62% of those she can afford to lose). It's...
  • (Vanity) Electoral Votes Shift in Trump's Direction

    09/07/2016 10:01:48 AM PDT · by scouter · 31 replies
    Self | 9/7/2016 | Scouter
    I have followed the last several presidential races on electoral-vote.com, and have found their commentary to be rather left-leaning, but their results to be fairly accurate. In today's data, we see something pretty interesting, as compared to yesterday's data: 9/6 - Clinton 312, Trump 197, Ties 299/7 - Clinton 323, Trump 197, Ties 18 On the surface it looks like Clinton gained ground as compared to yesterday. But if you look more deeply, you see that there's been a lot of movement that isn't readily apparent from the simple count of electoral votes. Between yesterday and today a total of...
  • Group's ad slams McConnell for opposing a change to how presidential races are decided [EC]

    03/07/2012 8:50:43 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    cn2 Pure Politics ^ | March 06, 2012 | Ryan Alessi
    (UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL VIDEO) A national group that wants the popular vote — not the electoral college — to decide presidential races began airing an ad in Kentucky cable markets targeting U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate GOP leader. The 30-second spot paid for by the group Support Popular Vote urges Kentuckians to “send Mitch a message” because McConnell has opposed the concept of moving to a national popular vote system for the presidential race. The ad is airing in Time Warner markets across Kentucky. cn|2 is a division of Time Warner. During a December speech to the Heritage Foundation,...
  • Why the Electoral College?

    02/02/2012 12:11:30 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 102 replies
    Why the Electoral College? In 1789 our elected Executive, the President, was unique among nations. We recently won a costly revolution against a King who was armed with extensive executive powers. They were not unlimited, but enough to take his country to war. Most of our Declaration of Independence consisted of accusations against the British King. Beginning largely with “He has . . . ,” the Declaration specified twenty-seven charges. The Framer’s generation was understandably cautious and suspicious of executive power. Peruse Revolutionary era State Constitutions and you’ll find the people dominated their governments through elected, representative Assemblies. Given the...
  • California Votes To Bypass Electoral College

    08/09/2011 4:02:37 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 95 replies · 1+ views
    National Journel ^ | 8/9/11 | Matt Loeb
    Golden State legislature says it will give its states electoral votes to the national popular vote winner. Providing a significant boost to an effort to end-around the Electoral College, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that would award the Golden State’s 55 electoral votes to the presidential candidate garnering the most votes nationwide. California, which has more electoral votes than any other state in the nation, is the eighth state to join the National Popular Vote compact, an effort to end the Electoral College's role in picking presidents.
  • Bill Roundup: California Joins “National Popular Vote” Movement

    08/08/2011 6:28:40 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 30 replies
    California Capitol Network (via KPBS) ^ | August 8, 2011 | Ben Adler
    California could eventually award its presidential Electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote. It's one of several election-related bills Governor Jerry Brown signed today. Right now, nearly every state awards its Electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins that particular state. California's 55 Electoral votes nearly always go to a Democrat these days, so candidates typically don't campaign here much. The National Popular Vote movement seeks to change that dynamic. With the governor's signature, California now joins eight other states that have pledged to award their Electoral votes to whoever gets the most votes nationwide. But...
  • 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...
  • California Assembly approves electoral vote change

    05/19/2011 6:11:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 147 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/19/11
    Lawmakers have taken a step to make California more relevant in presidential politics, voting to give the state's electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote. The state Assembly passed AB459 on Thursday on a 43-18 vote, sending it to the state Senate. . . .
  • 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...
  • CALIFORNIA: Bill aims to add state to popular-vote movement

    04/04/2011 7:43:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/4/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California is a population powerhouse that's home to 1 out of 8 American voters and a political ATM that pumps millions into presidential campaign coffers. But the state's solid-blue status and election rules make it "irrelevant" in the presidential sweepstakes every four years, state Assemblyman Jerry Hill says.Hill, a San Mateo Democrat, and Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande of Palm Desert (Riverside County) want to change that. The legislators are part of a growing crowd of bipartisan backers of a nationwide campaign to elect presidents by popular vote. The drive has some powerhouse supporters, including Tom Golisano, the billionaire philanthropist and...
  • Attacks on the Electoral College Gain Momentum

    06/25/2010 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Solson · 78 replies
    The National Review -- Corner Online ^ | June 23, 2010 | Tara Ross
    Attacks on the Electoral College Gain Momentum    [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...