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  • Connecticut lawmakers pass measure to give electoral votes to presidential candidate who

    04/27/2018 4:30:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    The Connecticut state House passed a measure Thursday that would give the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who won the popular vote, if enough states promise to do the same. The bill would have the state join an interstate compact that grants participating states’ votes to candidates who win the popular vote, the Hartford Courant reported. However, the compact doesn’t go into effect until enough states join for the group to have 270 electoral votes — the amount a presidential candidate must earn to win the Electoral College.  Ten states have joined the group so far, representing a total of...
  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • Harvard prof sues to alter presidential-election system

    10/23/2017 6:54:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 10/22/2017 | Art Moore
    As Democratic leaders such as Hillary Clinton call for elimination of the Electoral College, a Harvard professor who launched a brief, dark-horse Democratic presidential bid last year, is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging the way the nation elects its presidents. Lawrence Lessig’s suit doesn’t propose getting rid of the Electoral College, which would require a constitutional amendment, but he contends the winner-take-all system used by 48 states in awarding electors unfairly focuses the presidential races on a handful of battlegrounds. The professor – who tried to persuade 20 Trump electors to break rank and vote for Clinton a week...
  • Democrats don't accept election outcome — again

    01/07/2017 3:33:30 PM PST · by OddLane · 18 replies
    Washington Exajiher ^ | January 6, 2017 | Tim Carney
    The last time Congressional Democrats peaceably accepted a GOP victory in the Electoral College was 1988. In 2000, 2004 and 2016, Democrats in Congress objected, tried to object, and generally disrupted the process of certifying the Electoral College vote. They did so with no substantive grounds, instead just for the political theater of it. Today's certification of the Electoral College wasn't just a ceremony, but it also wasn't a debate over who should be president. The question before the chamber was whether the votes being presented were valid votes from valid electors. No Democrats made any case that the electors...
  • Donald Trump to be declared electoral college winner today

    01/06/2017 1:57:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    CBC ^ | January 6, 2017
    The end of the 2016 presidential election is at hand. A joint session of Congress is set to count the Electoral College votes on Friday, a traditional ending to a most unconventional presidential election. Barring something bizarre happening, Republican Donald Trump will be declared the winner and will be sworn in at his inauguration on Jan. 20. All 538 electors met in their respective state capitals in December to cast their votes. Trump finished with 304 votes and Democrat Hillary Clinton with 227, according to a tally by The Associated Press. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the...
  • They still won't admit they lost!

    01/06/2017 7:19:19 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 6, 2017 | Geoffrey Earle
    They still won't admit they lost! Now die-hard Clinton loving Democrats plan to challenge the validity of Trump's electoral college win as it is ratified by Congress Congress meets Friday in a joint session to count the electoral votes and certify the results of the Electoral College Democrats have one last chance to try to muddy President-elect Donald Trump's win by challenging the certification Any objections would ultimately get voted down anyway in the GOP-controlled House and Senate anyway The gambit can't go anywhere unless one senator also signs on Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee says she'll voice a challenge,...
  • Democrat Mulls Move To Delay Certification of Trump's Victory (needs one Senator, doesnt have it)

    01/05/2017 3:27:12 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/5/17 2:29 PM | By NICOLE DURAN (@DURANNI1) •
    Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., indicated Thursday that he is exploring all possible procedures at his disposal to delay certification of the Electoral College results during a joint session of Congress on Friday. Perlmutter hasn't committed to putting up a roadblock to finalizing the results, but his office confirmed that he is "reviewing certain laws and the U.S. Constitution as it pertains to efforts to undermine our electoral process." The rules allow lawmakers to protest the counting of Electoral College votes, but because the votes are counted during a joint session of Congress, a senator would also have to protest the...
  • Wait! Wait! It's not over!! The COTUS can still reject the Electoral Votes

    12/19/2016 4:43:46 PM PST · by Az Joe · 146 replies
    Objections Since 1887, 3 U.S.C. 15 sets the method for objections to electoral votes. During the Joint Session, Members of Congress may object to individual electoral votes or to state returns as a whole. An objection must be declared in writing and signed by at least one Representative and one Senator. In the case of an objection, the Joint Session recesses and each chamber considers the objection separately in a session which cannot last more than two hours with each Member speaking for no more than five minutes. After each house votes on whether or not to accept the objection,...
  • Trump almost certain to win Electoral College vote, but nothing's sure in 2016 elections

    12/18/2016 5:09:23 PM PST · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec.18, 2016 | FoxNews
    The Electoral College is expected Monday to select Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, despite efforts to disrupt the 227-year-old process that so far appears to have resulted in just one openly rogue voter. Still, Democrats and Republicans on Sunday spoke with some uncertainty about the anticipated outcome. “We expect everything to fall in line,” Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff in the incoming Trump administration, told “Fox News Sunday.”
  • Hillary Clinton being pushed to challenge election results in 3 states

    11/23/2016 10:20:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2016 | John Sexton
    New York magazine is reporting that a group of lawyers and computer scientists is urging Hillary Clinton to challenge the election results in 3 swing states: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked…Last Thursday, the activists held a conference call with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign general counsel Marc Elias to make their case, according to a...
  • 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 is Already Prez Elect

    11/08/2016 11:14:25 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 15 replies
    2016-11-08 | Me
    Trump has AZ locked. thats 11 ev, plus 3 ev for AL, plus 3 for winning NE PLUS 2 ev for Cong dist. Trump is now at 270 w/o MI or PA being called tonight. Although that will be gravy. Fox has him at 254...add the above 11+3+2 (NE Cong dist) equals 270
  • Poll: Clinton’s lead in blue state New Mexico down to four points — thanks to Gary Johnson

    10/03/2016 10:53:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot ^ | October 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Who cares about a state with five electoral votes? Well, you do. Clinton’s path to victory should be familiar to you at this point after months of polling. If she holds all of the traditional blue states, including and especially Pennsylvania, and tacks on New Hampshire, Virginia, and Colorado (all of which were won twice by Obama), then she’s got 271. She can lose Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia, etc etc, and still eke through to a win — again, if she holds all of the traditional blue states. If just one flips, she’d be below 270 and...
  • 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.
  • (Vanity) Electoral Votes Continue to Flow toward Trump - Update

    09/22/2016 8:18:20 AM PDT · by scouter · 13 replies
    Self | 9/22/2016 | Scouter
    For several elections now I've followed the progress of the election on Although their commentary is fairly strongly left-leaning, I have found their results to be pretty accurate. For the last several weeks I've been comparing their current data with the data from August 25. There are some interesting findings. Here are the weekly totals for the last 4 weeks: Date Clinton Trump Tied 8/25 332 191 15 9/1 303 191 44 9/8 294 226 18 9/15 274 258 6 9/22 289 245 4 So four weeks ago, Trump needed to gain 79 electoral votes, and Clinton could afford...
  • (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...
  • Presidential Olympics: The State Poll Scores That Trump Needs for a National Victory

    08/22/2016 5:57:05 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    NWO Report ^ | August 22, 2016 | John Pudner
    Don't be intimidated by statistical experts and contradictory polls. The table below shows you how to use any swing-state poll to check if Donald Trump is on track to clear the nations 270-vote electoral bar in his race to become President.
  • 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...
  • 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...