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  • California Dems bid to split up state

    04/19/2018 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2018, 3 hours ago | Maxim Lott
    Californians likely will vote in November on a long-shot referendum to split their giant state into three – a measure that, while standing little chance of success, would represent a political gift to Democrats. Such a California breakup would upset the political balance in the Senate if it actually happened, and hurt the GOP. According to a Fox News analysis of county-level voting data, splitting California as outlined would create two solid blue states and one leaning blue state. That could very well mean four extra Senate seats for Democrats – plus four more electoral votes in presidential elections. So...
  • Dwayne Johnson: Trump Proves that ‘Not Everybody Should Run for President’

    04/05/2018 10:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Apr 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson told Rolling Stone that Donald Trump’s presidency has proven, that while anyone can run for president, “not everyone should run for president.” The box office star, and former professional wrestler known as “The Rock,” says America needs to change in light of the Trump presidency. “What I’m sensing now is that we have to pivot back to people who have a deep-rooted knowledge of American history and politics and experience in policy and how laws get made. I think that pivot has to happen,” Johnson said. “I think in a lot of people’s minds, what Trump...
  • Joss Whedon Wishes for Trump’s Death, Relief from ‘My Hate and Sadness’

    04/04/2018 2:59:00 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2018 | April 4, 2018
    Hollywood director Joss Whedon took to Twitter late Tuesday and wished for President Donald Trump to “quietly die.” “Donald trump is killing this country. Some of it quickly, some slowly, but he spoils and destroys everything he touches,” Whedon wrote. “He emboldens monsters, wielding guns, governmental power, or just smug doublespeak. Or Russia,” the Avengers director wrote. “My hate and sadness are exhausting. Die, Don. Just quietly die.”
  • Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims

    01/15/2018 8:36:45 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants. The growing support from blacks — despite furious Democratic claims of racism — could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies. Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s...
  • Hillary Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, sexism, NRA, Russia for 2016 loss

    04/04/2018 5:52:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Hillary Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, sexism, NRA, Russia for 2016 loss by Pete Kasperowicz | April 04, 2018 07:49 AM Hillary Clinton on Tuesday recited a list of several factors that contributed to her 2016 loss against Donald Trump, and said America is in a "really bad spot" with President Trump in the White House. "[E]very day that goes by there’s more evidence and more proof of Russia and fake news and Cambridge Analytica and misogyny and sexism," she said, according to Newsweek. "I mean it’s hard, it’s very hard." She said the "lock her up" chants that Trump led...
  • Chuck-You Celebrates: The Era of Austerity Is Over

    03/22/2018 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. This is in Washington today on the Senate floor. Audio sound bite No. 24. SCHUMER: Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish on a number of very important priorities to the middle class in America: infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care. This spending agreement brings that era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades. RUSH: I don’t know, folks. I just want to puke when I hear this stuff. I just want to vomit....
  • Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16

    03/04/2018 9:25:53 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 164 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2018 | Laurence Steinberg
    The young people who have come forward to call for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Fla., are challenging the tiresome stereotype of American kids as indolent narcissists whose brains have been addled by smartphones. They offer an inspiring example of thoughtful, eloquent protest. Unfortunately, when it comes to electing lawmakers whose decisions about gun control and other issues affect their lives, these high schoolers lack any real power. This needs to change: The federal voting age in the United States should be lowered from 18 to 16. Skeptics will no...
  • Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states

    02/21/2018 2:40:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    Reuters MSN ^ | February 21, 2018
    A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Massachusetts and California, states that went for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, and South Carolina and Texas, where a majority of votes went to Republican U.S. President Donald Trump. The lawsuits challenge the winner-take-all system used in those states to select electors who cast votes for president and vice president in the Electoral College after a presidential election. Forty-four other states...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I would back changing the Electoral College

    02/07/2017 10:35:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • White House, Clinton Tied To PR Firm Behind Electoral College Push

    12/13/2016 9:15:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/13/14 | Peter Hasson
    The public relations firm working behind the scenes with the faithless electors is rife with ties to prominent Democrats like President Obama and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Megaphone Strategies, whose stated mission is to “use PR as a tool to diversify progressive movements,” typically works with progressive causes like Black Lives Matter. The firm is representing the handful of “faithless electors” trying to keep President-elect Donald Trump from winning the Electoral College vote. The firm was co-founded by Van Jones, the former green jobs czar in the Obama White House who later resigned after it was revealed he signed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reforming Electoral College to Reflect Nationwide Vote fpr Prez (I think their still mad about FLA.)

    03/22/2008 2:37:37 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 4 replies · 172+ views
    various | 22 March 2008
    This redirects the attack on the Electoral College by avoiding the amendment process to the US Constitution.   The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an agreement among U.S. states that would effectively end the electoral college system of presidential elections and replace it with a direct nationwide vote of the people. As of February 2008, this interstate compact has been joined by Maryland and New Jersey; their 25 electoral votes amount to 9.3% of the 270 needed for it to take effect. The compact is based on Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives each state the...
  • It’s Time to Revisit the Electoral College (Redux)[Proportional Voting Advocate]

    03/17/2006 6:23:33 PM PST · by ncountylee · 57 replies · 754+ views
    magic-city-news ^ | Mar 17, 2006 | Nancy Salvato
    In a recent article entitled, Flunking The Electoral College Once Again, Daniel Sobieski writes about a proposed election reform, “The Campaign for a National Popular Vote” in which, “a group of states would agree to award their state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of who carried their state.” Sobieski effectively dismantles any justification for this “scheme to improve” the electoral process by pointing out that if this was actually implemented, it would be the, “ultimate in voter disenfranchisement.” By asking the question, “How can it be fairer for a state’s electoral votes be given...
  • Think California politics is on the far-left fringe? Just wait for the next elections.

    02/05/2018 6:08:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2018 | Scott Wilson
    For those who think California politics is on the far-left fringe of the national spectrum, stand by. The next election season, already well underway here, will showcase a younger generation of Democrats that is more liberal and personally invested in standing up to President Trump’s Washington than those leaving office. Here in the self-labeled “state of resistance,” the political debate is being pushed further left without any sign of a Republican renaissance to serve as a check on spending and social policy ambitions. Even some Republicans are concerned about the departure of Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who proved to be...
  • California city to experiment with 'universal basic income'

    02/05/2018 5:59:23 AM PST · by Cheerio · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 2/4/18 | WND
    Residents to get $500 a month, no questions asked, as starting point The mayor of Stockton, California, is leading an experiment with “universal basic income,” which is set to start by giving low-income residents $500 a month, no questions asked. Mayor Michael Tubbs calls his city “ground zero” for issues like wage stagnation, rising housing prices and loss of middle-class jobs that affect the nation. The Central Valley city went bankrupt in 2012, and for decades it has been trying to diversify its agriculture-based economy. “I feel that as mayor it’s my responsibility to do all I could to begin...
  • 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...