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  • Presidential electoral vote changes supported by delegates at Michigan Republican Party convention

    02/25/2013 6:24:38 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Tim Martin
    LANSING, MI - Delegates at the recent Michigan Republican Party state convention overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution in support of a plan that would change how the state awards electoral votes in presidential elections. The convention support could provide momentum for some Republicans in the state Legislature who want to divide electoral votes primarily based on winners in individual congressional districts – a dramatic change from Michigan’s current winner-take-all format. Michigan currently awards all of its 16 electoral votes to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Last year, that was President Barack Obama, who defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in...
  • Ohio, Virginia eye proposals for more proportional split of electoral votes

    12/09/2012 4:20:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Officials in Virginia and Ohio, once reliably red states that have gone for President Obama in the past two elections, have discussed the idea of apportioning their electoral votes by congressional district — a system some say would more accurately reflect the will of the states’ voters but one that others dismiss as an unnecessary political ploy. The talks come as demographic shifts have pushed the GOP’s reliable bastions to more exurban and rural areas, allowing Democrats to win such states by sufficiently running up their margins in a comparatively small number of densely-populated cities and counties. To that end,...
  • Obama used party rules to foil Clinton

    05/30/2008 12:40:29 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 124+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | May 30, 2008 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlike Hillary Rodham Clinton, rival Barack Obama planned for the long haul. Clinton hinged her whole campaign on an early knockout blow on Super Tuesday, while Obama's staff researched congressional districts in states with primaries that were months away. What they found were opportunities to win delegates, even in states they would eventually lose. Obama's campaign mastered some of the most arcane rules in politics, and then used them to foil a front-runner who seemed to have every advantage — money, fame and a husband who had essentially run the Democratic Party for eight years as...
  • CBS Lies. Will Dan Rather Get Away With It This Time?

    09/13/2004 5:47:30 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 56 replies · 3,174+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 12 September 2004 | Doc Farmer
    CBS Lies. Will Dan Rather Get Away With It This Time? Written by Doc Farmer Sunday, September 12, 2004 Last week, 60 Minutes The Sequel (This Time It's Personal) ran a hard-hitting no-hold-barred investigative report trashing President George W. Bush. This is the fourth or fifth time CBS News has done this. Normally, this is done in the fashion of taking Bush-bashing books being sold by a publisher owned by the parent company of CBS News (Viacom) and doing puffball interviews with the authors. This time, however, CBS decided to raise, ad nauseum, the already discredited canard regarding Dubya's National...
  • Canadian Soul

    05/17/2002 7:58:02 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Canadian Soul By James Bredin Canadian Immigration lost a hundred thousand phony refugees, Many came from the United States where they were considered deportees, But the Liberals accepted them because they are good future voters, Treat these terrorist warlords on welfare as great Liberal promoters, And Canadians endured this type of conduct from their Liberal politicians, They never question Immigration Commission positions and traditions, Because Canadians have been told and told almost every day of their lives, It’s all Charter Rights and human rights for all those who arrive. And the Liberals are not corrupt according to their propaganda machine,...