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  • Cruz smoked Trump in Kansas! (Cruz received over 50% of the total vote)

    03/05/2016 2:55:08 PM PST · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 150 replies
    Kansas 66% reporting Ted Cruz (won) 51.2% Donald Trump 24.1% Marco Rubio 14.4% John Kasich 8.9%
  • Republican Delegate Allocation Rules by State (2016)

    ... Convention: State will bind delegates to the national convention at a state/territory convention. Other conventions will leave the delegation unbound. Proportional: State will proportionally allocated delegates based either on the statewide primary/caucus vote or on the combination of the statewide and congressional district votes. Proportional with Trigger: State will follow above proportional rules but allows for a winner-take-all allocation if a candidate wins a majority of the vote statewide or at the congressional district level. Hybrid: State will follow some form of winner-take-more plan (i.e.: winner-take-all by congressional district) or directly elects delegates on the primary ballot. Winner-take-all: State...
  • 4 ways Israelís electoral system could improve the U.S.

    03/17/2015 10:20:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    On Tuesday, Israelis will elect a new national parliament. Millions of voters will choose between competing "lists" -- slates of candidates who represent a political party or an alliance of parties that will be allocated seats in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, based on their share of the votes they garner. In Israel's history, no single party has ever won an outright majority in the 120-seat chamber, meaning governments have always been formed through coalitions of parties. The question of whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead the next government hinges on a complex set of calculations based on the...
  • Presidential electoral vote changes supported by delegates at Michigan Republican Party convention

    02/25/2013 6:24:38 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 19 replies ^ | 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 Ė a dramatic change from Michiganís 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 ó a system some say would more accurately reflect the will of the statesí voters but one that others dismiss as an unnecessary political ploy. The talks come as demographic shifts have pushed the GOPís 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) ó 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 ó 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, Itís all Charter Rights and human rights for all those who arrive. And the Liberals are not corrupt according to their propaganda machine,...