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  • Trump team set to do 'Thank America tour'

    11/18/2016 6:05:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-18-16 | Daniella Diaz
    President-elect Donald Trump will host a new round of rallies in the coming weeks to celebrate his 2016 election win, according to one of his top aides. George Gigicos, the head of the Trump advance team, spoke to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City Thursday, where he said their team is working on "the victory tour now." He asked Trump's former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, who was behind him, to ask when the tour would be happening. She came forward to reporters and said, "'Thank you tour.' It's not a 'victory tour,'" to which Gigicos...
  • Why the 2016 Election Proves America Needs the Electoral College

    11/15/2016 4:27:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    In the last week since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in a stunning electoral blowout, there have been calls from many on the left to abolish America’s unique presidential election system.It still hasn’t been settled whether Trump or Clinton won the popular vote, but many Democrats are upset about the possibility that their candidate may have won more total votes, yet lost the election.Progressives are taking aim at the Electoral College and want to replace it with a national popular vote. This would both remove the indirect mediation of the electors’ votes, and more damagingly, eliminate the power of states...
  • ELECTION ALERT: Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    11/07/2016 9:42:03 AM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Chriss W. Sweet
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of Americas 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. In Ohio, its Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks and Chester...
  • Trump in Sarasota FL

    11/07/2016 7:02:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    November 6,2016 | Hojczyk
    Would have gone but just learned about it People lining up at six in the morning
  • [From September 5, 2016] Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    10/24/2016 6:18:14 AM PDT · by Hostage · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 September 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of Americas 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. In Ohio, its Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks and Chester...
  • Hillary Clinton Makes Pitch for Mandate and a Swing-State Sweep

    10/21/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL and ASHLEY PARKER
    Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her campaign on Friday, working to ensure a victory that is decisive enough to earn a mandate for her presidency and a surge of voters to help Democrats win congressional races. Emerging from a nine-day absence from the trail, Mrs. Clinton seized on the momentum of her performance in the final presidential debate, choosing Ohio a battleground state where she has struggled the most against Donald J. Trump as her first stop on a four-day swing. With new polls showing Mrs. Clinton closing in on Mr. Trump in the state, her...
  • Hillary Sent Out This Email Last Night in Major Panic About Trump in OhioShes Desperate

    Hillary Clinton and her entire team is in a pure panic about what is happening in Ohio, which everyone knows is a significant swing state. Trump is up 5 points in the latest poll, which prompted Hillarys campaign to send out an email literally begging for money. You can see a copy of the email below. They are clearly growing more and more desperate by the day as Trump continues to pick up steam. Here is what the email said Friend According to a Bloomberg News poll just released, if this election were held today, wed lose Ohio to...
  • CNN/ORC polls: Trump's national gains extend to Florida, Ohio

    09/14/2016 1:31:20 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/14/2016 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington (CNN)With eight weeks to go before Election Day, Donald Trump holds a narrow lead over Hillary Clinton in Ohio and the two are locked in a near-even contest in Florida, according to new CNN/ORC polls in the two critical battleground states. Among likely voters in Ohio, Trump stands at 46% to Clinton's 41%, with 8% behind Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein. In Florida, likely voters split 47% for Trump to 44% for Clinton, within the poll's 3.5 percentage point margin of error, and with 6% behind Johnson and 1% backing Stein.
  • Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    09/11/2016 9:16:41 AM PDT · by Hostage · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of Americas 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. * In Ohio, its Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; * In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks...
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: Donald Trump Could Be Gaining In Key Swing States

    09/09/2016 2:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 9, 2016 | Natalie Jackson and Ariel Edwards-Levy
    Hillary Clintons prospects for a landslide victory have slid. Democrats attempts to take back the House remain a steeply uphill battle. And Americans are still worried about the threat of terrorism.This is HuffPollster for Friday, September 9, 2016. FLORIDA, OHIO, NORTH CAROLINA REMAIN CLOSE CONTESTS - National polls have shown Hillary Clintons lead over Donald Trump eroding slightly in the first week of September, and now it looks like a trio of crucial swing states might be following suit. Florida - A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday found Clinton and Trump tied at 47-47 in a two-way race, and 43-43 in...
  • Wargaming the Electoral College

    09/07/2016 1:59:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 7, 2016 | Stephen Green Vodka Pundit
    You've probably seen the above map already, or ones very much like it, showing Hillary Clinton's prohibitive lead in the Electoral College. In my previous Wargaming column from four weeks ago, Clinton's worst-case scenario gave her a squeaker 273-265. And that, I must reiterate, was her worst-case outcome as of just four weeks ago.But then Donald Trump went to Mexico in what might prove to have been a game-changer. It is already at the very least a direction-changer -- if the massive new WaPo/SurveyMonkey poll is to be believed.Let's look at the maps based on that poll of nearly 75,000...
  • Donald Trump is finally seeing signs of life in key swing states

    09/08/2016 6:14:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 8, 2016 | Philip Bump
    Donald Trump cannot win this election unless he wins a state that Mitt Romney lost in 2012. If you haven't heard me say this before: Welcome! Thanks for reading. I keep coming back to that point because it is the simplest way of thinking about this election. For all of the polling that's sprinkled down over the past year-and-a-half, for all of the demographic breakdowns and discussions of who and what is doing well where and why, that's the only thing that really needs to be tracked. Is Trump winning a state Romney lost? And if the answer is no,...
  • Nate Silver: Trump Improving In Ohio, Hillary Slipping

    09/05/2016 4:35:16 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sep 5 16 | Daily Caller
    Statistics site 538 adjusted its swing state forecast for Ohio Monday, and the results are looking better for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Trump overcame a 5 point deficit mid-August to lead Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by three points in the state, according to the latest Ipsos poll published in September. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/05/nate-silver-trump-improving-in-ohio-hillary-slipping/#ixzz4JQZrW0e1
  • ELECTORAL MAP IMPROVES FOR TRUMP 3 Clinton Leaning States Have Shifted to Toss Up

    09/04/2016 12:09:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    TruthFeed ^ | 9/4/2016
    While Clinton continues to have a structural advantage in the electoral map, there is no doubt Donald Trump is surging and his positive momentum is beginning to have an effect in several state primaries. Keep in mind, this map is also created based on polling averages which likely are using an outdated turnout model and are assuming democratic voters will turn out as strongly for Hillary as they did for Obama. There are many signs this will not be the case. Given this inherent bias, Clinton leaning states currently amount to 229 electoral votes, whereas Trump leaning states amount to...
  • Math Shows Trump Can Still Win: All He Needs is a few Undecided Voters In Battleground States

    08/26/2016 1:50:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | Published: Aug 26, 2016 7:39 a.m. ET | Brett Arends
    Donald Trump now needs a swing of only 3 to 4 percentage points in key battleground states to win this election. The rule is simple: Throw lots of mud and see what sticks. It works. For instance, Trump just called for a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton Foundation: It made for a good headline . The key issue here is how Trump is polling in context. He has just gone through almost a month of terrible campaign news. Yet he remains within a 4-point swing of winning in battleground states. That should be terrifying for Team Clinton. No wonder...
  • 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.
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trumps favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • Polls Show Donald Trump Staying Close to Hillary Clinton in 3 Swing States (New York Times)

    08/09/2016 2:18:17 PM PDT · by cba123 · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 9, 2016 | By ALAN RAPPEPORT
    Hillary Clinton may be surging in national polls, but in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Donald J. Trump remains in striking distance. According to a group of surveys of likely voters released on Tuesday by Quinnipiac University, Mrs. Clinton holds a one percentage point lead in Florida, a four-point lead in Ohio and a 10-point lead in Pennsylvania over Mr. Trump. The polls, which had a margin of error of plus-or-minus three percentage points, are slightly closer when Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, the Libertarian and Green Party nominees, are included. (please see link for full...
  • Inside the swing-state trench warfare

    08/08/2016 11:24:04 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 7 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 08/08/2016 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    For Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, their strategies for winning in November are compounded by a significant obstacle: Theyve already lost once in some of the most important counties in this elections most important swing states. These battlegrounds spread across the 11 battleground states from Jefferson County in Colorado to Brown County in Wisconsin to Scott County in Iowa have become epicenters of the 2016 campaign. Both campaigns know it too, and thats why the candidates and their surrogates have been scrambling to crisscross the country for personal visits to these places as the White House race enters...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...