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  • Hillary Clinton: Joe Biden ‘Can Win the Electoral College’

    12/04/2019 1:32:40 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2019 | Charlie Spiering
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told SiriusXM talk radio host Howard Stern on Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden could defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. Stern asked her if she favored any of the candidates running in 2020.
  • Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to pick a candidate who can win the Electoral College

    11/05/2019 1:54:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/19 | ALICIA COHN
    Hillary Clinton on Monday urged Democrats to choose a nominee who can win the Electoral College in 2020. "We have to hope that whoever ends up nominated can win the Electoral College," she said at a discussion of her book, "The Book of Gutsy Women," in Denver. "I think several of our candidates could win the popular vote but as I know... that's not enough," added the 2016 Democratic nominee. "I don't think we have a choice; we have to win" in 2020, she said, speaking alongside her daughter and co-author Chelsea Clinton at a sold-out event. She urged a...

    10/13/2019 8:22:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 151 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/12/19 | BENJAMIN FEARNOW
    The Republican Party is set to win a large majority of all future close presidential elections, even contests in which they lose the popular vote, according to a recent study. GOP candidates for president can expect to be victorious in 65 percent of future presidential elections and University of Texas at Austin researchers analyzed why "inversions" — where the popular vote winner loses the overall election — has happened twice since 2000. The study authors found that the Electoral College's winner-take-all approach favors Republicans and has pushed them to victories in 2000 and 2016. The researchers concluded that inversions will...
  • Reform the Electoral College

    08/28/2019 7:30:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    seattletimes ^ | 08/27/2019 | Seattle Times Editorial Board
    The controversial way America elects presidents is barreling toward a crisis point. A federal court ruling has spotlighted the confounding nature of the system, which twice in the last five elections put presidents into office against the wishes of the majority of American voters. Under the Constitution, the voters who select a president every four years are, in fact, picking a party-chosen slate of electors pledged to that candidate. The presidential candidate who wins a state’s popular vote gets all its electors — except in Nebraska and Maine, which split the electors by Congressional districts. These electors formally select the...
  • The National Popular Vote Bandwagon

    08/23/2019 1:46:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American ^ | August 23, 3019 | Anthony C. Patton
    The national popular vote bandwagon continues to attract anxious passengers before the 2020 election. Fifteen states plus D.C. with 196 electoral votes have joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), which would obligate the participating states to cast their electoral votes for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote, not the candidate who wins the state's popular vote, but only after states with 270 or more electoral votes join the compact. Most recently, Nevada's governor had the good sense to veto the measure. The sudden and palpable distaste for the Electoral College appears to be motivated by...
  • Schoolhouse Rock: I'm Gonna Send your Vote to College (Electoral College that is)

    08/21/2019 7:09:33 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 17 replies
    Schoolhouse Rock (through YouTube) ^ | 1970's | George R. Newall, Bob Dorough
    This video was posted by YouTube user "A Life of Thoughts." I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to CollegeThis video on the Electoral college for kids is probably considered just as racist as Sambo restaurant ads by now. So rub your Democrat frenemies in the genius of this installment from Schoolhouse Rock.
  • How Trump could lose by 5 million votes and still win in 2020

    07/21/2019 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 19, 2019 | David Wasserman
    In the wake of President Donald Trump's tweets suggesting several nonwhite progressive congresswomen "go back" to their countries — three of them were born in the U.S. — it's tempting for Democrats to believe the comments will backfire with an increasingly diverse electorate and seriously damage his re-election prospects. But the cold reality for Democrats? The bulk of the nation's demographic transformation is taking place in states that matter the least in deciding the Electoral College. Democrats' worst nightmare came true in November 2016 when Hillary Clinton captured 2.9 million more votes than Donald Trump but he still comfortably prevailed...
  • Abolish the Electoral College? Proceed at One's Own Risk.

    04/04/2019 12:26:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 4, 2019 | Susan Crabtree
    The push to abolish the Electoral College is picking up steam as Democrats turn their attention to the 2020. Former Attorney General Eric Holder is among the latest high-profile Democrats to call for eliminating the age-old system, deeming it a “vestige of the past” and “undemocratic.” Some of the Democrats in the crowded 2020 field, ranging from South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter Buttigieg to Sens. Elizabeth and Kirsten Gillibrand, had previously sounded the call. Warren has argued for a change in which “every vote matters.” A group of big-state Democratic senators, including Gillibrand (New York), Dick Durbin (Illinois), and Dianne...
  • Ohio’s electoral votes for president would go to national popular vote winner

    04/01/2019 9:50:19 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 157 replies ^ | April fools day | jeremy pelzer
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—A proposed Ohio constitutional amendment to award the state’s presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote has cleared an initial hurdle toward making the statewide ballot this November. A summary of the proposed amendment was certified by Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday as a “fair and truthful statement of the proposed law,” though Yost didn’t weigh in on whether he supported or opposed the measure.
  • Why democrats will drive people back to Trump

    03/21/2019 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-21-19 | DrJohn
    Every time I try to walk away Somethin’ makes me turn around and stayI can tell you why Liberals want so badly to take Trump down that they will destroy the country to do it. They support killing full term viable and even newborn babies. They’re pushing socialism. They would turn the US into Venezuela. Or Connecticut. They are promising to give away your wealth. They want to pack the Supreme Court.Progressive activists are pushing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to commit to increasing the number of Supreme Court justices in order to dilute the current conservative majority. The recently created, aptly named “Pack the...
  • Is Beto's Celebrity Explained by Electoral Math?

    03/21/2019 6:15:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 03/21/2019 | Myra Adams
    Running for president in the age of celebrity is one of the fastest and surest ways to become a bona fide celebrity. Even failing to win his or her party’s nomination is still a win-win since the title “former presidential candidate” beefs up the résumé and increases name recognition, thus paying dividends with TV gigs, speaking engagements and book deals. There is little downside because running for commander-in-chief can pave the way for another elective office or an easier re-election to one’s current office. But best of all, history proves that an initial run for president increases the prospects of...
  • Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish the Electoral College

    03/19/2019 6:36:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    nypost ^ | 03/18/2019 | Tamar Lapin
    Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday night called for abolishing the Electoral College. The Massachusetts Democrat said during a town hall on CNN that she would back a plan to scrap the process and move the country to a national popular vote. “My view is that every vote matters,” Warren said to applause. “And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the Electoral College — and every vote counts.” The electoral process, she said, effectively disenfranchises voters in states dominated by one party.
  • Professive Downside Purging Electoral College--All Other States Can Challenge Illegals & Felons

    02/27/2019 7:22:43 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 41 replies
    Freep | 02-27-2019 | Charles Oconnell
    If Colorado can exclude the Electoral College, then Colorado had damn well better keep convicted felons and undocumented migrants off the voter rolls.
  • Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: Eliminate Electoral College to prevent more Kavanaughs

    10/07/2018 4:33:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 136 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 10/06/18 | Joe Newby
    Apparently triggered by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrat Socialist running for the House of Representatives, demanded an end to the Electoral College, and in so doing, also exhibited her complete ignorance about our history and form of governance. “It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic,” she said in response to another tweet lamenting the fact that four Supreme Court justices have been appointed by two Republican presidents.
  • Why the Democrats will Never Again be an Electoral Force

    03/02/2017 8:48:32 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Most democratic nations follow a system whereby two or more opposing parties vie for votes, receive a certain amount of representation based on their vote share, and spend their time trying to barter, cajole, or force through legislation that will either be better for their target demographic or ensure new votes in the next cycle. But what happens when the system breaks down? What happens when the purpose of power becomes the holding of power and nothing more? The Democrats have given up seeking votes; now they just want the power.
  • Electors FREAKING Out And Complete MELTDOWNS(VIDEO) After Donald Trump WINS Electoral College Vote!

    12/20/2016 9:02:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    The Incredible World YOUTUBE ^ | December 19, 2016 | The Incredible World
    Electoral college vote: Electors freaking out and complete meltdowns after Trump wins. Electors booing and freaking out and one woman begins screaming about how “This is not America!” after Donald Trump is announced (once again) the winner. Donald Trump wins final Electoral college votes. Despite calls for Protest, Donald Trump surpasses 270 Electoral votes. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Bill Clinton Tears Up After Casting Electoral Vote For Hillary

    12/20/2016 2:09:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 19, 2016 | Landess Kearns, Senior Editor, HuffPost Hawaii
    Bill Clinton cast his electoral vote for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Albany, New York, on Monday, telling reporters afterward what a memorable experience it was. “I’ve never cast a vote I was prouder of,” a teary-eyed Clinton said. The former president, a Democratic member of the Electoral College for the state of New York, praised his wife for her perseverance through a complicated and hard-fought campaign. “You know, I watched her work for two years, I watched her battle through that bogus email deal,” Clinton said. “She fought through everything and she prevailed against it all.”(continued)
  • Terror attacks all over Europe on day of Electoral College voting? (vanity)

    12/19/2016 10:36:10 PM PST · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    I may be dense and slow to come around. but I don't think that's a coincidence.
  • Electoral College Member Votes For Faith Spotted Eagle (2nd woman to get a pres. electoral vote)

    12/19/2016 9:39:30 PM PST · by Az Joe · 21 replies
    The Good ^ | 12-19-16
    On Monday, it was Hillary Clinton who was losing a stream of Electoral College votes to surprising individuals, not Donald Trump. Four Democratic electors in Washington State alone declined to vote for Clinton, who won the state overwhelmingly, and instead threw their votes behind Standing Rock activist Faith Spotted Eagle, former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The Daily Beast reports that Powell, a longtime Republican who supported the Democratic nominee in the last three elections, actually received three of the four rogue votes.
  • There is no I in Electoral College!

    12/19/2016 8:17:40 AM PST · by murron · 26 replies
    Myself | 12-19-2016 | Myself
    I keep hearing supposedly well educated news commentators saying electorIal college. There is no I in the word electoral! Stop it!