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  • The National Popular Vote Bandwagon

    08/23/2019 1:46:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 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...
  • Federal court undercuts progressive efforts to nullify Electoral College <tr>

    08/22/2019 11:12:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22 2019 | Gregg Re
    Federal court undercuts progressive efforts to nullify Electoral College, rules electors can vote freely In a major blow to state-by-state progressive efforts to effectively replace the Electoral College with a nationwide popular vote, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that presidential electors in the Electoral College have the absolute right to vote for presidential candidates of their choice. Democrats have increasingly sought to erase the Electoral College's influence by promoting state laws that would force electors to vote for the national popular vote winner -- and those laws were now in jeopardy as a result of the court's ruling,...
  • WATCH: Dana Perino Reminds AOC Of One Important Tidbit About The Electoral College

    08/22/2019 4:27:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    In an Instagram post on Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said the Electoral College needs to be abolished. One of her main gripes with the system was its so-called "racism.""The Electoral College has a racial injustice breakdown," AOC explained. "Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the electoral college effectively weights white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a 'one person, one vote' system where all are counted equally."She addressed the biggest concern behind abolishing the Electoral College: with populous blue states making the decisions for the country as a whole."You may have heard this Electoral College...
  • 2020 Census 'listers’ have to verify millions of addresses. Look for them in your neighborhood.

    08/22/2019 9:56:21 AM PDT · by catnipman · 44 replies
    Starting next week and continuing into October, you might see people carrying laptops walking through your neighborhood and knocking on doors. They’re what the Census Bureau calls “listers” — census workers charged with making sure the bureau has a complete list of all addresses as it prepares for its massive population count next year. It’s the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. Starting next Monday, Aug. 19, listers will begin verifying the remaining 35% of addresses that need double-checking, using maps and a list of known addresses on a laptop. Mostly, they will be checking to see whether...
  • Expert Breaks Down for AOC Why We Have The Electoral College

    08/22/2019 9:36:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | August 22, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently trashed the electoral college on her Instagram Live, saying that the system used to determine the president of the United States every four years is racist and disproportionately advantageous for white people. Tara Ross, author of Regnery's The Indispensable Electoral College: How the Founders’ Plan Saves Our Country from Mob Rule, broke down for Townhall just why AOC is so misinformed. "We’re coming to you live from the Electoral College," Ocasio-Cortez said, showing largely empty farmland. "Many votes here, as you can see. Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean...
  • Shaping the Presidency Part VI

    08/22/2019 1:27:55 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | August 22nd 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    No other topic at the Federal Convention, our Article II chief Executive, demanded more time and debate. Our Framers needed some sixty votes to arrive at their brilliant Electoral College. Unlike the politics of redesigning Congress, the chief Executive emerged not from the clash of wills between large and small States, but from a series of ingenious efforts to design a new institution suitably energetic but safely republican. From the beginning to the end of the convention, delegates wrestled with Executive powers, the balance of those powers with Congress, and how a free people could design an office that prevented...
  • Ocasio-Cortez adrift without Chakrabarti

    08/21/2019 10:28:01 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/21/19 | Bobby Harr
    "So how is Ocasio-Cortez holding up since the departure of the author of her entire agenda? Not so well." "....Less than two weeks after Chakrabarti ditched the bartender-turned-socialist to bask in his lavish Silicon Valley lifestyle, she's in shambles. A once-eloquent speaker has entirely lost the ability to explain her flagship proposal, so she's going all in on the climate aspect of the Green New Deal. Without Chakrabarti's brains, Ocasio-Cortez is embarrassingly doubling down on the sham of a bill that has now been debunked by Chakrabarti himself." "Recently, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to claim that coal-miners are allegedly now...
  • Trump says he is seriously looking at ending birthright citizenship

    08/21/2019 10:23:03 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 94 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08-21-19 | Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally. “We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby - congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen. ... It’s frankly ridiculous,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. Trump has made cracking down on immigration a central plank of his presidency and re-election campaign, but many of the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: The Electoral College Is a ‘Scam’

    08/21/2019 9:30:27 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 72 replies
    nationalreview ^ | August 20, 2019 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Monday called the U.S. Electoral College “a scam” that negatively affects minorities. “We’re coming to you live from the Electoral College,” the New York Democrat said in a video on Instagram, which featured her driving along a sparsely populated highway in what appears to be a desert somewhere in the western part of the country. “Many votes here, as you can see. Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can’t think of any other way, can you?” The freshman congresswoman went on to cite a New York magazine story...
  • 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.
  • Faithless elector: A court ruling just changed how we pick our president

    08/21/2019 8:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 21, 2019 | Pete Williams, NBC News
    A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that presidential electors who cast the actual ballots for president and vice president are free to vote as they wish and cannot be required to follow the results of the popular vote in their states. The decision could give a single elector the power to decide the outcome of a presidential election — if the popular vote results in an apparent Electoral College tie. "This issue could be a ticking time bomb in our divided politics. It's not hard to imagine how a single faithless elector, voting differently than his or her state...
  • Court rules Electoral College members aren't bound by popular vote

    08/21/2019 2:28:30 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 235 replies
    DENVER — A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren’t bound by the popular vote in their states. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Colorado secretary of state violated the Constitution in 2016 when he removed an elector and nullified his vote when the elector refused to cast his ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote. It was not immediately clear what effect the ruling might have on the Electoral College system, which is established in the Constitution. Voters...
  • Disposing of the Electoral College or Removing Bulkheads to Sink the Ship

    08/20/2019 12:11:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/19 | Mark Andrew Dwyer
    National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Several “blue” states are conspiring to circumvent the Electoral College by means of the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” initiative. These states will award all their Electoral votes to the candidate who wins the majority of the so-called “popular vote”. The “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” initiative is a very dangerous project. It attempts to bypass Constitutional protections against some forms of election fraud. In particular, it facilitates propagation of the ill effects of the election fraud in one or more states into other, fraud-free, states. If implemented, it can sink the ship America (figuratively...
  • Fake Science: No More Questions Edition

    08/19/2019 5:09:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-19-19 | MOTUS
    Fake Science: Where did it come from? Well as they say, follow the money:Also contributing to the emergence of Fake Science is the use of science as a cudgel in policy wars, a primary tactic of what is known as Post-Normal Science. Think of it as sociology on steroids, identifying as science.And there will be no more questions because the science is settled.Ooh ooh ooh! Do Fake News next MOTUS!Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Why thousands of Americans come together to hear Trump speak

    08/18/2019 8:26:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 18, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Listen up, Trumpophobes. It’s not so hard to understand the president’s appeal. Try going to one of his rallies and, instead of turning up your nose at the Walmart people, listen and learn. The abuse of President Trump and his supporters that passes for analysis from his opponents is a strategic error. The more abuse, the more Trump’s base is energized to turn out on Election Day. At his Thursday-night rally to launch his 2020 New Hampshire campaign, he broke Elton John’s all-time attendance record with a crowd of 11,500 inside the Southern New Hampshire University Arena. It wasn’t just...
  • The Electoral College could split evenly in 2020. That's good for Trump and bad for democracy.

    08/17/2019 6:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 31, 2019 | David Mark
    The Democratic presidential candidates on stage Tuesday and Wednesday night are trying hard to woo primary voters so that, if they prevail, they can then make their case to the general population as the party’s nominee. But the ultimate deciders come 2020 might not be the ones who cast ballots in neighborhood polling stations. There is a very good chance that the Electoral College will split evenly on Election Day, throwing the race into the House of Representatives. And just as with the popular vote, the majority does not choose the winner. Though Democrats control the House and are likely...
  • Trump: Voter ID must play 'very strong part' in deal on election security

    08/13/2019 7:19:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump on Tuesday said Congress should not consider any "final agreement" on election security that does not include provisions mandating voters present identification while casting ballots. “No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!” Trump tweeted Tuesday. Trump has long touted unfounded claims that he only lost the 2016 popular vote by 3 million ballots because of “millions of people who voted illegally.” The president went on to retweet a post claiming without evidence...
  • Elizabeth Warren calls for higher taxes, NRA investigation as part of gun control plan

    08/10/2019 1:02:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 10, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Saturday unveiled a sweeping gun control proposal that would see higher taxes on gun manufacturers, waiting periods for guns and an investigation into the National Rifle Association (NRA). “In 2017, almost 40,000 people died from guns in the United States. My goal as President, and our goal as a society, will be to reduce that number by 80 percent,” Warren said in a Medium post announcing the plan. “We might not know how to get all the way there yet. But we’ll start by implementing solutions that we believe will work.” Warren proposes executive...
  • Shaping the Presidency Part II

    08/08/2019 1:18:18 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    ArticleVBlog ^ | August 8th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Not until the waning days of the Philadelphia Convention in September did our Framers complete their plan of the Electoral College. As with the other major institutions of their Constitution, (House, Senate, Judiciary) they were careful to properly match electors to these institutions, meaning those who installed the members of the House, Senate, Presidency and Judiciary had a natural interest in the duties of the institutions. It is why, for instance, the people did not elect Senators and states did not elect Representatives to the House. Delegates established a quorum eleven days after the scheduled start date of May 14th....
  • Shaping the Presidency Part I

    08/05/2019 1:12:06 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    ArticleVBlog ^ | August 5th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Not until the waning days of the Philadelphia Convention did our Framers complete their plan of the Electoral College. In contrast, Article I elections to Congress and Article III appointments to the Scotus were taken care of weeks before. What took so long to determine Article II electors? The answer is that the Constitution isn’t linear. In a linear design, adding or amending one clause, one Section, one Article doesn’t affect previous clauses, Sections and Articles. In contrast, our Constitution is non-linear. It more resembles a puzzle in which the authority of one branch necessarily affects the power and reach...