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  • 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...
  • Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founders Announce Limited Edition Ice Cream in Support of Bernie Sanders

    08/02/2019 12:13:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announced a limited edition ice cream on Friday in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his presidential bid. Ben Cohen, a co-founder of the Vermont-based ice cream giant, announced the new political flavor in a tweet Friday morning. He said Sanders is “the best candidate to beat Trump and drive the transformational change that we need to create a country that works for working families”:
  • Trump calls for voter ID laws

    07/30/2019 10:29:26 AM PDT · by MNDude · 61 replies
    We should immediately pass Voter ID @Voteridplease to insure the safety and sanctity of our voting system. Also, Paper Ballots as backup (old fashioned but true!). Thank you!
  • Bernard Sanders: Stretch Limousine Liberal

    07/25/2019 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American ^ | July 25, 2019 | Rich Logis
    Show me where Bread Line Bernard Sanders has voluntarily implemented "democratic socialism" into his own life. You can't, because he hasn't. Ever. Politics is sales. Why should any of us buy what Sanders is selling if he himself won't buy what he's selling? Sanders wants businesses to pay $15.00 per hour to their employees, but some of his own campaign staff earn less than that due to the number of weekly hours they work. Now some of those employees are demanding they be paid what Sanders wants to force upon all business-owners. Sanders has responded by limiting the number of...
  • Electoral College Helps Small States, Not Red States

    07/22/2019 1:17:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 22, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Last month, both Maine and Nevada did what was in the best interests of their states: They rejected bills that would have enrolled their states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an unwise effort to override the Electoral College. In Maine, it was killed by legislators in the state House after it passed Maine’s Senate. In Nevada, Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak vetoed the bill that had been passed by members of his own party in the Legislature. The National Popular Vote compact, which is an agreement between states, requires a participating state to award all of its electoral votes...
  • Trump’s Electoral College Edge Could Grow in 2020, Rewarding Polarizing Campaign

    07/19/2019 12:24:04 PM PDT · by gr8eman · 77 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/19/2019 | Nate Cohn
    President Trump’s approval ratings are under water in national polls. His position for re-election, on the other hand, might not be quite so bleak.
  • 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...
  • Microsoft demos end-to-end voting verification system ElectionGuard, code will be on GitHub

    07/21/2019 12:23:39 PM PDT · by dayglored · 40 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 18, 2019 | Tim Anderson
    'Defending democracy' initiative to resist nation-state attacks Microsoft has demonstrated its ElectionGuard electronic vote system at the Aspen Security Forum under way in Colorado and warned that nearly 10,000 of its customers have been targeted by nation-state attacks.ElectionGuard aims to enable end-to-end verification of voting. Voters receive a tracking code and can check via a web portal that their vote has been counted, and, crucially, not altered. The portal does not show the content of the vote, protecting voter confidentiality. "It will not be possible to 'hack' the vote without detection," said Microsoft's Tom Burt, CVP of Customer Security and...
  • Bernie Sanders: ‘Abolish the Electoral College’ (So Little States Have No Say)

    07/21/2019 7:24:02 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 49 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 Jul 2019 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made another call to abolish the Electoral College in a tweet Friday afternoon to his 9.4 million Twitter followers. Sanders took to Twitter Friday afternoon and wrote “Abolish the Electoral College” in response to an NBC News analysis that theorized that President Trump could win the presidential election in 2020 and lose the popular vote by five million
  • The Census Requirement (Could Trump Ditch The Door-Knockers Altogether?)

    07/20/2019 9:42:31 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    Cornell Law School ^ | Legal Information Institute
    """The language employed—“actual enumeration”—requires an actual count, but gives Congress wide discretion in determining the methodology of that count. The word “enumeration” refers to a counting process without describing the count’s methodological details."""
  • Have we stopped States having their Electors forced to follow popular vote winner?

    07/18/2019 9:45:56 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 37 replies
    Free Republic Forum- Politics & Elections ^ | 07/18/2019 | Me- (serious question)
    Having learned the Senate Judiciary Committee details of the goooooooogle direct proprietary manipulation of election votes, according to Dr. Epstein's testimony before Sen. Ted Cruz-- ie. the changing of votes in the range of 2.6 million bottom estimate to 10.4 million in favor of clinton-- Have to ask the status of any challenge at all to certain crazed "hurt" blue states that want to eliminate the electoral college but can't, so they've voted to force their own bound Electors to vote in the College for the popular vote totals (not those as compiled by their own State, which the Constitution...
  • Judicial Watch Court Victory: Kentucky Set to Remove Up to 250,000 Inactive Voters

    07/15/2019 12:53:40 PM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 36 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 15, 2019
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that in June Kentucky mailed address confirmation notices to 250,000 voters who are believed to have moved, thanks to a consent judgment agreed to by the Commonwealth. These registrations are probably outdated and will be cancelled if the voters fail to vote in future elections or to confirm their current addresses. The Judicial Watch victory in Kentucky is in addition to the Judicial Watch victory in California, where up to 1.6 million inactive names are set to be removed from voter registration rolls in Los Angeles County. In the consent judgment, Kentucky acknowledges...
  • Why John Roberts’ Census Citizenship Decision Is Legally And Politically Corrupt

    07/15/2019 9:31:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/15/2019 | Ben Weingarten
    Are we a nation of laws or a nation of men? Previously, the most radically leftist federal judges had failed this test on cases pertaining to the Trump administration. Now the highest court in the land has joined them.The fight over whether the simple question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” could appear on the 2020 U.S. census already implicated major issues of public policy, including immigration, national sovereignty, and voting rights. But the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the matter has now transcended these issues to challenge the rule of law itself, once again raising...
  • Trump rails against ‘Fake News’ in bizarre tirade, warns industry will fold when he leaves office

    07/11/2019 10:36:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | 07-11-2019 | By Brooke Singman
    President Trump teed off on the news media in a bizarre Twitter rant Thursday morning ahead of a big social media summit at the White House slated for later in the day. The string of tweets attacked the news media and claimed the industry would go out of business when he leaves office, even suggesting outlets would be forced to endorse him this cycle for the sake of their own survival. He went on to alternately praise himself, lob insults at familiar targets in the 2020 Democratic field and even joke about serving more than two terms. “The White House...
  • Poll: 5-in-9 Hispanics, 6-in-10 Black Americans Support Citizenship Question on Census

    07/09/2019 5:38:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09 July 2019 | John Binder
    The majority of Hispanic and black Americans support President Trump’s effort to ask all respondents on the 2020 Census whether or not they are an American citizen, a new poll finds. The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that a majority of five-in-nine Hispanic voters, or 55 percent, and nearly six-in-ten black American voters, or about 59 percent, said they support a question on the upcoming census that would ask U.S. residents whether they are American citizens or not. Overall, about 67 percent of U.S. voters said the citizenship question should be on the Census, including 72 percent of white Americans, nearly...
  • You Might Laugh At Marianne Williamson, But There Are Millions Of Her Across The Country

    07/08/2019 10:50:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/08/2019 | Katya Sedgwick
    Presume every single one of my semi-urban middle-class, middle-aged female neighbors does yoga. Enter Marianne Williamson.In addition to being a Democratic presidential contender, Williamson is some sort of a failed actress who was big in Los Angeles in the 1980s—not as an actress, but as a New Age guru. She is an author of several best-sellers on the topic of “metaphysics,” and she’s been on “Oprah” countless times. She officiated an Elizabeth Taylor wedding, remains popular with Hollywood celebrities, and is endorsed by former presidential contender Dennis Kucinich.A charismatic cult leader, Williamson advises her followers to forego science-based Western...
  • Ex-Romney strategist: Kill the Electoral College to help America

    07/08/2019 12:21:48 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 69 replies
    USA Today | July 8, 2019 | Stuart Stevens