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  • Right to the end, Trump campaign spent less than Clinton's

    12/08/2016 9:21:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | December 8, 2016 | Julie Bykowicz And Chad Day, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign spent about $94 million in its final push for the White House, according to new fundraising reports filed Thursday. The Republican continued his campaign-long trend of spending far less than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Her campaign blew through almost $132 million in its closing weeks, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission. The latest reports cover Oct. 20 through Nov. 28. Over the course of the primary and general elections, the Trump campaign raised about $340 million. That included $66 million that the billionaire businessman contributed from his own pocket. The Clinton campaign, which...
  • 'Rogue' GOP Elector Says Others Will Join in Opposing Trump

    12/08/2016 2:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Robin Gradison
    Meet one of the real 538 electors, Christopher Suprun a Republican from Texas. Suprun has decided to vote for someone other than Donald Trump when he casts his electoral college vote later this month. He believes other electors are right there with him. "At this point there are people who have reached out to me. Again it wouldn’t be my place to name who they are," he said, though he indicated he was talking about Republican electors. "I am confident in saying, at this point," he continued,"I don’t think I will be the only one voting for someone other than...
  • I'm a Democrat but I've gotta admit it's now Trump 2, Dems 0

    12/07/2016 6:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | December 6, 2016 | Bryan Dean Wright
    Following President-elect Trump's surprise phone call on Friday with the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, the response has been predictable if not disheartening. Academics in D.C. this morning are claiming that, “Trump…doesn’t have clue.” An expert at the University of California added that the call was “impulsive.” Regrettably, my Democratic Party pushed back too. By its measure, Trump demonstrated his “incompetence” and threatened our national security. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) went so far as to say that Trump’s actions might push the nation into war with China. What academics and my party don’t understand is that he’s not interested in starting...
  • Trump's favorability surges one month after election

    12/06/2016 7:53:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump's favorability rating has increased significantly since his victory last month, and most voters now believe the incoming Republican president will deliver on his promises to reform healthcare and other issues, a new poll shows. Forty-five percent of voters in the latest George Washington University battleground poll said they have a positive opinion of the president-elect, marking a 9-point increase from mid-October. The percentage of voters who continue to view Trump negatively has declined 12 percentage points – 61 to 49 percent – in the same period. Defeated Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who recently joined the Green Party-led...
  • Hillary Clinton Loses 18,422 Votes in Day 3 of Wisconsin Recount

    12/05/2016 11:38:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    State Of The Nation ^ | December 4, 2016 | Higgins News Network
    In the Wisconsin Day 3 Recount Update 18,422 votes for Hillary Clinton were erased resulting in a 15,133 vote net increase for Donald Trump. Trump won Wisconsin by over 22,000 votes in Wisconsin but thanks to Jill Stein a recount is currently underway. So far the recount has made little news because, as Heavy reported at the end of day 2 of the recount, the net vote in Wisconsin had only changed by 3 votes. However, the Wisconsin Board of Elections just posted updated recount results for Day 3 on their recount update page and today’s net changes are much...
  • Group Sues to Demand Florida Election Recount

    12/05/2016 11:03:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Protect Our Elections, a liberal-leaning group based in Washington, D.C., says more than 160,000 votes in Florida weren't counted during last month's presidential election. The group claims each of those votes matters a great deal because Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 112,911 votes in the Sunshine State. Trump won by roughly 1.5 percent, a margin high enough to avoid the state's automatic-recount provisions. But last Friday, Protect Our Elections sued the state to contest the election, possibly throwing President-elect Trump's transition into an even greater state of turmoil. For the past 30 days, failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein...
  • Lawyers offer free support to electors who want to oppose Trump

    12/05/2016 10:28:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | December 5, 2016 | Catherine Garcia
    Any member of the Electoral College who wants to vote against Donald Trump but would violate state law by doing so has the support of a Harvard University law professor and a California-based law firm. Larry Lessig has started "The Electors Trust" in order to give free counsel to electors through the firm Durie Tangri. Lessig said his group will also give electors guaranteed anonymity so they can determine if there are enough electors set on keeping Trump from winning the presidency. "It makes no sense to be elector number five who comes out against Trump," Lessig told Politico. "But...
  • Faithless electors group in contact with Clinton allies

    12/05/2016 4:00:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 5, 2016 | John Sexton
    The group of Democratic electors who are trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president have been in contact with Clinton allies. Politico reports: Advocates of the long-shot bid to turn the Electoral College against Donald Trump have been in contact with close allies of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions, but the Clinton camp — and Clinton herself — have declined to weigh in on the merits of the plan… In a sign of the sensitivity of the issue, former Clinton campaign officials declined repeated requests to comment on the Electoral College effort. DNC officials...
  • Jill Stein Demands Donald Trump End ‘Intimidation’ Against Vote Recount Efforts

    12/05/2016 12:46:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | December 5, 2016 | Madina Toure
    Dr. Jill Stein, along with her campaign staff and fellow Green Partiers, came all the way to Trump Tower this morning to blast his “anti-verification campaign” and tell him to stop spreading false information her recount efforts in three swing states. Early Monday morning, the Stein campaign announced that a federal judge in Michigan granted the campaign’s emergency request to immediately start the statewide recount. On Nov. 28, the campaign said Pennsylvanian voters filed recount requests in more than 260 precincts across the state and two days ago that it would file for emergency relief in federal court to demand...
  • The Election Is Really, Really Over Now — And Donald Trump Is The Winner

    12/03/2016 5:46:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | December 3, 2016 | Chris Geidner
    Pennsylvania court on Saturday accepted the Green Party’s request to end its case seeking a statewide recount — a move that ends any remaining doubt, however slight, about whether Donald Trump is the victor in the 2016 presidential race. Most — including Hillary Clinton’s campaign — expected Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin not to change the result in any of those states. The reality, however, was that the election results would not have changed unless the recounts shifted the states to Clinton in all of those states. With Pennsylvania off the table,...
  • Ballot recount on hold after objection filed by Republican Party (Michigan)

    12/03/2016 3:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Petoskey News-Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Matt Mikus
    County clerks across the state were preparing to start a recount on Friday of the ballots casted in Michigan for the President of the United States. But the count may wait to begin until Tuesday, if it happens at all. After a recount request was filed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday, representatives of the campaign for President-Elect Donald Trump filed an objection to the recount Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the Michigan Secretary of State office. Michigan Republican Party spokesperson Sarah Anderson confirmed that the party planned to file an objection to the recount...
  • 'Mnuchin played key role in Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar campaign' (1.7 million more votes)

    12/01/2016 11:54:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | December 1, 2016 | The Press Trust of India
    Steven Mnuchin, US President- elect Donald Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary, played a key role in organising the 'Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar' ad campaign close to the election, a Republican Hindu organisation said. Indian-American Shalabh Kumar, founder and president of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), met with Trump in July at the residence of Mnuchin in Southampton, New York where he discussed his vision for the campaign. "Trump agreed to participate," RHC said in a statement. Kumar, who played a leading role in mobilising Hindus for Trump has been appointed to the Transition Finance and Inauguration teams, the media...
  • Obama: Trump had a 20 percent chance of winning

    11/30/2016 12:45:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama says he wasn’t all that surprised by Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election. “So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent,” Obama said in a Rolling Stone interview published Tuesday. “That [doesn't] seem like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It's not a miracle." Obama spoke to the magazine’s publisher, Jann Wenner, the day after Election Day, when the level of shock at the White House seemed very high. Dozens of stunned staffers, many of whom had tears in their eyes, stood in the Rose...
  • Election officials not seeing Jill Stein's recount volunteers in Pennsylvania

    11/28/2016 6:34:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | November 28, 2016 | Christian Alexandersen
    Green Party's Jill Stein needed thousands of volunteers to help with a voter-initiated recount of Pennsylvania's election results. But, officials are not seeing it. In a video Sunday, Stein asked volunteers to print, complete and get notarized affidavits in an attempt to force an election recount in Pennsylvania. Election officials from around the state said they had received some calls about affidavits but not the thousands Stein needs. While Stein said volunteers were needed to submit their documentation by Monday, Wanda Murren, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of State, has said the deadline for a voter-initiated recount was Nov. 21....
  • How the Pennsylvania recount is going so far in Philly (not good)

    11/28/2016 5:01:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Billy Penn ^ | November 28, 2016 | Anna Orso
    Updated 5:30 p.m. — As of close of business on Monday, the Philadelphia Board of Elections had received petitions from 74 (out of more than 1,600) divisions. Updated 3:45 p.m. — Jill Stein officially filed a lawsuit in a bid to force all of Pennsylvania’s votes to be recounted. Jill Stein’s effort to recount presidential votes in three swing states already appears to be sputtering in Philadelphia. While Stein, a former presidential candidate, has raised millions of dollars and filed for a recount in Wisconsin, the process in Pennsylvania is much more complicated. Candidates cannot file for a recount themselves....
  • The race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is now open

    11/27/2016 8:55:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | November 27, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    By Election Day, ambitious Democrats had already resigned themselves to an eight-year wait for their chance in the national spotlight. Hillary Clinton was an overwhelming favorite against Donald Trump and, assuming she won, running a primary challenge against her in four years would be a fool’s errand. Then Clinton lost. Although this most stunning upset in modern presidential history has produced (and will produce) a thousand aftershocks, one of the most unlikely and important is that the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 is now open. That opening is made all the more remarkable by the fact that there is simply...
  • 2016 Recount: Stein Cannot File Direct Request For Recount In Pennsylvania, Must Take It To Court

    11/27/2016 7:35:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 26, 2016 | Tara West, The Inquisitr
    Jill Stein posted to her Jill2016 website that she had raised enough money to “file” for a recount in Pennsylvania. However, the Green Party candidate left out some key details about the filing of recounts in Pennsylvania that many of her supporters likely would have wanted to know before donating. For example, candidates cannot file a direct request for a recount in the state and instead must appeal the election in court. (TWEET-AT-LINK) According to the Recount 2016 initiative and donation page posted by failed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, the Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign launched an effort to...
  • Trump's secret supports come clean now that the election is over

    11/26/2016 6:22:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News Chief ^ | November 26, 2016 | James Rosen McClatchy Washington Bureau
    ORLANDO — Along the Interstate 4 corridor in the heart of Florida, the biggest swing region in the nation's biggest swing state, Donald Trump had a lot of backers. Many of them kept their enthusiasm to themselves. "I was guarded," Carol Foushi, a retired nurse, told a McClatchy reporter at the Millenia Mall in Orlando, a few miles from her home near Disney World. "People were passionate. They wanted Hillary; they wanted the first woman president. It was more for historic than for personal reasons." Her husband, John Foushi, used gallows humor in explaining his vote for the New York...
  • Jill Stein a Clinton Pawn in Push for Recount?

    11/25/2016 10:37:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | November 25, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has raised nearly $5 million to fund efforts to push for a recount in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This has led to speculation over what Stein hopes to gain from a potential recount or if she is being used by billionaire investor George Soros or Bill and Hillary Clinton. ‘Stacy on the Right’ Show Host Stacy Washington weighed in on the potential factors driving the push for a recount. “I saw something interesting this morning on ‘The Hill’ by writer Mary Chastain and she talked about the big deal with Donald Trump saying...
  • Something Feels Really Off About Jill Stein's Recount Effort

    11/25/2016 9:14:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Pajiba ^ | November 25, 2016 | Dustin Rowles
    Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has increased now to 2.1 million votes and counting. She has received more votes than any other white or female candidate in the history of the United States. Indeed, Donald Trump may have garnered more votes than any other Republican in history, but he’s getting trounced in the popular vote. By the time counting has finished, Clinton’s 2+ million vote lead over Donald Trump will be a bigger vote lead than 28 eventual Presidents had over their opponents. It’s not exactly a landslide (Obama beat McCain by 9 million votes, and Romney by...
  • Joe Scarborough argues Trump will benefit from low expectations: 'Obama came in as black Jesus'

    11/23/2016 8:54:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 23, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Joe Scarborough argued Wednesday that Donald Trump is benefiting from low expectations. During a "Morning Joe" panel, the MSNBC host implied that President Barack Obama disappointed many voters who had high expectations for his presidency. "Obama came in as black Jesus. I don't want to come in as redneck Jesus, if I'm a president of the United States. You want to come in like Ronald Reagan where people underestimate you," Scarborough said. Scarborough also argued that left-leaning writers had "done Donald Trump a favor" by highlighting support for Trump from white supremacists, including a video that showed members of a...
  • Can You Spot a Trend in New Jersey’s 10 Credit Rating Downgrades Under Christie?

    11/22/2016 7:45:36 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | November 22nd, 2016 | Eric Boehm
    Christie says he doesn't pay attention to credit ratings, but maybe he should have. They've been trying to tell him (and other states) something. Since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010, New Jersey has seen its credit downgraded 10 times by the "big three" credit rating agencies. Seriously, though, the state's pension systems are a total mess. When Christie came into office in 2010, New Jersey was facing a $54 billion funding shortfall to pay for current and future retirees. He immediately set about tackling the problem—to his credit—and in 2011 the state passed a pension fund rescue plan...
  • SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

    11/21/2016 11:06:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 18, 2016 | Klaus Brinkbäumer and Sonia Seymour Mikich
    ARD/SPIEGEL: Mr. President, Donald Trump won the election, revealing massive discontent and rifts within American society. Did the amount of anger actually surprise you? Obama: I think it's important not to overstate what happened. The truth is that America has been closely divided politically for quite some time. That was reflected in some of the challenges I had with the Republican Congress. What was unusual in this election is that my approval in the United States is as high as it has been since I was elected. And the economy is going relatively well. I think what is true is...
  • SR 1356 – Trump Brings the Strongest Republican Party in History!

    11/20/2016 9:21:04 PM PST · by bigbob · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-20-16 | Bill Still
    Good evening, I’m still reporting on Trump Brings the Strongest Republican Party in History! Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on Trump. Newt Gingrich’s assessment of Donald Trump’s coattails is that Trump brings the strongest Republican party ever to Washington. [insert] However, Gingrich says he does not want to join the administration: [insert] I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books...
  • Jim Webb: Poor White People "Don't Think Democrats Like Them"

    11/19/2016 2:57:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Former Senator, Democratic candidate for president and Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan, Jim Webb, says that in recent years the Democratic Party has grown more and more hostile towards the white working class. In this interview with FNC's Tucker Carlson, Webb says that, "in the last eight years, the Democratic Party has moved into interest group politics and in many cases white working people have become the whipping post." JIM WEBB: The base of the Democratic party used to be working people, regardless of race, ethnic, or ethnic identity, sexual orientation, et cetera. That was a Roosevelt agenda....
  • Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

    11/19/2016 10:31:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WECT-TV ^ | November 19, 2016 | Kimberlee Kruesi and Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members of the Electoral College to do something that has never been done in American history - deny the presidency to the clear Election Day winner. Activists are circulating online petitions and using social media in hopes of influencing Republican electors to cast their ballots for someone other than President-elect Donald Trump and deprive him of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to become the next occupant of the White House. "Yes, I think it's a longshot, but I also think we're living in...
  • No, the Electoral College won’t make Clinton president instead of Trump

    11/15/2016 12:44:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | November 11, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    Donald Trump won Tuesday’s presidential election. But many liberals and progressives have begun clinging to one faint hope that he could still be stopped — through the Electoral College. Tuesday’s vote was technically not to make Trump president, but only to determine who the 538 electors in various states across the country will be. It is those electors who will cast the votes that legally elect the president on December 19. In modern times, the casting of electoral votes has been a purely ceremonial occasion where the results in the states have been rubber-stamped. But one idea spreading on left-leaning...
  • Trump pollster: Trump won because he was slightly behind

    11/13/2016 12:48:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 13, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    John McLaughlin, a pollster for Donald Trump, on Sunday partly attributed the businessman's win in the presidential election to polls that showed him behind for most of the campaign. McLaughlin compared Trump's victory to the come-from-behind campaign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year, saying there were a number of similarities between the races. "We don't want to be ahead. Because if we are ahead, all of the sudden the psychology changes, the media focus attack on us even more so than they were doing," McLaughlin said in an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis. "But there is an...
  • Indian Americans voted for Trump in significant numbers

    11/11/2016 7:22:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 11, 2016 | Varghese K. George
    Indian Americans are mostly Democrats in the U.S according to quantitative analyses but a large number of them voted for Republican Donald Trump in this election, anecdotal evidence suggests. And one of the main reasons that many cite for doing so is Huma Abedin, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s close aide, who happens to be a Muslim. Some others voted hoping that Mr. Trump will cut taxes. Indian American leaders in the Democratic Party - candidates and major donors – have sought to create a larger Asian minority coalition in support of Ms. Clinton with Pakistani activists playing a significant...
  • Have the states been told to stop counting for tonight?

    11/08/2016 11:16:09 PM PST · by llevrok · 29 replies
    Podesta told every one to go home. Does that include the states who are still counting? What right does the Clintoon campaign have to do that, if so??
  • 2016 GOP Guide to voting for AZ judges

    11/07/2016 8:13:33 AM PST · by Herosmith · 8 replies
    The Stream ^ | Oct 19 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    LD22 PC Karen Thomas has updated her Judges 2016 report. I'll add that I have been impressed with the fairness of Paul McMurdie on family court issues. We previously published Karen's recommendations in 2014 here.
  • Clinton's support is wide, while Trump's is deep

    11/06/2016 7:04:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 6, 2016 | Chris Potter
    Eva Resnick-Day had seen Hillary Clinton campaigning before. At a political event in March, the environmental activist had a sharp, if brief, exchange with the Democratic presidential nominee over campaign support from the fossil-fuel industry. But when Ms. Clinton held a rally at Heinz Field on Friday Ms. Resnick-Day was there as a supporter. “The window to act on climate change is so narrow,” she said. And unlike Republican Donald Trump, Ms. Clinton hasn’t dismissed climate change as a hoax. “Having a climate-change denier as president is unacceptable,” Ms. Resnick-Day said. Activists like Ms. Resnick-Day, along with black voters and...
  • Nate Silver: Clinton one state away from losing Electoral College

    11/06/2016 11:14:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | November 6, 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Hillary Clinton is one state away from losing the presidential election, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver said Sunday. While the Democratic presidential nominee has a 65.7 percent chance of winning the presidency on Tuesday, she is not "in a terribly safe position," the pollster said on ABC's "This Week." "The electoral map is actually less solid for Clinton than it was for Obama four years ago," Silver said. Silver came to notoriety by correctly predicting President Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012. Clinton is weaker among Midwestern voters, while Obama had leads in states like Ohio....
  • Richard Baris (pollster People's Pundit Daily) on Don Smith show

    11/05/2016 9:52:11 AM PDT · by LS · 17 replies
    Don Smith Show ^ | 11/5/2016 | Self
    Very interesting interview: 1) FL closing because of late-breaking Hispanics, Trump wins 2) NC gone. "Privately Hillary's people tell me they know NC is out of reach." 3) NV close, "Busloads of Hispanics coming in, we have it very close, but Trump getting more Hispanics than anyone realizes and is winning indies there" (forget his number) 4) Overall he said Trump was +7 with indies 5) MI "VERY close. Very close. Trump 2:1 with indies there, black vote down." 6) PA "Depends on black turnout. Blacks don't seem "stoked about voting" but may vote. Trump will win whites, indies. 7)...
  • Why Donald Trump draws crowds, Hillary Clinton doesn't (You'll love their pretzel logic)

    11/04/2016 10:40:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 4, 2016 | Chris Sheridan
    It makes fans of Hillary Clinton very anxious every time I state this simple fact: attendance at the Democratic candidate's rallies is mediocre at best. The pictures have told the story over the past six months. Republican Donald Trump is filling convention centres, airport hangars and parks. Clinton, on the other hand, is filling community centres and small colleges, but just barely. The people campaigning for her - the rock stars of the Democratic Party like First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders - have bigger and more energetic crowds. Moreover, as Clinton goes into...
  • Donald Trump has never been closer to the presidency than he is at this moment

    11/03/2016 2:59:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 3, 2016 | Philip Bump
    If the polls closed right at this moment (which they won't) and if the results in each state perfectly mirrored the current RealClearPolitics average of polls in each state (which they won't), Hillary Clinton would be elected president by an electoral college margin of 8 votes. From her high in the polls a week or two ago, Clinton's leads in a number of critical battleground states have collapsed or evaporated entirely. The election could come down to one state with four electoral college votes that flips from Clinton to Donald Trump and, boom: A 269-269 electoral college tie, and a...
  • Trump Wins Exit Polls Among Israeli Absentee Voting

    11/03/2016 10:26:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 3, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    According to the result of an exit poll taken among absentee voters in Israel, Donald Trump would better serve the interests of the Jewish nation rather than Hillary Clinton as president. Trump received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, while Clinton got 44%, according to the poll conducted by get-out-the-vote organization iVoteIsrael and KEEVOON Global Research. The poll found a split between the two major-party candidates in New York, New Jersey, California, and Maryland. However, the swing state of Florida went to Trump outright. The total number of votes coming from Israel, 30,000, is lower than the 80,000 who turned out...
  • Nate Silver's model gives Trump an unusually high chance of winning. Could he be right?

    11/03/2016 9:42:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Vox ^ | November 3, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    If you’re a Democrat, the FiveThirtyEight forecast is probably making you feel anxious right about now. Just last week, Nate Silver’s polls-only forecast gave Hillary Clinton an overwhelming 85 percent chance of winning. But as of Thursday morning, her odds have fallen down to 66.9 percent — suggesting that while Donald Trump is still the underdog, there’s a one-in-three shot he’ll end up the next president. Liberals have tried to comfort themselves with the knowledge that FiveThirtyEight is an outlier among the six major forecasts, and that the other five give Trump between a 16 percent and a sub-1 percent...
  • One of Hillary Clinton's worst fears comes true as black turnout drops

    11/02/2016 11:41:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Independent | November 2, 2016 | Adam Withnall
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/hillary-clinton-black-early-votes-turnout-drops-us-election-2016-donald-trump-a7393531.html
  • New CNN / ORC polls suggest new strength for Trump, Clinton rise in Florida

    11/02/2016 9:28:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 2, 2016 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have hit the ground hard in Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Pennsylvania, and new CNN/ORC polls across the four states paint a picture of a tight race to the finish in critical battlegrounds. Clinton holds a 4-point edge among likely voters in the historically blue-tilting Pennsylvania, and Trump tops Clinton by 5 with voters in red-leaning Arizona. Though both states tilt in the same direction as their 2012 results, the leaders' margins are tighter than their predecessors' final leads were in each state. Florida appears to be as tight a contest as ever, with Clinton...
  • Trump launches $25 million battleground ad blitz for final week

    11/01/2016 3:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 1, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Donald Trump's campaign said Tuesday it is spending $25 million on battleground state ads in the election's final week, signaling that it sees opportunities in some contests that looked out of reach. Trump will buy ads in Colorado, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Virginia, states that most recent polls have signaled lean toward Hillary Clinton. He will also buy ads in battlegrounds Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and Ohio, states with tight races or a Trump lead. The Trump campaign later said it will also buy ads in Pennsylvania after not including the state in its first statement. Almost all...
  • How to Get White Workers to Vote for Clinton (Not satire)

    10/31/2016 8:44:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | October 31, 2016 | Justin Miller
    Working America is the left’s premier vehicle for building support among the non-union white working class—but in the year of Trump, it may have the hardest job in the country. South Lawrence Street is in a predominately white working-class neighborhood near Dickinson Square Park on the south side of Philadelphia. But the narrow street of rowhouses also seems to be a microcosm of the vast chasm between the Trump and the Clinton electorates. On a Tuesday evening in mid-October, I tag along with Jihad Seifullah, who is out knocking on doors and talking to people about the election. He’s the...
  • Trump electrifies Albuquerque crowd

    10/30/2016 11:03:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | October 30, 2016 | Andrew Oxford and Robert Nott
    Without spurring riots or taking even a single jab at Gov. Susana Martinez, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump jetted into New Mexico on Sunday night to rally his base and demonstrate he could speak to the issues of a state pollsters say Hillary Clinton appears likely to win. Trump roused a diverse crowd that packed an airplane hangar at the Albuquerque International Sunport. He reiterated many of the same talking points he has used around the country in recent days, but also railed about health insurance companies leaving New Mexico or raising their rates to levels he called unaffordable...
  • Trump to hold New Mexico event on Sunday

    10/28/2016 7:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | October 28, 2016 | J.R. Oppenheim
    This weekend, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold his second campaign event in New Mexico. Sources not connected to the Trump campaign confirmed to KOB Friday afternoon that the Republican presidential nominee will attend an event on Sunday. Additional details on his campaign visit were not immediately available, but the Associated Press reports the event will happen Sunday evening. Trump does not currently list any official campaign stops for New Mexico on its website, but as of Friday afternoon, the Republican’s campaign website does not show any dates beyond Sunday morning. Trump will hold campaign events Saturday in Golden,...
  • Hmmm: Dem super-PAC making last-minute big spend in … Wisconsin?

    10/28/2016 3:54:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    A few weeks ago, Wisconsin looked like a walkover for Democrats, in both the presidential and Senate races. Russ Feingold came out of retirement for a rematch against Ron Johnson, whose campaign-energy level had appeared to be flagging over the last year or so, and Donald Trump laid an egg in the state early. Democrats counted on flipping the state as one of their keys to a new Senate majority, and up to now have not appeared concerned with their progress. Now, however, a super-PAC is making a $2 million, last-minute jump to boost Feingold, raising questions about what Democrats...
  • Early voting begins in Maryland with busy polls around the region

    10/27/2016 8:32:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 27, 2016 | Luke Broadwater and Yvonne Wenger
    Marylanders are getting their first opportunity to cast ballots in early voting in the hotly contested presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump today. Turnout across the state has been high. About 95,000 people had voted across the state by 5 p.m. On the first day of early voting in 2012, 78,000 people cast ballots. In Baltimore, lines at some early voting centers took more than an hour to navigate. In Carroll and Howard counties, more than 50 voters were lined up outside some early voting centers before polls opened at 8 a.m. At one polling place...
  • Is Trump making a comeback? New projections show gains

    10/27/2016 8:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The MIami Herald ^ | October 27, 2016 | David Lightman
    A comeback for Donald Trump? Sort of, though Hillary Clinton is still way ahead in electoral vote projections. Two new nonpartisan analyses, though, give the Republican presidential nominee good news. CNN has moved Nevada and Florida from leaning Democratic to tossup, and the RealClearPolitics electoral map now has Hillary Clinton at 252 electoral votes, 18 shy of what’s needed to win. Monday, it projected her to have 272. CNN still has Clinton at 272. Clinton remains comfortably ahead of Trump in the electoral college outlook. CNN gives Trump 179 solid electoral votes, with 87 up for grabs. RealClearPolitics gives Trump...
  • African Americans Deserve ‘New Deal’ From Republican Party - Trump

    10/26/2016 4:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | October 27, 2016
    The 40-million strong African American community deserved "new deal" to transform their communities, safety and economic prospects as well as the future of their children, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. The city of Charlotte was the site of a mass-murder that shocked the United States last year when nine African Americans holding a Bible study in their church were shot dead. A young white racist Dylann Storm Roof is facing trial charged with the crime. "[It is time for] a new deal for black America," Trump said in on Wednesday. "I am...
  • Trump fans lining up early in Tallahassee

    10/25/2016 11:28:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Tallahassee Democrat | October 25, 2016 | Jeff Burlew
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2016/10/25/trump-fans-lining-up-early-tallahassee/92726616/
  • Why I'm (still) betting big on Donald Trump to win

    10/25/2016 9:45:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | October 24, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Every mainstream media outlet in the country keeps saying Trump is losing badly. They say this as if it’s fact. And based on many polls, it does look that way. But so did Brexit. That was the vote for UK to leave the EU. No one anywhere in the establishment…or media…or any major politician thought it would pass. But it did. I believe this is our Brexit. And I’m putting my money where my mouth is. I’m betting big on Donald Trump to win the election. Here’s why. I had the honor of attending the presidential debate as a guest...