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  • 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 · 17 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 · 39 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...
  • Ocasio-Cortez adrift without Chakrabarti

    08/21/2019 10:28:01 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 80 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 · 92 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 · 57 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 · 202 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...