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  • Vanity: 2020 Census? Has Anyone Received The Mailer Yet?

    11/13/2019 1:44:55 PM PST · by devane617 · 9 replies
    me | 11/13/2019 | me
    Has anyone received the 2020 Census mailer yet? I received a note on my door saying I failed to return the survey and a card to call the person for an in-home survey. Is this legit?
  • New Jersey 2019: Some Surprises as Republicans Pick Up Assembly Seats, Plus Senate Seat in South

    11/06/2019 12:34:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    NJ Spotlight ^ | 11/06/2019 | COLLEEN O'DEA
    Democrats appear to have lost at least three and as many as five seats in the New Jersey Legislature, including the only Senate race on the ballot. And they did not flip any of the three districts they were targeting in this year’s election, which took place yesterday. With 100% of districts reporting, Republicans captured the Senate seat in the southernmost 1st District, as well as both Assembly seats there. They also held a smaller lead in the neighboring 2nd, a split district with a Republican senator that includes Atlantic City. That race, however, had not been called with fewer...
  • Pritzker blames flat tax for declining population, announces $29 million Census count effort

    06/05/2019 1:35:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 6/5/2019 | Greg Bishop
    While Illinoisans will be paying higher taxes, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s going to give state lawmakers at least a $1,600 pay increase because they’re hard workers. Pritzker said he’ll sign the budget bills being sent his way, despite the ire from taxpayers that lawmakers gave themselves a raise while doubling the state’s gas tax. Pritzker was asked multiple times in Chicago Tuesday if he’d line-item veto more than $280,000 in lawmaker pay increases when he gets the budget that was passed in overtime session. “Look, this was a highly negotiated budget,” Pritzker said. “We had the Republicans and Democrats...
  • Election model predicts President Trump will win 2020 by a landslide

    10/17/2019 8:33:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    KCPQ ^ | October 17, 2019 | CNN Wire
    (CNN) — Donald Trump: Two-term president? While that prospect may seem distant amid an endless series of terrible headlines — Syria! Ukraine! Impeachment! — for the President of late, a trio of new electoral models from Moody’s Analytics all predict a victory for the incumbent in 2020. “Results from each of the three models tell equally compelling stories about what could happen on Election Day, but we hesitate to hang our hat on only one of them,” reads the report. “As a result, we average the predictions of the three models. Under the average of the three models, Trump would...
  • Oh, So That's How Many Electoral Votes Trump Will Clinch in 2020

    10/19/2019 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | October 19, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    It’s early. Way too early to discuss polling in any serious measure, especially in the absence of a Democratic nominee, but the liberal media loves to trot out their trash polls about the president’s approval ratings and support for impeachment in what could be argued as a prolonged campaign to demoralize the GOP base. It won’t. If anything, how the liberal media has behaved over the past three years has only become one massive in-kind contribution to Trump’s re-elect as everyone sees through their bias, lies, and gross incompetence. How many times were we told about Russian collusion? It was...
  • Trump may not be a good president, but he won the election

    10/14/2019 12:11:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | October 14, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    Donald Trump is president. He may not be a very good one, but he won an election. And no amount of irresponsible commentary from his defeated opponent will change that. The fact that Trump received nearly 3 million fewer total votes than Hillary Clinton doesn’t make him any less our president under the constitutionally prescribed Electoral College system. And the fact that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election with a preference for Trump — something reports from special counsel Robert Muller and both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee have found — does not, on its own,...

    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...
  • Why the Electoral College is Bad for America - Part II

    09/30/2019 12:59:34 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 33 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | September 30th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    A book by George C. Edwards III, 2004. Criticism of the status quo is easy. What is harder is to create a better alternative. I confess to having little patience with those who fault the 1787 Framers for the condition of our government in 2019. They didn’t write a Bible. They didn’t hand down immutable Commandments. Their Constitution, one that’s consistent with republican principles unique to the American experience, is infinitely amendable. Don’t like it? Amend it. But one must be aware of what one is doing. Nearly all of the twenty-seven amendments are wise and contribute to the lofty...
  • Census could reveal electoral extinction of the Republicans

    08/26/2019 3:02:32 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/25/2019 | Kristin Tate
    Whites tend to vote Republican, while nonwhites tend to vote Democrat. This proved true in the 2016 election, when Trump carried white voters by 20 percent, while Hillary Clinton won 74 percent of nonwhite voters. With the number of Latinos living in the United States nearly doubling since 2000, it is not difficult to see why Texas could soon follow California, Colorado, and Nevada into the Democratic camp in the next 20 years. Using the 2000 census and the 2010 census along with 2018 data, the electoral reality becomes more clear. The population of those under 18 will be majority...
  • 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,...
  • Police union endorses Trump for 2020 re-election

    10/09/2019 10:06:10 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | September 22, 2019 | Ashley McMann
    Love him or hate him, President Donald Trump has stood with law enforcement officers, vowing to bring them back to a position of honor and respect.  A far cry from others who have created an environment that has allowed for the current war on our police to reach critical levels.If you take some time and wade through the many inaccurate news stories regarding the President, and tune out the news stations that are continuing to dredge up the same narratives, you will find one major positive consistent message- President Donald Trump loves and respects the men and women in law...
  • Cuomo Signs a Bill to Allow Release of Trump’s State Tax Returns

    07/08/2019 8:55:08 AM PDT · by MrRelevant · 37 replies
    Fake news outlet ^ | 7/8/2019 | Fake news man
    As the battle over President Trump’s federal taxes intensifies in Washington, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a bill on Monday to allow congressional committees to access the president’s state tax returns. The bill requires state tax officials to release the president’s state returns for any “specified and legitimate legislative purpose” on the request of the chair of one of three congressional committees: the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation.
  • Constitution Day: 232 Years of the Framers' Errors?

    09/22/2019 9:07:43 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 17, 2019 AD | John F Di Leo
    Every September 17, we celebrate Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by the delegates who were still in town, that fall day in 1787 following the Constitutional Convention. Over the past century, however, there have been more and more complaints about it. We have been told that this clause or that was unfair, that this point was dated and this other point was misguided. All in the interest of numbing the populace, so people wouldn’t mind when the Constitution was violated. After all, if a politician violates a sacred oath, that’s a sin against his constituents,...
  • Why the Electoral College is Bad for America - Part I

    09/23/2019 1:32:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 64 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | September 23rd 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    A book by George C. Edwards III, 2004. Democracy is always an easy sell. If you admire democracy, if you feel that America is or should be a democracy, you’ll enjoy this book. If the 2000 election angered you not because Al Gore sought to extend recounts until Florida “got it right,” but instead because he won half a million more votes nationwide than George Bush and still lost, then this book is for you. Purpose of the Electoral College. However, if you believe the Framers’ system served a distinct and noble purpose, that of providing an endless succession of...
  • The Long Civil War

    09/20/2019 5:20:57 PM PDT · by billorites · 13 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | September 19, 2019 | Richard Fernandez
    If anyone thought the status quo would fold up after the hammer blows of the 2016 populist revolt, they were wrong. Ben Rhodes noted the effects of unremitting resistance with approval. "Bibi backsliding. Boris flailing... Fight back. It will work." Victor Davis Hanson conceded the crushing weight of the establishment riposte: "After nearly four years of ceaseless attacks by Democrats and the press, the strange thing is not that Trump can be occasionally wearisome, but that he is even still breathing." The tone of the fight was set by Greta Thunberg's declaration to a crowd of environmental supporters: "We can't...
  • Ocasio-Cortez promotes DC statehood, claims 'right to vote is denied'

    09/20/2019 10:15:16 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called on Thursday for Washington, D.C. to receive statehood, indicating that residents didn't have the "right to vote." "DC was the 1st territory in the United States to free the enslaved. It’s where Black Americans fled the tyranny of slavery & towards greater freedom, to DC. Yet today it’s where 2nd class citizenship reigns, and the right to vote is denied," she said. It's unclear what she was referring to since citizens in Washington, D.C. have the right to vote like every other citizen. She appeared to be complaining about the fact that D.C. congressmen and...
  • Help America Vote Act HAVA Funding

    09/19/2019 2:59:05 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    ERepublic ^ | 9-19-20109 | Tenable
    States may uise the 2018 HAVA funding to: 1 -Replace voting equipment with equipment tat utilizes a voter-verified paper record. 2- Post-election audit system 3- Upgrade election related computer systems. 4- Facilitate cybersecurity training for state chief election official’s office and local election officials. 5- Implement cybersecurity best practices 6- Fund other activities that improve election security Cyber security was a significant issue in 2018, but not as it relates to voting machines. Voting machines are closed systems and simply collect data. The data transfers that take place before and after the actual collection of the vote – registration, poll...
  • Buttigieg doubles down on scrapping Electoral College: 'It's undemocratic'

    06/13/2019 6:45:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg doubled down on his support for getting rid of the Electoral College in an interview that aired Thursday on NBC News, calling the institution "undemocratic." "Twice in my young lifetime I've seen the American people overruled by the Electoral College," Buttigieg said. "It's time for that to go because it's undemocratic." Pressed by NBC's Harry Smith on whether Republicans would back scrapping the institution, Buttigieg suggested making the reform years down the road. "So maybe when we make this reform, we set it to take effect in the 2030s, when...
  • Texas Democrats unveil plan to flip the state from red to blue in 2020

    09/09/2019 12:28:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 49 replies
    The Democratic Party of Texas is laying out its plans to end decades of Republican dominance in the state, touting a substantial voter registration and turnout effort to create a blue wave of elected officials in 2020. It released its planning document Monday morning, the same week as Houston's Democratic presidential debates. The party set a goal of registering 2.6 million Texans to vote, boosting turnout in suburban areas and putting 1,000 field organizers on the ground. "We will win the White House, take out John Cornyn, expand our Texas congressional delegation, break the supermajority in the Texas Senate, flip...
  • Vanity: Trump and Electoral Math

    09/09/2019 9:16:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 69 replies
    Ok all, let me know what you think....