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  • H.J.Res.14 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States.

    01/12/2021 5:02:51 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 60 replies ^ | 1/12/21
    117th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 14 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 11, 2021 Mr. Cohen (for himself, Ms. Lofgren, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Brownley, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Garamendi, and Mr. Cooper) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college...
  • 5 More Ways Joe Biden Magically Outperformed Election Norms

    11/23/2020 6:12:07 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 23 Nov 2020 | J.B. Shurk
    Surely the journalist class should be intrigued by the historic implausibility of Joe Biden’s victory. That they are not is curious, to say the least.In all the excitement among objective journalists for Joe Biden’s declared victory, reporters are missing how extraordinary the Democrat’s performance was in the 2020 election. It’s not just that the former vice president is on track to become the oldest president in American history, it’s what he managed to accomplish at the polls this year.Candidate Joe Biden was so effective at animating voters in 2020 that he received a record number of votes, more than 15...
  • Why The Electoral College Is Still Good For The United States

    11/19/2020 12:53:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2020 | Richard P. Bruneau
    Abolishing the Electoral College would be a disaster for freedom and the constitutional imperative to prevent the concentration and abuse of power.If former Vice President Joe Biden prevails in the 2020 election by scoring a victory in both the electoral and popular vote tallies, it will not curtail the clamoring nor the movement to send the Electoral College to a crematorium. The Washington Post editorial board, for example, recently renewed its call to abolish it. Abolishing the Electoral College would be a disaster for freedom and the constitutional imperative to prevent the concentration and abuse of power. It would also...
  • Joe Biden’s lead in popular vote now more than 5 million over Donald Trump

    11/11/2020 10:57:28 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 102 replies ^ | November 11, 2020 | Kelly Taylor Hayes
    WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden’s lead in the popular vote count over President Donald Trump has topped 5 million, as the incumbent president continues to refuse to concede the election and instead is leveling unfounded claims of voter fraud in a number of states. As of Wednesday afternoon, Biden had received 77,033,649 votes (50.8%), compared to Trump’s 71,961,860 votes (47.5%), according to a count by FOX News.
  • Election 2020 and the Allocation of Votes

    11/11/2020 8:22:06 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 11, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Even if you dislike the results, even if there was massive fraud in multiple states giving you good reason to believe you actually won, you must accept the results that the press has published for those states. Those states have the RIGHT to allocate their vote however they want, under whatever rules they want, with or without fraud... and you have no right to bicker about it. You've got to let them. Why? Because that's just the way it is. You have to accept it. Now, I think that is a very interesting position. Most Republicans are citing the 2000...
  • How Does the Electoral College Work and Why Does It Matter?

    10/04/2020 7:24:27 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 31 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct 4, 2020 | Allyson Waller
    It remains one of the most surprising facts about voting in the United States: While the popular vote elects members of Congress, mayors, governors, state legislators and even more obscure local officials, it does not determine the winner of the presidency, the highest office in the land.... The electoral system has also awarded the presidency to candidates with a plurality of the popular vote (under 50 percent) in a number of cases, notably Abraham Lincoln in 1860, John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996.... “It’s just like in tennis,” he said. “It’s how many sets...
  • The Democrats’ Temper Tantrum Through the Institutions

    09/27/2020 5:59:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 22, 2020 | Washington Free Becon Editors
    Democrats, their media friends want us to know, are furious. If Republicans exercise their constitutional prerogative and fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, the Democrats are prepared to burn it all down. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) told his caucus on Saturday that if Republicans move forward with a nomination, "nothing is off the table." Others were more explicit: If the Democrats retake the Senate in 2021, Massachusetts senator Ed Markey vowed to abolish the filibuster; his failed primary challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy, promised to pack the Court. They'll bestow statehood on Puerto Rico and...
  • Swiss bishop calls for a council on female priesthood, ‘otherwise we will experience a schism’

    09/23/2020 8:03:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 23, 2020 | Maike HIckson
    Swiss bishop calls for a council on female priesthood, ‘otherwise we will experience a schism’ 'The facts are on the table,” he stated, “the time is ripe. All bishops of the world should come together: yes or no' September 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Denis Theurillat, the auxiliary bishop of Basel, Switzerland, has given an interview in which he argued that the Church should conduct a council in Rome in order to vote for or against female priests.  “The facts are on the table,” he stated, “the time is ripe. All bishops of the world should come together: yes or...
  • National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

    09/04/2020 6:28:11 PM PDT · by Ben Dover · 38 replies
    September 4, 2020
    Is there a need to worry about this National Popular Vote Interstate Compact pulling the rug out from a President Trump win this cycle?
  • Edgy voters might reject the 2020 election results if the Democrat wins the popular vote but loses the electoral vote

    07/01/2020 10:07:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/01/2020 | Rick Newman
    We’ve had close elections before, but political experts are bracing for events that might be unprecedented come November. Surprisingly large portions of both Republicans and Democrats seem poised to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election if their side loses. Some even favor authoritarian rule over elections as the best way to run the country. And a new worry for 2020 is the risk that more mail-in voting could delay official results well past Election Day, leaving voters wondering whether it will be Donald Trump’s agenda or Joe Biden’s, once January arrives. New research by the Democracy Fund Voter...
  • Virginia House passes bill to award electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote

    02/12/2020 10:41:58 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 148 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 12 2020 | Aris Folley
    The Democratic-led Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation that seeks to award the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate that wins the national popular vote in an election. The measure, also known as House Bill 177, passed the legislative chamber in a 51-46 vote on Tuesday after clearing the body’s Privileges and Elections Committee in a vote last week. If the legislation is passed by the Senate, where Democrats also hold control, and signed into law by the governor, Virginia would subsequently be entered into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. “Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award...
  • 1972 Presidential Election Map

    01/12/2020 1:20:59 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
  • Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

    10/22/2019 6:24:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2019 | Nelson Wyatt
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a smaller left-leaning party. The vote showed a deeply divided country with the defeated Conservatives winning the popular vote, while a resurgent separatist Bloc Quebecois made big strides in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec.
  • 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...
  • Campaign to overturn Colorado’s national popular vote law submits record number of signatures

    08/02/2019 9:02:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Canon City Daily Record ^ | August 1, 2019 | Anna Staver
    Issue could go to voters in Nov. 2020 election. Colorado voters are probably going to have the final say on whether to keep electing presidents the way we always have or give the candidate who wins the national popular vote all nine of the state’s Electoral College votes. Coloradans Vote, a group hoping put the question to voters in November 2020, submitted more than enough signatures to qualify for the ballot to the Secretary of State’s Office Thursday afternoon. They needed 124,632 valid signatures from registered voters. Rose Pugliese, a Mesa County commissioner and organizer for Coloradans Vote, said they...
  • 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...
  • How Trump's 2020 reelection strategy could work -- but probably won't (CNN hallucinations)

    07/20/2019 8:21:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:02 AM ET, Sat July 20, 2019 | Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN
    Washington (CNN)First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme from The Larry Sanders Show. Poll of the week: A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that President Donald Trump's approval rating among voters nationwide is 45%. His disapproval rating is 52%. This makes for a net approval (approval - disapproval) of -7 points. The average poll has Trump's net approval among voters at -9 points. What's the point: Trump's 2020 strategy seemed to be in full swing this past week. He looks to be doubling down on a campaign of hardline immigration policies and racial...
  • National popular vote bill dies in Maine

    06/17/2019 11:28:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/19 | Reid Wilson
    Maine legislators on Monday killed a measure that would have awarded the state’s electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote. A bill to enter Maine into the National Popular Vote Compact failed in a 68-79 vote on Monday in the state House. Twenty Democrats joined Republicans in voting down the measure. The bill had been introduced by state Senate President Troy Jackson (D), and it passed the upper chamber in May. It lost a test vote in the House last month, then won a vote last week before sputtering on Monday. Maine is the second state...
  • How Ignorance Of American History Feeds Demagogues Who Hate The Constitution

    06/13/2019 9:34:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 13, 2019 | Robert Curry
    Americans in 1913 showed by their votes they had forgotten the purpose of the Framers’ design for the Senate. We today, by and large, have even forgotten that generation’s forgetting. We have forgotten so much of what Americans once knew about America. To choose just one example—a simple but telling one—there is the name of the city of Cincinnati. For decades, I have been conducting a kind of unscientific poll. Whenever I meet someone from Cincinnati, I always say, “Cincinnati. What an interesting name that is. Do you know where it came from?” The question generally elicits a blank look....
  • Waterloo for the National Popular Vote movement?

    06/10/2019 8:46:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/10/2019 | J.R. Dunn
    Our readers don’t need to be introduced to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, the desperation measure concocted by the Democrats in an effort to make an end run around the Electoral College by pledging states to abide by the popular vote. Fourteen states, along with D.C., have so far passed the compact. One curious provision is that the compact does not go into effect until the number of electoral votes involved reaches 270 – a simple majority which would guarantee a candidate’s victory. The number of electoral votes controlled as of now is 189 – clearly, the promoters have...