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Election Year Follies

Another election year is upon us, and once again, we’re subjected to the dog and pony shows of the DemoPublicans.

I’d like to take credit for that particular portmanteau, but I can’t. 341 more words

Current Events

University's mock election predicts Bernie Sanders will be next president

For some years now, Western Illinois University (WIU) has conducted mock presidential elections. Using that simulation, the university claims to have accurately predicted the outcomes of the 2007 and 2011 presidential elections. 374 more words

Liberals/Democrats/Left

Corn And Capital: Even The Electoral System In America Defies Democracy

The Presidential primaries offer a friendly reminder every four years that American democracy is a joke.  As corporate media offers free propaganda for the corporate candidate… 1,470 more words

The Electoral College: How a Winner Can Actually Be a Loser

I have always disliked the way in which we elect a president, but this year’s Iowa Caucus was the final straw, as it drew attention to the fact that….wait for it…coin tosses are involved in the caucus.  1,104 more words

Politics

How illegal immigrants help swing presidential elections to Democrats without even voting

By Thomas Lifson

Thanks to the Constitution’s provision that House seats are apportioned to states based on the “whole number of persons in each state,” Electoral College membership (based on one elector per senator and one per representative) is skewed toward states that host a large number of illegal immigrants. 57 more words

Government

It's 2 am. Do you know where your Voter ID is?

I woke up at about 2:00 this morning after dosing off with all the lights on.  I grumpily surfaced to acknowledge that I had completely failed at adult bedtime.  663 more words

Bernie Sanders

Arizona Legislature Considering Bills to Bypass Electoral College

  • A bill being considered by the Arizona state legislature would call for a radical change in the U.S. Constitution’s process of electing a president.
  • Republican and Democrat members of the state House and Senate have united to support a pair of bills (HB 2456 and SB 1218) that would authorize the state to join a “Compact of States”  for the purpose of contributing Arizona’s 11 electoral votes to the winner of the National Popular Vote (NPV).
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