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Regular Elections, Regular Census

The US Constitution requires a census every 10 years. The census is mandatory because it affects the numbers of seats each state occupies in the U.S. 273 more words

Civic Education

Me, Learning American Government: Alternative Voting Methods

I think voting allows the expression of opinion and gives some level of control or freedom which humans tend to like, anyway.

I would prefer to keep the Electoral College the way it is if, ideally, the electors did not vote based on party affiliation and to unquestionably follow along with the popular vote—which seems to happen more often than not.1 The Electoral College always had an important purpose—and still does since “The original idea was for the most knowledgeable and informed individuals from each State to select the president based solely on merit and without regard to State of origin or political party”.2 Perhaps the issue is not the Electoral College, and it may have more to do with the fact that we have only two major parties instead of allowing other parties to form when necessary—more than a handful may create instability, though, but it would help if all citizens felt that they fit in somewhere.

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Undercover Video Shows Cambridge Analytica CEO Offered Bribes And Prostitutes To Help Candidates Win

(CNN) — Cambridge Analytica, the embattled data analytics company best known for its work on President Donald Trump’s campaign, has suspended its CEO, Alexander Nix, in the wake of undercover reports showing him discussing potential bribery and entrapment. 462 more words


The Philosophy of carlsagan42

One of my “guilty pleasures” is watching YouTube and Twitch streamers who play Super Mario Maker. If you don’t know, the old school Super Mario Bros video games by Nintendo have been brought together in a very cool way. 958 more words

Final Jeopardy 3-14-2018

March 14, 2018


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Electoral College


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Each state has as many electors as its total of senators & reps.; D.C. has this many, the minimum for any state… 6 more words

Buckeye Zealot

Thank you, Donald

Preamble 1

I’m certain that my comments will irritate people and possibly on both sides of the aisles. I take comfort in the fact that I’m of an age where I can say whatever I want to and there’s nothing you can do about it. 1,563 more words

The Peril of Reading Approval Numbers: States Matter

At the time of this original post, the latest Fivethirtyeight poll tracker shows President Trump with a 54.1% disapproval and 40.2% approval.  That’s a net approval of -13.9%.   818 more words