Tag Archives: electoral college

Politico: Dems Could Actually Flip Texas In 2020

Politico reports: As bad as it’s been for Texas Republicans lately, some members of the party are warning that 2020 could be even worse. The rash of recent House GOP retirements is just the latest sign of a state party in distress: In last year’s midterms, Democrats flipped a pair of longtime GOP districts, a Democrat came within striking distance …

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Prediction Model That Nailed 2018: Trump Will Lose

The Hill reports: The prediction model that accurately predicted Democratic gains in the House four months before the 2018 midterm elections says President Trump will lose his reelection bid. The latest “Negative Partisanship” model by Rachel Bitecofer, the assistant director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, released Monday, predicts Trump will lose the Electoral College …

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NEVADA: Dem Gov Vetoes Bill To Drop Electoral College

The Nevada Independent reports: Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued his first veto out of the 2019 legislative session, rejecting a proposal that would have pledged Nevada’s six electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote for the presidency. AB186 proved a divisive one in the Legislature that elicited some of the closest votes in the session. Proponents argued that …

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Nevada To Join Movement Away From Electoral College

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports: Nevada is now on the cusp of joining the nationwide push to elect the president purely by popular vote. The state Senate on Tuesday passed Assembly Bill 186, which would see the Silver State join a compact with 15 others that have agreed to award their presidential votes to the winner of the national popular vote. …

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OREGON: Senate Votes To Bypass Electoral College

Williamette Week reports: In a contentious hearing today, Oregon senators voted 17-12 to pass a National Popular Vote bill. Should Senate Bill 870 gain approval from the state’s House of Representatives, Oregon will enter an interstate compact to award its Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationwide. So far, 15 states have passed national …

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Gingrich: Abolishing The Electoral College Will Give Democrats “Maximum Incentive To Steal The Election”

“I think if you want to set up a single nationwide count so we could have the Palm Beach story nationwide, and you could have the maximum incentive for Democrats to steal the election, and the maximum incentive for Democrats to have illegal immigrants voting, it’s a terrific idea. And I think anybody who believes in having a totally corrupt …

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Senate Dems To Move On Abolishing Electoral College

Politico reports: A group of Senate Democrats will introduce a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College this week, the latest sign that idea is picking up mainstream support in the Democratic Party. The amendment is being led by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and initially will be supported by Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Dianne Feinstein of California and …

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Harris “Open” To Abolishing Electoral College [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Sen. Kamala Harris became the latest 2020 presidential candidate to weigh in on whether the United States should get rid of the Electoral College and have presidential elections be determined by the popular vote. During a Tuesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Harris said she would be “open” to abolishing the Electoral College. …

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Warren Joins Call To Abolish Electoral College [VIDEO]

Boston.com reports: Here’s another proposal to add to the list of bold ideas on which Sen. Elizabeth Warren has built her 2020 presidential campaign. “Get rid of the Electoral College.” During a CNN town hall Monday night, Warren told a live audience in Jackson, Mississippi, that the current system the country uses to elect a president effectively excludes voters in …

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Dem Rep Seth Moulton: Abolish The Electoral College

Rep. Seth Moulton writes for the Washington Post: The electoral college. We all know the obvious reason this needs to be replaced with a popular-vote system: In 2016, approximately 3 million more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, and yet, Trump is the president. This is not wrong because Trump is a bad president; it’s wrong because it’s …

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Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage: If The Electoral College Is Abolished, White People Will No Longer Have A Voice

The Hill reports: Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Thursday that eliminating the Electoral College and electing a president based on the national popular vote would thwart the voice of white people. “Actually, what would happen if they do what they say they’re going to, white people will not have anything to say,” LePage, who served as governor from …

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Electoral College “Workaround” Plan Gains Momentum

NPR reports: An attempt at an Electoral College workaround is gaining momentum in the Mountain West. Democrats in Colorado and New Mexico are pushing ahead with legislation to pledge their 14 collective electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote — no matter who wins each state. The plan only goes into effect if the law passes in …

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Dem Rep Introduces Constitutional Amendments That Would Abolish Electoral College, Limit Pardon Powers

Via press release from Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen: Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two Constitutional Amendments today on the opening day of the new Congress. The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. The second would limit …

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Trump Elects To Recite Rules For Electoral College In US History Documentary Because Of Course [VIDEO]

For a Fourth Of July documentary that aired last night on HBO, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (daughter of Nancy) invited Trump and former presidents to select a portion of the US Constitution to read for the camera. And so of course, Trump chose the section about the Electoral College. Here’s the bit he recited: The executive Power shall be vested in …

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House Dems Fail With Electoral College Challenge

All they need was ONE Senator to force a debate, but it was a lost cause from the start. Politico reports: A challenge by several House Democrats to Donald Trump’s election on Friday collapsed when they failed to convince a single Democratic senator to join their protest. The short-lived, doomed-from-the-start effort — spearheaded by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas …

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House Democrats Mull Electoral College Challenge

Politico reports: Several House Democrats are weighing a formal challenge to Donald Trump’s election on Friday, when Congress meets in joint session to certify Trump’s Electoral College victory. Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bobby Scott of Virginia [photo] and Jamie Raskin of Maryland are among a group of Democrats eyeing challenges. Members have the right to lodge those protests when …

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REPORT: 50+ Trump Electors Were Seated Illegally

This last-ditch attempt to derail Trump won’t succeed, but it IS very interesting. Salon reports: More than 50 Electoral College members who voted for Donald Trump were ineligible to serve as presidential electors because they did not live in the congressional districts they represented or held elective office in states legally barring dual officeholders. That stunning finding is among the …

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New York Times: Abolish The Electoral College

From the editorial board of the New York Times: The Electoral College, which is written into the Constitution, is more than just a vestige of the founding era; it is a living symbol of America’s original sin. When slavery was the law of the land, a direct popular vote would have disadvantaged the Southern states, with their large disenfranchised populations. …

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Electoral Revolt Fizzles, Trump Glides To Easy Win

Politico reports: Donald Trump swept aside a last-ditch bid to block his ascension to the White House on Monday, officially claiming the title of president-elect with his Electoral College victory. Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton follows a desperate and unprecedented attempt by Democratic electors to foment a revolt by convincing Republican electors to vote against him, an effort that collapsed …

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Today’s Hypocritical Whine From Trump

This is the guy who two days ago praised his supporters for having been “vicious, mean, and violent” during the campaign. Via Politico: Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday that his supporters would be “scorned” if they threatened people — a likely diss to those who are threatening Electoral College electors in an attempt to persuade them to vote for someone …

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