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Defining equality in the American political system

The aftermath of the 2016 election is a tale of two separate and competing definitions of equality. To those lobbying for the abolition of the electoral college, egalitarianism is expressed directly through the popular vote, which embodies the will of the simple majority—the only gauge necessary for determining what is “fair.” To those who remain staunchly behind the electoral college, ...

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Trump Comments on Electoral College Result

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In a statement issued Monday, President-elect Donald Trump thanked the American people and promised to unite the nation. “Today marks a historic electoral landslide victory in our nation’s democracy. I thank the American people for their overwhelming vote to elect me as their next President of the United States. The official votes cast by the Electoral College exceeded the 270 ...

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There’s Nothing Wrong With the Electoral College

America is not a democracy. To be precise, it is a nationally-federated constitutional republic. This distinction, however, has sadly been largely erased from the national lexicons, pointed out only by those who are immediately dismissed and scornfully labelled a pedant. Yet, that this is not an issue of semantics is all too evident in the reaction to the presidential election. ...

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55% favor eliminating the electoral college without realizing what that means

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After the 2016 presidential election, a new Rasmussen Reports national survey found that 55% of likely U.S. voters favor eliminating the Electoral College so that whoever wins a majority of the popular vote wins the election – without understanding how much of an awful idea that actually is. Interestingly given the election results, 58% of Republicans, heading into Tuesday night, ...

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How Does the Electoral College Work in American Presidential Elections

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Do you understand what the Electoral College is? Or how it works? Or why America uses it to elect its presidents instead of just using a straight popular vote? Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.

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Electoral map favors Trump as early ballot returns and new polls come in

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As absentee and early ballot return figures come in, pollsters are adjusting their models to reflect the reality that 2016’s voter turnout isn’t going to look anything like 2012 – at all. Center-city and minority voter turnout are subdued while rural and non-minority voters are turning out in much higher numbers than had previously been expected. The returns are also ...

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Early voting numbers show promise for Trump and trouble for Hillary

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Donald Trump has repeatedly said that he does not trust the polls and early voting numbers could be proving him right. The results below are not tallied ballots. Votes aren’t counted until election day, but the early/absentee ballot requests and returns indicate which way a state is leaning based on which party’s voters are more enthusiastic about voting. Swing state ...

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New Polls Show Hillary Struggling in Battleground States

We’re finally seeing polls that reflect Americans attitudes on the presidential race that were conducted completely after the Hillary medical episode and craptastic attempted cover-up. These new polls continue to indicate the Trump is gaining or at least holding ground in some key battleground states while Hillary continues her catastrophic collapse. First, let’s give Mrs. Clinton some good news. Florida ...

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U.S Voters Don’t Know Who Elects the President

Amazingly sad. From the YouTube Description: Luke Rudkowski hits the streets of NYC again to find out if the voting public knows anything about the U.S Electoral College system. The interviews are very telling with some people knowing about the system while others got it confused with college, the institution of learning. This video was shot November 5th of this ...

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Electoral College Analysis: Forecasting a Romney Victory

Up until the first presidential debate, polling for Romney looked pretty bleak. Recently, there’s been a recent Romney surge in polling on the popular vote. But this close in the election, is it enough for Romney to win? Let’s take a look at the state of the polls. The following map from Real Clear Politics shows the breakdown of states ...

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The biggest threat to your freedom that you don’t know about

Every time we have a presidential election, people come out of the wood work to complain about how “unfair” the electoral college is.  These critics insist that we need a national popular vote because it’s more democratic.  But would a national popular vote be a threat to your freedom?  And how close is to actually happening? Want to know when ...

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