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San Andreas Fault: Those three little words that mean so much






Would abolishing the Electoral College really be grass-roots progressivism? The 2016 popular vote and the Electoral College One result of the 2016 elections is the new call to abolish the Electoral College. This move is  supported by some progressives, but it is a sad divagation for progressivism. To throw away a huge swath of the polity, to cut large areas of thin population density out… Read More

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Recount may add Trump votes






Update December 6: Clinton supporters in Florida are petitioning for a recount there. Let’s take another look at the numbers in Florida, from the New York Times and that spreadsheet by Cook Political Report. As with Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (the piece below), there are no anomalies that suggest hidden votes for Clinton lurking uncounted in Florida. Trump leads Clinton in Florida by 112,911 votes,… Read More

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The Clinton disaster for Democrats continues






So far, in election 2016, Mrs. Clinton has won primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and possibly Missouri. What commentators call her “Southern sweep” is complete. Now let’s evaluate her chances of a Southern sweep, or any kind of sweep, or the narrowest electoral win, in 2016. Clinton’s total so far is fifteen… Read More

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The 2004 election revisited, part 3






Election Integrity Revisiting the 2004 election. Part 3. Still working in the holiday season—a useful change of work from hearing about Gingrich/Santorum/et al. is to remember the problems in 2004. Whoever wins the GOP nomination this year will have to do some fancy stepping to win the White House. Re past tactics, forewarned is forearmed. Title says it all On March 31, 2005, a group… Read More

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The 2004 election revisited, part 1






Revisiting election 2004. Part 1 Ohio results as published 2004 As the U.S.A. heads into a new election year, a string of GOP presidential candidates has demonstrated conclusively that each will need all the help s/he can get, to get into the White House. Thus it is timely, in this holiday season, to review the 2004 election. Short story: Election Day 2004 involved more signs… Read More

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