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The Irony of the Electoral College

© Ruben Bolling So, should we ever use the Electoral College for its intended purpose? Or should we abolish it? Otherwise it is just an anachronism that keeps causing problems. Yes, it is undemocratic, but the founders intended it to be that way. In fact, the founders weren’t sure they trusted full-on democracy, and purposely […]

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Trust, but Audit

Nate Silver gives a good argument that we should automatically audit our elections. In other words, we should regularly check our elections for irregularity, not just when the count is close. It shouldn’t be a recount, it should be an audit that is always done for every major election. He compares it to a cancer […]

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Preventing Known Voter Fraud

I am delighted that Jill Stein will force recounts to be done in several states that used voting machines that are known to be easily hacked. No, it is not because I think Hillary Clinton actually won the election. That is not the point. The point is that if we know that certain voting machines […]

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It Isn’t just about Elections

Bernie Sanders makes an excellent point. Politics isn’t just about who you elect. People have to be willing to fight for what they believe in all the time, not just once every four or eight years. One of the things that distresses me is that often liberals and progressives fight hard to win an election […]

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End Game

Politico, a fairly right-wing news source, is very worried about Trump’s new rhetoric delegitimizing the election. To the point where they are concerned that he could destroy our democracy. They are calling on top Republicans “to defend the legitimacy of the electoral system”. But will rabid Trump supporters listen to anyone other than Trump? It […]

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Make America Hated Again

The Brits need our help to make them look good again. You can do your part by not registering to vote, or just not voting. That way, America can regain its status as idiots. “C’mon America, be the bigger moron!” Indeed, Brexit passed because many Brits voted for it as a protest vote, assuming that […]

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Bizarro World

© Tom Tomorrow Is it sad to realize that if Hillary Clinton had done even one-tenth of the bizarre things that Donald Trump has done, she would have been laughed out of the presidential race long ago. The same thing is true of the other two candidates. Heck, Gary Johnson was derided because he misunderstood […]

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Primarily Humorous

It is hilarious when people complain about some aspect of the primary elections as being “undemocratic” or unfair, for a number of reasons. First of all, people complain only when some obscure detail of the primary process works against them (or their favored candidate). Or they just complain when they are losing. For example, Bernie […]

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Vote!

Some interesting facts about the primary contest so far. First is that polling has become much more difficult. For example, in South Carolina every major poll except one predicted that Hillary Clinton would beat Bernie Sanders by between 18 and 30 points. The lone dissenting poll predicted that she would win by 50 points, so […]

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Republicans Commit Fraud for Bernie

Republicans were caught urging their fellow Republicans to show up for the Nevada Democratic caucus yesterday, to vote for Bernie Sanders. This is possible because while the Democratic caucus in Nevada was Saturday, the Republican caucus is Tuesday. Furthermore, while the Democrats allow same day registration, the Republicans already closed their voter rolls. So if […]

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John Oliver on Voter Fraud

John Oliver is back from his three month break with a hilarious rant against voter ID requirements, which is blatantly racist and partisan.

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Election News or Mis-information?

© Tom Tomorrow Ok, I need to clear up some misinformation that I’ve been seeing in almost all of the media. The media keeps reporting the popular vote totals from the Iowa caucuses. Based on the popular vote, they keep calling the results for Clinton and Sanders a “dead heat”. There is just one problem: […]

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Dark Money Landslide?

I’ve complained about “dark money” – unlimited money coming from 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations that don’t have to disclose their donors, and who can use that money for political campaigns. Because they don’t have to disclose their donors, their money can come from foreign enemies, even criminal or terrorist organizations. Well, it is getting worse. […]

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Money Can’t Buy Happiness?

While the Citizens United decision and the rise of big money and Super PACs had a huge effect on the 2010 midterm election, they don’t seem to be having as much of an impact on the current presidential primaries. Don’t get me wrong, there is even more money being spent this time, but it doesn’t […]

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Energetic Apathy

© Joel Pett Special interests want you to be apathetic. The less you know, and the less you vote, the more power they get. Everyone is given the right to vote. If you don’t, you’re just throwing your power away. It takes less time to vote than it does to complain about how corrupt and […]

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