I, hope I am dead wrong, but I fear that we will have at least 10 Faithless Electors today — YIKES.
That would mean that Biden most likely will get less than 306 — probably even less than 300.
That is fine. He still has enough margin to exceed 270.
But, Trump won in 2016 by 304.
So, even though he will LOSE today, as is his due, he will CROW, as we KNOW he will, that Biden didn’t win by as much as he did. Jeez.
In 2016 there were 7 Faithless Electors.
Just a heads up.
Given that there is only so much news I can follow and process in a day, I had not paid much notice to snippets that I had seen about the Electoral College over the last few months. I was also under the belief that the chances of the Electoral College system being changed was pretty remote — especially under Trump.
But, the story from Nevada galvanised my interest and I took the time to read it. WOW. Steady on.
Yes, it is a long way from becoming a reality and it is bound to face enough legal challenges to stop it from being applicable in 2020. But, this sure is a start.
This is an initiative, much to my surprise (and delight) pre-dates the 2016 Trump election. Here is the list, prior to Nevada.
I just bought some today and used a bag, very successfully, to roast a 14lb turkey. Yes, it sure does help keep it real moist. But, I couldn’t help wonder why the bag wouldn’t melt (despite the 2 tablespoons of flour you have to put in to prevent such melting?
Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.
Yesterday’s ‘Think’: ‘538’ is the number of ‘electors’ in the U.S. Electoral College — which, in the end, is the body that formally elects the U.S. President. The ‘538’ corresponds to the 435 Representatives and 100 Senators, plus the three additional electors from the District of Columbia. The candidate that gets a majority of the 538 Electoral College votes is automatically the President. 1/2 of 538 = 269. Hence, the magical ‘270’ number. The absolute majority when there are 538 votes.
Those Complaining About Hillary Clinton’s Superdelegates Don’t Remember Bush v. Gore 2000 Presidential Election.
With any election you have to play and WIN by the pre-stated rules.
Superdelegates, whether you like them or not, are very much a part of the Democratic Party apparatus and rules. They feel that the party needs them and the notion and composition of the Superdelegates would have been implemented by the PARTY democratically, following the established parliamentary rules. So you have to abide by them. If you don’t like them get them changed or leave the party.
It is laughable when ANY American complains about proper representation in Presidential elections.
The U.S. does not have a Presidential election that genuinely represents the popular vote.
The 2000 elections highlighted that mightily.
Al Gore got more of the POPULAR VOTE but that did NOT matter.
President is chosen by Electoral College votes.
No different to having Superdelegates.
Ahead of Super Tuesday 2016 have you seen Hillary Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders with the Superdelegates apportioned out!
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