U.S. Donald Trump Donald Trump Jr. Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Jr. has pleaded with Hillary Clinton to run for president one more time in 2020. President Donald Trump defeated the former Secretary of State in a bitter 2016 election, despite losing the popular vote by almost three million votes. “Is Hillary Clinton secretly planning to run in 2020?” Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter on Sunday, citing a Drudge Report link to a New York Post story speculating on a dramatic and unlikely third run for president. “PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN___ #maga” the president’s eldest son added. “Is Hillary Clinton secretly planning to run in 2020?”#maga https://t.co/IpFFzL1JQIRecommended Slideshows7650 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States7675 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History76In Pictures: The 75 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 8, 2018 Despite the election happening nearly two years ago, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. Pleads With Hillary Clinton to Run in 2020, Even Though She Won the Popular Vote in 2016
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POLITICS 05/07/2018 07:27 am ET Connecticut would join 10 other states and the District of Columbia in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. By Dominique Mosbergen 690 Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73. The #CTSenate just adopted legislation opting #CT into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, under which states allocate electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes.https://t.co/HDRl0Yr7kY— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) May 5, 2018 The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular … [Read more...] about Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor
The Connecticut state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of a measure to give the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. The move puts the state in a position to become the 11th, in addition to Washington, D.C., to join an interstate compact to pool their electoral college votes for the candidate who wins the popular vote. The state Senate voted 21-14 in favor of the bill, with the support of three GOP lawmakers, The Guardian reported. The measure passed the state House on a 77-73 vote last month. Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to sign the legislation, according to the report. With the addition of Connecticut’s seven electoral votes, the compact would have 172 in total. For the compact to go into effect nationally, it would need 270 electoral votes – the number needed for a candidate to win the presidency. The nationwide effort to form the compact gained traction after former President George W. Bush won the election … [Read more...] about Connecticut passes bill giving electoral votes to presidential candidate who wins popular vote
President Donald Trump told the hosts of "Fox & Friends" that he "would rather have the popular vote" determine the presidency than the Electoral College. Many have argued that our outdated system undermines democracy and disproportionately favors a handful of states. But others claim the Electoral College is deeply misunderstood. Our founding fathers were right to be wary of direct democracy, and abolishing the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote would cause campaign spending to skyrocket. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES During his interview with the hosts of "Fox & Friends," Trump argued the popular vote, not the Electoral College, should determine who becomes president. "I would rather have a popular election, but it's a totally different campaign... It's as though you're running -- if you're a runner you're practicing for the 100-yard dash as opposed to the one mile. The Electoral College is different. I would rather … [Read more...] about Should the presidential election be based on the popular vote?
Of course, Trump is nothing like Johnson. LBJ devoted his entire life to politics, to becoming, in biographer Robert Caro's words, "Master of the Senate." Trump devoted his life to real estate and reality TV. LBJ had won the popular vote overwhelmingly, by 61%. Trump lost the popular vote, getting only 46%. LBJ had historic achievements in his first two years: the Voting Rights Act, the "War on Poverty," the first real immigration reform since the 1920s, and Medicare. Trump has failed thus far to achieve most of his legislative goals, except cutting taxes for the rich. … [Read more...] about LBJ dropped out 50 years ago this week. Might Trump do the same?