“President Al Gore.” “President Hillary Clinton.” Let those words sink in and contemplate the consequences we’d be living with today had those words become reality after the 2000 and 2016 elections. We’d all be giving more of our family budgets to the federal government. We not only wouldn’t have the tax cuts enacted by Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump, it’s likely Presidents Gore and Clinton would have increased our taxes. Plus, the federal government no doubt would have spent itself billions or trillions of even more dollars into debt with unfunded liabilities and by funding every left-wing, big-government program imaginable, by paying reparations to every aggrieved population in American history, and by chasing the monumental conceit of believing that human activity is capable of changing the Earth’s climate. We wouldn’t have the … [Read more...] about In Response: Beware the popular vote
Who won the popular vote
Grace Panetta, provided by Published 10:42 am EDT, Sunday, April 14, 2019 Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Since the 18th century, the United States has used the Electoral College, made up of 538 individual electors, to elect its presidents instead of going by the popular vote. The Electoral College has recently come under scrutiny after two presidents in the last 20 years won the Electoral College despite losing the national popular vote. 14 states and the District of Columbia have joined a movement to bypass the Electoral College and join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, in which member states pledge to give all their Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Since the 18th century, the United States has used the Electoral College, made up of 538 individual electors from 50 states and the District of Columbia who vote on behalf of their states instead of the national popular vote, to … [Read more...] about These 14 states want to get rid of the Electoral College and let the popular vote decide presidential elections
Robertt Nott The Santa Fe New Mexican Published 8:00 AM EST Jan 25, 2019 State Rep. Georgene Louis, who grew up in Acoma Pueblo, said she and other Native Americans often were told, "Your vote doesn't matter." She believes a lot of people in America feel that way, she said Wednesday to other members of the House State Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee, particularly during presidential elections when the Electoral College trumps the popular vote. That's why Louis, an Albuquerque Democrat, said she joined fellow Democrats on the committee to vote 6-3 in favor of a bill to elect the U.S. president by popular vote. Rep. Gail Chasey, also a Democrat from Albuquerque and one of the sponsors of House Bill 55, told the committee members: "Every vote should count equally. Period." The legislation has a long way to go before becoming reality. The bill needs to clear the House Judiciary Committee, then gain the support of the full House of Representatives and Senate. Gov. … [Read more...] about Electoral college or popular vote? NM bill seeks new election process
Donald J. Trump, who, strangely and inaccurately often claims to have won by a landslide margin in the Electoral College in 2016, is one of five U.S. presidents to have “won” presidential elections while losing the national popular vote. So it occurred to me to look into what became of the others. Only one of them served a second term. That was the most recent case, the case of George W. Bush, who lost the year 2000 popular vote to Democratic nominee Al Gore, narrowly won in the Electoral College and that only after a case went to the Supreme Court to determine who had carried Florida. Most of us remember that one ourselves. The first “loser-winner” was John Quincy Adams in 1824, and he’s the only one who lost both the popular and the electoral vote to Andrew Jackson. But that was a four-way race, before the two-party system had really sorted itself out. Andrew Jackson actually finished first in both the popular (41 to 31 percent over runner-up Adams) and … [Read more...] about Presidential popular vote ‘loser-winners’: What became of the other four?
Culture The Voice's Top 4 will have their journey's on the NBC reality series come to a close in Tuesday's finale. Who rose to the occasion and won Season 15? Who failed to make the cut? Here's everything worth knowing about Season 15's final episode. Believe it or not, The Voice wrapped another competitive season. Talented singers like DeAndre Nico, MaKenzie Thomas and SandyRedd have come and gone. Now, the popular reality competition show is ready to select a new winner amongst its four finalists: Chevel Shepherd (Team Kelly Clarkson), Chris Kroeze (Team Blake Shelton), Kirk Jay (Team Blake Shelton) and Kennedy Holmes (Team Jennifer Hudson). The race to the finish line will likely keep fans on the edge of their seats Tuesday, but who will wind up coming out on top? To find out Season 15's winner, fans can tune in to watch The Voice's two-hour live finale at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. This can also be streamed for … [Read more...] about Who Won ‘The Voice’ 2018? Season 15 Finale Results & Recap