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  1. The GOP has become mentally unstable documented by their president daily the party is sick! YOUR questions answered on the Trump Impeachment Process http://www.pfaw.org/blog-posts/your-questions-on-the-trump-impeachment-process-answered/?source=hp?utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl&utm_campaign=september2019 Impeach Petition #1 http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/reich-impeach-trump/?source=slider Impeach Petition #2 https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org 7 Articles of Impeachment https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/03/here-are-seven-reasons-trump-should-be-impeached/
  2. Collusion is a word. Yes there was a ton of collusion which is how crimes are accomplished. As one should expect from a criminal investigation which was Mueller's job yes to investigate whatever crimes might surface per congressional authority. Crimes of all sorts require collusion if more than one person is actively engaged in committing crimes.
  3. The GOP has become mentally unstable documented by their president daily the party is sick! YOUR questions answered on the Trump Impeachment Process http://www.pfaw.org/blog-posts/your-questions-on-the-trump-impeachment-process-answered/?source=hp?utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl&utm_campaign=september2019 Impeach Petition #1 http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/reich-impeach-trump/?source=slider Impeach Petition #2 https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org 7 Articles of Impeachment https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/03/here-are-seven-reasons-trump-should-be-impeached/
  4. ISIS IS BIG, POWERFUL AND WILL NEVER GO AWAY. TURKEY IS SCREWING UP BIG TIME. MOST LIKELY INNOCENT TURKISH FOLKS WILL BE THE ONES TO SUFFER. TALIBAN ANOTHER USA WAR MACHINE CREATION WILL NEVER GO AWAY. THERE ARE OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE REGION. RUSSIA LOST ITS' ASS TRYING TO TAKE OVER AFGHANISTAN AND THE USA IS LOSING IT'S ASS. BUT WHO CARES USA FRONT LINE SOLDIERS ARE EXPENDABLE IN THE EYES OF WHITE COLLAR USA.
  5. Implement this: https://www.fairvote.org/solutions The electoral college must go and Presidential debates need to cut the requirements. The systems are set up to protect two parties and their sources of special interest money = soooooooo corrupt and deceptive. Turn the debates over to the league of women voters and tell politicians to get the hell out of the way! I never vote party line. Yes I have supported a republican or two over the years. The GOP is now dead RIP.
  6. This is similar : https://www.fairvote.org/solutions Nonetheless the electoral college must go and Presidential debates need to cut the requirements. The systems are set up to protect two parties and their sources of special interest money = soooooooo corrupt and deceptive. Turn the debates over to the league of women voters and tell politicians to get the hell out of the way! I am OK with Miss Green Party HOWEVER I never vote party line. Yes I have supported a republican or two over the years. The GOP is now dead RIP.
  7. Background The Electoral College has outlasted its usefulness. It is part of the constitution, written when communication was by pony express. Voters currently living and voting in a "red" or "blue" state are disenfranchised, because their vote doesn't matter. Eliminating the electoral college means: no "swing" states getting all the attention and all the campaign stops and all the empty campaign promises. The electoral members are selected by the two main political parties, Republican and Democrat, disenfranchising all other voters, independent, Libertarian, etc. End it now. https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/abolish-the-electoral-6
  8. Background The Electoral College has outlasted its usefulness. It is part of the constitution, written when communication was by pony express. Voters currently living and voting in a "red" or "blue" state are disenfranchised, because their vote doesn't matter. Eliminating the electoral college means: no "swing" states getting all the attention and all the campaign stops and all the empty campaign promises. The electoral members are selected by the two main political parties, Republican and Democrat, disenfranchising all other voters, independent, Libertarian, etc. End it now. https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/abolish-the-electoral-6
  9. Hillary was sure she had it in the bag ....... yet with the majority of votes Hillary lost to the Electoral College = isn't there something wrong with this picture? other than voter suppression? The electoral college supports voter suppression by way of making not every vote count thus discourages voters to go vote! Whether I voted green or not Hillary with the majority of votes would have been elected had it not been for the electoral college and voter suppression. Voter ID is voter suppression!!!! Screw the electoral college and prosecute voter suppression!!!!!
  10. League Refuses to "Help Perpetrate a Fraud" 10/3/1988 NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 1988 LEAGUE REFUSES TO "HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD" WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FROM FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WASHINGTON, DC — "The League of Women Voters is withdrawing its sponsorship of the presidential debate scheduled for mid-October because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter," League President Nancy M. Neuman said today. "It has become clear to us that the candidates' organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and honest answers to tough questions," Neuman said. "The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public." Neuman said that the campaigns presented the League with their debate agreement on. September 28, two weeks before the scheduled debate. The campaigns' agreement was negotiated "behind closed doors" and vas presented to the League as "a done deal," she said, its 16 pages of conditions not subject to negotiation. Most objectionable to the League, Neuman said, were conditions in the agreement that gave the campaigns unprecedented control over the proceedings. Neuman called "outrageous" the campaigns' demands that they control the selection of questioners, the composition of the audience, hall access for the press and other issues. "The campaigns' agreement is a closed-door masterpiece," Neuman said. "Never in the history of the League of Women Voters have two candidates' organizations come to us with such stringent, unyielding and self-serving demands." Neuman said she and the League regretted that the American people have had no real opportunities to judge the presidential nominees outside of campaign-controlled environments. "On the threshold of a new millenium, this country remains the brightest hope for all who cherish free speech and open debate," Neuman said. "Americans deserve to see and hear the men who would be president face each other in a debate on the hard and complex issues critical to our progress into the next century." Neuman issued a final challenge to both Vice President Bush and Governor Dukakis to "rise above your handlers and agree to join us in presenting the fair and full discussion the American public expects of a League of Women Voters debate."
  11. How It Works Americans choose their President in a complicated series of steps that have evolved from Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, through various amendments, federal and state laws, political party rules and traditions. The Constitution authorizes each state to appoint a number of electors equal to the number of representatives plus senators that the state has in Congress. To this total of 435 plus 100, the Twenty-Third Amendment added three for the District of Columbia-the same number of electors as the least populous state-bringing the total of the college to 538 members. The Constitution is silent on how a state is to choose its electors. In the early years, legislatures adopted several methods: appointment by legislature, election by the people on the statewide basis, or a combination of these methods. But by 1836, almost every state was using a popular vote system. On election day, when voters in each state go to the polls, each one casts a ballot for the slate of presidential electors who are pledged to support the candidate the voter prefers. These slates have been selected by political parties, through conventions, committees or primaries. When a candidate is not a nominee of a party, the slate is named through a petition filed with the required number of signatures. In some states, only the names of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates appear on the ballot, masking the fact that voters are choosing electors rather than voting directly for the candidates. In the other states, both candidates and electors are identified. The winning slate of electors meets in the each state on the Monday following second Wednesday in December, a date set by federal statute. Two ballots are taken, with each elector casting one vote for the President and one for the Vice-President. Electors almost always vote for the candidates to whom they have been pledged. The Constitution, however, does not bind them to do so, and in fact an independent elector is what the Framers had in mind when they first designed the college (see below: Why the Framers Set Up the Electoral College). Since 1789, there have been few so-called "faithless" electors who have not cast their ballots for the candidates they were expected to support. To date, the vote of a faithless elector has never changed the outcome of an election; but concern about the possibility has led more than half of the states to enact laws binding electors. Congress, however, has not acted to restrict electors' freedom to vote as they please; some observers believe Congress does not have the power to do so. Results of the mid-December vote in each state are sent to Congress to be counted on January 6, in the presence of the newly elected Senate and House of Representatives. If one candidate for the office of President (and one candidate for the office of Vice-President) gets 270 votes-a majority of the total numbers of 538 electors-a President has been elected. If it is apparent after the November election that no candidate is assured of a majority of electors' votes, the period from the general election to the December vote of the Electoral College may become a time of intense political horse-trading. A candidate who has only a few electoral votes may use those votes as bargaining chips with other candidates in exchange for influence over their policies and appointments. George Wallace's, running for President in 1968, expected to play that role, but when Richard Nixon, the Republican candidate, won a clear-cut electoral majority, Wallace's bargaining power was lost. Election in the House and Senate The Twelfth Amendment clarifies the procedures for so-called "contingent elections"-those that are thrown into the House and Senate for lack of an Electoral College majority.
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