Democrats call for changes to Electoral College after Trump victory

Lawmakers in several US states are considering proposals to change to how Electoral College votes are allocated, after Republican Donald Trump won the presidency even though Democrat Hillary Clinton won almost 3 million more votes.

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Proponents of the National Popular Vote (NPV) reportedly dominated the public hearing on Wednesday in Hartford, Connecticut, dedicated to proposals that would have the New England state join the interstate compact to allocate their Electoral College votes to whichever candidate won the most votes nationally.

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Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy and his deputy Nancy Wyman have come out in favor of the compact.

Connecticut has a population of 3.5 million and seven electoral votes. Both Malloy and Wyman are Democrats, as are the state’s two senators and five representatives in the US House.

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After Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College to Republican George W. Bush in 2000 – due to a controversial US Supreme Court decision to halt the recount of disputed votes in Florida – several university professors proposed an interstate compact that would allocate electors to the national popular vote winner.

Maryland was the first state to enter the compact in 2007, and the most recent state to sign on was New York in 2014. As of January 2017, the compact includes California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia. They account for 165 electoral votes of the 270 needed for the arrangement to come into effect.

All eleven members are solid “blue” or Democrat majority states. No “red” states have joined the compact yet, though a few Republican lawmakers have indicated support for the reform over the past decade.

Critics have argued that favoring the national popular vote would diminish the influence of smaller states – such as Connecticut – in favor of big states such as California, and favor the densely populated urban areas dominated by Democrats.

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Several other state legislatures are considering proposals to join the compact. In Colorado, another “blue” state that went to Clinton in November, the proposal was blocked by a 3-2 vote in the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs committee.

The Electoral College was established by the US Constitution in 1789. Under Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, each state legislature needs to define a method of allocating its electoral votes. Currently, most states allocate their electors to whichever candidate gets the majority of votes in that particular state. Two states – Maine and Nebraska – take into consideration winners in their congressional districts as well, allowing for a split vote.

Gay Anti-Trump Protester Gets Embarrassed by Tucker Carlson

Published on Feb 20, 2017

leftist flails around trying to justify his bigotry against Trump as Tucker exposes his lack of substance in his position that Trump may take ‘potential action against gays’ or is somehow anti-LGBT.

Andrew Y

Trump is not anti gay. Pence doesn’t believe that a gay lifestyle is approved by God, as with most Christians, but that doesn’t mean that he HATES gays.
Apache Crying Bear

What an idiot!! I can’t stand these cry babies. Build a bridge and get over it people Trump won, He is the President for the next 4 years. All your sniveling is going to change one thing. It never has never will all it does is show the world how pathetic you are.
ludacz cz

Another gay man that has no clue! Trump supports the gays! How many times does he have to say it, and what does a gay man give a shit about trumps taxes, shut the fuck up…
Keith Ho

That guy just embarrassed the entire LGBT community. Please bring evidence to support your argument.
Jan Senatorska

The guy is so lame why come on live TV when you have nothing important to say
Bonasa Umbellus

Wow, this guy is clearly misinformed and not educated on the subject at all
Mark Merrill

As a gay man, I have to say that this guy is nuts. He simply can’t find any real issue to debate. He says one thing and then can’t defend what he is even saying. He’s nuts. He’s obviously a low functioning individual, must have rode the short bus. He’s entitled gay, and white, and nothing else. Poor spokesman for the Gay community. Get an education young girlfriend.
JOHN EDWARDS

NONE of these idiots know why they are protesting. You all need to get a job. We are laughing at all of you.

Limbaugh Doubles Down: Media Doing What They Can To Undermine Trump Presidency

Published on Feb 21, 2017

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CRANKY COLORADAN

Why is Obama still free from jail????
IT WIZARD

these liberals medias don’t care bout u. the are pushing liberals and Soros agenda, and they want to undermine Trump
nutt66

Claiming victimhood again lol Soft MFs
husker hammer

The MSM is out of the closet. We knew they were Obama lapdogs and nothing but liberal mouth pieces but they tried to hide it. Now they don’t care. They are nothing more than democrats with a TV show.
Mitchell Albrecht

@3:40 it is unprecedented in the scope of the sedition/treason/satanic child sacrifices.

DEMOCRATS SUGGEST INVOKING THE 25TH AMENDMENT UNLESS TRUMP “GETS A GRIP”

Democrats have found another narrative to cling to

Zero HedgeFEBRUARY 20, 2017

After questioning President Trump’s sanity earlier in the week, it appears Democrats have found another narrative to cling to – invoke the 25th Amendment unless Trump “gets a grip.”

With a growing number of Democrats openly questioning President Trump’s mental health.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in a floor speech this week called for a review of the Constitution’s procedures for removing a president. He warned the 25th Amendment of the Constitution falls short when it comes to mental or emotional fitness for office.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a weekend interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” said that “a few” Republican colleagues have expressed concern to him about Trump’s mental health.

And Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) plans to introduce legislation that would require the presence of a psychiatrist or psychologist in the White House.

Justifying their questions by pointing to Trump’s habit of making demonstrably false claims.

“It’s not normal behavior. I don’t know anybody in a position of responsibility that doesn’t know if they’re being rained on. And nobody I work with serially offers up verifiably false statements on an ongoing basis,”

And now that narrative has grown louder as CNN’s State of The Union just discussed invoking the 25th Amendment unless President Trump “gets a grip”

In fact, The Atlantic’s David Frum joked after the election, “Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Article 4. We’re all going to be talking a lot more about it in the months ahead.”

So, what’s Article 4 to the 25th Amendment? In the abstract, the amendment itself is about presidential succession, and includes language about the power of the office when a president is incapacitated. But Digby recently highlighted the specific text of growing relevance:

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

What does that mean exactly?

Well, it means Congress isn’t the only institution that can remove a president from office between elections. Under the 25th Amendment, a sitting vice president and a majority of the executive branch’s cabinet could, on their own, agree to transfer power out of the hands of a sitting president. At that point, those officials would notify Congress, and the vice president would assume the office as the acting president.

And what if the challenged president wasn’t on board with the plan to remove him/her from the office? According to a recent explainer, “If the president wants to dispute this move, he can, but then it would be up to Congress to settle the matter with a vote. A two-thirds majority in both houses would be necessary to keep the vice president in charge. If that threshold isn’t reached, the president would regain his powers.” All of this comes up in fiction from time to time, and in all likelihood, Americans will probably never see this political crisis play out in real life. And that’s probably a good thing: by all appearances, the intended purpose of the constitutional provision was to address a president with a serious ailment – say, a stroke, for example – in which he or she is alive, but unable to fulfill the duties of the office.

In other words, for the first time, the concept of a soft palace coup” has been officially brought up on public media; we expect such speculation will only get louder.

The ball is now in Trump’s court.

bill bixby

FACT: CNN is being beat by Nickelodeon.

Hidden Camera – Yale College Students Sign Petition To Repeal 1st Amendment – Against Free Speech

Published on Feb 19, 2017

Ami on the Street: Political Satirist Ami Horowitz tests the waters at Yale University to see if today’s Ivy league students would actually sign a petition to repeal the First Amendment. In shocking hidden camera video, multiple Yale University students signed a petition to scrap the First Amendment. In under 60 minutes filming on the Yale campus, Ami collected over 50 signatures from Yalies who wanted to repeal a significant part of the Constitution.

Horowitz went around asking students to sign a petition to “blow up” the First Amendment. One student said, “I think this is fantastic, I absolutely agree” with the idea of getting rid of the First Amendment.
Others said, “excellent” or “I love it” when presented with a petition to scrap the First Amendment.

A female student agreed with Horowitz when he suggested, “I think the Constitution should be one big safe space.”

Ironically, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, and freedom of petition. A right the students and Horowitz took full advantage of that day.
One student continued to sign the petition while being told, “Micro-aggressions should not be protected, and making fun of people is not cool and you know, it sucks.”

A Yale University spokesman was not amused and questioned the veracity of the video: “There are a number of heavily edited prank videos like this one circulating lately in which someone surreptitiously records people while pretending to support a position that they actually oppose, and trying to get the individuals they speak with to agree with them,” Tom Conroy wrote in an email. “I have to acknowledge that I don’t take them seriously as an accurate representation of what every person interviewed or shown in the videos believes.” I wasn’t there when the video was filmed and can’t resolve any dispute over the video’s claims, but disrespect for the First Amendment is common on campus. A recent YAF survey showed that a stunning 53 percent of students believed that “choosing to use or not use certain words can constitute an act of violence,” and many student radicals openly long for European models of hate speech prosecution. So it’s not hard to believe that dozens of students from one of America’s elite universities would petition the government to end, among other things, the right to petition the government.

Michael Barlow

Stop allowing children of rich parents the benefits of a superior education, they are undeserving, idiots and nepotistic cunts. their parents are to blame and the wealth they have. It breeds lazy arsed thinking. I would rather a bent millionaire who has then put something back like Carnegie, or Morgan or Cadbury Or Fry’s family members than these mediocre sons and daughters of piano teachers, literature majors, artists, mediocre philosophers, mediocre doctors and other school leading faculty members who get jobs they themselves should not be holding down, but manage to convince a few job panelists, or get daddy and mummy to swing it for them. The world is being ruined by professional politicians that have NEVER held down a job, or lived. disgraceful and well worth paying to have stamped out.
Georgia Henderson

Why blur their faces? We should be able to see the faces of those in favor of supressing our God given rights.
iamhughmun

Georgia Henderson it’s wrong to give a school shooter targets
Carlotta H

Yale? Well, they just lost all credibility.
Alucard Hellsing

LOL R.I.P. America if this is your future. hahahaha
Женя Платонов

we are so screwed it’s not even funny. what the hell are all the sane people supposed to do?
Stuart Coker

Too many people who hold leftist ideology have no idea of our origins. They do not understand the uniqueness and beauty of our Constitution. There was a reason the Founding Fathers did not allow everyone to vote. If you have no skin in the game and you are a narcissistic idiot, it is dangerous to give you that much power. Never underestimate the power of small minds in large groups.

In Chicago, 4 dead, 25 wounded in weekend shootings

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By Elvia Malagon

Four people were fatally shot and 25 others were wounded in shootings during an unusually warm winter weekend in Chicago.

As of Monday, there have been at least 88 homicides and at least 468 shooting victims, according to data compiled by the Tribune. The number of homicides is a slight decrease from the 90 homicides the city had logged this time last year.

Still, the number of overall shootings continues to increase. Last year around this time, there had been about 437 shooting victims, according to Tribune data.

Late Sunday, a 69-year-old man was shot in the chin and grazed on his left hand during an attempted robbery in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened about 10 p.m. in an alley in the 2200 block of East 84th Street. His condition was stabilized at South Shore Hospital.

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Late Saturday, an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s officer was shot in the leg while he was standing in front of a house in the 7300 block of South Aberdeen Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. It was unclear if the off-duty officer was the intended target.

Early Saturday, two shootings in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side left two men dead and three others wounded. That included Willie Cook, 23, who had been at an after-hours gathering in the 5000 block of South Ashland Avenue when gunfire erupted, wounding him multiple times in the back.

ryancotic
Look away people and hey protest trump.

16 minutes ago

FixatedOnFairness

It’s disgraceful that a city which touts itself as a place where businesses should want to move because of what it has to offer. Cannot keep a certain culture, from threatening the actualization of those dreams of becoming business friendly.

Gay Liberal Freaks Out When Touched by Female CNN Panelist

“Don’t touch me!” proclaimed Charles Blow after fellow CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany lightly touched him on the arm during a discussion. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.

iHate_Marxism

Black privilege on display here.
Chauncy Gilmore

female ,white , conservative triple nasty for a gay black libtard .
Dr Zempf

dragon lancer——-Says the beta faggot who voted for Nasty Hillary and her “vast right wing conspiracy” paranoia. LOLZ
Crouching Soldier

He basically just told her to fall off the ledge and die. Racist misogynist sodomite.
Aaron Williams

“How dare you touch me! You can go fall off a ledge! But peace and love and stuff! Except trump, he can die!” Liberals don’t work bc it’s a full time job to have to keep up with all of the nonsense they spew.
Chris Nickle

if the peice of shit can’t handle a nice peaceful debate with a calmly gentle touch from a lil lady being nice his ass is not eligible for these type of discussion on TV. what a jack ass