The framers worried that it would be hard to elect a president after George Washington because many electors would back their home state's favorite sons. So they gave electors two votes for president but required them to vote for at least one person who wasn't from the elector's state. To encourage electors not to waste their second votes, they created a second office, the vice presidency, which would go to the presidential runner up even if he didn't get a majority. … [Read more...] about Why do we even have a vice president?
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Take Wisconsin, for example. In 2016, Trump won the state by less than 1%, or just over 22,000 votes. There are over 31,000 Native Americans in the state. Given their likelihood to vote and their antipathy to Trump, these voters could potentially put Biden over the top. … [Read more...] about Elisha Thornton: Native American voters could play key role in elections
In the report, both the CIA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation state they have “high confidence” in their conclusions. A third intelligence branch, the National Security Agency, while in agreement, said it has only “moderate” confidence in the findings.Late Friday, Trump posted a tweet that blames the Democrats for being hacked. "Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place," Trump tweeted. "The Republican National Committee had strong defense." … [Read more...] about US Intelligence Charges Russia, Putin Aspired to Help Trump Win
FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Lukashenko faces a perfect storm as he seeks a sixth term in the election held Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 after 26 years in office. Mounting public discontent over the worsening economy and his government’s bungled handling of the coronavirus pandemic has fueled the largest opposition rallies since the Soviet collapse. less … [Read more...] about Belarus’ leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote
“I think there’s a pretty big amount at stake for Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsFrom a Republican donor to Senate GOP: Remove marriage penalty or risk alienating voters The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus New polls show tight races for Graham, McConnell MORE,” said Mark Brewer, a professor of political science at the University of Maine, referring to one of the most vulnerable GOP senators. Collins faces a formidable challenge from Democrat Sara Gideon. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting Senate majority