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Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked. Debat: Is de journalistiek het schoothondje van de macht geworden? The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should choose Clinton. Lawrence Lessig is a professor at Harvard Law School and the author of “Republic, Lost: Version 2.0.”

The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should choose Clinton.

In 2015, he was a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary. Conventional wisdom tells us that the electoral college requires that the person who lost the popular vote this year must nonetheless become our president. That view is an insult to our framers. It is compelled by nothing in our Constitution. It should be rejected by anyone with any understanding of our democratic traditions — most important, the electors themselves. The framers believed, as Alexander Hamilton put it, that “the sense of the people should operate in the choice of the [president].”

Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters, Nov. 9, offering a message of thanks, apology and hope. Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters, Nov. 9, offering a message of thanks, apology and hope. Gregory Shapiro on Instagram: “Jody Ray: "Didn't Vote is the actual president." #Trump #Obama #Hillary #2016 #usa” Donald Trump used his foundation to illegally fund his campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Electoral College (United States) - Wikipedia. Cartogram showing the 2016 Electoral College projections.

Electoral College (United States) - Wikipedia

Each square represents one elector. Background History. The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. 'I'll keep you in suspense': Trump refuses to say he will accept election result – video. Hillary Clinton +630000 #NotMyPresident. Democratic @SenatorBoxer is seeking to abolish the electoral college system, calling it "undemocratic." Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead surged above 1.72 million on Sunday night. Hillary Clinton looks likely to hit 65M votes, roughly on par w/ Obama '12, and win popular vote by ~2.5M. The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President. Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred.

The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule. But that’s not the premise that underlies America’s political system. Most of the men who founded the United States feared unfettered majority rule. James Madison wrote in Federalist 10 that systems of government based upon “pure democracy … have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.” Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results. Noam Chomsky tells me on @ajupfront that leftists who didn't vote for Clinton to block Trump made a "bad mistake" Electoral College Electors: Electoral College Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19. On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots.

Electoral College Electors: Electoral College Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19

If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine - which we can be sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay! We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states' votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Saskia Sassen Electoral College Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19 - Sign th... Jill Stein raises over $2m to request US election recounts in battleground states. Jill Stein, the Green party’s presidential candidate, is prepared to request recounts of the election result in several key battleground states, her campaign said on Wednesday.

Jill Stein raises over $2m to request US election recounts in battleground states

Stein launched an online fundraising page seeking donations toward a a multimillion-dollar fund she said was needed to request reviews of the results in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Before midnight EST on Wednesday, the drive had already raised more than the $2m necessary to file for a recount in Wisconsin, where the deadline to challenge is on Friday. Stein said she was acting due to “compelling evidence of voting anomalies” and that data analysis had indicated “significant discrepancies in vote totals” that were released by state authorities.

In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. You are a loser, @realDonaldTrump. You lost the popular vote and you can't stand that. Most Americans don't want you. Loser! Sad! Honestly, @realDonaldTrump, time for you to check into a nice psychiatric facility with a professional, caring staff #ThisManIsInsane.

In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally" Welcome home!

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally"

"@HighonHillcrest: @jeffzeleny what PROOF do u have DonaldTrump did not suffer from millions of FRAUD votes? Journalist? Do your job! @CNN" Donald J. Trump on Twitter: ""@HighonHillcrest: @jeffzeleny what PROOF do u have DonaldTrump did not suffer from millions of FRAUD votes? Journalist? Do your job! @CNN"" Welcome home!

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: ""@HighonHillcrest: @jeffzeleny what PROOF do u have DonaldTrump did not suffer from millions of FRAUD votes? Journalist? Do your job! @CNN""

This timeline is where you’ll spend most of your time, getting instant updates about what matters to you. Tweets not working for you? Hover over the profile pic and click the Following button to unfollow any account. @realDonaldTrump He's off his rocker. Never thought I'd say this. Seven weeks from Friday we will inaugurate a manifestly insane man as president. But we won't admit it. Senator Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump's Tweets Are "Delusional & Insane" - CONAN on TBS. Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House. The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.

Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House

Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances. “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. Trump, CIA on collision course over Russia’s role in U.S. election. The Washington Post's Greg Miller explains what President-elect Donald Trump's clash with the CIA over Russia's suspected election interference means and how it started.

Trump, CIA on collision course over Russia’s role in U.S. election

(The Washington Post) The Washington Post's Greg Miller explains what President-elect Donald Trump's clash with the CIA over Russia's suspected election interference means and how it started. The Washington Post's Greg Miller explains what President-elect Donald Trump's clash with the CIA over Russia's suspected election interference means (The Washington Post) The simmering distrust between Donald Trump and U.S. intelligence agencies escalated into open antagonism Saturday after the president-elect mocked a CIA report that Russian operatives had intervened in the U.S. presidential election to help him win. U.S. intelligence agencies have "high confidence" Russia acted covertly to help Trump in election, officials said. Obama Orders Intelligence Report on Russian Election Hacking. Electors demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote.

In its first show of public support for efforts questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump's victory, Hillary Clinton’s campaign said it is supporting a request by members of the Electoral College for an intelligence briefing on foreign intervention in the presidential election.

Electors demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote

“The bipartisan electors' letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Clinton's former campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement on Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.” Story Continued Below. McConnell: “It defies belief” some Senate Republicans are reluctant to "review Russian tactics or ignore them” McConnell announces Senate probe of suspected Russian election interference: ‘The Russians are not our friends’

At a news conference, Dec. 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed Republican lawmakers who "are reluctant to either review Russian tactics or ignore them. " "The Russians are not our friends," McConnell told reporters. (The Washington Post) At a news conference, Dec. 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed Republican lawmakers who "are reluctant to either review Russian tactics or ignore them. " "The Russians are not our friends," McConnell told reporters. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slams Republican lawmakers who "are reluctant to either review Russian tactics or ignore them. " A Senate intelligence panel plans to investigate Russia’s suspected election interference, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Monday as he strongly condemned any foreign interference with U.S. elections but rejected calls for an expanded congressional probe. House Speaker Paul D.

Log In. “Let me say that I have the highest confidence in the intelligence community,” Mr. McConnell said, “and especially the Central Intelligence Agency. The C.I.A. is filled with selfless patriots, many of whom anonymously risk their lives for the American people.” The top Republican in the House, Speaker of Wisconsin, said he supported a continuing investigation by Representative Devin Nunes of California, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. In a statement, Mr. Ryan said: “As I’ve said before, any foreign intervention in our elections is entirely unacceptable. Congressional Republicans announced their support for inquiries after Mr. Critics from both parties are questioning Mr. Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida, both Republicans, have expressed concern about the reports of cyberattacks, as have numerous Democrats. Mr. Did Russia Steal Election For Trump? The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. “I had no way of differentiating the call I just received from a prank call,” Mr.

Tamene wrote in an internal memo, obtained by The New York Times, that detailed his contact with the F.B.I. Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia. The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry. According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege.

[Read the letters from Sally Yates’s lawyer ] Yates and other former intelligence officials had been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee this week, a hearing that was abruptly canceled by the panel’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). (Reuters) The Justice Department had no immediate comment. Rep. Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified'. Image copyright BBC/Facebook The BBC has learned that US officials "verified" a key claim in a report about Kremlin involvement in Donald Trump's election - that a Russian diplomat in Washington was in fact a spy.

So far, no single piece of evidence has been made public proving that the Trump campaign joined with Russia to steal the US presidency - nothing. But the FBI Director, James Comey, told a hushed committee room in Congress last week that this is precisely what his agents are investigating. How Ex-Spy Christopher Steele Compiled His Explosive Trump-Russia Doss. This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see.

Gerrymandering -- drawing political boundaries to give your party a numeric advantage over an opposing party -- is a difficult process to explain. America’s most gerrymandered congressional districts. This computer programmer solved gerrymandering in his spare time. Yesterday, I asked readers how they felt about setting up independent commissions to handle redistricting in each state.

Teacher unions smarting after many members vote for Trump. Hoe Amerikaanse lerarenvakbonden stemden. Clinton-adviseur: overwinning Trump is staatsgreep van FBI. "A conscious effort by a nation-state to attempt to achieve a specific effect" NSA chief on WikiLeaks #WSJCEOCouncil. Hey @Snowden, for context, how long would it take the NSA to dedupe 650k emails? @jeffjarvis Drop non-responsive To:/CC:/BCC:, hash both sets, then subtract those that match. Old laptops could do it in minutes-to-hours. Cylance Discloses Voting Machine Vulnerability. Edward Snowden Demonstrates How Easy It is to Hack a Voting Machine. The Wildfire is an opinion platform and any opinions or information put forth by contributors are exclusive to them and do not represent the views of IJR. Edward Snowden has gained quite a notorious reputation as the ex-NSA spy who revealed to the American people just how extensive the government's surveillance goes. VIDEO EVIDENCE The Voting Machines Are WRONG! (and It’s Being Covered Up)

Watch The Best Democracy Money Can Buy Online. How to steal an election. States with new voting restrictions flipped to Trump. While a surge of unexpected Donald Trump supporters flipped some Rust Belt states red, voter suppression measures may have also contributed to a depressed Democratic turnout. Ohio and Wisconsin, which saw drops in overall voter numbers since 2012 despite working class white support for Republicans, also enacted laws restricting voters’ ability to cast ballots. NY Daily News: Live 2016 Election Results Map A lack of enthusiasm among Democrats may be partly to blame for fewer voters in places such as Milwaukee County, though some suggest that Republican-led restrictions on voters functioned as intended.

BREAKING: Election Experts Explain How The Election Was Stolen! Cambridge Analytica. Trump’s data team saw a different America—and they were right. Cambridge Analytica (@CamAnalytica) If you haven't yet read this, it's the crucial article on how Trump won. And another good reason to get off Facebook. The myth that British data scientists won the election for Trump. In NC, black turnout decreased b/c “in 40 heavily black counties, there were 158 fewer early polling places.” The GOP’s Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016. Clinton’s data-driven campaign relied heavily on an algorithm named Ada. What didn’t she see? Trump’s Data Team Saw a Different America—and They Were Right. To understand how misled you'll be if you confine yourself only to reading liberal & mainstream voices, read this.

@ggreenwald There's a lot of hot air in that piece, Glenn. See @davekarpf. Retrospective Wishcasting. Here's a SOBERING stat: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a wider margin than 24 of the 45 ELECTED Presidents. #ElectoralCollegeJoke. This cannot be said enough. White college educated voters elected Trump. The white rural and working class have been Republican for decades. Blame Trump’s Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the Working Class.

Presidential election analysis: On the edge of Illinois' urban-rural divide. Breaking: Jill Stein has raised enough money to fund recounts in key states Hillary Clinton lost. Filibuster - Wikipedia. After eight years of using the filibuster against President Obama, Republicans now want to get rid of it. What a fucking surprise. The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked.