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North Carolina is a Purple State with a reddish hue. Its congressional delegation, predictably, remains split on #Impeachment2. The 5 @NCDemParty members will vote YEA: @GKButterfield, @RepDavidEPrice, @RepAdams @DeborahRossNC, @KathyManningNC. @ABC11_WTVD #ncpol #CapitolRiots
The eight @NCGOP members - all of whom voted to challenge the #ElectoralCollege votes & @Transition46’s victory - appear likely to all vote NAY on #Impeachment2. They all condemn riot (& some blame Trump), none will defect. @ABC @ABCPolitics @ABC11_WTVD @rickklein @jonkarl #ncpol
.@RepDanBishop: “Last week’s violence was abhorrent & perpetrators must be prosecuted... Congress can condemn, revile or censure speech. But to PUNISH speech the #FirstAmendment clearly protects violates the Constitution & abandons rule of law.” @ABC11_WTVD #ncpol
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Pizza Inn Takes Bold Stand For Election Reform
Widespread concerns over fraud demand commonsense changes to rebuild unity and confidence
#ElectionFraud #WashingtonDC #January6th #Censorship #ElectoralCollege
DALLAS (Jan. 5, 2021) – Pizza Inn is known as America’s Hometown Pizza Place because the brand stays squarely focused on creating a close-knit community centered on traditional American values.
These values include the preservation of American democracy, which millions of brave men and women have fought to protect. And our democracy’s very foundation relies on fair and transparent elections.
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Lack of confidence in this year's election outcome is a real problem--steadfastly ignored by too many. I've said *state legislators* are appropriate body to address fraud w/in their borders. Here's the promised longer thread on fraud. /1 #ElectoralCollege
Disclaimer: I am not taking “fraud happened” or “fraud didn’t happen” side. I am answering those who've asked me how fraud can be addressed in #ElectoralCollege if/when it occurs. In an earlier thread I said congressmen are limited in what they can do. /2
As a foundational matter: I believe the problems started this summer when Governors began unilaterally changing election procedures, without legislative input. This was wrong. STATE LEGISLATURES are responsible for election laws. /3 #ElectoralCollege
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TUNE IN: A @CBSNews SPECIAL REPORT as @JoeBiden addresses the nation after the #ElectoralCollege votes. Watch on your local @CBS station or stream live on CBSN: CBSNEWS.com/live Image
@CBSNews @JoeBiden @CBS BIDEN: "306 electoral votes is the same number of electoral votes that Donald Trump and Vice President Pence received when they won in 2016."
@CBSNews @JoeBiden @CBS Incredible that a president-elect has to stand here tonight before the country and cite more than 80 court cases, rejected attempts before state legislatures, and quote an ex-cybersecurity official to try to convince a sitting president's supporters that the election is over.
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En amarillo se ven los estados que han enviado doble grupo de votos a la sesión conjunta del 5 de enero del congreso y el senado.

Durante la sesión el senado se separará para decidir sobre la certificación de los votos de los estados que han enviado doble grupo de votos.
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Durante la reunión del senado probablemente se anularán los votos de los estados que hayan enviado doble grupo de electores.

Se activará la 12a. Enmienda porque ningún candidato alcanza los 270. Se determina que el congreso elige al presidente y el senado al vicepresidente.
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En esa votación el congreso no elige por mayoría parlamentaria sino que cada estado tiene un voto y las delegaciones de congresistas se reúnen y votan para decidir el voto de su estado.

Lo mismo sucede con el senado.
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Ballots are now being distributed to fill the vacancy.
Sharon Baseman, from Oakland County, has been elected to fill the vacancy of Michigan's 16th elector. Receiving 15 votes from the other electors. #ElectoralCollege
In their oath Electors swear 3 things: 1️⃣ to uphold the constitution of the United States 2️⃣ to uphold the constitution of Michigan & 3️⃣ perform the duties of their office (elector of President & Vice President of the United States). #ElectoralCollege
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For the unelected Republicans pretending to cast alternative elector slates in WI, PA, GA, and MI - you may be committing a crime 1/
Whoever falsely assumes or pretends to be an officer or employee acting under the authority of the United States or any department, agency or officer thereof, and acts as such, . . . shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. 18 USC 912.
Only the electors who won on November 3 are acting under authority of Article II of the Constitution. The fake Republican electors today are "falsely assum[ing] or pretend[ing]" to be electors. That's unlawful. #ElectoralCollegeVote #RuleOfLaw #ElectoralCollege
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I'm inside the Michigan State Capitol where our electors are set to vote at 2 p.m. today. The capitol is closed to the public and only select staff, pooled press, and electors are inside. Heavy state police presence in the capitol building. #ElectoralCollege #mileg
The meeting is officially convened. Michigan's executive branch leaders are in primary colors in the front row (left to right) AG Dana Nessel, SOS Jocelyn Benson, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Singers just sang the national anthem & Black National Anthem #ElectoralCollege #mileg
Invocations came from a Rabbi & an Imam. Quite a moment when Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Attorney General Dana Nessel, & Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack are recognized. All dignitaries are women. Gov. Whitmer gets a standing O from electors when she starts to speak.
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A thread on the #ElectoralCollege as voting gets underway. This is day that 538 privileged people out of 239 million eligible voters actually get to vote for president and vice president. 1/11
A reminder that "college" is probably the wrong term. That word does not appear in the US Constitution. By design, the full set of electors never actually meets as a group. 2/11
This bizarre and antiquated system violates the fundamental norm of "one person, one vote." States such as mine get showered with attention from the campaigns while most others are ignored. It is well known that voter turnout is higher in the battleground states. 3/11
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How #American #Elections Work: A Thread👇

The #TrumpCampaign and its allies have filed #lawsuits to try to block some key states from certifying #Election2020results results that show #Democrat @JoeBiden defeating President @realDonaldTrump.
After #ElectionNight , certifying the #results is a step #states take so that winners can be officially #confirmed. The @AP and other #media outlets on Saturday declared @JoeBiden the #WINNER of the #PresidentialElection2020
after analyses concluded that @RealdonqldTrump couldn’t gain enough votes from remaining ballots to surpass @JoeBiden.
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@d9monti @shannonrwatts I think #Democrats are misunderstanding (and underestimating) the #GOP/#Trump play here.

They are *NOT* trying to win these frivolous lawsuits!

What they *ARE* trying to do is:

1. Delay #vote certifications; and/or,
2. Keep multiple lawsuits alive in various #states.

/1
@d9monti @shannonrwatts Thus allowing #GOP controlled legislatures to declare that b/c the #election results are disputed (see: lawsuits) they have no option but to "reluctantly" exercise their #Constitutional duty under Article II Section 1 Clauses 2 thereof & appoint their own #electors!

#Coup

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@d9monti @shannonrwatts State legislatures #GOP controls:

1. #Arizona (11 Electoral Votes)
2. #Georgia (16 Electoral Votes)
3. #Wisconsin (10 Electoral Votes)
4. #Michigan (16 Electoral Votes)
5. #Pennsylvania (20 Electoral Votes)

= 73 Electoral Votes #GOP legislatures will try to flip to #Trump.

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A THREAD on #Election2020 and what happens next:

It's clear that @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris have >270 votes to win.

In #Pennsylvannia, he's up 1.2 pts.
In #Arizona, he's up 1.3 pts.
In #Nevada, he's up 1.6 pts.

#Georgia is too close to call and will do an automatic #recount.
In the end, Biden/Harris are likely to win the #ElectoralCollege 306-232 -- the same margin as @realDonaldTrump in 2016.

So what happens next? Legal battles will play out in the courts. The Trump campaign isn't having much success there with only a few procedural wins. 2/n
Over the next few weeks, each state will certify its votes.

By 12/8, states must resolve any issues w/electoral college votes.

On 12/14, the electors meet in each state and cast their ballots for president and vice president. 3/n
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The first #Election2020 polls close in a few minutes, so here's my official electoral map prediction.

Let's see how I do... Image
Arizona looks good!

North Carolina is a nail-bitter.

I know Bluer-votes in rust belt will be delayed... but their early returns are no less stressful.

Florida looks to be a 5+ point swing in Trump's favor 😰

Pleased my state is holding Blue.

#ElectionNight
How is everyoney holding up?

Where and how (if at all) are you following #ElectionNight coverage?
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If you're still wondering what exactly the US Electoral College is, here's a thread to help you understand it a little better:

#Elections2020 #USElections2020
What is the Electoral College?

The Electoral College (EC) is the group of people that elect the United States President and Vice President. When Americans go to the polls, they’re not directly voting for the candidates, but for ‘electors’.
In 1787 the Founding Fathers created it as an alternative to the popular vote. In part to ensure smaller states had a say, but also to appease southern slaveholding states who wanted their population size to be reflected, even though many of those people (slaves) couldn’t vote.
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Understanding the U.S Electoral College

There's an elector for every member of the House of Representatives (435) and Senate (100), plus an additional 3 for people who live in the District of Columbia.

#Thread

#USElections2020 #ElectoralCollege #Election2020
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There are 50 States in the USA. Each State is represented by 2 Senators while the number of Federal H. O. Rs a State has depends on the population of each State. But every State gets at least 3 Electors no matter how small the population is....
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The voting by the general public do not actually select the President directly. They are technically voting for 538 electors who, according to the system laid out by the Constitution, meet in their respective states and vote for President and Vice President...
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Just seeing this @JVLast piece defending the #ElectoralCollege. He's right about its many shortcomings. But he defends it because, he says, it "attenuates tensions among different regions by giving sparsely populated states a voice." This is wrong.

thetriad.thebulwark.com/p/god-save-the…
@JVLast To the contrary, the EC under the statewide winner-take-all rule doesn't help sparsely populated states. It helps battleground states. Candidates ignore all other states, and the voices of the smaller ones are drowned out by winner-take-all laws.
@JVLast Also: @JVLast raises the specter of a multi-candidate free-for-all in a popular vote, with the "winner" getting just 30% of the vote. First, that doesn't happen right now in gubernatorial elections, which don't use an electoral college system.
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2020 Electoral College Forecast Map
Donald Trump vs Joe Biden
November 1. 2020
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633553383…
Post will continue to be updated
#ElectoralMap #ElectoralCollegeMap2020 #Election2020
#ForecastMAP #Election2020Map #ElectoralCollege
#Elections2020
Florida: Trump vs Biden.
ABC/Washington Post, 10/24-10/29. 824LV.
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633555045…
#FL2020 #Florida2020 #Election2020 #Elections2020
#SwingState #SwingState2020 #SwingStates #SwingStates2020
Pennsylvnaia: Trump vs Biden.
ABC/Washington Post, 10/24-10/29. 810 LV.
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633556008…
#PA2020 #Pennsylvania2020 #Election2020
#SwingState #SwingState2020 #SwingStates #SwingStates2020 #RustBelt #RustBelt2020
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2020 Electoral College Forecast Map
Donald Trump vs Joe Biden
October 31~ 2020. PT.II
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633507833…
Post will continue to be updated
#ElectoralMap #ElectoralCollegeMap2020 #Election2020
#ForecastMAP #Election2020Map #ElectoralCollege
#Elections2020
Minnesota: Trump vs Biden
MNSen: @TinaSmithMN vs @LewisForMN
PPP(Dem-Pollster), 10/29-10/30. 770 Voters
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633506602…
#MN2020 #Minnesota2020 #Election2020 #MNSen2020
I'm not rooting any specific candidate in this election.
100% Neutral & Honest & Plain Analysis.
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2 dozen senior Trump admin officials fear he'll use gov't power to refuse to leave office or "create favorable terms for negotiating his exit." They worry too about foreign adversaries using the internet to undermine the election. thread> nytimes.com/2020/10/30/opi…
NYT sources: most senior officials w/ Senate-confirmed jobs, regular access to Trump & highest-level briefings; some still serving. Several are currently in Intel, law enforcement, nat'l security & are focused on violent, far-right white supremacy groups encouraged by Trump.
Officials: "in 1st debate, when the president offered one of the most astonishing performances of any leader in modern American history--bullying, ridiculing, manic, boasting, fabricating, relentlessly interrupting & talking over his opponent: that’s really him.... That’s Trump.”
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2020 Electoral College Forecast Map
Donald Trump vs Joe Biden
October 31~ 2020
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633462698…
Post will continue to be updated
#ElectoralMap #ElectoralCollegeMap2020 #Election2020
#ForecastMAP #Election2020Map #ElectoralCollege
#Elections2020
Minnesota: Trump vs Biden
SurveyUSA, 10/23-10/27. 649 LV
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633270452…
#Minnesota2020 #MN2020 #Election2020
#swingstates #SwingState #SwingState2020 #SwingStates2020
Pennsylvania: Trump vs Biden
PPP(Dem Pollster), 10/28-10/29. 1,012 Voters
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633418972…
#PA2020 #Pennsylvania2020 #Election2020
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2020 Electoral College Forecast Map
Donald Trump vs Joe Biden
October 30~ 2020. Pt.II
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633409050…

Post will continue to be updated
#ElectoralMap #ElectoralCollegeMap2020 #Election2020
#ForecastMAP #Election2020Map #ElectoralCollege
#Elections2020
Virginia Early Voting Analysis 10/30
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633398582…
#VA2020 #EarlyVoting #Virginia2020
Added a conclusion.
in 2020 More R voters than D voters in VA? Really?
Pennsylvania: Trump vs Biden
PPP(Dem Pollster), 10/28-10/29. 1,012 Voters
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633418972…
#PA2020 #Pennsylvania2020 #Election2020
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2020 Electoral College Forecast Map
Donald Trump vs Joe Biden
October 30~ 2020.
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633372867…

Post will continue to be updated.
#ElectoralMap #ElectoralCollegeMap2020 #Election2020
#ForecastMAP #Election2020Map #ElectoralCollege
#Elections2020 Image
Virginia Early Voting Analysis 10/30
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633398582…
#VA2020 #EarlyVoting #Virginia2020
Guys sometime analysis it yourself. I gave a valuable data!
I spent 1.5 hour to write this damn post.
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2020 Electoral College Forecast Map
Donald Trump vs Joe Biden
October 29~ 2020.
My Analysis Post: statespoll.com/post/633313323…

Post will continue to be updated.
#ElectoralMap #ElectoralCollegeMap2020 #Election2020
#ForecastMAP #Election2020Map #ElectoralCollege
#Elections2020 Image
TargetSmart Early Voting Model 10/29
Oakland County, Michigan
Now D 44.8% R 42.3%. (2016. D 39.3% R 35.1%)
Considering Early Voting INDs Vote Dem more than Rep
R 42.3% means more likely to flip. + Elecion day factor
#Michigan2020

targetearly.targetsmart.com
TargetSmart Early Voting Model 10/29
Maricopa County, Arizona
R 46.9% / D 46.3%. R +0.6% Just flipped.
+ Elecion day factor, I guess
Maricopa County: Tilt~Lean Trump
#Arizona2020 #AZ2020 #Maricopa
targetearly.targetsmart.com
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/28/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/?p=6736
Robots help to answer age-old question of why fish school

phys.org/news/2020-10-r…

#robots #school #fish
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