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    • Do you know about National Popular Vote?

      The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia (Explanation). It has been enacted into law by 15 states and DC with 196 electoral votes (Map of states). It needs an additional 74 electoral votes to go into effect.

      If anyone thinks this is really off topic let me know and I will remove the post. It just seems to fit...

    • That was seriously interesting. I even read some of the comments. I dunno why Trump being a celeb — and celebs having so much of a hold on Americans — never really registered with me. I guess I just thought the Aporentice isn’t a show his base would watch, and if you did watch it, as I did for a season, you’d know it was just play acting.

      This comment, tho:

    • Now let’s wipe his name off of all news reports. I hope it’s a peaceful transition and Biden can find a way to lift all Americans. The outcome was much too close and Democrats have to figure out why. What to do with all the lying and misinformation spread by republicans? What to do with gerrymandering? What to do with those who are struggling to make ends meet? I’d love to celebrate but it was much too close a result even though he’s won by over 4 million votes. Looking forward to visiting the USA again soon :)

    • Now can we have Obama be Secretary of State? I see he’s still the most popular politician and most respected man in the world.

    • More drawn out than close, Biden could end up with over 300 electoral votes. Hopefully these States will adopt the rules/procedures followed by Florida which had the races called by around 9PM on election day.

    • America and the world NEEDED this outcome. Huge. Good on Biden & Harris for running a really good campaign. Better than the one Hillary ran.

    • Pennsylvania is the state that tipped it over for Biden/Harris. 273-213 Biden wins. Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina are yet to be finalized. Biden leads in Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia at the moment.

    • Perhaps a big help, if AZ holds for Biden then it will undermine any of Trump's efforts in PA to undermine the vote counting there. The courts will be even less inclined to get involved if it won't change the outcome anyway.

    • Have you ever studied what happens when a country has only one effective political party?

      It is likely that the Democratic party will secure both the Presidency and the House. There is also a possibility that the Georgia run-off election will result in the Democratic party also controlling the Senate.

      You apparently are so anti-Republican that you've not considered what the long term consequences would be to this country if either party became so ineffective that the other one could rule completely unhindered. Based on what has happened in other countries and what also happened many years ago in this country, I personally prefer a country in which neither party can take their power for granted and in which the voters can eject either party when the voters get upset.

    • You apparently are so anti-Republican

      I would have voted for Jon Huntsman! Give us an honest and capable Republican like George H.W. Bush or McCain, and most people would feel differently. Anti-Trump is not the same as anti-Republican.

    • Chris,

      I was not writing about anything which you wrote nor did the context have anything at all to do with Donald Trump. I've told you repeatedly I've never been a supporter of the candidacies of Donald Trump.

      Another person responded to a comment I had made by saying "DC statehood would add two Democratic senators to help balance an unrepresentative Senate."

      It was to that statement that I made the comment which I did.

      Donald Trump has NOTHING to do with the subject of whether DC should be given statehood.

      My earlier comment had stated that if the residential section of DC was separated from the governmental section of DC that statehood would be workable or that the residential section could be made a part of Maryland.

    • Yes and at this point the country is too biased towards Republicans. They’ve used gerrymandering and local government control to such an extent that they’ve won numerous times without winning the popular vote. Keep in mind these ideas are ones that I got from a republican! He (David Frum) sees the whole system losing the balance you yourself say is important.

      So no I’m not so anti Republican. I’m anti Trumpism. Anti lie through your ass and destroy public trust to such an extent that you can further corrupt the system and turn it into a joke if allowed to continue. Even in my own country I’m non-partisan. I’ve voted for three different parties and support the best policies and candidates. I go door to door when it’s required in order to protect the rights of the people. It’s the disadvantaged and lower classes that I care most about. Trickle down economics...not so effective. So you’ve greatly misread me.

    • If I misread you why do you suggest that the Senate is not representative.

      One third of the US Senate was elected before Donald Trump was elected. Many senators have been elected from the Democratic party since Trump's election. Making DC a state would not make the Senate more representative than it is.

      Furthermore, the original purpose of the US Senate was to provide the State governments with clout in the national government. Today, the state governments have no voice in the national government because the voice which the Constitution gave to them has been taken from them.

      The question of whether DC should be a state has nothing to do with Donald Trump. That question has been around for decades and it will still be around after Trump's presidency is ended.

      Don't tell me that this is about being anti-Trump because this subject has nothing to do with Donald Trump.

    • Yes in fact is does have to do with it. I got the idea from a book called Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy. I’ve written a review here on Cake. Have a read and then you’ll get what I mean.

    • Any book that suggests that the DC question has only been a big point for discussion in the last five years is not worthy of my reading. In my youth, I was very heavily into politics and I can state with first hand knoweledge that the DC question was a big subject in the late 70s and throughout the 1980s.

      I also know why the original founders of the USA wanted DC to be separate and apart from the states.

      I personally do not believe that DC needs to be as big as it is. I would be in favor of redrawing the boundaries of DC so that the vast majority of its residents were able to vote for the President and for two senators and a representative.

      But I am not about to read a book that suggests that this subject begins and ends with Donald Trump or with his supporters.

    • It’s not about his supporters. His supporters are not all racists and bad people obviously. They’re a wide assortment of people. They are tired of being left behind. Tired of being ignored by the elite. Tired of being told they aren’t good enough. Tired of being told they need to be perfect and that being white means you’re automatically a racist. They’re tired of being told they are responsible for other people’s sins. Tired of feeling guilty and told they should be ashamed. They just want to have a good life. A chance at a reasonable and honest living. Tired of change that has brought them more struggles than good. They’re tired of being told they aren’t smart enough, giving enough or woke enough. They want to go back to times when they had more hope. They know the system was broken and were tired of a jobless recovery. They are scared of the future and what it might bring because they’d been ignored too long and they’ll have no more of it. They also want to practice their religion and not have others impinge their views on them. Political correctness has gotten out of hand and they are pushing back. They struggle and want their efforts to benefit them. It’s about them. They have their legitimate reasons.

      The book is about Trump and the wealthy who have warped the Republican Party to benefit the rich. It’s about Trump and his hollow message because he’s truly about himself. People love him because they feel he allows them to be themselves but he’s a con man and his promises are hollow. He’s full of lies and deceit. Yes, others before him are guilty of some of this but Trump makes them look like saints in comparison. But the book isn’t mostly about Trump. It’s about how to fix the problem and create a new Republican Party and system that will be more equal and benefit more people. It’s a message of hope.

      I should add that when I say it’s too biased towards The Republicans, what I really mean is it’s too biased by the current form of Republicanism. One that’s too influenced by the rich supporters who have gotten people in who have views that are generally further right than the average Republican voter. This is a main reason why the income gap has grown. Why real wages have stagnated for a long long time. Why health care reform is stymied and why social programs of every kind are fought against tooth and nail by the Republicans. The system or good chunk of the Republican Party has been corrupted by the rich. The Democratic Party has also been influenced by the rich and this neither party has really met the needs of the people. The current form of the Republican Party isn’t one that is going to move the party forward in a meaningful way and panders to the rich while not being forthright with the Republican voters. It’s a shame and people have been duped in part by the bait and switch. The Republicans never had a health care program for example. All ludicrous nonsense and Trump is the worst of them.