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In Proportion as the structure of government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion be enlightened.

– George Washington

   

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

– Thomas Jefferson

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WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN?

 

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PRESIDENTIAL RACE QUICK CHECK

 Battleground Watch

Last Updated: 9/26/16

Source: REAL CLEAR POLITICS

STATE (EV) CLINTON TRUMP MARGIN   STATE (EV) CLINTON TRUMP MARGIN
Arizona (11) 38.2 40.4 Trump +2.2 Missouri (10) 36.3 46.7 Trump +10.4
Colorado (9) 40.5 41.0 Trump +0.5 Nevada (6) 40.5 42.8 Trump +2.3
Florida (29) 43.8 43.3 Clinton +0.5 New Hampshire (4) 42.7 37.3 Clinton +5.4
Georgia (16) 40.9 45.4 Trump +4.5 North Carolina (15) 41.9 43.3 Trump +1.4
Iowa (6) 37.8 42.8 Trump +5.0 Ohio (18) 40.7 42.7 Trump +2.0
Maine – 2nd District (1) 35.3 44.0 Trump +8.7 Pennsylvania (20) 43.0 40.3 Clinton +2.7
Michigan (16) 42.7 38.0 Clinton +4.7 Virginia (13) 43.0 37.0 Clinton +6.0
Minnesota (10) 49.0 43.0 Clinton +6.0 Wisconsin (10) 43.0 38.0 Clinton +5.0
   

Electoral Votes

Last Updated: 9/26/16

Source:

REAL CLEAR POLITICS

Chance of Winning

Last Updated: 9/26/16

Source:

FIVE THIRTY-EIGHT

National Polling Trend

Last Updated: 9/26/16

Source:

HUFFPOST POLLSTER

Clinton

198*

Clinton

54.1%

Clinton

41.9%

Trump

165*

Trump

45.9%

Trump

40.3%

Toss-Ups

175

Johnson

8.0%

* Electoral Votes listed include states categorized as “Solid”, “Likely”, and “Leans” for each candidate

ARTICLES

BLOGS

 

FEATURES

 TRUMP’S OVERTLY RACIST CAMPAIGN

If you are supporting Donald Trump, perhaps you should reconsider – because you are supporting an overtly racist candidate. If you’re comfortable with that, so be it. But don’t try to say later on that you didn’t know.

 

DAVE’S BLOG

9/27/16:  Who Won the First Debate?

Hillary Clinton clearly turned in the better performance, but we won’t know who actually “won” the debate for another week…

 

KNOW YOUR CONSTITUTION?

You can’t stand up in defense of the Constitution if you don’t know what’s in it!  You can read it here.

Just For Fun:  See if you would pass the civics part of the “Naturalization Test” given to those who apply for United States Citizenship:  Take a practice test from USCIS.

 

 

DAVE’S 2016 PREDICTIONS

Read Dave’s well-reasoned, exhaustively researched, and, of course, absolutely undoubtedly correct state-by-state predictions for this year’s presidential elections.

 

 

KEVIN’S CORNER

THE TOP TEN LIST

Here is a series of “Top Ten Lists” on various Washington issues.  The latest:  The Senate Seats Most Likely to Switch Parties in 2016.

THE ELECTORAL MATH

What is meant by “The Electoral Math”, and why does it benefit the Democrats? An easy-to-understand explanation can be found here.

 

NIKKI THE REPUBLICAN

CONSTITUTIONAL QUANDARIES AND CONUNDRUMS

Want a good challenge? Put your Constitutional IQ to the test! Here is a series of confounding questions about what is and is not allowed under the Constitution of the United States. The intricate Constitutional issues surrounding some of these crazy scenarios will surprise you!

THE TRUTH ABOUT THOSE NASTY INTERNET RUMORS

During the 2008 Presidential campaign (and continuing to this day), rampant internet rumors claimed Barack Obama was everything from a Muslim sleeper agent to the Anti-Christ. A thorough de-bunking (and the actual Truth) can be found here.

MIKE’S PERSPECTIVE

CIVICS PRIMER

For those of you who didn’t pay attention in your high school civics class, you can catch up with the rest of us here.

 

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