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Thursday, August 08, 2019

The El Paso shooting suspect's mother called the Allen, Texas, Police Department weeks before the shooting because she was concerned about her son owning an "AK" type firearm, lawyers for the family confirmed to CNN. During the call, the mother was transferred to a public safety officer who told her that -- based on her description of the situation -- her son, 21, was legally allowed to purchase the weapon, the attorneys said. read more

Monday, July 22, 2019

Had Gore won the electoral college and Bush won the popular vote, the Bush campaign had a comprehensive plan intended to disparage the electoral college and call for election of the President by popular vote. read more

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jonathan Chait: The Congressional Research Service, a kind of in-house think tank for Congress, has a new paper analyzing the effects of the Trump tax cuts. It finds that none of the promised effects have materialized. read more

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A federal judge in New York City on Wednesday said Deutsche Bank and Capitol One can turn over financial documents related to President Donald Trump and his businesses in response to subpoenas from House Democrats. Judge Edgardo Ramos's ruling came after a hearing at which lawyers for Trump, his three older children, Donald Jr. Eric and Ivanka, and the Trump Organization argued that the subpoenas to the two banks should be quashed. read more


"a majority of the electorate" implies electoral votes.

No, it really doesn't. The term "electorate" means "All the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election." Therefore, when you say "a majority of the electorate," you are saying "a majority of eligible voters." The electorate has nothing to do with our system of electoral votes.

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