Electoral College

How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump won by “a victory of increments” in key states that relied upon adding new voters; disaffected traditional Democrats and increments of other demographics, such as African-Americans and Hispanics, and especially Catholics, to build a new Republican-voting coalition.

How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump: Part 3 of 3

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The results of our campaign to turn the Catholic vote away from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump speak for themselves. In the top four battleground states Trump won Wisconsin (where 31 percent identify as Catholic) by 22,177 votes. In Pennsylvania (where 27.4 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 67,416 votes. In Florida (where 26 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 134,000 votes and in Michigan (where 23 percent identify as Catholic) Trump won by 10,704 votes.

How Catholics Swung the Electoral College to Donald Trump: Part 1 of 3

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump won by “a victory of increments” in key states that relied upon adding new voters; disaffected traditional Democrats and increments of other demographics, such as African-Americans and Hispanics, and especially Catholics, to build a new Republican-voting coalition.

Bill O’Reilly Was Right

To the Soros-funded Far-Left “white” does not mean a person of the Caucasian race. “White” in radical construction means anyone of any race, creed, nationality, color, sex, or sexual preference who embraces the beliefs, such as capitalism and American exceptionalism, which to the radical Left are irredeemably evil and anyone who aligns with them is “white” in spirit and thus guilty of “white crimes.”

Elector Roulette: ‘Faithless’ Fakeout!

John C. Wohlstetter, The American Spectator

Seven faithless electors this year tops the 1808 record for the most such votes in a presidential election. The last election in which a faithless elector voted for someone from another party was 1972, when a GOP elector declined to vote for Richard Nixon. Courtesy of her campaign manager John Podesta’s open assault on the Electoral College, and wayward polling, Hillary now is truly “living history.”

Putting Campaign ‘16 to bed at last

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Donald Trump thanked everyone at the end of the day for his “landslide.” It was hardly that, but it was enough. Settling for the presidency short of a landslide is not a bad year’s work. And now the campaign of ‘16 is history, though there’s no guarantee that further schemes by the soreheads are not afoot.

Trump opponents set their sights on the Electoral College

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

The reality of American politics as of Monday is that the candidate with a majority of electoral votes will be the 45th president of the United States. It's a reality that won't make protesters parked outside statehouses very happy.

Trump undone by faithless electors? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

State legislatures have almost total power over how electors are chosen, so if a massive wave of electors decided to break from their pledge, the state legislature could effectively choose their own slate. Since most of the state legislatures in this country are majority Republican, that serves as a pretty good barrier against defecting electors.

DOJ Declines To Comment On Why Agency Won’t Investigate Threats To Electors

Kerry Pickett, Daily Caller

The votes Americans cast for president and vice president three weeks ago cannot go into effect if electors, chosen by the voters, are intimidated or threatened from casting their votes in the Electoral College on Dec. 19.

Popular Vote Realities 2016: Trump Ascendant

John C. Wohlstetter, The American Spectator

Trump can claim not only an electoral vote landslide — 57 to 43 percent — but also two geographic landslides — 85-15 total area and 90-10 county-level. And with full absentee ballot counting Trump would have trailed Hillary by less than one percent in the official nationwide popular vote.

Unions Plan Far-Left “National Day of Disruption” Today

The irony of today’s protests is that by demanding that illegal aliens be allowed to remain in the workforce the protesters are protesting in favor of one of the greatest wage depressing factors in today’s economy.

Hillary’s Popular Vote Holdouts on Collision Course with History

Laura Ingraham, Lifezette

Trying to declare Hillary Clinton the winner because she won the popular vote is like saying that we should decide football games by which team has the most yards, or a baseball game by which team has the most hits.

The Phony Recount: The Far-Left’s Real Strategy

Of course, it is easier to blame hacking or some kind of vote fraud than it is for Democrats to look in the mirror and honestly assess why they were so decisively defeated, but that’s not what is really going on here.

The Real Goal of the Anti-Trump Riots – Eliminate the Electoral College and the Constitution Part Two of Two

To understand the Electoral College one must realize that the Founders considered the states as the dominate power in the nation. The great mistake Electoral College opponents make is to believe the President was supposed to be elected by the people. It was never the plan.

Hillary Voters: The Minority in 37 States

Dan McLaughlin, National Review

Hillary Clinton won a majority of the popular vote in only thirteen states, the fewest of any major-party nominee since Bob Dole in 1996. That’s an astoundingly poor performance. Facing an opponent so deeply flawed that Democrats were visibly salivating over running against him, she carried a popular majority in half as many states as Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, barely more than half as many as Mitt Romney.

Clinton Crybabies Flunk Out of the Electoral College

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Crying “robbery” robs losers of the ability to rebound. Rather than reflect on their neglect of the working class, condescension toward Christians, penchant for using “bigot” as a default rebuttal, and distorted view of a primary campaign as a coronation, Democrats, at least a sizable subset of them, perpetuate their own problems by fixating on a nonexistent one, the Electoral College.

Imagining How Donald Trump Would Win

Michael Barone, National Review

Comey’s July 5 statement that Clinton, though “extremely careless,” would not be criminally prosecuted hurt Hillary Clinton in polls; this October 28 announcement won’t help. Whether it will send us hurtling into the “let’s pretend” world of President Trump is unclear, but it may get us closer.

Trump's map: Where he needs to win

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Donald Trump faces an unforgiving electoral map as he seeks to win the White House.Yet there is a plausible path to victory for the businessman over likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, if he is able to repair his image among key voting blocs such as Hispanics.

Illegal immigrants could elect Hillary Clinton

Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell, Politico

Illegal immigrants—along with other noncitizens without the right to vote—may pick the 2016 presidential winner. Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.