Monthly Archives: February 2016

Justice Thomas, Background Checks, and Voting Rights of Blacks

  I had speculated in my mind that Justice Clarence Thomas might take over the late Justice Antony Scalia’s role of asking the most conservative questions, and he has. Justice Thomas actually had the most conservative voting record on the … Continue reading

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Hillary Sweeps the South Carolina Democratic Primary

Hillary Clinton has really swept the Democratic South Carolina Primary, receiving 73.5% of the vote, to Bernie Sanders 26% of the vote.  Hillary is very popular among black voters, constituted 60% of the voters, and went for Hillary 6 to … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday Democratic Primaries

  Super Tuesday, March 1, will decide 21% of the Democratic Convention delegates. They are going to be elected proportionally to the votes in the states. Of the 4,763 delegates, 712 are super delegates composed of Congressmen, Governors, and members … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday and the Republican Strategy

Trying to correct the long Republican primary contest in 2012, this election year the Republicans planned to speed up the process. In 2012, a long time spent fighting among the delegates lowered their ratings. It also ate up a large … Continue reading

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The Myth of Tearing Up Obamacare on the First Day in Office

  It would be nice if Republican candidates to become President of the United States actually knew what Obamacare was, and more importantly, how laws are passed by Congress. The next President will be sworn into office on Jan. 20, … Continue reading

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Math and the Nevada Republican Caucus

  The Nevada Republican caucus has a complex caucus system, but with the fairness of a proportional split of delegates by the caucus vote. They have 30 out of the 2,380 Republican delegates, or 1.26%. Yet to the News, the … Continue reading

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Notes on the UCILAW Debate: The Supreme Court and the 2016 Elections

This debate on 2/22/16 was between Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and UCI Law Professor Rick Hasen. The hour long debate is already on YouTube. I am not a justice, a lawyer, or a law student, … Continue reading

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Math and the Democratic Nevada Caucus

Math and the Democratic Nevada Caucus The Democratic Nevada Caucus had a close result, with previous First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receiving 52.6% of the vote, and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont receiving 47.3%. They still … Continue reading

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Math and the Republican South Carolina Primary

  There are 50 Republican delegates in South Carolina out of a total out of 2,380, which is 2.1% of the total delegates. Again, this compares with 29% of the Republican delegates at stake on Super Tuesday, March 1. Donald … Continue reading

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The Political Independence of the Supreme Court

We are taught in high school civics that the Supreme Court is supposed to be above politics, and to decide cases on the law, not Party or candidate stances, or shifting values.  That is why the Justices are not elected, … Continue reading

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