Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ted Cruz Should Bargain Kasich Out of the Winner-Take-All Primaries

Ted Cruz Should Bargain Kasich Out of the Winner-Take-All Primaries Donald Trump has a clear and easy path to the nomination through the winner-take-all (WTA) primaries, even after the Indiana primary on May 3. Just like Cruz claimed to have … Continue reading

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The California Coast and its Local Climate Denial Representatives

The California Coast and its Local Climate Denial Representatives   I have covered the climate denier presidential candidates that come from Florida, namely beach hotel owner Donald Trump, ex-Governor Jeb Bush, and Senator Marco Rubio. I covered the climate denier … Continue reading

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Clinton Increases Lead in Northeast Primaries

Clinton Almost Sweeps Northeast, or Clinton gains 58 more delegates edge You get your choice of the blaring TV headline, or the actual slow delegate growth of the proportional Democratic primaries. I take the latter, and will bore you with … Continue reading

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Trump Sweeps the Northeast Primary Table

Trump Sweeps the Northeast Primary Table Trump has swept the five Northeast primaries with percentages from 54% to 64%, much better than usual. Cruz’s best was 22%, in Pennsylvania, and Kasich’s best was 28%, in Connecticut. In counting the winner-take-all … Continue reading

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The Cruz-Kasich Gambit in the Never-Trump Game

The Cruz-Kasich Gambit in the Never-Trump Game In previous articles I have emphasized that Trump can win the nomination on the first ballot if he wins most of the remaining winner-take-all states. In the Indiana winner-take-all primary on May 3, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s Delegates Are Not Really Uncommitted

Pennsylvania Delegates Are Not Really Uncommitted Pennsylvania has 17 at large delegates that are winner-take-all. It also has 54 delegates, three from each of 18 congressional districts, which, on the ballot, have no stated commitment. They can vote for whomever … Continue reading

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Trump Sweeps New York, and His Road to the Nomination

Trump Sweeps New York and His Road to the Nomination Entrepreneur, Real Estate Mogul and TV Celebrity Donald Trump has swept his home and business state primary of New York. With his vote of 60%, he exceeded the 50% needed … Continue reading

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The New York Democratic Primary Moves Clinton Forward

New York Democratic Primary The New York Democratic primary on April 19, 2016, will yield 291 delegates, of which 247 are pledged. Here is the c of the delegates. 163 district delegates from 27 districts, for an average of 6.04 delegates … Continue reading

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Climate Denier Ted Cruz of Texas and Houston Record Flooding

Previously I wrote about Republican Candidate Climate Deniers , and the danger that their properties (Trump) or States faced from climate change.  I have to update this today with the record flooding in Houston, where Senator Ted Cruz of Texas lives.  There was … Continue reading

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In a Democratic Primary, a Tiny Vote Difference Can Give a Several Percent Delegate Difference

Let’s give an illustration of this where say Clinton is ahead of Sanders in every district by just a smidgen. How do the rules amplify this split. The districts with an even number of delegates erase the difference in giving … Continue reading

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