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737 Max vs Ford Pinto gas tanks?

737 Max vs Ford Pinto gas tanks?

After a financial analysis, Ford decided it was cheaper to pay off the lawsuits than change the gas tank design.

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Different ways of voting - Updated

Different ways of voting. Updated from a previous version.

Inputs requested.

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Plain old majority wins.

Might require a runoff.

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Duverger's Law and the Two-Party System Explained

This can actually help a third party.



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How does ranked choice voting work?

http://www.rcvmaine.com/how_does_ranked_choice_voting_work

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Fusion voting - the practice, rarely used in other states, which allows candidates to appear on multiple ballot lines under the endorsement of multiple parties.

As deployed in New York, fusion voting typically means minor parties endorsing a major-party candidate. Think about the Working Families Party endorsing Democrat Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last year and the Conservative Party backing Republican Marc Molinaro.

https://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/cuomo-jacobs-democratic-party-1.27929485
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How Does the Electoral College Work?

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/us/politics/how-does-the-electoral-college-work.html

For Presidential elections, we do not actually vote for the candidate.

We are voting for an elector who has ‘committed’ to voting for the candidate.

Funny thing…. The Electoral College elector is not legally bound to vote for his supposed candidate.

Some low population states actually have more proportionate voting strength than bigger states.

Candidates/parties know this and concentrate their efforts for those particular Electoral College votes.

It is possible to lose an election and actually get more popular votes than the ‘winner’.

Many people are trying to get rid of the EC.

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What is a causus? ... mini party primaries to determine convention delegates

A caucus is an open meeting, at which voters who are registered with the party discuss and debate presidential candidates. When they’re finished talking, they vote for the delegates who will back their favored candidate at the national convention.

On a state’s caucus day, these meetings are held all over the state, divided into precincts. At the end of the day… a number of delegates will emerge from each precinct who will go on to the national convention. The number of delegates from each state’s caucus are decided differently depending on the party.

Unlike primaries, which are run by state governments, caucuses are run by political parties.

https://informationstation.org/video/what-is-a-caucus/

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Parties of some states can select, for state/national office holders, whether they want a

1. Primary. .. open/semi/closed, all voters (or all voters of that party/unaffiliated) can vote for their choice.

2. Convention… Party representatives from around the state/country select their choice.

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Which method of voting do the people/candidates prefer?

The one that they feel gives them the best advantage.

Sometimes there are some pretty good internal squabbles trying to decide which to use.

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Absentee ballots - especially good for overseas military who cannot be there in person. And other voters who must be gone.
Some hijinks have occured with absentee ballots, such as improper handling, voided because of 'mistakes', and outright tossing out wholesale because the count would not have changed the result or sometimes, politically, because they 'might' change the results.
With great rationalization, of course.

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Early voting - convenient for folks who might have difficulty getting to the polls at a single designated time only.
Again, subject to political hijinks if the folks in power feel threatened that it might help the other side.

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Different ways of voting.

Different ways of voting.

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Plain old majority wins.

Might require a runoff.

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Duverger's Law and the Two-Party System Explained

This can actually help a third party.



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How does ranked choice voting work?

http://www.rcvmaine.com/how_does_ranked_choice_voting_work

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How Does the Electoral College Work?

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/us/politics/how-does-the-electoral-college-work.html

For Presidential elections, we do not actually vote for the candidate.

We are voting for an elector who has ‘committed’ to voting for the candidate.

Funny thing…. The Electoral College elector is not legally bound to vote for his supposed candidate.

Some low population states actually have more proportionate voting strength than bigger states.

Candidates/parties know this and concentrate their efforts for those particular Electoral College votes.

It is possible to lose an election and actually get more popular votes than the ‘winner’.

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Some parties of states can select, for state office holders, whether they want a

1. Primary. .. all voters (or all voters of that party) can vote for their choice.

2. Convention… Representatives from around the state/country select their choice.

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Which method of voting do the people/candidates prefer?

The one that they feel gives them the best advantage.

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First priority of the 'national emergency' - order steel from his Russian steel pals.

First priority of the 'national emergency' - order steel from his Russian steel pals.

Not plans.
Not construction contracts.

Spend the money first for steel.

All that taxpayer money in sight.

Then get more money for the little details like actual construction.

When did Rick Perry resign for 'Ni--erhead' Rock?

When did Rick Perry resign for 'Ni--erhead' Rock?

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=rick+perry+nigger+rock

GOP Congresswoman needs her paycheck during shutdown 2013

https://foxync.com/3072905/congresswoman-from-nc-said-she-needs-her-paycheck-wont-turn-down-check-during-shutdown/

(from an earlier shutdown 2013)

As you may have heard, some North Carolina congressional lawmakers have chosen to reject their paychecks during the government shutdown. But not GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers. And she offers an explanation as to why.

“The thing of it is, I need my paycheck. That is the bottom line,” Ellmers told WTVD, the Raleigh ABC station Wednesday.
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Republicans are desperate to co-opt the democrats in approving Trump's wall.

Republicans are desperate to co-opt the democrats in approving Trump’s wall.
According to Trump, there are/have been two ways for republicans to approve the wall without votes from the democrats.
He requested that Mitch McConnell use the nuclear option which would have allowed the Senate republicans to pass the $5billion plus that he wants. Mitch refused.
Now, he says he can declare a National Emergency to get the money he wants.
The GOP absolutely does not want complete credit for funding Trump’s wall.
Now Trump is holding our country hostage with his proud shutdown and falsely blaming the democrats.
He has had two years to get his republican majority Congress to do it under his leadership.

Declare national emergency? Challenge him to do it... See which repubs support him.

Declare national emergency? Challenge him to do it... See which repubs support him.

Repubs say democrats should support our President.

OK.

Is the Coast Guard now getting paid?

Is the Coast Guard now getting paid? They were paid up to the end of Dec.

It was somewhat vague whether or not they would be paid after New Years.

No wonder Trump wants to build in Russia.

Selling Real Estate in Russia? Are You Crazy?

Or crazy to buy it?

No wonder Trump wants to build in Russia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/25/business/moscow-russia-real-estate.html

Sellers need a certificate of sanity.

Trump will have no problem finding a doctor to diagnose him any way he wants.

Ms. Kotova, and tens of thousands of other Russians who are required to produce such a document to sell property, have no history of mental illness. The certificate, which must be signed and stamped by a doctor, is a legal defense against a pervasive problem in Moscow real estate deals: rampant fraud and weak courts.

This is the state of a real estate market plagued by “black realtors,” unscrupulous sales agents who use a variety of ploys to separate Muscovites from their money or property in the largest city in Europe. Russian media coined the phrase and described the agents as akin to criminals working a real estate black market, in a city where $29 billion in residential property is sold every year.

>>>>>>>>>>> much more
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