The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, Counselor.
It's not the mice, it's the rats that are the problem.
 October 26, 2016 at 11:00pm
Yes, wigone, kinda DOES look like “rigging”
I would like to see what Krauthammer (and every other pundit who is going apoplectic about claims of “rigging”) said when Hillary was going on about Bush 43 having been “selected, not elected.”
My guess is that there would be the sound of enough crickets to feed a big city zoo’s reptile house for a week.
 October 26, 2016 at 6:46pm
He sure wouldn’t get MY vote — he has played a part in pushing an unconstitutional election scheme on Utah, for one thing.
 October 26, 2016 at 6:17pm
OK, Mitt, here you go:
(1) If you win the nomination and you can’t win the general, then you sit out at least 1 cycle.
(2) Trump owes the nomination to the hyper-divided field — do you really think that having YOU in the mix would have changed it?
Get over yourself, man.
Poor old Willard. He wouldn’t have lasted as long as Cruz did, that’s for sure.
He could run for King of Utah and win ?
 October 26, 2016 at 5:05pm
Either of those two methods would be fine — why not leave it up to each state to choose.
Another part of that amendment to consider: Make the Electors’ first vote automatically be the pledged/assigned vote so no “unfaithful elector” hi-jinx.
 October 26, 2016 at 4:21pm
@ Tired of Pastels,
I agree with all that you said — but I have concerns about your reading comprehension.
Eliminating “winner-take-all for presidential electors” does NOT mean eliminating the Electoral College. It means that the “Battleground States” are not so critical. Candidates will split the electoral votes of California, Illinois and New York (yes, Texas, too).
 October 26, 2016 at 4:17pm
. . . and then there is Jonathan Gruber . . .
 October 26, 2016 at 2:22pm
We need to start having Conventions of States for amending the Constitution.
NOT a “Constitutional Convention” and NOT a single Convention of States.
Each amendment needs to have its own convention.
First one: Term limits for Congress
Second: No winner-take-all for presidential electors
The amendment process should be kept simple and not “comprehensive.” As Trey Gowdy has said: “Comprehensive” is Latin for “There’s a lot of bad stuff in there.”
You are mislead about the "No winner-take-all for presidential electors"
You realize the difference between a democracy and a republic, right?
Why are you on the side of the democrats here?
If a single precinct can be corrupted (and it can) then hundreds or thousands of illegal votes can effectively cancel your vote.
Now imagine an entire state being corrupted (like Illinois, or New York, or Commiefornia.....now several million illegal votes can totally destroy a republic.
Term Limits YES
Electoral College must stand.
@ Tired of Pastels,
I agree with all that you said -- but I have concerns about your reading comprehension.
Eliminating "winner-take-all for presidential electors" does NOT mean eliminating the Electoral College. It means that the "Battleground States" are not so critical. Candidates will split the electoral votes of California, Illinois and New York (yes, Texas, too).
Agreed, Chuck, but how would you do it instead? Apportion it based on the popular vote for the state as a whole? How about break them out by congressional district, and then whoever carries the state w/ the popular vote gets the 2 for each senator?
Either of those two methods would be fine -- why not leave it up to each state to choose.
Another part of that amendment to consider: Make the Electors' first vote automatically be the pledged/assigned vote so no "unfaithful elector" hi-jinx.
I like the basis of your argument, Chuck. There is a solid nugget of innovation there. Keep refining it and then submit the results to the convention of states folks.
 October 26, 2016 at 12:33pm
Probably an anti-Trump guy. VERY probably.
Ironic that this sort of nonsense does nothing but HELP Trump.
im fairly sure it was a pro-trumper that did this.
Chuck : Agree. The bullying , the glitter-bombing , mic-checking , the ACORN bullhorns in bankers' front yards, and the International Far Left OWS mobs in Democrat-controlled cities that we have witnessed for the past 7 1/2 years has turned me totally against the Democrat Party which tolerates this thuggish, anti-American behavior.
VERY probably you are correct.
 October 26, 2016 at 12:31pm
Nope — I live in Utah and I voted for McMullin yesterday.
McMullin is polling ahead of Trump here, so I voted for the candidate with the best chance of beating Clinton (in Utah).
In UTAH, period. It was a wasted vote that helps Hillary no matter how badly you want to justify it. #nevertrumpmoron
That's just sad, (best chance in Utah) no other comment necessary.
You did good! Ignore these Trumpets that think their orange god is the answer.
Sounds great, thank you. Idaho may not be too far behind.
 October 26, 2016 at 12:06pm
How is it that your post got so many “down” votes, while bluetexan has like half of that number in “up” votes?
I think that there is something fishy with the voting here.
Oh — but in the spirit of full disclosure, one of those down votes IS from me (I just think that there are phony down votes as well)
 October 26, 2016 at 12:01pm
So great that we have voting MACHINES, right?
I mean — can you imagine the tribulation involved in waiting a whole DAY to get results with paper ballots?
 October 26, 2016 at 12:26am
But you got better.
 October 26, 2016 at 12:01am
I respect Levin and the decision he has made.
 October 25, 2016 at 7:32pm
re: I seriously doubt the RINOs in the RNC would give Trump’s campaign any voter lists and electoral data.
Well . . . my household has been getting a LOT of mail from Trump’s campaign — wanting donations, of course. No one in our house ever gave any contact info to Trump, so he must have gotten it from someone else . . .
I seriously doubt the original poster has ANY common sense for making such a dumb comment.
Of course the RNC and Trump campaign are working together.....Trump basically got on his knees because he didnt want to have to build a real campaign.
 October 25, 2016 at 7:13pm
Not if “this point” is located somewhere in Utah, Zipit. In these parts, a vote for anyone but McMullin is a vote for Hillary.
So, yeah — in Utah, a for for Trump is a vote for Hillary.
 October 25, 2016 at 6:34pm
95% chance of that — thanks for 4 years of President Hillary Clinton, Sean!
[-1] October 25, 2016 at 5:50pm
Yup, a Democrat with an “R” after his name — just like Trump.
Cafe, you remind me of Donald Trump and his bankruptcies.
He repeatedly declares bankruptcy and ruins small businesses that extended credit to him. Then he makes a “comeback” and he doesn’t pay back those creditors.
He says that he acted within the law (and that is correct) — but did he act within the dictates of humanity and decency?
“Just because something is A right does not mean that it IS right.” — Chuck Stein