40 votes

Lesson: How the Electoral College Works (Grades 3 - 6)

The citizens of the United States do not elect their president directly. When Americans cast their vote for a presidential candidate, they are really voting for an elector--a delegate pledged to vote for that same candidate. There are 538 such electors chosen in every presidential election. As a group they are known as the electoral college

Each state has as many electors as it has members in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives combined. The electoral college thus includes 535 electors from the states, one for each of the 435 members of the House plus one for each of the 100 senators. Another three electors represent the District of Columbia, for a total of 538.

According to the U.S. Constitution, state legislators decide how electors will be chosen in their states. First, each political party in a state nominates a slate (list) of electors. These electors are usually pledged to support the party's nominee for president and vice president. In some states, electors are legally required to vote for their candidate

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/electoral-college

46 votes

Freedom Storm: New Ron Paul Philadelphia Speech Film-Now Out!

New Film of Philadelphia Speech: Freedom Storm

"Freedom Storm"-Ron Paul on Independence Mall in Philadelphia
(lower resolution version-higher resolution promised when I have time to re-edit later)

http://youtu.be/oT8UMUb467I

143 votes

Urgent - Ron Paul Campaign needs HELP in Louisiana!

The Ron Paul Campaign needs tons of help from people out of state!!!

If you are in NYC or Los Angeles, please phone bank there since those call centers will be calling Louisiana.

If you are in eastern TX (even Dallas or Houston), they need some help on caucus day at nearby locations. Same goes for volunteers throughout AR, MS, AL and FL who want to drive in to help.

They have several beds open in the intern housing in Baton Rouge for people who want to come down from now until Saturday to help the Campaign with ID and GOTV work. The Campaign will feed and house you for free if your get yourselves here!!!

-32 votes

Santorum: Romney Is ‘The Right Guy’ To Challenge Obama

April 25, 2012 7:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he expects to endorse Mitt Romney.

Santorum says that he believes Romney is “the right guy” to challenge President Barack Obama. Still, he’s stopping short of an official endorsement of his former rival.

But Santorum tells CNN that he will ultimately support the GOP presidential nominee. And he says it’s clear that Romney will be that nominee.

read more http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/04/25/santorum-romney-is...

57 votes

Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/25/rural-kids-parents-angry-a...

199 votes

April 24 GOP Primaries: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island - Results Open Thread

Post your news, observations and insights in the comments below.

GO Ron Paul!

- - - - - Results - - - - -

63 votes

Mitt can't crack 70% in his own party even after being declared the "winner"

Stay positive, stay the course, the delegate plan is working.

64 votes

King County GOP leader boots caucus outside after losing vote to Ron Paul supporters.

Seattle Times:

Over the weekend, Republicans in the 37th Legislative District gathered to choose delegates to the state GOP convention.

The caucus started out Saturday morning inside Dimmitt Middle School. But it didn't end inside the building.

After supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul elected one of their own to chair of the meeting, the gathering was booted to an outside basketball court by King County Republican Party Chairman Lori Sotelo.

Continue:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2018...

76 votes

CNN Election Center Drops Ron Paul!

CNN no longer lists Ron Paul on its fake delegate leaderboard
Take a look - they even still have Santorum!

http://www.cnn.com/m/elections/2012/primaries

65 votes

Attention To Newt & Santorum Voters: Come On Over!

How can we all as Republicans unite in these late stages of the GOP race to make sure Obama is a one term president?

How can we all as Republicans take our country back?

If Newt's and Rick's supporters were to rally behind Ron Paul, WE can kiss Romney goodbye, and defeat Barack Obama in November.

I think most of the Gingrich and Santorum backers are smart enough to know that Mitt Romney has too much in common with John Kerry and John McCain.

Join the party, and let's take America back for good.

With arms wide open...

51 votes

Unbelievably Low Turnout In Upstate New York

After getting out of work today, I drove over to my voting precint, walked in and said, "where is everybody?" I was literally the only voter there.

Three old ladies sat at a table, all smiling. "You're it," said one of them. I signed my name, and the lady said, "You're number 27."

"What's that mean," I asked.

"You're the 27th person to vote."

"All day?"

"All day, it's been very boring!"

I was shocked...only 27 people in my precint voted as of 5:30 pm. I live in a town of almost 60,000 people!

165 votes

"I just voted for the only politician I ever cared about"

When I arrived, I was the only one voting at my polling place. When I finished voting, one of the poll workers said something, and that's when I said, "I just voted for the only politician I have ever cared about." Then I almost burst into tears. I was fighting hard not to cry while we discussed Ron Paul. I can't believe how emotional I got. Love for Ron and Love for Country will do that, I guess.

28 votes

What the Laws of War Allow

What the Laws of War Allow

Do the WikiLeaks War Logs Reveal War Crimes -- Or the Poverty of International Law?

Anyone who would like to witness a vivid example of modern warfare that adheres to the laws of war -- that corpus of regulations developed painstakingly over centuries by jurists, humanitarians, and soldiers, a body of rules that is now an essential, institutionalized part of the U.S. armed forces and indeed all modern militaries -- should simply click here and watch the video.

Wait a minute: that’s the WikiLeaks “Collateral Murder” video!  The gunsight view of an Apache helicopter opening fire from half a mile high on a crowd of Iraqis -- a few armed men, but mostly unarmed civilians, including a couple of Reuters employees -- as they unsuspectingly walked the streets of a Baghdad suburb one July day in 2007.

Watch, if you can bear it, as the helicopter crew blows people away, killing at least a dozen of them, and taking good care to wipe out the wounded as they try to crawl to safety.  (You can also hear the helicopter crew making wisecracks throughout.) When a van comes on the scene to tend to the survivors, the Apache gunship opens fire on it too, killing a few more and wounding two small children.

228 votes

Rachel Maddow Talks About Ron Paul Winning Iowa!

Thanks for the video link, ron_paul_is_awesome

http://youtu.be/EfS1x5RnZZQ

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