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US Election 2016

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Election recount?

BBC reports Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants a recount of the Wisconsin election. Continue reading

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The Electoral College

Another election, another round of abolishing the Electoral College. It is a peculiarity of the US electoral system which can lead to some odd results as we are seeing in 2016. However, it is just another one of those many checks-and-balances found throughout American institutions. Continue reading

Take my California, please

With the 2016 election over and the results at odds with California’s preferences, they yet again want to leave the United States. As much as I would not mind them leaving, it simply is not going to happen. Continue reading

No, it’s not racism (facts be damned)

When so-called ‘white people’ voted for Barack Obama (twice, around 40 per cent) – it showed this group was enlightened. When so-called ‘white people’ vote for Donald Trump (around 58 per cent according to Fox News) – it shows this same group is inherently racist and bigoted, right? When so-called ‘black people’ voted for Barack Obama by more … Continue reading

ELECTION 2016: two things I (kinda) got right

Prior to the election, I made some predictions which it turns out were mostly wrong. I knew the House would stay in Republican hands, but that is about it. Yet I did peg the popular vote numbers quite well as it turns out.