Black People Politics : How Obama and Romney Could Tie in the Electoral College: ‘Just Explain It’

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    ... Let's hope the bounce the President received from the Gallup poll today stops a tie electoral vote count...



    How Obama and Romney Could Tie in the Electoral College: ‘Just Explain It’

    Every four years, Americans get a refresher course in civics. We're reminded we don't elect the president or vice president directly. Instead, our votes elect 'electors' who make up the Electoral College. They cast votes for the candidates on our behalf.
    Each state's number of electors is determined by adding its number of senators to its number of representatives. Every state has two senators, and the number of representatives varies based on population. So every state is not equal. For instance, California has two senators plus 53 representatives, for a total of 55 electoral votes. Although Washington, D.C., doesn't have congressional representation, the district is granted three electoral votes. There are 538 electoral votes up for grabs. A candidate needs 50 percent plus one or 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...electoral-college-just-explain-194537108.html




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    ... The Bounce...

    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytime...-polls-find-hints-of-obama-convention-bounce/

    Obama Bounces Up to 52% Approval, 48% to 45% Over Romney


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    Gallup polling shows that President Obama received a bump up in his approval rating after the three day Democratic national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Top Obama aide claims ‘momentum’ from convention

    Despite a dismal August jobs report, President Barack Obama emerged from the Democratic National Convention with "momentum," a top aide said Friday. Senior adviser David Plouffe acknowledged that the party gathering would probably not yield any significant change in public opinion polls, but he suggested it may help Obama's get-out-the-vote machine.
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...-momentum-convention-184744081--election.html




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    ... Simply not a good sign or a good look for the GOP:



    Romney Slams GOP Leaders - Including His Own VP Nominee - for 2011 Budget Deal

    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as chair of the House Budget Committee, was part of the team that signed off on the budget deal with the White House, mandating immediate spending cuts, creating a "Super-committee" tasked to finding $1.5 trillion in further deficit rediction, and raising a self-imposedsword of Damocles - $1.2 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon and domestic spending that few in Congress wanted - if the Super-committee failed.
    Writing at the National Review Online at the time, Ryan said the bill was a "reasonable, responsible effort to cut government spending, avoid a default, and help create a better environment for job creation."
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    ... There are some smart Republicans:




    Florida pizza shop owner powerlifts Obama

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    President Barack Obama holds on as he is hugged and picked up by Scott Van Duzer at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian …

    Florida pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer lifted President Barack Obama a solid foot off the ground in a bear hug during an unscripted stop at his Fort Pierce, Fla., store. Literally.
    So what did the Secret Service think about Van Duzer — a registered Republican who says he'll vote for Obama in November — hoisting the president? "He said I was all right as long as I didn't take him away," Van Duzer told reporters.
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...ner-powerlifts-obama-195921467--election.html

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