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  #2511701 24-Jun-2020 20:03
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CNN keeps publishing an electoral map on the main page (cnn.edition.com) but nowhere can I find a key to the damned thing. I can guess at the colours, of course, but I would like to know for certain what they represent. Can anyone fill me in?

 

 





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  #2511715 24-Jun-2020 20:21
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Rikkitic:

 

CNN keeps publishing an electoral map on the main page (cnn.edition.com) but nowhere can I find a key to the damned thing.
I can guess at the colours, of course, but I would like to know for certain what they represent. Can anyone fill me in?

 

 

Go to: https://edition.cnn.com/election/2020/electoral-college-interactive-maps

 





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  #2512055 25-Jun-2020 11:18
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For some reason, the US tradition is red states are Republican and blue states are democratic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_states

CNN added "yellow states" because it's neither red or blue.

Not sure if anyone else uses yellow to mean "it could go either way"

(in the RGB color model, yellow is red+green, so in my opinion CNN probably should have went with green instead of yellow)


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  #2512060 25-Jun-2020 11:25
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The Washington Post - New coronavirus cases in the U.S. soar to highest single-day total

 

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Across the United States, more than 36,000 new infections were reported by state health departments on Wednesday - surpassing the previous single-day record of 34,203 set on April 25.

 

Texas, Florida and California led the way, with all three states reporting more than 5,000 new cases apiece.

 

Three states - California, Florida and Oklahoma - reported record highs in new single-day coronavirus cases, while hospitalizations hit a new peak in Arizona, where intensive care units have quickly filled.

 

Even as case numbers climb, reports circulated that the federal government is poised to stop providing federal aid to testing sites in some hard-hit states, including Texas, prompting a top federal official to respond that testing was on the rise.

 

Since the start of the pandemic, the United States has recorded more than 2.3 million coronavirus cases and at least 119,000 deaths ...

 



 

 

 





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  #2512119 25-Jun-2020 13:05
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The New York Times - Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race

 

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A New York Times/Siena College poll finds that Joseph R. Biden Jr. is ahead of the president by 14 points, leading among women and nonwhite voters and cutting into his support with white voters.

 

 

 





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  #2512146 25-Jun-2020 13:36
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This is an indication. The reality is the USA president is not elected by popular vote. It is a state by state contest and an electoral college following that.

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  #2512148 25-Jun-2020 13:37
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The New York Times - Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race

 

 

Kinda depressing that you can have a president that bad that Biden is a more popular alternative. Like the joke about "If that was the winner, what on earth can the other guy have been like?".

 
 
 
 


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  #2512339 25-Jun-2020 17:03
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As Arizona Covid Cases Spike, Trump Delivers Speech To Packed Crowd Of Maskless Student Supporters

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

This time there wasn't an empty seat in the house as President Trump spoke to young supporters in a packed Arizona church, where the crowd cheered him on through a familiar litany of grievances, conspiracy theories, and lots of talk about The Wall.


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  #2512775 26-Jun-2020 12:18
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GIULIANI NO LONGER WORST LAWYER IN COUNTRY

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an unexpected turn of events for the former New York mayor, a poll of legal experts has determined that Rudolph Giuliani is no longer the worst lawyer in America.

 

According to the law professor who supervised the poll, Davis Logsdon, of the University of Minnesota, Giuliani’s dethronement from the worst-lawyer championship was all the more shocking because his claim to that title had remained unchallenged for so long.

 

“Giuliani had faced worthy competition from the likes of Michael D. Cohen and Michael Avenatti and dispatched them with ease,” Logsdon said. “But the new man leaves Rudy in the dust.”

 

Reached in the makeup room at Fox News, Giuliani was unfazed at the news. 

 

“It's a temporary setback. Come November, Donny's gonna need all the help he can get. I'll have plenty of opportunity to prove myself again.”

 

 





'Ask not what you can do for your country: Ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


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  #2512779 26-Jun-2020 12:21
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gzt: This is an indication. The reality is the USA president is not elected by popular vote. It is a state by state contest and an electoral college following that.

 

According to CNN last night, a Fox News poll shows Biden ahead in six key states, with electoral college votes to match.





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  #2512790 26-Jun-2020 12:42
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President Trump Ranks Last in 'Presidential Greatness,' According to Historians
https://time.com/5165686/donald-trump-last-place-presidential-greatness/

 

President Donald Trump is not afraid to talk himself up – but presidential historians don’t think he’s so great.

 

Just in time for Presidents’ Day, a survey of 170 presidential historians puts Trump in dead last place – behind even James Buchanan, whom many historians blame for failing to stop the Civil War.

 

Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness survey, conducted by University of Houston professor Brandon Rottinghaus and Boise State University professor Justin S. Vaughn, polled current and recent members of the Presidents & Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association and asked them to grade each president.

 

Trump’s first time on the list knocked Buchanan out of last place. President Barack Obama jumped up ten places in rank since the last survey was conducted in 2014.

 

President Abraham Lincoln topped the list once again with George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson rounding out the top five, similar to the 2014 survey. The findings were relatively consistent across political party affiliation and ideology, as well.

 

Trump, Buchanan and William Henry Harrison ranked the lowest.

 

The survey also found that Trump was considered the “most polarizing” president. He also he ranked in the bottom five among all categories of respondents including Republican, Democrats, independents, liberals, conservatives and moderates.

 

A sampling of the results below:
Greatest presidents (Best at top of list)
    Abraham Lincoln
    George Washington
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Thomas Jefferson

 

Least great presidents (Worst at bottom of list)
    Andrew Johnson
    Franklin Pierce
    William Henry Harrison
    James Buchanan
    Donald Trump

 

Best of recent presidents (Best at top)
    Barack Obama – 8th
    Ronald Reagan – 9th 
    Bill Clinton – 13th
    George H.W. Bush – 17th
    George W. Bush – 30th
   





'Ask not what you can do for your country: Ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


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  #2512791 26-Jun-2020 12:45
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geekIT: According to CNN last night, a Fox News poll shows Biden ahead in six key states, with electoral college votes to match.

After 2016 the days of presidential candidates planning campaigns and adjusting policy based on polling are over. The situation is far more dynamic and paradoxically requires long term planning and policy.

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  #2512865 26-Jun-2020 13:57
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The Washington Post - Opinion - It’s almost as if Trump is determined to destroy the Republican Party

 

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Let me summarize the Republican platform for the coming election:

 

  • We are the party of white racial grievance.
  • We believe those marching in Black Lives Matter protests are “thugs.”
  • We see the term “systemic racism” as an unfair attack on white people.
  • We support keeping Confederate monuments on their pedestals, and we have no idea why anyone would consider Confederate flags a problem.
  • We are equal-opportunity racists.
  • We see Latino immigrants as “bad hombres.”
  • And we believe that using the racist term “kung flu” to describe covid-19 is hilarious, not least because we are convinced the covid-19 pandemic is basically over, anyway.
  • Who cares what pointy-headed “experts” might say - we know in our hearts that patriotic Americans don’t wear masks.

Those are some of the views Republicans endorse by uncritically embracing and supporting President Trump.

 

He is leading his party down a sewer of unabashed racism and willful ignorance, and all who follow him deserve to feel the mighty wrath of voters in November. ...

 

It is not really surprising that Trump, with his poll numbers falling and his reelection in serious jeopardy, would decide to use race and public health as wedge issues to inflame his loyal base. That’s all he knows how to do. ...

 

Trump’s antics are self-defeating.

 

He’ll put on a racist show for a shrinking audience, but he won’t wear the masks that could allow the economic reopening he desperately wants. He may be able to avoid reality, but the Republican governors scrambling desperately to contain new outbreaks cannot.

 

It’s almost as though Trump is determined to destroy the Republican Party. Let’s give him his wish. ...

 

 






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  #2512899 26-Jun-2020 14:16
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There ought to be a place for Eisenhower Republicans in American politics. I am surprised by the apparent lack of any attempt to start a new party of the right that celebrates the values today's 'republicans' have abandoned. There must be a lot of lost voters there longing for such a thing. 

 

 





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  #2512915 26-Jun-2020 14:44
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Trump is doing to the Republican party, what Trump did to his Atlantic City Casinos.

You'd think it'd be impossible to bankrupt casinos, but Trump found a way.

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