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  • What significant third party? Gary Johnson and his 3%? Johnson was also running in 2012 and got less than 1%. If he counts as significant then it's only because disgust with Trump made him that way.

    The maps demonstrate that each of the last 3 GOP candidates performed better among the voter eligible population in more states.
    You make my point for me. If there are more non-(R+D) votes as a percentage, there are less (R+D) votes as a percentage, and the percentage of (R+D) votes in 2016 was down. For example, there were 5.6% "other" party votes in 2016 and only 2% in 2012. It is mathematically incorrect to say that Romney did better than Trump in (say by 47-46) when there is a variable like third party voting unaccounted for.

    The charts make sense only in a 2-party race.

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    • Originally posted by Da Geezer View Post
      You make my point for me. If there are more non-(R+D) votes as a percentage, there are less (R+D) votes as a percentage, and the percentage of (R+D) votes in 2016 was down. For example, there were 5.6% "other" party votes in 2016 and only 2% in 2012. It is mathematically incorrect to say that Romney did better than Trump in (say by 47-46) when there is a variable like third party voting unaccounted for.

      The charts make sense only in a 2-party race.
      It's a function of Trump's weakness as a candidate (and incidentally, Clinton too) that he could not draw a higher % of the population than Romney, McCain, or Bush in those certain states. Gary Johnson was the same person in 2016 that he was in 2012. He got a higher share of the vote because Trump and CLinton were weaker options than Obama and Romney in 2012.

      Romney got 59.59% of the Kansas vote in 2012. Trump got 56.16%. To say that Trump did as well or better there than Romney because of Gary Johnson's awesome campaign is pretty ridiculous.

      Third parties do well mainly because the major party candidates are weak. And it's a stretch to say 3% is 'doing well'

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      • Here ya go Hanni. Netanyahu denounces Russia-brokered ceasefire. So the Trump White House is defying Israel with this plan. Is that in America's interests or not?

        https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.801612

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        • US Intelligence believes the UAE hacked Qatari govt. websites and planted damaging stories. Per WashPo

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.97337294bbee

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          • Trump team thought Obamacare Repeal would be done by March. Wildly overestimated how easy it would be. Republicans in Congress warn: tax reform will be tougher

            http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...e-house-240607

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            • Dear DJT:

              Checks. Balances. Other nonsense. It ain't easy to just pass shit.

              Sincerely,
              James Fucking Madison
              Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
              Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

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              • James Madison is a Beta.

                Sad!

                - Donald Fucking Trump

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                • shaddup
                  Shut the fuck up Donny!

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                  • It's a function of Trump's weakness as a candidate (and incidentally, Clinton too) that he could not draw a higher % of the population than Romney, McCain, or Bush in those certain states.
                    If you apply your logic, and use the 1992 election, you will come out with Hillary being a far better candidate than Bill. In fact, you come out with all Dem candidates since being better since Bill took "only" 42% in 1992. No real sense in arguing, but your "outcomes" are dependent on the share of the vote in each state that went to candidates other than the Dems and Reps.

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                    • Originally posted by froot loops View Post
                      It's seems like Donnie Two Scoops won't be visiting Britain anytime soon.

                      https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/402731...reception/amp/
                      What a snowflake.

                      Seriously though, I've always thought this was probably going to be the one thing that he gets tired of and maybe forces him to quit - just all the bad press, people criticizing him, protestors, etc. You could see it before he even won the election - he doesn't want all the responsibility, he doesn't want the job. He'll end up quitting, blaming the swamp or some shit, then spend the rest of his life doing big rallies, making appearances on TV, etc., so he can let his base stroke him.
                      Last edited by Mainevent; July 17th, 2017, 01:06 PM.

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                      • He's been surrounded by yes men and suckups in his business life. No one tells the emperor about his new clothes or their cash cow/job goes away. It started with his inauguration when he berated his staff for not all (in chorus) claiming it was the largest in history. Trump comes from a world where he states what reality is and his minions blindly agree. Not so in Presidential politics. He's not adjusting to reality outside of Trumpland.
                        #MAGA -
                        Morons Are Governing America

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                        • another little Clinton foundation tidbit

                          don't believe so much in the Clinton gangs ability to make others sleep with the fishes
                          but I do remember hatians have been screaming for 10 years about what a rip off it was after the earthquake

                          "http://100percentfedup.com/50-yr-old...-gunshot-head/

                          add one to the list

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                          • Take one off the list...

                            http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...160983614.html

                            Former Haiti government official shoots himself in the head in Miami-area hotel
                            BY JACQUELINE CHARLES
                            jcharles@miamiherald.comBut it appears that Eberwein had fallen on hard times. An Uber spokesperson confirmed that he worked as a driver for awhile in South Florida.

                            During and after his government tenure, Eberwein faced allegations of fraud and corruption on how the agency he headed administered funds. Among the issues was FAES’ oversight of shoddy construction of several schools built after Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake.
                            The commission is investigating the management of PetroCaribe funds, the money Haiti receives from Venezuela’s discounted oil program.
                            Last edited by CGVT; July 17th, 2017, 02:00 PM.
                            In Columbus, of course, the fanbase holds the University accountable for doing the wrong thing. -Talent, Esq-

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                            • This guy makes tons of terrific material. Highly recommend his stuff. This one is really good.

                              [youtube]BPMfCJpfhdo[/youtube]

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                              • Any idea why crash didn't add Peter Smith to the "list"?
                                To be a professional means that you don't die. - Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi

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