A Republican Congressman from Nebraska wants to slash food stamps and refuses to say that Americans are entitled to eat. In other words, it's ok if they starve. A Republican candidate for Congress in Montana assaults a reporter but still manages to win a special election. Another declares that "nobody dies" for lack of health insurance, … Continue reading Will Republicans Offend Voters Enough to Lose the House in 2018?
NPR: Nash County, NC, county seat Nashville, close to I-95 near the city of Rocky Mount, "lives on a balance beam. In 2008, it went for John McCain over Barack Obama. In 2012, Obama narrowly beat Mitt Romney in Nash County. In 2016, it was Trump by fewer than 100 votes." So it's important to check … Continue reading Nash County, NC — a National Microcosm — Routinely Swings Politically
Chatham County, NC is one of those sunbelt counties that is growing, due to an influx of people from other states, particularly up North, and becoming more progressive. In 2016, my home county, where I own a house, voted for Hillary Clinton. She won 20,953 to Trump's 17,012. Write-ins and third party candidate won 1600 … Continue reading Chatham County, NC: My Home County Went For Clinton…After Almost Supporting Bush in 2000 and 2004
Ballotpedia has published political profiles of each state, courtesy of the Almanac of American Politics 2016. Reading these profiles are essential to fully understanding American politics. The largest states lean heavily toward one candidate: New York, Illinois (Chicago), the Northeast and the West coast states (California, Washington, Oregon) are generally considered Democratic or Clinton territory; … Continue reading Political Profiles of the States, Swing States and Tracking Polls