A US Politics & Elections Community

Our shared purpose: 1. Present ALL Americans with the tools and information necessary to make smart, well-informed decisions. 2. Give everyone an equal opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas & solutions on how to move our country forward together. [ read more... ]

Express yourself. Be heard. Network. Connect. Expand your circle of influence. There's so much you can do! Seize the opportunity. Join absolutely free.

We The People
13 days ago
JeffCohen added new site
repscontacts.com — This website allows you to quickly and easily add your representatives' information to your contact book. Includes US House of Representatives & US Senate. Start by simply entering your zip code...
13 days ago 25 likes 0 comments 0 comments
30 days ago
01.20.2017
JeffCohen wrote
Jan 20: Donald J. Trump sworn in as the 45th President of The United States Of America.
01.20.2017 66 likes 0 comments 0 comments
01.18.2017
JeffCohen added a new forum post
01.18.2017 71 likes 0 comments 0 comments
11.29.2016
11.16.2016
A guest commented on a question

If it's so great, why don't we do it a state level? Or for other Federal positions, like US Senators or Representatives?

 Anonymous writes... "In states where the electorate is not bound by law to follow the popular vote, do the voters have any legal recourse in, for example, civil court or even federal court, to protest the electorate not following the popular vote?"
1 Answers
12.18.2015 · From JeffCohen
11.16.2016 109 likes 11 comments 11 comments
11.11.2016
A guest commented on a question

You as an individual have no right to an Electoral vote. It is a question of accumulated votes.

Familiarize yourself with your voting system.

In democracy you win some and you lose some, that's why it is called democracy.

 Anonymous writes... "In states where the electorate is not bound by law to follow the popular vote, do the voters have any legal recourse in, for example, civil court or even federal court, to protest the electorate not following the popular vote?"
1 Answers
12.18.2015 · From JeffCohen
11.11.2016 107 likes 11 comments 11 comments
JeffCohen commented on a question

1) Depending on which state you live in, your electors may already be for Hillary. 2) Electors represent the popular vote in your state. Period. 3) This election is over.

The peaceful transition of power is both essential and one of the many hallmarks of our great nation.

 Anonymous writes... "In states where the electorate is not bound by law to follow the popular vote, do the voters have any legal recourse in, for example, civil court or even federal court, to protest the electorate not following the popular vote?"
1 Answers
12.18.2015 · From JeffCohen
11.11.2016 105 likes 11 comments 11 comments
A guest commented on a question

Who can i contact? i want my electoral vote to be for hillary!

 Anonymous writes... "In states where the electorate is not bound by law to follow the popular vote, do the voters have any legal recourse in, for example, civil court or even federal court, to protest the electorate not following the popular vote?"
1 Answers
12.18.2015 · From JeffCohen
11.11.2016 105 likes 11 comments 11 comments
11.10.2016
A guest commented on a question

YOU, "guest", are the most foolish individual I've had the misfortune to read; WHAT MAKES YOU THINK A PURELY POPULAR VOTE WILL CAUSE SOME STATES TO BE IGNORED?!?!?!  The popular vote will simply be the cumulative of the NATION, not state by state!

Moron.

 Anonymous writes... "In states where the electorate is not bound by law to follow the popular vote, do the voters have any legal recourse in, for example, civil court or even federal court, to protest the electorate not following the popular vote?"
1 Answers
12.18.2015 · From JeffCohen
11.10.2016 107 likes 11 comments 11 comments
11.09.2016
A guest commented on a question

The Electoral College is the best idea our founding fathers ever had.  If we eliminate it, politicians would only go to the large states and ignore the smaller states.  In other words, about 80% of the states would never have any influence on elections.  This most definitely is not a stupid, outdated idea.  It is a brilliant idea.  Your comment about it is what is incredibly stupid!

 Anonymous writes... "In states where the electorate is not bound by law to follow the popular vote, do the voters have any legal recourse in, for example, civil court or even federal court, to protest the electorate not following the popular vote?"
1 Answers
12.18.2015 · From JeffCohen
11.09.2016 108 likes 11 comments 11 comments

Election Races: Who's In. Who's Out.

February 21 - ALABAMA: Newly appointed Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) confirmed corruption investigation into Governor Bentley is continuing, however he is recusing himself. House Judiciary Chair Mike Jones (R) expects impeachment proceedings to resume; will likely be done by mid-May.

February 20 - ILLINOIS: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D) will not run for Governor.

February 20 - CABINET: President Trump has named Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser.

February 20 - CALIFORNIA District 32: Andre Quintero (D) files FEC paperwork to run for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano's (D) seat.

February 17 - NEW MEXICO: Mick Rich (R) to run vs US Senator Martin Heinrich (D).

February 16 - US SENATE: Votes 51-49 to confirm Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) as US Office of Management & Budget Director.

February 16 - WISCONSIN: Congressman Sean Duffy (R) will not run vs US Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) next year.

February 16 - ILLINOIS District 6: Amanda Howland (D) to run vs Congressman Peter Roskam (R).

February 15 - KANSAS: Wink Hartman (R) to run for Governor.

February 15 - GEORGIA District 6: Filing closed today for special election for Congressman Price's seat.

February 15 - COLORADO: Victor Mitchell (R) enters open gubernatorial race.

February 14 - US SENATE: Confirmed Linda McMahon to lead Small Business Administration by 81-19 vote.

February 13 - CABINET: Mike Flynn has resigned his post as national security adviser. US Senate confirms David Shulkin for Veterans Affairs Secretary, Steve Mnuchin confirmed as Treasury Secretary.

February 13 - IOWA: Jon Neiderbach (D) to run for Governor.

February 13 - RHODE ISLAND: Term-limited Attorney General Peter Kilmartin (D) will take another year before deciding if he will run vs Governor Gina Raimondo (D).

> MORE NEWS - CLICK HERE

GoodLife USA

#1 This Week

How To Effectively Protect Yourself & Your Family In A CRISIS.

See for yourself the innocent mistakes that can cost you the life of someone you love. Conventional home defense advice doesn't work and paints a big "bulls-eye" on YOU. Don't be left vulnerable, defenseless and exposed.

DON'T MAKE THESE FATAL MISTAKES  -  WATCH THIS VIDEO NOW.

Questions
Closed
Benny B writes... "I wan't to know why we don't have write in votes. That's telling me I can't vote for my candidate. Neither nominee is good for America, but we're forced to vote Party lines that we disagree with or not vote at all. I'm really perturbed with the whole bunch of them."
1 Answers
08.02.2016 · From JeffCohen
William writes... "Do Republican Primaries still take place, now that only 1 candidate remains? How does the whole process work now?"
1 Answers
05.05.2016 · From JeffCohen
Bob writes... "if I don't vote in indiana primary, can I vote in general election?"
1 Answers
05.05.2016 · From JeffCohen
Abe D. writes... "Jeff. What's the difference between an open primary and a closed primary? It's so bloody confusing! How do I get more info for rules & the process my state?"
1 Answers
02.20.2016 · From JeffCohen
Cathy F. writes... "I live in columbus, ohio i think i might be register as an independent. can i still vote republican without changing my status."
1 Answers
01.26.2016 · From JeffCohen
Recently Added Sites
repscontacts.com — This website allows you to quickly and easily add your representatives' information to your contact book. Includes US House of Representatives & US Senate. Start by simply entering your zip code...
13 days ago 0 comments From JeffCohen
data.simpolfy.com — All the data you need to build your civic tech app. Access politician, legislative, voting record, election, and political contribution data. They are giving everyone access to this data: Jurisdictions, legislation, politicians, voting records, elections, ballot items, endorsements, organizat…
06.20.2016 1 comments From JeffCohen
democracy.io — Send emails to members of the United States House and Senate in just a few easy steps.
01.25.2016 0 comments From JeffCohen

Quotables
"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards."

Theodore Roosevelt



GoodLife USA