The Election of 1860 Was Not Accepted

The third Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton featured a statement by Mr. Trump he might not accept the results of the election. This has happened before. Shortly before Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated President in March  1861 the states who did not agree with his policy on slavery voted to leave. Fort Sumter was … More The Election of 1860 Was Not Accepted

No Clear Majority

Consider this possibility: We wake up November 9th, 2016 and there is no clear majority of electoral votes between Clinton and Trump. The spoiler, late to the game Libertarian Gary Johnson has taken 5% of the vote, 27 electors. Clinton has 256, Trump 255. But 270 is needed to win. What then?  This election is … More No Clear Majority

Magna Carta

800 years ago this month King John was cornered by his barons in a field at Runnymede and made to place his seal on this document, the Great Charter, that limited his power. It was likely the first of its kind. He and the other chief executives have been fighting the issue ever since. Ab initio this … More Magna Carta