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Not only is it legal, it happens. Currently, there are two non-party Senators (one socialist, one centrist). Go back to 2002, and you'll find one Independence Party of Minnesota senator and one soci …
answered May 4 '17 by Mark
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Two out of the three sections of H.R. 6784 (the "Manage our Wolves Act") have clauses stating that they aren't subject to judicial review (I suppose Congress is fine with having the judiciary muck abo …
asked Nov 16 '18 by Mark
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December 19, 2016. The President of the United States is elected indirectly: voters in each state chose electors, who in turn cast the actual votes for President and Vice-President. Normally, the vo …
answered Aug 11 '16 by Mark
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Article V of the United States Constitution: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the …
answered Feb 6 '17 by Mark
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The largest factor in support for Donald Trump's proposed border wall is political affiliation: support is much higher among Republicans than among Democrats. But is there a geographic component to t …
asked Jan 16 '19 by Mark
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The Constitution provides no mechanism for a re-vote of the Presidential election. However, it does provide three mechanisms by which a rigged popular vote can be over-ridden. The Electoral College …
answered Dec 13 '16 by Mark
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During the Trump presidency, it's due to how the Constitution has divided power between Congress and the President. Congress has very limited powers in international affairs: To regulate Commerce …
answered Mar 29 '19 by Mark
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Almost all states follow a "winner-takes-all" policy: if a candidate gets a plurality of the vote in that state, then the group of electors chosen by that candidate's party are the ones who vote. The …
answered Nov 9 '16 by Mark
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This is a matter of economics, not politics: nobody else makes large passenger jets. Antonov's largest seats 99 passengers, Embraer's seats 132, and UAC's seats 145. That's the same size as a small …
answered Mar 14 '17 by Mark
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If you look at the Trump's popularity graph on 538 in comparison to prior presidents' graphs, you'll notice something unusual: the graph is essentially flat, where the other graphs fluctuate significa …
answered Sep 28 '19 by Mark
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The biggest impediment is the 48+ Democrat-aligned members of the Senate. Any replacement for Obamacare will need to be passed by Congress, and there are two ways that this could be prevented: The …
answered Nov 11 '16 by Mark
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Look at the delegate math: prior to Indiana, Trump needed 248 delegates to ensure victory. If he sweeps Indiana (57 delegates) and California (172 delegates), he's virtually assured of winning the no …
answered May 7 '16 by Mark