Tag: Elections
Is It Time for Republicans to Move Past Trump?

People have different ideas about the appropriate role for government. Democratic political institutions allow citizens to express those ideas, albeit imperfectly, by campaigning, contributing monetarily, and voting for candidates and parties whose ideas correspond closely with their own. The troubling thing about many Trump supporters is that they appear to be supporting the man...
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Democratic Institutions and the Transition of Presidential Power

Donald Trump’s power as president of the United States comes from the fact that he was elected president, not because he is Donald Trump. President Trump’s presidential power will be transferred to Joe Biden on January 20 when Biden is inaugurated as the next president. Democratic government is governed by democratic institutions and people...
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The Presidential Election: Biden Didn’t Win; Trump Lost

In national elections, the U.S. president’s party normally picks up seats in the House of Representatives as they ride the president’s coattails to victory, and the president’s party typically loses House seats in mid-term elections, when the president is not on the ballot. Election results in the House can be seen as an indicator...
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Aiders and Abettors in Election Fraud?

Appalachian Trail hikers often call Pennsylvania “Rocksylvania” because of the rocky terrain along the trail. With all the shenanigans related to the 2020 election, “Fraudsylvania” is perhaps the most appropriate moniker. Things are a mess. According to this article from The Epoch Times: More than 20,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have impossible return dates...
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Democracy: Ideology and Reality

A romantic view of democracy is that it gives citizens control over their governments. Citizens decide who holds power, and if those who are elected do not carry out the will of the voters, democratic elections provide the mechanism to replace them. Elections provide the discipline that pushes elected representatives to represent the interests...
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President Trump Will Be Reelected in November

President Trump faces many challenges, including civil unrest, massive unemployment, and questions about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do Incumbent Presidents Always Win?

In a recent post on The Beacon, I predicted that President Trump would be reelected in November, because he is the incumbent, and incumbents almost always win. Here are incumbent reelection rates for the Senate and House of Representatives, but how about the presidency? Let’s consider presidential reelection rates back to the beginning of...
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Impeachment and Presidential Power

It is easy to conclude that the impeachment proceedings against President Trump are politically motivated. Both the House and Senate appear split on the issue along party lines, so the outcome that the president is impeached by the House but not convicted by the Senate seems a forgone conclusion. The Constitution is vague enough...
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Would Rand Paul Be a Viable Third-Party Candidate for President?

While this whole scenario is a long shot, one person who might be able to gain enough support is Rand Paul.

Incumbent Advantage

The notion that somehow voters have the ability to replace elected officials by voting them out of office is a sham when incumbents win almost all the time.

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