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2016 presidential election

Does the Latino Vote Matter in the US?

January 9, 2017 // El Universal - Venezuela - Spanish

In my Dec. 12 article, I addressed some of the reasons why despite winning more than 2.7 million popular votes, Hillary Clinton lost the presidency of the United States by 74 electoral votes. As you may recall, it is the sum of the electoral votes assigned to each state and not the popular vote that determines the [Read more]

Why the Electors Picked Trump

December 28, 2016 // RIA Novosti - Russia - Russian

On Dec. 19, Middle America confirmed the victory it won on Nov. 8 over those who supported Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's policies. The overwhelming majority of the country's electoral votes went to Donald Trump. Now there is no doubt that he will become the 45th U.S. president. The American media, which [Read more]

Will the Electoral College Take Away Trump’s Victory?

December 19, 2016 // Corriere del Ticino - Switzerland - Italian

This Monday in the United States should be a peaceful day of democracy. The Electoral College will meet in the capital of each state to elect the president by duplicating the popular vote. It is usually a formality but this time there’s a risk of it not being so. One of the best American commentators, Paul Craig [Read more]

Threats to Democracy

December 10, 2016 // - Brazil - Portuguese

Democracy is at risk precisely because, for diverse reasons, many voters today don’t feel they are effective participants in the political process.
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