2016 US Presidential election

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Who would you vote for?

  1. I would vote for HILLARY CLINTON (Democrats)

    80.4%
  2. I would vote for DONALD TRUMP (Republicans)

    5.4%
  3. I would vote for JILL STEIN (Greens)

    8.9%
  4. I would vote for GARY JOHNSON (Libertarian)

    3.6%
  5. .

    8.9%
  6. I think HILLARY CLINTON will win

    60.7%
  7. I think DONALD TRUMP will win

    19.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    That gave me quite the lump in my throat :shy:
     
  2. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    [​IMG]

    YOU CAN'T TRUST THE THE POLES!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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  4. Penelope

    Penelope SMIRKING LESBIAN MOON

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    You see reports of racist and sexist attacks in the wake of a racist and sexist president being elected and your first thought is that most of them are hoaxes?
     
  5. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    That's why I as ASKING! (or sort of) I dunno, I havent' been thinking clearly lately PENNY :( My sister lives in the US nowadays, she has children, she's afraid of going out :grr::(

    whenver I see these things being shared I can't help but thinking they MIGHT BE.
     
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  6. big ron

    big ron Nude inspector

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    The first bunch are all from verified accounts, so likely not hoaxes.

    Also, Americans are shit houses.
     
  7. big ron

    big ron Nude inspector

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    I couldn't even get to the end of that list. Why can't people just not be dicks?
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Get Well Soon

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    The one with the woman who had her scarf torn in Walmart and told to go hang herself with it broke my heart.
     
  9. Jætike

    Jætike Gay horses eat hay

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    Neo-fascism is frightening
     
  10. J-Snow

    J-Snow I'm ms. EXTRA, EXTRA.

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    [video=youtube;lSVLpzGseXw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSVLpzGseXw[/video]
     
  11. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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  12. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    I will never watch that video.
     
  13. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I'm seriously considering not watching any news for the next four years. Reading it is bad enough, but I really cannot bear watching him.
     
  14. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    The electoral college meets today and we have some faithless electors - YAY.

    After 45 states, the current total is:

    Trump 256
    Clinton 135
    Colin Powell 3
    Faith Spotted Eagle 1

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. David 5000

    David 5000 I'll dance alone

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    What's the point of Democrats being faithless?
     
  16. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    It can't change the result and highlights the flaws in the system I guess.
     
  17. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    There were two more faithless electors in Texas.

    Final result (barring any shenanigans in Hawaii):

    304 TRUMP
    228 CLINTON
    3 COLIN POWELL
    1 JOHN KASICH
    1 RON PAUL
    1 FAITH SPOTTED EAGLE
     
  18. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Bring on the impeachment then.
     
  19. Penelope

    Penelope SMIRKING LESBIAN MOON

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    That would need 18 Republican senators to have the backbone to get rid of Trump. John McCain endorsed Trump after he'd said he wasn't a war hero at a time when everyone thought he was going to *lose*.

    He could be rounding up people into work camps and you'd still have Republican senators blabbing on about the popular will and how Hillary is worse. I'd give it decent odds that the only thing that would get him impeached by the Republican party would be an attempt to raise taxes.
     
  20. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I have to admit, I have no idea how impeachment works. Who decided about Clinton's impeachment? The senate?
     
  21. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    The House decides to pursue impeachment and requires a majority vote.

    There is then a trial in the Senate previews over by the Chief Justice. Two thirds majority needed for conviction.
     
  22. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I see. Just reading about the numbers around Clinton's impeachment.
     
  23. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    There were shenanigans - a final vote for Sanders. Here are the final tallies:

    President:

    TRUMP 304 (winner)
    Hillary Clinton 227
    Colin Powell 3
    John Kasich 1
    Ron Paul 1
    Bernie Sanders 1
    Faith Spotted Eagle 1

    Vice President:

    Mike PENCE 305 (winner)
    Tim Kaine 227
    Elizabeth Warren 2
    Maria Cantwell 1
    Susan Collins 1
    Carly Fiorina 1
    Winona LaDuke 1
     
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  24. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    If someone was to accidentally assassinate Trump and Pence before inauguration what would happen then? President Ryan?
     
  25. Penelope

    Penelope SMIRKING LESBIAN MOON

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    Yes.
     
  26. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    If they manage to take out Ryan and Orrin Hatch, as well, would we get President John Kerry?
     
  27. Marilyn

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    How many people would we have to shoot to get to Hillary?
     
  28. Penelope

    Penelope SMIRKING LESBIAN MOON

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    I'm not sure what the convention is if the line of succession pre-inauguration gets taken out, but I think Congress gets the ultimate right of interpretation, so unlikely.

    She's not in the line of succession.
     
  29. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    If we want Hillary as President, the best way would probably to get President Kerry to appoint her as his Vice-President and then resign. I anticipate there would be a certain amount of whining from Republicans if we were to try this.
     
  30. Dark Carnival

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    THAT BITCH LUCILLE LIKING THIS POST :D
     
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    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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  32. Soldi

    Soldi I DON’T NEED A HERO

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    I mean if we need to decide who wins between Jark and Pen
     
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  33. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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  34. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    now now, dear pen was hardly the only one who read the cards wrong that night.
     
  35. Soldi

    Soldi I DON’T NEED A HERO

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    Yeah @Dark Carnival better not be making any PROJECTIONS :tongueout:
     
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  36. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    Correct for MANY REASONS
     
  37. Alex

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    He already said he wasn’t having a wank
     

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