​​In Proportion as the structure of government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion be enlightened.

- George Washington

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

- Thomas Jefferson

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David Bleidistel, Editor

2016 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY SEASON
DELEGATE LEADER BOARD

Last Updated: 4/12/2016

  DEMOCRATS
(2382 DELEGATES NEEDED TO CLINCH NOMINATION)






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“SUPER-DELEGATE” NUMBERS, THE REMAINING
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY SCHEDULE, AND
OTHER INFORMATION
  
  REPUBLICANS
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CANDIDATE

Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders
TOTAL DELEGATES

2151

1338
CANDIDATE

Donald Trump

Ted Cruz

John Kasich

Marco Rubio

Ben Carson
TOTAL DELEGATES

954

562

153

171

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BLOGS

ARTICLES

DAVE'S 2016 PREDICTIONS

Read Dave's well reasoned, exhaustively researched, and, of course, absolutely undoubtedly correct state-by-state predictions for this year's presidential elections:

DAVE'S BLOG

AFTER NEW YORK

Well, New York has voted, and as expected, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective primaries.  So what is the state of the race?


GOOD CONCEPT vs. POOR IMPLEMENTATION:
WHY "VOTER ID" IS PROBLEMATIC


At first glance it seems quite reasonable to ask a potential voter to prove that they are actually the person whose name is on the voter rolls, and thereby prevent "voter fraud". The problem isn't the concept; it's the way that concept is being implemented.

KEVIN'S CORNER


NIKKI THE REPUBLICAN WEIGHS IN
THE TRUTH ABOUT THOSE NASTY INTERNET RUMORS

During the 2008 Presidential campaign (and continuing to this day), rampant internet rumors claimed Barack Obama was everything from a Muslim sleeper agent to the Anti-Christ. A thorough de-bunking (and the actual Truth) can be found here...
MIKE'S PERSPECTIVE

CONSTITUTIONAL QUANDARIES AND CONUNDRUMS

Want a good challenge? Put your Constitutional IQ to the test! Here is a series of confounding questions about what is and is not allowed under the Constitution of the United States. The intricate Constitutional issues surrounding some of these crazy scenarios will surprise you!

FEATURES

KNOW YOUR CONSTITUTION?

THE TOP TEN LIST

CIVICS PRIMER

You can't stand up in defense of the Constitution if you don't know what's in it!  You can read it here.

Just For Fun:  See if you would pass the civics part of the  "Naturalization Test" given to those who apply for United States Citizenship:
Take a  practice test  from USCIS.
Here is a series of "Top Ten Lists" on various Washington issues.  The latest:  The Senate Seats Most Likely to Switch Parties in 2016.
For those of you who didn't pay attention in your high school civics class, you can catch up with the rest of us here...