August 17, 2016


Clinton could win by a 'landslide' in Virginia and Colorado, poll finds (The Week, 8/16/16)

Hillary Clinton's winning streak in battleground state polls continued this week. The latest Quinnipiac University polls out Wednesday showed Clinton with double-digit leads over Donald Trump in Colorado and Virginia and a slim margin over Trump in Iowa.

Poll: Trump leads Clinton by 3 points in Missouri (Rebecca Savransky, 8/16/16, The Hill)

Trump is favored by 45 percent of likely Missouri voters and Clinton is backed by 42 percent, according to the poll. Another 13 percent of respondents said they are undecided.

Clinton has decreased the gap between her and her opponent since the last statewide poll was conducted; the July 11-12 survey showed the Democratic nominee trailing Trump by 10 points, 46 percent to 36 percent.

Voting for Trump through gritted teeth (KYLE CHENEY 08/16/16, Politico)

Interviews with Republican members of the Electoral College - all from the red states Trump has his best chance of winning - reveal that the divisions that have wracked the GOP for months have also reached this oft-overlooked body with the ultimate authority to decide the election.

All of the members contacted by POLITICO - including Greathouse, Lynch and Byers - insisted they would cast their electoral vote for Trump if he prevailed in their state. (They'd disenfranchise millions of voters and risk a Constitutional crisis if they didn't.) But most indicated they would do so through gritted teeth - if only to reject Hillary Clinton or to uphold oaths they took to their party.

"You hold your nose and do some things," said Jim Skaggs, a Kentucky GOP elector, who said he would cast his electoral vote for Trump but may stay home on Election Day. "Neither one of them give a damn about the voters of Kentucky. They're here to get elected."

Several GOP electors refused to say who they'd cast their personal ballot for on Election Day. Others committed to voting for a third party or write-in candidate - if they vote at all - even though they committed to support Trump with their electoral votes.

Trump is single-handedly wiping out the Red/Blue divide.

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