Tag: Presidential election

  • How Trump could win the GOP nomination–again

    By Steven Hill, DemocracySOS, March 23, 2023

    Like in 2016, the pathway to the nomination is clear due to the “winner take all” rules in most GOP states; RCV would ensure a true majority of GOP primary voters prevail

    Donald Trump seems to be showing up more and more in the headlines these days.…

  • How to avoid another 2020 election meltdown

    By Steven Hill, Salon, Nov. 27, 2020

    The U.S.’s embarrassing problems with something as basic as voter registration should serve as a wake-up call

    Throughout the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the ghosts of 2000, hanging chads and Bush v. Gore were rapping loudly at the door. 

    For many members of the American public, voting has become a confusing ritual, even if one does not take the latest twist into account — a president who refused to accept that he lost the election.…

  • Can Facebook be Used to Steal an Election?

    By Steven Hill, Counterpunch, October 30, 2020

    What a year. The US has faced three unprecedented crises – the COVID pandemic, nationwide racial unrest, and now a bitterly contested presidential election. And there in the middle of all three is the Dark Trinity: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

    With nearly 3 billion users, Facebook is by far the largest publisher in the world of news and information.…

  • Now how do we reform the U.S. Supreme Court?

    By Steven Hill, Salon, October 27, 2020

    Other countries show many ways in which a nation can de-politicize nominations to its highest court

    The battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett has put a key issue of U.S. politics with renewed vigor onto the national agenda: How to achieve a degree of bipartisan balance, as other countries such as Germany manage to do it?…

  • The Red Mirage

    By Steven Hill, The Globalist, October 13, 2020

    What happens if Trump declares victory on election night, and tries to dispute any “late” uncounted ballots — both in the courts and in the free-for-all of public opinion?

    So imagine this Nightmare Scenario: With so many more Biden supporters voting by mail in a close election, it is likely President Trump will be ahead on election night, based on partial returns in a number of battleground states (a scenario that has been called “a red mirage”).…

  • How to Avoid Banana Republic Elections

    By Steven Hill, Common Dreams, October 4, 2020

    However this election turns out, a bipartisan effort should be mounted to make voting more efficient and secure.

    Is the US about to hold another banana republic election? The ghosts of 2000, hanging chads and Bush v. Gore are rapping loudly at the door.…

  • Kamala Harris’s Uber Test

    by Steven Hill, American Prospect, August 19, 2020

    The vice-presidential nominee did little as a state and local prosecutor as Uber and Lyft rose to prominence. Now California wants to force drivers to be treated as employees, and Harris appears to be on board—for now.

    Family gatherings at Kamala Harris’s house are about to get a lot more interesting.…