Michigan Electoral College Weather Report History
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Blue Collar Michigan Swing State Manufacturing Belt (not Rust Belt) Purple State Rap:
Register to Vote
July 5, 2016
Don't Forget to
August 2, 2016
(and November 8 2016 General Election)
July 5, 2016
Register to Vote
August 2, 2016
Did you know
Michigan Primary Election
August 2, 2016?
Write it Down on your
Post It Note
Program a Reminder
If you're All Ready Registered to Vote in your Voting Precinct,
that's cool man
What are you waiting for?
Let's Have The Largest Primary Voter Turnout in Michigan History.
Spread the Word.
Tell and Remind 5 or More people.
Tell them to do the same.
Rinse and Repeat.
It's in your hands.
Register to Vote.
Time's runnin' out.
It's June 21, 2016 when this was written.
Coupla' weeks Left to Register to Vote if You're not Registered.
Let's set a Michigan Primary record.
We Can Do It!
You Can Do It!
Blue Collar Michigan Scholar Electoral College History Lesson Weather Report rap:
How many Electoral College votes does the state of Michigan currently have for the 2016 Presidential Election.
Hint. The number is in the question somewhere.
Multiple choice (always liked multiple choice questions. You, too?)
g. I don't know and I want to watch the game.
h. Tired of politics. That's all they talk about on Tv and the radio and all those political advertisements will be the nonstop on the tv all the time soon. Don't remind me.
i. Politics is cool. Democracy in action.
j. Just tell me the answer!
Did you know that all the numerical answers were correct at different points of history in Michigan's Electoral College past?
The higher the Electoral College number means something big league.
It means Michigan citizens have more representation in Washington.
More Michigan elected US House of Representatives members.
More voices and representation.
It don't get no better than that!
More electoral votes picking the President.
2 US Senators is always constant.
What does the number 16 represent for Michigan's citizens currently?
2 Michigan elected United States Senators plus 14 Michigan elected members of U.S. House of Representatives equals 16 and is our voice and representatation in Washington, D.C.
Also, 16 Michigan Electors are committed to vote for Michigan citizens highest popular vote choice for President 2016, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or whomever gets the most votes cast for them.
Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton, if they win Michigan's popular vote in November 2016 Presidential election, will receive Michigan's 16 electoral votes for President of The United States.
Manufacturing Belt (not Rust Belt)
16 electoral votes
President of the United States.
Count on it.
How Michigan votes will decide the next President of the US '16.
Michigan Picks and Decides
Michigan is one of the important Election 2016
Manufacturing Belt states (the term rust belt is constantly used, prefer Manufacturing Belt. We manufacture great quality products in Michigan)...along with Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states.
Gop convention will be in Cleveland, Ohio this year and Democrat convention will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Be sure to watch.
C-Span has 24 hour gavel-to-gavel coverage.
Will be broadcast on television station networks, also.
Both party's political conventions will be awesome.
This is an historical Presidential election campaign for both party's. They're gonna be talkin' about this 2016 election in college political science classes.
Bet many books will be written. Hope Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton write their own book about being on the campaign trail. Good luck to all the candidates.
Youse gotta vote, man.
Democrat - Republican Official President '16 websites are the key.
Read their policy papers on all subjects.
Watch the videos.
Check out their individual official
and their other various
social media accounts.
There is time to make an informed decision on whom to support.
Blue Collar Michigan Scholar's Great Time to Be Alive Votin' and Ownin' a Smartphone Horse's Mouth Rap, Smartphone written, while listening to The Beatles Live at the BBC and Who's Next by The Who at too loud volumes:
Everyone has an opinion on
Blue Collar Michigan Scholar's 24 Credit Hours of CMU Journalism, Opinion Editorial, "If I'd Known Then, What I Know Now" Rap:
If You're a student of Journalism..
What happened to...
Let The Reader Decide?
Let The Viewer Decide?
My experience in the Old Day's of TV and Newspaper journalism, taught in CMU Journalism School, was a reporter or newscaster never put their opinions in the piece.
That was left for the Editorial area.
That's where one went for opinions.
A newspaper headline was supposed to be written
The article below the headline was supposed to present
The Reader Decided.
Hat's off to the newspaper's that continue this path of neutrality.
Let's talk TV...
The Boob Tube...
As they used to say in...
The Old Days.
On the cable views/news programs, one might agree with the news anchor or panel with their opinions.
are the opposing views presented factually and honestly?
Think about it.
You might agree with the talkers opinion...
Why is the other side of the argument or issue
Why are they overtly and overly negative on one candidate
"If I had known then, what I know now" comes into play here.
Before we make a major purchase we...
do our research.
A deep dive into the facts.
But the probabilities
in our favor
that we will make
All of us have a "gut feeling" about things.
Always look for a "both sides presented" honestly and factually, presentation.
If it is too one-sided negatively or positively concerning an issue or candidate...
Your Antenna should be up...
Look for the opposing view.
It means you are confident and secure in yourself.
It means you are an American!
You're doing your job!
Take the time to...
You're older now.
It's about our Country.
Security for the USA.
Taking Care of our Veterans
who gave all for our
Jobs Jobs Jobs
for our Kids and Grandkids.
And their Kids.
Bringing jobs jobs and more jobs back home to the United States for them.
gives them Security
is Enriched and Secure.
Form your own opinion.
From all sources.
Not just one or two.
Does the Cable Tv views/news program or news article have representatives from all sides of the issue or argument?
Based on facts honestly presented...
Watch and listen for
Got just two words for biased reporting...
Why depend on a Tv media pundit to parse what the candidate actually said,
We have our Smartphones in 2016.
They don't call them smart for nothing.
We can watch the actual speech Hillary, Donald or Bernie gave.
In its entirety.
We decide with information straight from...
The horse's mouth.
As that old time saying goes..Always go to the actual "horse's mouth".
What did they really say?
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have written books.
Go to the Library. Check them out.
Read their Complete articles in print media and view their full campaign videos.
C-Span is a great resource for politics and other cool things.
No commercials, too
Watch C-Span on your Tv or livestream on computer or phone. Or listen On a radio app.
They are on Sirius Radio, too.
They have live televised broadcasts of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's presidential election campaign rallys.
has alot of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump archived presidential election campaign rally videos. Make some popcorn, order a pizza, whatever...and watch on your laptop or smartphone. Take mental notes. Parse all the candidates. Take the time to think about it.
What are the most important priorities for our great country?
Security For the United States
Global Trade - Trade Deals are one major issue talked about by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders.
Trading Economics China Balance Of Trade
Trading Economics Mexico Balance Of Trade
Trading Economics Japan Balance Of Trade
Trading Economics Home
Great Resource. Every global countries statistics listed.
Awesome website. Sites probably taylored for policy wonks. But, it is great information for everyone to know if a conversation comes up about trade issues and policy.
I know...basketball, football, baseball, hockey, horse race stats are more fun.
(Congratulations to Ohio's Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Team winning the NBA Championship. Golden State Warriors were awesome, also).
Heck, we just went back to school blue collar style. Gotta do research. Decide who to vote for.
We need better trade deals for Michigan and the rest of the U.S. We need more J-O-B-S. Good payin' ones. Know what I'm talkin' about? Thank you.
Supreme Courts important, too...
One of the 3 branches of Gov't our Great Founders created.
Who will the Presidential Candidates put on the Supreme Court?
With 3 to 5 positions possibly open in the next 4 to 8 years.
This is important.
Horse's mouth, man.
Visit Donalds, Bernie's and Hillary's official '16 presidential campaign website for the details.
Who can deliver solutions to these priorities?
Who is believable?
Where is the polling on believability and deliverability?
Go for it pollsters.
Who cares about favorability polls?
Just get the job done for our country...and Michigan.
Yours and Mine is just as important and is importanter (probably not a word, but it is my blog. Apologies to Daniel Webster)
Not the Tv.
Context is everything.
Our great teachers, profs, and families taught us this.
Isn't that wonderful?
Go to the candidates official site and see what they officially said.
Official Donald J. Trump For President 2016 Election Campaign Website
Official Hillary Clinton For President 2016 Election Campaign Website
Official Bernie Sanders For President 2016 Election Campaign Website
Why weather report in title?
The weather changes.
Which is cool, because there's various recreative activities that can be enjoyed in Michigan, the Water Winter Wonderland Wolverine State.
When your state is pleasantly surrounded by water, great fishing, hunting, recreation...etc.
Did you know the weather forecast can affect voter turnout? Who knows.
Weather forecast don't mean a thing if you use absentee ballot.
if you are 60 or more years of age
you can sign up for automatic absentee ballot voting.
Also, there are other ways a Michigan voter can qualifiy for an absentee ballot.
Click Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's Website link at bottom of this blog post for further info on absentee voting and other election info. Or visit your local clerks office for info.
But, back to politics...
Did you know,
like the weather
the Electoral College number sometimes changes per the U.S. Census report every ten years?
It can go up or down.
We had 21 Electoral Votes in the 1970's.
The last census in Michigan was 2010.
We lost 1 More Electoral Vote.
In total, we have lost 5 Electoral Votes since the 1970's.
Michigan now has 16 Electoral Votes.
Those 16 Electoral Votes are going to decide the next President of the United States.
Our votes in Michigan.
The next Michigan census will be in 2020.
Census happens every decade.
Every 10 years.
A population count in the state of Michigan.
Surfing the web, found some most excellent electoral college history web links:
Historical Election Results and Electoral College Votes By State 1789 thru 2008. National Archives and Records Administration.
Check out Michigan and the other states in our Union. Interesting to see what states went up or down in Electoral votes over the years.
Why they lost or gained Electoral College votes would be an interesting book to read.
Summary of Key Dates Presidential Election 2016 June through October 2016.
Also, has information concerning important dates from November 8, 2016 to January 20, 2017.
U.S.Voting and Election Resources
Voting, The Election Process, Campaign Finance, State Sites, Electoral College Teaching Resources.
Ruth Johnson, Michigan Secretary of State Elections in Michigan Information for Voters - What Is The Electoral College?
Michigan Secretary of State - Elections in Michigan Michigan Election 2016 info and more.
Ben's Guide Election of the President and Vice-President - Electoral College Federal
Government Printing Office - G.P.O
Library of Congress Teachers Classroom Material Presentations - Elections Great Resource Page
Teaching With Documents - Library of Congress Tally of The 1824 Electoral
Vote. Great history about Electoral College.
Our Documents 100 Milestone Documents of American History. National History Day, National Archives and Records Administration and USA Freedom Corps cooperative effort.