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But the electoral system is only partly democratic, because of so-called "functional" constituencies. Otherwise, it could impede and even undermine social development. However, Hong Kong's pan-democracy camp has different views on democracy. Conversely, Beijing's intervention could harden pro-localization elements and spark a new confrontation, with renewed, and perhaps more serious, violence a very real prospect for the territory.
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    Q: How many electoral votes does it take to win the presidency? And because Kansas votes Republican, all six electors from Kansas will vote for Donald Trump and Mike Spence. The Founding Fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the president by a vote in Congress and election of the president by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
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    Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at fund manager AMP Capital, said the most positive outcome for USA equities would be a Clinton win with a split Congress. In early results, Trump the Republican and Clinton the Democrat scored in their expected strongholds. The House of Representatives remained under Republican control.
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    Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, a leader of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP's campaign arm. The outcomes in both chambers will help determine how hard it will be for either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump to get things done as president.
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    Sandra Jansen, a Calgary member of the legislature, says she was harassed at a party policy convention in Red Deer on the weekend and has been attacked on social media. "When we get to that point, we are in a unsafe situation". In addition to these intimidation tactics, I watched long time, hard working members of our PC youth pushed aside from executive positions so one candidate could garner a few extra delegates.
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    Hart's Location, New Hampshire touts its position as "The Smallest Town in New Hampshire and the First in the Nation to Vote" on its website. Make sure to stay update with KWWL throughout the day for the latest political coverage. With growing media attention over the practice, residents voted to stop the practice in 1964, however it was reinstated in 1996. The small collection of voters from the set known of these three towns, Dixville Notch , have correctly picked the eventual victor in ...
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    Ultimately, the Electoral College has the final say in who wins the election. The world's most powerful nation, the United States of America, is all set to elect a new President. When American voters vote for their Presidential candidate, they are technically voting for their state's elector. It is possible for a candidate to win the electoral vote, and lose the (nationwide) popular vote (receive fewer votes nationwide than the second ranked candidate).
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    That's because the electoral college is a process, not a place. Their votes were invalidated because Greeley, being dead, was not eligible to become president. There's even an insulting name for an elector who does so: a " faithless elector ". A total of 270 electoral votes are needed to win. This unlikely situation occurred in 1800 when a tie-breaking vote by the House chose Thomas Jefferson as president over Aaron Burr, who became his vice president.
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    Without pressure from the United States, it's unlikely Israel would be willing to enter any negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. "Today is a good day", Netanyahu said , speaking from the town of Afula in northern Israel. Tensions in the region have been high recently as Israel continues to build Jewish settlements in the West Bank. However, when asked to produce evidence of such interference, Herzog's office could only show an op-ed article arguing that Netanyahu's meetings with ...
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    Ora si sta procedendo all'identificazione delle vittime. "Temiamo che questi non saranno gli unici casi di barbarie che scopriremo dopo la liberazione di Mosul " ha detto il portavoce delle Nazioni Unite , Rupert Colville, che ha aggiunto che molto spesso le fonti che denunciano queste atrocità sono cittadini del Nord-Iraq, i cui nomi non vengono divulgati per tutelare la loro sicurezza.