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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. LA Elections Were Beyond Stupid

 

When you hear the phrase “Los Angeles County Election Official,” the first word that comes to mind probably isn’t “genius.” The election officials are responsible for elections in a county so big that it has over 4,500 voting locations. They decided to reduce that number to 978.

The same officials were surprised when the 978 polling locations were crowded on Super Tuesday.

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Welcome to the debut episode of Mag Men, the Washington Examiner Magazine Editors podcast. The show features Executive Editor, Seth Mandel, Managing Editor Jay Caruso, Deputy Editor J. Grant Addison and Life & Arts Editor Park MacDougald.

  • Please forgive us for some of the sound issues. We’re in the process of making it sound a whole lot better.

On today’s episode, the group discusses the Super Tuesday results and what it means for both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. They also take a look at what could happen in the future and possible VP choices. They also talk about some conservatives’ affinity for Sanders and whether that’s just part of a plan to prop him up or genuine regard for his candidacy.

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It’s a wild Wednesday Three Martini Lunch as we recap the events of Super Tuesday. Join Jim and Greg as they relish the very expensive implosion of Michael Bloomberg, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars for one win in American Samoa while getting creamed in all 14 states before dropping out of the race on Wednesday. While they have plenty of concerns about Joe Biden, they are glad to see socialism take one on the chin Tuesday, as Bernie Sanders fell far below expectations and won just four states. They also detail how the past week and a half proves Sanders is actually a really bad politician. And they cringe as President Trump trolls former Attorney General Jeff Sessions upon the news Sessions is headed to a runoff for the nomination.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Super Tuesday Updates

 

The first few states were called, but it’s time for a complete Super Tuesday list.

State/Territory Delegates at Stake Projected Winner
Alabama 52 Biden
American Samoa 6 Bloomberg
Arkansas 31 Biden
California 415 Sanders
Colorado 67 Sanders
Maine 24 Biden
Massachusetts 91 Biden
Minnesota 75 Biden
North Carolina 110 Biden
Oklahoma 37 Biden
Tennessee 64 Biden
Texas 228 Biden
Utah 29 Sanders
Vermont 16 Sanders
Virginia 99 Biden

Results updated Wednesday, Noon ET.

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It’s a day of fast-moving headlines! Amy Klobuchar dropped out after we recorded but it’s just the latest move to rally the non-Bernie Dems around Joe Biden. And we talk about that a lot! Join Jim and Greg as they chronicle the curiously hasty exit of Pete Buttigieg from the Democratic race and they also have some choice thoughts as Tom Steyer hits the bricks too. Then, they marvel at how the Democratic establishment, the media (but we repeat ourselves), and Never Trumpers sound the clarion call to support Joe Biden because he won one state. And they step away from politics to discuss the resumption of violence in Afghanistan just days after the U.S. signed a deal with the Taliban, reminding us that region may never be stable. But will it pose another major national security threat to the U.S. sometime soon?

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It’s an all-crazy Thursday on the Three Martini Lunch! Join Jim and Greg as they get a kick out of Democratic presidential hopefuls already explaining why they’re going to keep running regardless of how badly they do in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday. They also shake their heads as the mainstream media all suddenly make the coronavirus a political issue to hammer the Trump administration. And they wince as the Trump campaign urges South Carolina Republicans to cross over and support Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s Democratic primary.

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Here’s what’s come of the libertarian brand. The brothers Charles & David Koch are done with politics. They’ve never been much good at it; & they’ve thrown money at it like you wouldn’t believe; & if you listen to Mr. Robinson’s interview, you’ll see one of them in his full, American, honest ignorance of democratic politics. […]

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After Super Tuesday, it’s clear the GOP and the conservative movement are faced with few options: an American Revolution option, a Goldwater option, a French Revolution option, a bar fight, and a miracle. All of them leave the GOP possibly staring into the wilderness after eight years removed from the White House. The first option is […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Trump Prisoner’s Dilemma

 

Alexandra Petri at the Washington Post sums it up. “If Candidate A and Candidate B are really in it to win it,” she writes, “Congratulations, Nominee Donald!”

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If your candidate won tonight, congratulations. 34 states have yet to vote but math is math… It doesn’t lie. We have our presumed nominee. A relatively small group of folks in three handfuls of states have determined what’s best for the entire country. I respect, while disagreeing with their choice. Without a voice I can […]

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Today, voters in… what is it, 11 states? something like that? Mostly southern states but also Massachusetts and Vermont for some reason … will go to the polls and vote. According to Very Nice People Who Support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, all subsequent primaries will be irrelevant. (Or in Hillary’s case, all primaries period.) […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. 538’s Super Guide to Super Tuesday

 

The editors remember that we promised Ricochet member Ryan M. a simple guide to the mechanics of our primary voting process, just as soon as we figure it out ourselves. Sadly, here we are on Super Tuesday, and we still haven’t managed to produce a better guide than 538’s Super Guide to Super Tuesday. It’s an excellent, 10-minute read.

Puzzled by the GOP’s byzantine delegate allocation rules? Nate and his crew can help you out.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Hope for Anti-Trumpers?

 

For those who are worried that there is no hope of avoiding a Trump victory, I offer the following graph of opinion polls leading up to the South Carolina Republican primary. This is hardly ideal data, but it is the best we have, and it does seem to reflect what happened in the final vote.

Cropped Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 8.41.16 AM copyThe magenta line is Rubio; the dark blue line near the bottom is Kasich; the black line is Cruz; and, most importantly, the blue line at the top is Trump. I’ve put a vertical line on February 11, because it was clearly an inflection point with sudden shifts in many of the candidates’ slopes. And, beautifully, you can see that the Trump blue line near the top starts sloping down.

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Facts about the “Super Tuesday” blue states in the map below: 661 of the 1217 delegates needed for the Republican nomination are awarded this Tuesday, March 1st. Twenty four percent (24%) of the nation’s states go to the polls on Tuesday. These 12 states have 27% of the total delegates in the nation.   More

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