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March 02, 2016 9:24 PM

Rubio and Cruz are the real monsters: Liberals should be rooting for Trump — and he’ll be easier to beat come November

Trump is despicable — but him winning the GOP nomination would be far better than either Rubio or Cruz

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March 02, 2016 9:21 PM

I was wrong: President Trump would be way scarier than President Cruz

A few months back, pondering the ghastly parlor game of choosing between President Donald Trump and President Ted Cruz, I opted — reluctantly, disbelievingly — for Trump, as the lesser of two dangers.

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March 02, 2016 9:18 PM

How Republicans Won and Then Lost the Muslim Vote

Long before Donald Trump proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States, the GOP believed that Muslims were a natural constituency.

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March 02, 2016 9:15 PM

CAIR Super Tuesday Poll Shows Muslim Voters Support Hillary Clinton, Concerned About Islamophobia

Survey shows that more older Muslim voters back Clinton, while younger Muslims support Bernie Sanders.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a six-state "Super Tuesday" poll of almost 2000 Muslim voters indicating that almost half of those voters (46 percent) support Hillary Clinton, followed by Bernie Sanders at 25 percent and 11 percent support for Donald Trump.

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February 13, 2016 11:09 AM

What are Swing states and why they matter

The presidential election results are determined by the Electoral College. The constitution allows each state to decide how its Electoral College votes will be distributed. All states, except Maine and Nebraska, use a winner-take-all approach. That means, if a Candidate wins California, he will have all 55 of California's Electoral College Votes. When candidates begin looking at how many voters in each state support them or oppose them, they can safely assume that certain states are going to vote for them. Swing states are the states in the middle, where neither Republicans nor Democrats have a clear majority. Those state's votes matter the most to presidential candidates because winning the voters in the swing states could secure them them a victory.

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