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12-19 9am Tommy, Electoral College and Donald Trump

Dec 19, 2016|

Tommy talks to Lara Brown, Professor in the Graduate School of Campaign Management at George Washington University, about the Electoral College.

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Now back to Tommy Tucker on WW LA anathema dot com I Chris ongoing job intrigue you worrying Natalie dress newsman would you prefer. I gauges all hypothetical by the way would you prefer I used to tie because you Wear ties Zore. Would you prefer that they get. Gift card yeah I like it. When you can give somebody complete experience. And that I don't know of gift cards or can use gift cards for tips or none. I don't think so. I mean usually wherever and about the restaurant gift card dollars and of going over anyway yeah. But I sabaya suffered you know clients and sulphide get like come commander's palace and that was like. I mean as he is a big deal anyway did but that was like a house account you can use the money for tips or whatever you want it. I just hate to send somebody to a restaurant for president than they got to go and of their pocket. Someone asked the audience but that 260187. You got beat with gift cards. And I haven't done any shopping and I 120 year old daughter I know when I was one of the thing that I would value most is cash. But yet I think we as parents again going to exactly what the study showed. We wanna do what. I guess because of veto leaves in the importers of valued treasury its standard setter when in fact. She'd probably rather just have the cash. So I think naked. Jurists. I don't give you some advice to 60187. Anyway are gonna look one more time at the Electoral College because as Christians so yet. The voting takes place today. But really it isn't over. Completely I don't think Lara brown joins is right now professor and graduate school of campaign management at George Washington University good morning madam. Every morning so they get together today and they vote correct. That's right billion each of the respective State Capitol. Those who have been chosen as electors will meet. Typically those means are open to the public coming they are kind of ticketed event that they are. Often held with in the state capital itself in the special ground and you can watch the electors. Basically. Cast their vote which. It is basically them just righty. That they signed document that there votes go to two. Their party's nominee. Isn't announced at that time doctor to whom before whom their voting. It is that mean added it's on essentially the electors and two different documents to Washington. One document. Is signed. By that governor as well as. Sort of it. Who exactly isn't qualified elector and then the second document. Has each to be electors names and see. Essentially. Find who they would. Prefer to be the president and vice president. And those ballots are essentially then sent to Washington. And they are counted in that joint session of congress. With the new congress but with the old vice president. Because he's still maintains his title as president of this that. That and basically what happens is congress convenes and the new congress is sworn in. Prior to the time that the president takes the oath of office which is on January 20 yes. So that he. All the presidential administration meaning that vice president Joseph Biden in his role as president of the planet. Will in fact open up the balance. And certify them before a joint session of congress. You know I'm always looking for the drama I'm always looking to the upset. So if I don't necessarily in terms of Hillary Clinton's is drama and surprises so. It is since each ballot design publicly. If there were to be differences. Between the way that he Kia electors vote. And the way the people who stayed voted it would be known immediately any state. Yes that's very likely to be the case because aid. Fine basically there. There vote their ballot and it deep. I mean it's interesting in the sense that yes which you know somebody that they powerful actor right away. I would imagine that they would. And because it would likely declare I mean we can go back to 2004 there was a FaceBook selector. On the democratic side of the aisle. There was an electorate decided to vote for John Edwards for president rather than John Kerry. In that election but of course it would it is. Not decisive it didn't matter not only did the Democrats lose elections but certainly John Kerry did not have enough electoral. So we have finally announced for January 3 where. I don't know who would it be. As speaker of the house the president of the senate who would actually do the opening with a letter opener. Where it should be ignored. Deaf fit because what we have is the new congress is sworn in on the third and typically the ballots are open and on January 5. In this joint session of congress. And CE. It's it's very often that the opted for the federal register that. Does the transmission between the states and the federal government would be the ones. To bring in the ballots to. The vice president and then they would be open. There's actually a great story about controversy. Back in the 18100 election in that. Thomas Jefferson. Crew. Are part of the seventies. And now this plus 18100. So. What we essentially had the way you had. That vice president of looking at the ballot and he essentially counted himself in. Because there was some question about Georgia's ballot and whether or not it was. In fact valid. Because they hadn't followed the form that had been specified on the ballot in voting for Thomas Jefferson for prime. So Hamlet in robe. Level blah blah blah blah I'll be damned what you know and on big name politicians and Susan Collins of Maine is a new president. And then now reporters rush to get in their typewriters with the immigrants coming in and then and then telephones. Like no I want to little movies and gave. Him. Recognize that wouldn't expect it to get out and I have. And now I mean you have a long ways to go for something like that to occur and there it. I highly unlikely that there'd be more than a few people who would be faithful electors. And obviously Donald Trump in the happy at this moment appeared to racked up more than 300 electoral. Votes. I'm he can afford to lose its view and still end up when he went 270. Majority. Now let me ask you this just personally deep dark secret tank. When a little bit of you kind of like to see them have been just because of the phenomenon. No in fact because I think one of the things that is so important. About the Electoral College is that it really does. Balance essentially the popular vote with the state vote and it doesn't very good job of balancing our system. And word. Something like that to occur there would be. A constitutional crisis at the moment and we would literally end up. Into I think a very scary world this is part of the reason why. Even back in 2000 when Al Gore are. Was counting the ballots from 2000. He let the Florida ballots stand with those votes. For George W. Bush even though there work. Democrats in that joint session of congress who wanted to protest that ballot. And he did not recognize them as president of the senate and move forward. Allowing George W. Bush comes to become. President with his electoral votes from Florida. Variances inducted thank you so much free time we'll talk to you again. Right had a good day in Merry Christmas happy new year. Doctor Lara brown professor in the graduate school of campaign management at George Washington. University were also talking about gifting and re gifting in gift cards in two gift card to. Or not gift card that. Is a question I love negate gift cards I love to get home. But do you think it's impersonal have you ever gotten a gift card and been disappointed honestly. I'd like to know Stephen. And and what you prefer DO restaurant gift cards. Or is it something simple just like their grocery store gift card where it's like you know on it and I would ask you when you've used them. Have you ever gonna gotten a basket full of groceries. And then added three and you walked out and not to argue self. As pretty cool I don't mind I could do this every day thank you Adam or whoever gave me the presence Steven Wallace I NW good morning. About 20000. A year and really much. And what each. It's grades and Dana. So you know you're about muscles. In its brands. As it is to listen to. Each that the price of about two hours. This held on us keep in thirty years. A difference. What it is so big price of the stock of Nicaragua troops about the ball. As expected. Him to call you to call hard. And certainly throughout. Locate reportedly. I didn't have little cause it was of course go out during the call. Our closest at forty presidents. Our use leads that. Yes and I adopted child. And he would he. Didn't care what the greens Christmas be wrong for. So. We're due to. So well and did the runner workout room. Drew years and truly here. And be social and put. You know abated so he wouldn't Q&A. Yeah I mean you can lose everything they couldn't tree to audit bureau. Chief. I'm getting a bunch a text here that says. Lottery tickets are the no meal. Gifts and give their arms look I'm already seeing these videos where people buy these fake lottery tickets that make it look as though they've won. And what people are crestfallen that dated when 250000. Dollars. And a block com I like to joke elated that I don't think is funny yeah its Christmas Day you're gonna make somebody think they want a quarter million. Then indigo and and you did when we estimated Jack. I don't see the humor. And out Burger King you seated right in what you if you. Don't. Office Christmas party game on very well Olivia on Saturday night 26018 setting wanna hear from yell. Tell me your buying years strategy year giving strategy do you free gift. Have you ever free gift to do the same person which I have but it actually turned out good exit. It turned into a big laugh. Or do you think like that person attacks in the earlier that this whole gift giving thing is racquet. And you hate going mountain in 220. Other 25 dollar spending limit on mine in. For her grew and I know how do you decide to buy four on how far any extended family. Just really kids and what's the cut off for being a kid. You know 260187. It let's lighten it up for the next forty minutes are about Christmas and buying presents and re gifting and and gift card and would you agree if you get a gift card anywhere you wanted what would you like. I'm scrolling through the text here and I've found is and is very nice I haven't said it before Izzo is leery of swelling is had been Tommy Tucker is quite talented. Bad mean none withstanding. And I hate to just you know take off some going to be off the rest of this week is a idiots in tests done and and now work next week. And January 2 and in January 3 big knee replacement Dana and I am planning on being back in a week everybody sound that's not gonna happen. But I don't think you realize how tough of an individual I really am. Or how frightened I am lose my job. Oh average morning or DeVon W well you do on. When he is stated Joseph Lee. Josep. Oh Joseph. I don't guide you. What he Dylan paint houses but not the lights. Not sure sure not yet. Report. And only you do. Low but no lights. He's albeit not yet. Late in and out on yet. Easily easily steal do you prefer the old a tiny amounts. You know that. Try I tried to you and like that where shall flow where a border. Arlington idea. I bought up like ten of those things different kinds sound like any other like Vincent van go to Joseph when it comes a letting their house or Jackson public. I know in my mind what I want. And I just can't get it. But wait that's not why you Kolb would you go about. We are about Derek get caught. My particular case by years ago. I admire you for the F Larry chick chick. And unfortunately want them it was a really pop out and now. Willie sit on sports the ETC unfortunately. So you don't wanna get you and what have wanted to keep it for yourself. Where are not tell the truth. I tell the truth to go to children. I hit. It. She does anything it's not true but I think all of this would feel that way is already one when that when a lot of the leak powerball is not a you know a gazillion dollars abide it there a ticket now turn and face over money count currency which one now. You make it and when he million dollar decision whatever happens be. In and out of a tip and now always wondered Meehan from given away. Well like I do about pop all the important part. I abide cute chick you like that restraint. What are. Are casino what do you do Joseph and act out what you deal. So yeah new data like that you by the gaggle numbers used cells. So that you know the worse you gonna do is split it will of them. That sure urged Jillian a man and you and I'm in I'm done we think Eli about to show on Dayton would you do with him. Well Nancy and a good day on TO. You do I'm so restaurants are like big box stores are one. Public and click on out that Friday before Thanksgiving it's area. Expect. Full. Like hundred he uttered. Get caught in. And that like white light up more money. Here's what people. So I think give cards I get that joke the gift cards I finger under appreciated and don't get the respect they deserve. Because it seems like when they open edit notch on any of Bangalore a ball bowl of this one and yet. Aegis against color but when you go either get this stuff that you want it's like you shop and spree given somebody right. Up and spree at Wal-Mart Rouse is where everyone ago. Well usually shop and spree at the big box Stewart go get some tools what are you one. You walk out now and it's free that's when the big gift comes in and that's an idea. Oh. The people electric operation has set of people you know. Man I got a couple nice restaurants and let expire and it's a domicile for that thank you joke 260187. Anymore when we come back are you. Com pro gift card or anti gift card. And would you prefer restaurant or grocery stores some kind of big box store or what have you. 260187. Meehan is there anything tacky. About giving cash for Christmas. Or is that which you really wonder what you could really mean because I think. You know the efficiency all of this bugs me because yet somebody that may be is eating Rama noodles every day of their life right. So you see a high that you think they would really like. And it uneven Wear ties. So you buy an assembly Sino Thai. Is like well thank you. You think you splurge but then this person would much rather big gift card their grocery store. Or sub like that but then again I'm guessing comes back to relief knowing the person Dallas last night beats Tampa ban on I don't know if you saw the game or not but it one point. He's you know big story out of Dallas deck press got an easy deal Elliott the two rookies. Serum it up CAA jumped in the it is big gum. Salvation Army bucket heard that they have yeah. And the NFL they penalize him and now they're saying that the NFL might find him for that. I see I thought those penalties and fines were for on the field celebration and that thing was clearly off the field they did point. A Elliott's that'd sitting right there in the end zone it's perfect celebration one of our biggest partners say the Sharma will little love. And Jerry Jones you know him. He set I think Jerry Jones. I think rather this year young's that I think the Salvation Army should give him the highest award. My dream would be to the NFL really find me a lot of money. And Al taken of the Supreme Court and we'll get the Salvation Army more attention than anybody can get him so let's go. Eleanor reds and I thought how did. Jerry Jones not wind up on Donald Trump's cabinet. Or has it. Already been building service in spots on. And the other thing their. And Christmas either play Tampa Bay Saturday evening. Tampa Bay loss at Dallas last night does in the thick of a playoff hunt so I don't think. On the as the best time to be kept in Tampa Bay. When there in a ticketed and we have a miniscule. Chance if everything goes dry aid and blah blah blah blah blah T six so 187 he would very much gift card. And act cash. And is attacking to give somebody cash for present. A text comes in here and says. Tommy I send my 88 year old father a Wal-Mart gift cards for Christmas. His birthday and Father's Day he complains that I shouldn't waste my money. I tell my spent it already so either uses it or throws it away he then gets what he wants C now budgets that cardinal knew his budget. And it works great and one beef I have with with gift cards that they expire. Where they begin in he's appreciate I think. As I will wade aid paid good money for that is designed don't need that good or service now and I don't think you should penalize me. Hi the stores love gift cards so look at the end because there are liberals as a draw the exact five years later wrote expired they got to running. And didn't have to give your product or service. If you're buying for golfers says this text is definitely getting gift card. Us golfers always want to pick our own stuff out and that is true. I gift cards are nice we gauging go the day after Christmas and everything is 50% off. I wouldn't go to the day after Christmas if it was three. Eight Tom mail of that laser Christmas lights it's real simple you turn on when you wanted to and off when you don't. Now they can make a switch. Former mother on nice you know that's not ninth session of one which tanks that it. And one other when an awesome gift I received three years ago first dinner commander's palace and all saying a theater. To enjoy Phantom of the Opera and back to you Chris and everything goes back to sign felt. If you gonna give somebody theater gifts. I don't think. Do you give them two or dias a hey Chris Sears soon tickets to whatever stimulus saying here. And you say thank you and I say yeah we can go together before this because then I'm only giving you one ranked. Well what you say is yeah I am giving you I'm taking you do the show yet announced late fifties and and I'd known given two tickets on go to whomever they won rossotti given two tickets than did that you don't pick the person gave the tickets is an awkward. Leave him be bale not really an opening. Well I gave me two tickets to show you what so great you'd. I'm gonna go take someone else a rocket and and I I'd be overlooked here I my activities and use that gift clients I would. Always make it is so that they didn't have to go with me because I thought it would they would have a much better time if they were with their family thinking of me. But you know it is endless time do you or me more time spent with you a greater opportunity you have of you know there's something wrong and then you lose a client. Well obviously in general I think it's better than to have somebody go with somebody that they want to go with that with somebody that. You know that that that that you'd say is a condition gets Ronald and. Are you mourning in WW now. I'm doing and I knew. It. Or. Around it. Do you wanna refer to them is 12 in three or he. Would you have won a one B in one seed patty and I'd a lot of one. Worried because. Oh yeah. Are you. Are. Or. Allah. All and it hasn't lost yet. But they. It. That. Question. Instead. They wedding we planned fourteen. Point. We do or why. Actually. There are. Eight. Are now on the Turkey. Caught this beat me. You know get. To. Eight. They. All right we in the the debate. Was branded them as well. So I will be heard in the. I know be right Ronald. All you get. And there and why we talked. A ball well there aren't saying. What's worse give you remembered. Some how ended up I sent you and I am or yet because think about that. We have people that well. Agree can't. Remember is that you sound I'll. Give you. But see I'm not trying to be cynical but. Is they always say it's neat yeah it's the thought it's it that counts is not to get rid of stages. You know thought enough to go get just some stuff from the drugs are alike you know shaping cartridges. That morning. That would of made them what they really think you're right where are. You if you that people should he. Sure. Yet I'm thing Eddie give practical extravagantly when you give her Christmas present. Is here practical. And don't be. A Chia or. More. Or. Got to thank you Ronald what he'll think about that in the fifteen minutes or remain a quick lightning fast surveyed. And Lou get you on and off the phone before you know what happens Ian why you wait for the mauled to open blitzes opened already. Practical. Or extravaganza. For Christmas which was better to give which would you rather Reese the. Some play action. Looked up and got wind it's wide open it's going to be part of the Tony the ten touchdowns saint. TJ Yates merger was beat by five yards on that. No that ain't Jim Henderson that is Kristian garic who did a tremendous job. Filling in yesterday with a half a day's notice when Jim's laryngitis was so bad. That he couldn't even take to the Booth. So congratulations. To Kristian garic success happens when preparation meets opportunity. Get Texans and Tommy let's have a practical and extravagant. Gift get married have a baby that's a gift to give of I don't know what that means but I don't think it's gonna happen. From another question go to public text him and hear about pets. Saying that you should never ever ever. And all those who are in capital letters give the gift of a pet without thoroughly discussing into the parent with the parents suffers. And I can't believe that in this day and age anybody would still do that. That would walk in. And today. Here we go. Congratulations. Here's you'd twelve to thirteen year commitment. That I'm giving you unannounced and it might ruin your floors or your furniture or year carpet. And it may not even be the dog that you wanted and maybe not even a dog person maybe year campers and never ever ever do that and if they did seventy at ninety different it. At TC so 187 any. Another one says. If you gonna give presents to kids in the family make sure they all yet. The same amount. And I guess you know onto the get an impassioned and I don't I don't know man I hated I'm sorry I'm not trying to selling a screw rejuvenate the whole. The whole giving thing and though he did you wanna make somebody happy but it. Inevitably you nobody's hands are limited means so you have to buy. Something that he would. Don't really wanna spend the money on his sons and then maybe their ninth in the really use. And it just seems like a lot of wasted effort to me yeah and maybe she'd cut it way back him likenesses for awhile we did just yet. Get together with friends and dense amazonian pick and charity and it might not have to be yeah. Registered charity could just be somebody you know in the neighborhood or somebody you know when your friends circle. That's having a hard time get together. And get the money order however you can do it securely gift card put it in the and the envelope and they it's from an Angel. From people that love ya. And I ante in a person's unit of vary very Merry Christmas we've been running a pretty January opinion poll all morning long asking you to. Is there anything wrong with re gifting. Almost 80% of viewers saying no. So it's almost 80% of viewers saying there is nothing wrong with re gifting I would think that means. Chances are you're gonna gets on the net somebody else. At another time. Somebody else accident about. Marking earns tantrum on the sideline insignia mentioned yelling at your boss like that today how would day ago. Would hear she put their hand on you shield during calm you down or show you the door. Garlands coming up next can talk about FaceBook labeling news that they think his fake. Genetically engineered humans no longer Finnessey do you think that technology is moving so fast secure wreck the society. And should prudent and Russia pay a price for their cyber acts. Garland next having great fun safe Merry Christmas.