Member Only Poll: Should Montana Implement an Electoral College System for State Elections?

What if we used an Electoral College type system to elect State Representatives for Congress as well as for Gubernatorial races?

Would we have our current Governor and State Representation in Montana? Would rural Montanans be better represented? Our current election system in Montana is based on popular vote or as some may say “Mob Rule”. Larger cities like Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte dictate to us who our representatives will be. What do you think? Is this a silly idea? Is popular vote fair for Montana elections? Of course it would take nearly an act of God to do this and I have no idea where to even start. Lets have the discussion as a starting point.

Register if not already, login, vote in the poll, share and leave your comments about creating a Montana Electoral College below.

Should Montana implement an Electoral College type system for in state elections to better represent rural areas?
  • Yes 94%, 15 votes
    15 votes 94%
    15 votes - 94% of all votes
  • No 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
11/07/2018
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If you thought Facebook blocked a lot of people now, wait til Zuckerberg runs for President!

According to CNBC, Mark Zuckerberg might be planning a run for president in 2020! People like me and Facebook pages like ours with a lot of followers and a lot of “influence” according to them, already get blocked for not leaning politically left. Just imagine how bad it will be when he needs to silence his political opponents! Precisely why we’ve built this alternative to Facebook website! JOIN if you haven’t already and engage below!

CNBC.com – More signs point to Mark Zuckerberg possibly running for president in 2020.

There’s increasing speculation that Mark Zuckerberg, the self-made billionaire chairman, co-founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, may one day run for office. And though it’s unclear that he will make a bid for to be the next U.S. President in 2020, he could certainly afford it.
The clues

According to Politico, some of the signs that he does plan to run are there.

Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have hired Joel Benenson, a Democratic pollster, adviser to former President Barack Obama and chief strategist of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, as a consultant for their joint philanthropic project, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

The pair also hired David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama’s 2008 presidential run; Amy Dudley, former communications adviser for Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; and Ken Mehlman, who directed President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign.

Zuckerberg is on a yearlong “listening tour,” where he is traveling to all 50 states and meeting with leaders and constituents in each — and, to document the trip, he has hired Charles Ommanney, a photographer for both the Bush and Obama presidential campaigns.

The denials

Zuckerberg denies that he has presidential aspirations. He wrote in a May 21 Facebook post, “Some of you have asked if this challenge means I’m running for public office. I’m not.” He said the same thing to BuzzFeed News in January.

But it sure looks like he might be. And he wouldn’t be the first politician to try to mislead the public.
The costs

If he does run, it would cost only about one percent of his net worth to match the amount spent on Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid of 2016, which some predicted at the time would be the most expensive ever.

Overall, the bill for last year’s presidential and congressional elections came to a record $6.5 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The presidential race alone cost $2.4 billion. Of that, Clinton’s campaign spent $768 million and Donald Trump’s spent $398 million.

Zuckerberg’s net worth, made mostly through Facebook, is $71 billion as of Aug. 14, according to Forbes. That makes him one of the richest people in the world.

It’s hard to know exactly how much a presidential campaign could cost Zuckerberg. That would depend on how much he would shell out himself and how much he could collect from super PAC contributions and donations from supporters, as well as the price of advertising, travel, housing and staffing. However, the 2016 race could provide a template.

Deadlines vary by state on when a presidential candidate must declare their candidacy, but there are 1,175 days until ballots are cast in 2020, and according to CNBC calculations, Zuckerberg, so far, has made $4.4 million for every day he’s been alive.

The issues

He hasn’t revealed any kind of political platform, but the CEO has spoken in favor of a universal basic income.

The idea, whichZuckerberg discussed in Alaska during his listening tour, would guarantee citizens a set income regardless of age, class, job status and other criteria.

Supporters of the idea, like Elon Musk, say a basic income could be especially necessary as automation could replace lower-skilled jobs. Critics, however, say it does not address larger economic issues and, regardless, would be impossible to institute on a grand scale.

Zuckerberg also raised the idea during his May 25 Harvard commencement speech. “We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like [gross domestic product], but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful,” Zuckerberg told graduates. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.”

Trump @ War | Watch Steve Bannon’s Full Length Feature Documentary 1:16 [Video]

TrumpAtWar.com – “The Democrat Mob wants to impeach President Trump. We can fight back on November 6th. We are all he’s got. 2016 marked a revolution in American politics when a political novice upended the entrenched political classes on both sides of the aisle, and achieved a stunning victory for the forgotten men and women of the nation.”

“Running on a common-sense platform of America First, a revitalized economy, tax cuts, a reinvigorated foreign policy, and a promise to reestablish American sovereignty with immigration reforms, Donald Trump ignited a dormant passion in the hearts of his supporters, and won the presidency in what was arguably the most significant election campaigns in our nation’s history. Trump @War is a retelling of that story and a look forward to the high-stakes midterm election in November, which will help cement his legacy, good or bad.”

POLL: If a Presidential election between Bullock and Trump were held today, 80% choose Trump

In an earlier poll posted at this website, the question was asked if Montanans would choose a President Trump again or vote for a President Steve Bullock if he runs in 2020. Find that same poll below. Vote in the poll and leave your comments below.

If a Presidential Election were held today and Steve Bullock and Donald Trump were the candidates, who would you be voting for?

Meanwhile, In Montana Facebook Page primary admin blocked yet again

Why did the primary admin and creator of the Meanwhile, In Montana Facebook Page get blocked yet again for thirty days, shortly before the 2018 mid term elections? Is it because my political opinion is different than theirs and the grass roots type pages we’ve built have a combined reach of well over 100,000 followers, mostly Montanans, possibly influencing voters in the next election? I think yes.

We all know that Facebook is politically bias and lean very hard towards the left side of the political spectrum. They even admit it. I have now been blocked numerous times very near prime political dates. Hell, simply look at the pinned post on the top of the page. They never actually have a legitimate excuse and no way to refute it. I am likely blocked because I share things that are not leaning left. It’s their business and they are entitled to set whatever standards they want. Even if they are double standards. Precisely why this website has been developed. Those who follow know this and have joined this website for this purpose.

If you’re wondering why I’ve been blocked for 30 days this time, it was was for posting a photo which they claim violated their community standards. I titled the photos as a group “Where did all of this violent political rhetoric start?” as a response to Democrats claiming the violent rhetoric started with Republicans. Which is clearly and obviously false if your head is not stuck in the sand for the last three years.

This single photo within the group was the one that got me blocked with the group of photos title being “Where did all of this violent political rhetoric start?”. The entire post is embedded below.

Here are all of the photos in case they block that post too.