Israeli Company That Helped Build Gaza’s Wall Is Less Sure About Donald Trump’s

20160805_1139 Israeli Company That Helped Build Gazas Wall Is Less Sure About Trumps.jpg Israeli Company That Helped Build Gaza’s Wall Is Less Sure About Donald Trump’s
By Zaid Jilani, TheIntercept.com

(August 5, 2016 11:39 a.m.) — AN ISRAEL-BASED SECURITY company that provided intrusion detection technology for the barrier between Israel and the Gaza Strip has offered to help Donald Trump secure the U.S. border — but suggests that building an actual wall along every section of the border is not the way to go.

Sa’ar Koursh, the CEO of Magal Security Systems, told Bloomberg News that he would be happy to help Trump. “We would join forces with a major U.S. defense company that has experience with such projects worldwide,” he said. “We’ve done it in the past and we would definitely want to do it.”

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Young Turks host offers $1M for Trump, Sanders debate

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By Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

(May 27, 2016 7:26 a.m.) — The Young Turks online program is offering up $1 million to host a debate between Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

“We are now offering $1 million to charity in order to have that debate,” Young Turks host Cenk Uygur said at a dinner at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday night.

“This is a very real offer,” Uygur said, adding that Trump and Sanders could pick the charity.

“It is our belief that the Bernie Sanders campaign is already in,” Uygur said, adding notices had been sent to both campaigns and the program was waiting to hear back from Trump.

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Trump Hints Going Independent

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by ABCNews
(Feb. 15, 2016 13:41 ET) –At a town hall today in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Donald Trump floated the idea — without explicitly threatening to do so — that he may run as an independent candidate.

Trump attacked the Republican National Committee, saying it “better get its act together” and it “does a terrible job.” Trump said he believes the RNC treated him unfairly.

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Delegate System Stirs Brouhaha After Sanders’ Slam Dunk in New Hampshire

20160211_1507 Bernie super delegate panic is based on lazy reporting (RawStory).jpg(Feb. 11, 2016 16:45 EST)– It appears there is more to the delegate system than meets the eye when calculating who may win the democratic nomination for president in this year’s primary election cycle between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

If the brouhaha following Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary is any indication, the Democratic Party’s delegate system has got some voters in an uproar.

Mathematically speaking, there are any number of ways primary state election results can be used to determine the delegate distribution as well as the projected overall standing the candidate may have down the campaign road.

It gets interesting when the superdelegates are taken into consideration, especially when many of which have already pledged their support for Hillary Clinton.

The idea that many delegates have already been spoken for by way of the super-delegate system appears very undemocratic at best. However, when one steps back and reviews the big picture, it is highly unlikely that the democratic party’s super-delegates will cast their final votes against the will of the people’s popular vote.

The effects, however, of the super-delegate system have already made an impact just days after Tuesday’s primary in NH. Even though the projections and tabulations are mere statistical calculations, they can influence the course of people’s attitudes about voting.

This does not play too well with votes who already have the words “rigged-system” at the tips of their tongues mostly due to Sanders’ campaign rhetoric on economic and societal inequality.

How the super-delegate system effects the primary election process during this cycle has yet to be seen. In any case, given how Sanders’ supports already have “rigged-systems” of government processes on their minds, it is expected any election discrepancies will be watched very closely.

superdelegate

A “superdelegate” or an “unpledged delegate” is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention or Republican National Convention that is seated automatically, based on their status as current (Republican and Democratic) or former (Democratic only) party leader or elected official. Other superdelegates are chosen during the primary season. Democratic superdelegates are free to support any candidate for the nomination. This contrasts with convention delegates that are selected based on the party primaries and caucuses in each U.S. state, in which voters choose among candidates for the party’s presidential nomination.

(Source: wikipedia, Accessed Feb. 11, 2016 16:45 EST)

Terms:

Brouhaha
[broo-hah-hah, broo-hah-hah, broo-hah-hah]
noun
1. excited public interest, discussion, or the like, as the clamor attending some sensational event; hullabaloo:

Delegate
noun
1. a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.

2. A delegate is someone who communicates the ideas of or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations of the same level.

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New Hampshire primary election results (100% Reporting)

20160210_1445 Campaign 2016 Election Results Online Tool (WP).jpg New Hampshire primary election results (100% Reporting)

(Feb 10, 2016 14:45) — The New Hampshire primaries are Feb. 9. Delegates at stake: 23 bound for Republicans, 24 pledged for Democrats.

This page on the Washington Post’s website looks like a good tool to use to get detailed breakdowns of the past and upcoming primary election results.

What happened in New Hampshire

Donald Trump resoundingly won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, giving the billionaire mogul his first victory in an improbable and brash campaign that already has turned American politics upside down. On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary, embarrassing Hillary Clinton in a state she won eight years ago and upending the Democratic nominating contest.

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New Hampshire primary election results (Approx 90% Reporting)

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by WashingtonPost.com (Feb. 10, 2016 02:15 EST)

What happened in New Hampshire?

Donald Trump resoundingly won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, giving the billionaire mogul his first victory in an improbable and brash campaign that already has turned American politics upside down. On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary, embarrassing Hillary Clinton in a state she won eight years ago and upending the Democratic nominating contest.

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