19 states and the District of Columbia have voted for a Democrat in the last six presidential contests. These alone account for 242 electoral votes — a mere 28 short of the 270 needed to win the presidency. By comparison, the 13 states which voted Republican in the last six elections contain 102 electoral votes. . . .
Trumpy's electoral map is ridiculous
It's not only Latinos: Donald Trump is also driving Asian Americans toward the Democratic Party
You know that I don't take polls about the fall very seriously right now. But here are the trends
“Here’s what you should know, but may not be hearing clearly in the political reporting: Mrs. Clinton is clearly ahead, both in general election polls and in Electoral College projections based on state polls. It’s true that her lead isn’t as big as it was before Mr. Trump clinched the G.O.P. nomination, largely because Republicans have consolidated around their presumptive nominee, while many Sanders supporters are still balking at saying that they’ll vote for her.”
“The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Hillary Clinton with a narrow three-point lead over Donald Trump, 46 percent to 43 percent. But if Bernie Sanders were out of the race the NBC News political unit estimates her lead would likely be much larger, perhaps up around eight points, 51 percent to 43 percent.”
Still, it's going to be harder than it needs to be
Hillary Clinton vs. Herself
Hillary Clinton is not very good at running for president. In the end, it probably won’t matter.
The question of the moment
What does it mean to 'clinch the nomination' when superdelegates are involved?
Bernie's platform demands
How can ANYONE take this nonsense seriously?
[Trump] "Politicians have used you and stolen your votes. They have given you nothing. I will give you everything. I will give you what you've been looking for to 50 years. I'm the only one."
Trump's record on labor: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/more-trump-populism.html
Bill Kristol has some news
"Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance."
Bill Kristol must be destroyed!
[Trump] "Bill Kristol has been wrong for 2yrs-an embarrassed loser . . .If dummy Bill Kristol actually does get a spoiler to run as an Independent, say good bye to the Supreme Court!"
“During his first big campaign swing since locking up the Republican presidential nomination, Trump went after an odd and seemingly random group of people — Democrats and Republicans, famous and obscure. There seemed little to gain politically from the attacks, and his targets were linked by just one thing: Trump felt they had all done him wrong.” [read on]
Bonus item: Twitter wars
Trump supporters launched a plan to use fake Twitter accounts to pit Bernie and Clinton fans against each other. It didn’t really work, but that doesn’t mean it won’t in the future. . . .