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CP-Idaho Financial Summary

May 2nd, 2017

The net annual balance (resulting from shaking the income and the outgo together)  provided a small spending deficit for the year 2016.  This came on the heels of a net account surplus in 2015, shown in the following “butterfly” chart. The difference between expenses in 2015 and 2016 is related to the additional activities associated with a General Election year.  For example, we  […]

James Iredell understood it in 1788…

April 13th, 2017

The wheels on the bus go round and round… Blowhard so-called “constitutionalists” are bellowing in their bullhorns again. “Illegal!” they cry.  “Only Congress!” they shriek.  One should think, for all the purported “credentials” of so-called astute scholars, they would at least have a clue on the “intent” of the Founders based on, oh…evidence or something. Not for nothing, […]

Greens: losing credibility

Greens:  losing credibility December 7th, 2016

We mentioned in a previous post that Dr. Jill Stein was potentially the most powerful female politician in America.  We would even reiterate that compliment as late as the end of Election Day, 2016. Stein pulled in nearly 1.5 million votes (over 1% of the popular ballot).  Under Stein in 2016, the Green Party capitalized on […]

3rd parties DO affect national outcome

3rd parties DO affect national outcome November 15th, 2016

To facilitate discussion of the affect of third parties on the total national ballot,  CP-Idaho submits the chart below for our readers’ esteemed consideration. The chart shows the approximate percentage (very roughly calculated) of the total national ballot return by third parties over previous presidential elections going back just shy of a half century.  The chart gives the standard colors of the incumbent duopoly party occupying […]

CP-Idaho’s vote forecast models…after the fact

CP-Idaho’s vote forecast models…after the fact November 9th, 2016

Now with the benefit of hindsight and unofficial national ballot returns, a comparison of the forecast modeling–what was returned versus what was  predicted–may improve future vote forecasts.  These things are not necessarily easy to construct with accuracy…yesterday’s results in the General Election  prove that easily enough. CP-Idaho’s national vote forecast models were posted two months ago, before the election.  And, though not precisely accurate, the forecast was nevertheless […]