There aren’t a lot of things that China has that America doesn’t, but a notable exclusion is a national high-speed rail network. 2.5 million people trip over 12,000 kilometers of track, criss-crossing 28 of China’s 33 provinces at rates of speed of over 120 kilometers per hour–and that’s just in one day. It’s one particular government-provided services, along with universal health care, that Japan and the EU giggle at us for devoid of.
The Acela Express–run by Amtrak, it is the only high-speed rail range in America. It’ll take you from Boston’s South Station to Washington’s Union Station in about 7 hours, with 14 halts on the true way. There is no railway like it in America, although two lines are planned in the regions not routinely considered part of flyover country, i.e. California and the Midwest. THEREFORE I imagine one reason “Acela Corridor top notch” is an actual political buzz phrase is that it’s something we have that no one else in the country has. No? “Northeastern Super Tuesday” it is, I assume.
God, you men suck. Seriously, what exactly are you going to call June 7? Democrats have won the Northeast all together in landslides Atlanta divorce attorney’s election since 1992, and even in 1988 the Northeast was basically a tie as George H. W. Bush won the nationwide popular vote by 8 percentage factors almost.
The only condition in the Acela primary that Republicans have even come near to winning since is Pennsylvania. News for every of the Republican applicants is combined in Pennsylvania, especially for Trump. The good thing for Trump is that its 17 at-large delegates are winner-take-all–and he’s 20 points ahead with a 92% chance to win in my current projection.
The bad information is a lot more insidious, and it’s especially bad given Trump’s abysmal failing to secure delegates who’ll be faithful to him following the first ballot. Lately this weakness was highlighted at state conventions to elect delegates on Saturday, when Trump experienced twin humiliations at the state conventions in South and Colorado Carolina.
Pennsylvania is a “loophole primary”, where every one of the Republican delegates elected from the congressional districts theoretically attend the convention uncommitted. The presidential choice ballot–where most Pennsylvania Republicans thinks they’ll be voting to nominate a presidential candidate–is what’s referred to as a “beauty contest” and is mainly advisory.
This can be considered a little confusing, so I got a PDF of an example ballot from Chester County. Circled in blue is where you start to see the actual presidential candidates. There’s a purpose to the part–it helps determine who wins those 17 at-large delegates to the RNC. But there’s another part circled in red, where delegates are elected to visit the RNC. These delegates do, as far as I can inform, next to zero campaigning in-district, and you get no given information about them apart from their titles.
They go to the convention completely uncommitted, and while they may use the results of the beauty contest to decide who they’ll vote for, they’re under no responsibility to do so. On the left you’ve still got the presidential ballot, the full total results which determine who gets how many at-large delegates to the national convention, like in the Republican primary just. And on the right you’ve also got the same section as with the Republican primary, with the names of all the delegates running to be seated as a member of the Pennsylvania delegation to the Democratic National Convention. The main element difference here, however, is that all of these delegates have focused on one candidate or another.