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About Will Cormier

Will Cormier is a sports and political betting writer living in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. When he’s not wandering around the streets of the Arts District aimlessly, a lifetime of pessimism and paranoia has made Will perfectly suited for handicapping politics. Cormier tries to analyze current events as objectively as possible – a strategy that often enrages loyalists on both the right and the left. When he’s not covering major upcoming elections, Will enjoys writing about basketball, football, and MMA from a betting perspective. He also loves dogs, ice cream sundaes, the movie “Stomp the Yard,” and long walks on the beach.

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Iowa Primary Caucus Betting Preview

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Quick Hits: On February 3, 2020, the Iowa caucus will decide the allocation of the first pledge delegates in the race to the Democratic nomination for President. Many polls show a tightly-contested race, with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders neck-and-neck to take the bulk of the first states’ delegates. Betting markets and oddsmakers have Senator Read more…

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Week 1 Impeachment Trial Betting Recap

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Quick Hits: On Wednesday, January 22nd, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump officially began. The House Democrats opened the proceedings with three days of arguments, led by Rep. Adam Schiff. After one week, it’s still highly improbable that the President will be removed from office, as he’s maintained support from the Republican-controlled Senate – Read more…

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The Impeachment Trial Finally Begins!

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Highlights: On Wednesday, January 15, the House voted to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate – prompting the starting of the trial. The House of Representatives also approved seven Democratic impeachment managers, who will argue the case against President Trump: Reps. Jason Crow, Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren, Jerry Nadler, Hakeem Jeffries, Val Demings, Read more…

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Yang Wins a Debate He Wasn’t In & Early-State Odds

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Quick Hits: The seventh Democratic debate was held on Tuesday, January 14, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. One day prior to the event, CNN ran a story accusing Bernie Sanders of telling Elizabeth Warren that he didn’t “believe a woman could become President” in a private dinner in 2018 – which became the Read more…

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Elizabeth Warren is Getting Terrible Advice

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Tupac vs. Biggie, Avon Barksdale vs. Stringer Bell, Magneto vs. Professor X – it’s a tale as old as time; when personal ambitions are on the line, friendships rarely stand a chance. This week, it’s the progressive wing of the Democratic Party that’s been shaken to its core by an act of betrayal some of Read more…

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DNC Unfairly Keeping Andrew Yang Out of January Debate

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Quick Hits: The seventh Democratic debate is on Tuesday, January 14, in Des Moines, Iowa. With the Iowa caucuses less than a month away, it’s one of the more critical debates of the primaries. Andrew Yang won’t be on the stage, despite being significantly more popular than two other candidates who did – highlighting significant Read more…

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Cory Booker the Latest Democratic Disappointment to Drop Out

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Quick Hits: On Monday, January 13, Cory Booker announced that he’d be suspending his campaign to become President of the United States. The Senator from New Jersey never made much of an impact in the Democratic primaries and hasn’t polled at better than 4 percent in a national survey since June. Booker had failed to Read more…

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Pelosi is Sending the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate this Week

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Quick Hits: Nearly one month after the House voted to impeach the President for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Speaker Pelosi is promising to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Nancy Pelosi has been holding the articles while Democratic leadership tries to negotiate the terms of the impeachment trial with senior Read more…

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Election Stunner! Marianne Williamson Drops Out of the Dem Primary

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Quick Hits: On January 10, Marianne Williamson officially suspended her Presidential campaign. The famous author was always considered a novelty candidate and hovered around 1% or below in the polls the entire election cycle. Williamson was an unconventional candidate with unique ideas that were too outside the currently accepted rhetoric in American politics. On January Read more…

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The Iran Saga is Cooling Off – Will it Impact Election Betting?

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Quick Hits: After Iran-backed Iraqi militias stormed the US embassy in Baghdad, the Trump administration responded by ordering the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. On Tuesday, January 7, Iran responded with a series of missile strikes on two US military bases in Iraq – no Americans were hurt. The next day, tensions Read more…

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Best Bets! The DNC Primary is Built for a Contested Convention

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Have you ever solved a puzzle that you wish you hadn’t? Well, I think I’ve finally figured what the Democratic National Committee is trying to do in these primaries. There’s been something fishy about this assortment of Democratic candidates from the start. I remember when the field first started taking shape last spring – back Read more…

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Begging Joe Rogan to Host a Democratic Debate ASAP

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Is anyone else tired of the stranglehold the two major parties have over American politics? I know I sure am – especially this election cycle when the Democratic National Committee is using their monopoly on debates to winnow the field prematurely before a single primary has been had. Every month, there’s a new fundraising deadline Read more…

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Bernie Leads the DNC Field in Fourth Quarter Campaign Fundraising

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Highlights: Last week, presidential candidates released their fourth-quarter fundraising totals. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders far exceeded his peers, with $34.5 million raised in the last three months of 2019. Donald Trump collected the most, however, with $46 million donated to his reelection campaign. Democratic Primary Campaign Numbers On Thursday, January 2, a handful Read more…

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Is Bovada Expecting a Surprise Democratic Nominee?

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Recently, something caught my eye while I was combing over the various political betting odds Bovada is offering – and I’m not quite sure I know how to interpret it. Judging from the lines they’ve set on a couple of the online sportsbook’s 2020 presidential election markets, it appears that oddsmakers may be anticipating a Read more…

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Julián Castro Drops Out of the Presidential Race

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On January 2, 2020, Julián Castro announced that he was ending his presidential campaign. The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development never gained much traction in the Democratic primaries, hovering around 1-2% in the polls throughout his candidacy. The last debate Castro qualified for was in October; he didn’t qualify in November or December. Read more…

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Election Odds Change as Tensions Soar Between the US and Iran

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On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, a large contingency of Iranian-backed protestors breached the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. The group was demonstrating against five US airstrikes launched last Sunday on militia bases located in Iraq and Syria. Protestors withdrew from the embassy on Wednesday, before a US missile strike killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani Read more…

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The DNC Primaries and Debate Qualification Processes are a Fraud and a Scam

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Here Goes Nothing Someday, my political betting articles will be used to showcase a man’s slow descent into madness – possibly ending in some ill-advised attempt to start a revolution or worse. The more I learn, the more transparently sick and depraved the inner workings of this country and our political processes appear. Admittedly, it’s Read more…

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Democratic Candidates Gearing Up for the Iowa Caucuses

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Iowa is holding its Democratic primary caucus on February 3, 2020. This is the first state to allocate their convention delegates to the field of DNC candidates. Before the primary caucus, there will be another Democratic debate – for which five candidates have already qualified. As we head into the new year, the Democratic primaries Read more…

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Joe Biden Doesn’t Want to Cooperate with Senate Trial — but He Still Might

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Joe Biden is now claiming that he will testify in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial if asked by Congress. The former Vice President initially said that he would defy a subpoena to provide witness testimony in the Senate impeachment trial. Biden is connected to the impeachment trial since it was his family into which President Trump Read more…

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Donald Trump Becomes Heavier Betting Favorite After Impeachment

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Plot twist! Impeachment doesn’t appear to have been the silver bullet the Democratic Party and their media pundits were anticipating the past several months – and really for the entirety of the Trump administration. After the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment on December 18, 2019, the two sides appear to have come Read more…

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