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Overcoming Old Obstacles to Democracy in 2012

(4) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 5:28 PM

A Gallup poll out this week shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans say they'd replace the Electoral College with a straight popular vote, a number that's been consistent for more than a decade.

Objections to the Electoral College stem from the fact that it runs counter to...

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Americans Elect: Empowering Voters to Pick a President, Not a Party

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 1:42 PM

This week the respected beltway website POLITICO concluded its online primary, an exercise that let readers vote on a presidential nominee from a group of 10 candidates considered relatively moderate, nine of whom aren't currently running. Choices included Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell, Condi Rice, Michael Bloomberg, and David...

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