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Should The Electoral College Ratify The Popular Vote?

Nell Minow | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Nell Minow

Twice in less than two decades the majority vote in a presidential election was overruled by the math of the Electoral College. The Founding Fathers c...

The Holiday Madness of Trump and Clinton Obscures Trump's Strange Dithering Over the State Department

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is it really far too late to hope that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton join hands and merrily take that proverbial long walk off a short pier? Trump...

Trump Adjusts "Reality" As His Reality Emerges

William Bradley | Posted 11.22.2016 | Media
William Bradley

So, just how clever are Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and the rest of the pirate crew which imploded the "Blue Wall" of the electoral ...

The Electoral College Was Designed to Enable Trump. It Will Happen.

John R. Burbank | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
John R. Burbank

If we want to prevent this travesty of voting from happening again, we need to get National Popular Vote passed in these states.

Reforming Electoral College Essential To Saving Democracy

Cody Lyon | Posted 11.14.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

Well, truth be told, Trump's right, the way we choose our president is in fact rigged against democracy.

The Unsurprisingly Surprising President-elect Donald Trump

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Well, as I wrote all along on the innumerable occasions when the media declared the race over (see my archive link below), this presidential election...

Tracking The Candidates: Current Electoral College Rules Mean Most Americans Ignored

Rob Richie | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Rob Richie

The fact that events since then have done little to change that calculation shows just how predictable our elections have become. Most states are truly locked in for one party or another.

I'm From Massachusetts: My Vote Doesn't Count

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Massachusetts voters, like voters in all "safe states," should have votes of equal weight as those voters who are fortunate enough to reside in "showdown states." The present Presidential voting system is riddled with inequities. Sadly, "I'm from Massachusetts: My Vote Doesn't Count."

Virtually Everyone Is Disadvantaged by the Electoral College

Richard Kasbeer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Richard Kasbeer

The Electoral College system can be improved. The first improvement needed is to make every voter count. The second is for every voter to count equally. And the third is to elect a president who is supported by a majority of the voters. This is not a partisan issue.

Michigan Electoral College 'Reform' and the National Popular Vote

Rob Richie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Rob Richie

Today the Michigan Committee on Elections and Ethics met for the second time to hear testimony on a bill that would change the way that Michigan distributes its electoral votes.

Weighing Policy, Not Partisanship, in Changes to the Electoral College

Rob Richie | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Rob Richie

We are not sure what is on the minds of Pennsylvania and Michigan legislators these days. Likely quite a bit. But if the changes to the Electoral College should cross their minds, we hope they will weigh their options fully and with a focus on the fairest proportion: one person, one vote.

Is It Time to Implement a National Popular Vote in Presidential Elections?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We must stop being the only democracy that indirectly elects its chief executive. Every voice and vote must matter. After all, isn't that what democracy is all about?

Debating 'The Obama Doctrine' and BokoBrainghazi-Gate

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Reagan and Christie clash over whether Obama's cautious "do-no-more-harm" foreign policy fits the times and world after Bush's blunders. And does Fox have a new 2016 anti-Hillary mashup?

National Popular Vote Is Good for All Americans

Rob Richie | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

The National Popular Vote plan is constitutional, nonpartisan, and better for all Americans than our current system. An interstate compact, it will guarantee the election of the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states and D.C.

We're One Step Closer To Reforming Our Elections

www.newyorker.com | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, the State of New York took a baby step--or maybe a giant leap!--toward making the United States of America something more closely resembli...

Big New York Win for National Popular Vote Drive to Reform (Not Abolish!) Electoral College

Rob Richie | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

If Gov. Cuomo signs the NPV bill, New York will become the 11th jurisdiction to join the compact. He has good reason to act, given the resounding legislative vote and calls for him to do so from influential entities like the New York Times.

Keeping the Electoral College and Electing the President Who Gets the Most Votes: It's a Simple Matter of Agreement

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

In recent years, a new movement -- called National Popular Vote (NPV) -- has figured out another way to democratize our presidential election.

Top Ten Signs of the Breakdown of Winner-Take-All Elections

Rob Richie | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

We can ditch the winner-take-all voting laws that have impaired our electoral process for far too long. With simple changes to federal and state statutes, the US can be on its way to better and fairer elections.

Major Media Should Stop Perpetuating Myth That Electoral College Rules Help Small States

Rob Richie | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

The National Popular Vote plan does not "counteract" the excess power of small states. In fact, it does just the opposite, giving voters in small states the attention and electoral clout that they deserve in proportion to their votes.

Counting the Votes for President

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

Unlike utilizing partisan gerrymandered maps or an entirely mismatched way of allocating votes depending on the state, a national popular vote system makes some sense. It's time for a national conversation about fairness and transparency in the way we elect our president.

The New GOP Plan to Steal the 2016 Presidential Election

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Douglas J. Amy

In November, the Republicans used gerrymandering to win the U.S. House of Representatives. Now they want to use it to win the presidency in 2016.

Clashing Mandates and the Role of Voting Structures

Rob Richie | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

Obama won the presidency relatively decisively, yet a majority of House members are Republicans who represent a district where Obama in fact lost to Romney.

Time to Abolish Electoral Voting

Dixie Swanson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Dixie Swanson

We have extended suffrage repeatedly and nothing awful has happened. Doing away with the electoral voting system will avert a disaster. Let's act now to prevent more election angst. Wasn't 2000 bad enough?

Electoral College Insurance: Will Super Pacs Target "Faithless" Electors and Ohio's Legislature?

Victor Williams | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

Every vote does indeed count on Tuesday. Every vote is needed to insure an Obama victory margin beyond Super Pac attack, litigation, manipulation, or corruption. The actual presidential selection is on Monday, December 17, 2012.

Split Election May Fan 'Red Rage'

Bill Schneider | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Yes, it could happen. Mitt Romney could win the popular vote while Barack Obama wins the electoral vote -- and gets re-elected. But the consequences this time would be more serious than they were in 2000.