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Why Clinton's Popular Vote Victory Still Matters

Seth Abramson | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
Seth Abramson

Americans don’t elect their presidents directly. The Trump administration is correct to point that out when its critics imply that Mr. Trump’s fai...

President Trump Signs Executive Order Declaring Himself Winner Of 2016 Popular Vote

James Schlarmann | Posted 02.01.2017 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

While signing the executive order, Trump intimated that many, many more orders were likely to follow.

CONFIRMED: Trump a Lying Liar Who Lies

Bob Weidman | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Bob Weidman

My wife Kate has a more expansive view of reality than I do. For the most part, I believe that reality is consistent with the world as described by sc...

Will The Electoral College Survive Another Presidential Election?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Carro | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics


Now Is The Time To Push For A Popular Vote Presidency

Michael Russnow | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Michael Russnow

We’ve had a month to digest the shocking results of 2016’s presidential race, and, in spite of Election Night “unifying” remarks by Donald Tru...

The Russians Came And They Chose Our Next President

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

He may be Russia's choice, but without winning an unassailably honest election in America, by Americans, he will not be ours.

Trump and Truth

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

"And lying she knew was a sin." Tom Lehrer, An Irish Ballad A number of parents have written asking for suggestions as to how they can explain ...

This Is Not The Time To Hold On To Normalcy

Teri Szucs | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Teri Szucs

It is a common human need to hold on to a sense of normalcy, a need to know that the unimaginable does not happen. We question the sanity of those w...

Democrats Push For Electoral College Reform After Hillary Clinton’s Popular Vote Victory

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A group of House Democrats on Tuesday gathered to discuss reforms to the way the country elects its president ― namely the Electoral ...

'Going Trump': A New Term For Over-The-Top Lying

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Presidential Election 2016:Goodbye Truth; image designed by Bernard Starr The English language is always in flux; new expressions and words are added...

Misunderstanding Of Electoral College Clouds Debate And Obstructs Reform

Robert Hardaway | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Robert Hardaway

For those that trust the courts more than the people, and are willing to throw the nation into constitutional crisis every third election, the so-called "popular" vote scheme will doubtless continue to seduce whoever loses the electoral vote to a popular vote winner.

The Real Reason Hillary Lost

Ted Cadsby | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Ted Cadsby

What is the real reason Hillary lost the Electoral College vote? There is no single reason and not even a tidy handful of them. The answer can only be "all of the above."

The Electoral College is Vital to Freedom and Peace

Tom Mullen | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) filed legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution abolishing the electoral college. She and many...

It's Not Too Late! The Electoral College Can Still Make Clinton President

David Schultz | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
David Schultz

You're heard the news stories over the past few days the Trump transition is in disarray. Trump has appointed the Alt-right Breitbart Steve Bannon as...

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.

Not Over Yet: Russian Involvement Confirmed, Electoral College Should Deny Trump The Presidency

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The election of Donald Trump raises unique questions. First, is he really fit to be President?

Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Victory Will Likely Keep Growing

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton not only won the popular vote in Tuesday’s election. When all the votes are counted, it is likely that she will have won it by a mar...

How The Electoral College Saved The Day. Again.

Robert Hardaway | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Hardaway

An average of once every hundred years, the Electoral College count in a presidential election does not correspond to the so called "popular" vote. An...

Voters In Wyoming Have 3.6 Times The Voting Power That I Have. It's Time To End The Electoral College.

William Petrocelli | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
William Petrocelli

On Election Day in 1996, I wrote a guest editorial in the San Francisco Examiner, warning that the Electoral College system of electing presidents could cost Bill Clinton his re-election as president even if he won the popular vote. I was laughed at.

If Hillary Won the Electoral College, But Lost the Popular Vote, Trump Would Never Concede

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Had the situation been reversed, Trump would never have conceded. He would have been ranting and raving until the time the electoral college met.

Donald Trump Will Get a Popular Vote Surge in Illinois

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Janet Tavakoli

In 2012, President Obama won Illinois' 20 electoral votes and 57.6% (3 million of 5.2 million voters) of the Illinois popular vote. Mitt Romney won on...


Francis Levy | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Disintermediation which can be used to describe the kind of shakeups that perhaps are occurring in the television industry where many of the most popular series are streamed as well as produced by Netflicks rather than appearing on traditional cable channels like HBO.

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?

Romney Wins in a Landslide (Not!)

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
D. Sidney Potter

As Chinese Communist Chairman Mao stated in 1957, "let a thousand flowers bloom." This statement was issued as an alleged initiative to deliberately ...

Who Won The Popular Vote?

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Presidential elections are decided by the Electoral College, not by popular vote. Barack Obama earned the necessary amount of Electoral College votes ...