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Parenting and the Electoral System

Grant Calder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Grant Calder

No matter how many times I explain it to them, my kids can't seem to grasp that the people's choice in the world's oldest democracy is not necessarily the one who assumes the country's highest office, but they're only 10 (twins).

How to Work Around the Electoral College -- Without Amending the Constitution

Eric Black | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

Notwithstanding the worshipful attitude that most Americans have toward the Constitution in general and willingness to believe in the near-perfection of the Framers and their vision, most Americans, by a stable and very wide margin, would prefer a simple national popular vote system.

Why National Popular Vote Is a Bad Idea

Curtis Gans | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

The appeal of NPV is the simplicity of its message. The danger of NPV is that it will undermine the complex and vital underpinnings of American democracy.

Biggest Voter Turnout In 90 Years, Since Women Won The Right

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans turned out at the polls in record numbers today. According to MSNBC: Americans were voting in numbers unprecedented since women were g...

Jason Linkins

Election Result To Be Certified; Votes Moved For Football

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today, Congress plans to officially certify the results of the 2008 election, meeting in a 1 P.M. joint session to get down to counting up the elector...

McCain Camp Mood: "Great Fight" ... "No Regrets"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MSNBC describes the mood in John McCain's villa: Senior staffers are gathering to spend time with Senator McCain at the "family villa" they are usin...

Bush To Obama: "What An Awesome Night For You"

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush has called Barack Obama to congratulate him on winning the presidency. The two-term Republican president told the I...

Election Results: CNN's Election Night Widget

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow tonight's presidential results with CNN's election map. It's gray now, but once the polls close it will be colorful. See More Election Nigh...

President Obama: Barack Obama Becomes America's 44th President

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

See below for the results of election 2008! Daily Kos Map CNN's Electoral Map Google Map: Follow Presidential, Senate House Races CBS News ...

Kerry: "Tonight New Dreams Are Born"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry released the following statement in response to Sen. Barack Obama's victory: "Tonight we elected a President who has inspired a major...

Election Results: States To Watch

NY Times/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pundits and pollsters may be trying to take all the fun out of Election Day. So many have predicted a lopsided victory for Senator Barack Obama over S...

McCain 510 Electoral Votes, Obama 28: How the Map Looked 2 Years Ago

SurveyUSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Exactly two years ago, SurveyUSA completed interviews with 600 voters in every state (30,000 total interviews), asking them how they would vote in a 2...

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?