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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.

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.

Dem Leader Moves On Electoral College Reform

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, has proposed a constitutional amendment that would award 29 extr...

Last Election for Electoral College?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm going to paint a picture of how America could scrap the Electoral College system in the next decade, but I make no predictions whatsoever about the chances this could become reality. You'll have to judge that sort of thing for yourselves.

Reforming the Electoral College So That Every Vote Counts

Rich Rubino | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Under the National Popular Vote Plan, every vote will be relevant and equal.

Eliminate the Electoral College

Mike Edwards | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

The Electoral College is a cancerous tumor on American democracy. It doesn't matter if we all get one vote when some votes are worth more than others. It is past time that we got rid it.

Four Crazy Electoral College Rules

Rob Richie | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Discounting the national popular vote and making the presidential race about a few swing states is bad enough, but a closer look at the Electoral College shows how it could get even worse.

The Broken Electoral College: Tale of Two Carolinas

Rob Richie | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

The vastly differing ways Obama's political team treats North Carolina and South Carolina helps to highlight how state laws governing the Electoral College hurt most states.

The Nonpartisan Case for National Popular Vote: Al Gore, not GOP Platform, Gets It Right

Rob Richie | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Polls show that voters nationwide, including most Republicans, would prefer a national popular vote. Attempts to whip up a partisan fervor over NPV will ultimately fail.

The Anti-Democratic Electoral College

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

This reflects a basic pattern in American society where we want the latest technology for our computers, televisions and cell phones but we complacently trudge along using archaic voting technology while ignoring the improvements that have occurred since the late 1700s

Popular Vote Speculation Interlude

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I like to engage in the sheerest of blue-sky speculation about possible interesting outcomes that could happen. This time around, the scenario I've been hearing bandied about is that Barack Obama wins the Electoral College vote, but Mitt Romney wins the popular vote.

Electoral College Challenged

Jim Jaffe | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

This year's election may be the last one where it is possible to win the American presidency while receiving fewer votes than your opponent.

Hope South Carolina Voters Enjoyed It While It Lasted

Rob Richie | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Now that Saturday has passed? Forget it. South Carolina will be lucky to see a presidential candidate in the next four years. The state and its voters effectively don't matter now they have made their choice.

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.