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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 ...

In the Trenches of Democracy

Robert Watson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Watson

It shouldn't take a terrible hurricane in the northeast or partisan effort in Florida to remind us that the health of American democracy rests, in part, in the integrity of our election system.

Romney Pulls a Gore

Lisa Wexler | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

Despite my own support of President Obama, I'm not happy to be predict that he will win on a technicality, on the constitutional anachronism of the electoral college. I happen to believe in the will of the people.

My Prediction: Why Obama Will -- and Should -- Win on Tuesday

Lanny Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lanny Davis

There are three clear reasons -- positive for President Obama and, conversely, negative for Romney -- that explain and justify the president's re-election.

Things That Shouldn't Decide the Outcome (But Might)

Mike Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Edwards

Obama seems to have a lead in the Electoral College, although even that is less assured today than in was three weeks ago. It is increasingly likely that either the national vote total or the Electoral College be decided by a very small percentage of voters.

Matt Sledge

Hurricane Sandy Could Affect Popular Vote In Worst-Case Scenario

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It sounds like a Halloween nightmare: after a major storm, wide swaths of the country are without power going into Election Day. Electroni...

Election Monitor: 5 Days to Go and Trend Model Says Romney Wins Popular Vote

Steve Lombardo | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

With five days to go before the election, it is now pretty clear that Mitt Romney will likely win the national popular vote for president. The only remaining question is whether the president's Midwest firewall will hold.

A View From the South

James Mahon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
James Mahon

Here in Tennessee uncertainty and debate reign supreme as the state aims to break early voting records unsure of how much an impact it will have in playing a role in deciding the fate of the United States of America.

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...

A Close Election? Just Hype

Richard Greener | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

Americans suffer under a fundamental misconception about their presidential elections. Put simply, we have no such thing as a "national election." Wha...

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.

Close Votes and the Electoral College

Simon Jackman | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

Where Romney's winning, he's almost always winning by a lot. Obama's leading in more than a few states by just a little. But the estimates for each state are just that -- estimates -- and are accompanied by uncertainty.

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.

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.

Gore Proposes Sweeping Reform Of Electoral System

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore gave a strong endorsement on Thursday for deciding presidential elections according to the national popular vote. In ...

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.

How Obama Could Lose the Popular Vote and Win the Election

Matthew Dowd | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Romney could win the popular vote by more than 1 million votes and lose the electoral college to Obama by a margin of 272 to 266. What a difference in talking points that would mean for the two parties compared with the 2000 presidential election controversy.

I'm Gonna Send Your Vote to College

Simon Sheaff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Teen
Simon Sheaff

This week, Mitt Romney officially clinched the Republican nomination for President. Now the real race can officially begin: Obama vs. Romney for the most powerful position on the earth.

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.

Cleaning Up Hamilton's Mess -- and Madison's

Carl Pope | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Carl Pope

The National Popular Vote gives us a simple way to preserve state leverage over presidential elections without amending the Constitution while still protecting us against electing a minority president.

Jerry Brown Signs Popular Vote Bill

AP | By JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 10.08.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that would award all of California's 55 Electoral College votes to the winner of the national...

Popular Vote v. Electoral College (Why The Media Badly Needs A History Lesson)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

It's painful to watch these fools -- they don't know how a five-point popular vote victory almost always translates when it comes to the only metric that matters -- the Electoral College. (Hint: landslide).

National Popular Vote: A Win for Our Democracy in Massachusetts

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

The National Popular Vote plan builds on states' exclusive power to decide how to allocate their electoral votes. Rather than pushing for a federal change to abolish the Electoral College, the plan uses state power to make it obsolete.