Republicans Planning to Change Electoral College Rules to Rig Future Elections.

By: Friday January 18, 2013 11:55 am

“It is difficult to find the words to describe just how evil this plan is, it is an obscene scheme to cheat by rigging the elections”-Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach

No, this isn’t a joke. Republicans are at it again.

 

Americans Want to Eliminate the Electoral College by Two-to-One Margin

By: Friday January 18, 2013 11:15 am

The Electoral College doesn’t just distort our political debate by having candidates focused only on voters in “swing states.” It has repeatedly resulted in the candidate who got the most votes actually losing the election.

Most insidiously, the Electoral College makes it theoretically possible for parties to change how a state assigns their electoral votes to essentially steal. legally, an election. The head of the RNC has even openly talked about doing this to make it basically impossible for a Democrat to win the White House.

Pennsylvania Mulls Over Electoral College-Rigging Scheme

By: Friday December 7, 2012 2:55 pm

Pennsylvania backed down the last time they tried to change the electoral vote system to the benefit of Republicans, but maybe this time they’ll follow through: On December 3, Dominic Pileggi, the powerful Republican majority leader of the Pennsylvania state Senate, announced that he plans to introduce legislation that would change how the state allocates [...]

Americans Overwhelming Want the Electoral College to Be Eliminated

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 4:07 pm

By a greater than two-to-one margin American voters want to eliminate the idiotic Electoral College system for selecting a President, and replace it instead with a direct popular vote like all other sane democracies. According to a new poll by Quinnipiac, 60 percent want to change our system so that in all future elections the President is chosen by a direct popular vote. By comparison, only 29 percent want to keep our current system.

Now Democrats Have the Big Electoral College Advantage

By: Friday November 9, 2012 12:03 pm

The fact that our election rules means that the candidate a clear majority of Americans voted for could still easily lose should be a national disgrace. Hopefully now that the Electoral College has shifted from benefiting Republicans in 2000 to strongly favoring Democrats today, we can finally get bipartisan support for ending this idiotic way of selecting a leader. It is time for every American’s vote to count the same.

The Desperate Need to End the Sham That Is the Electoral College

By: Monday November 5, 2012 1:00 pm

Large states like California, New York and Texas were swing states as recently as 30 years ago. Now, the self-sorting of the electorate into coastal and interior enclaves means that the states that “matter” have condensed.

Why We Must Abolish the Electoral College

By: Monday October 29, 2012 2:30 pm

Chris Hayes had the most thoughtful discussionof the National Popular Vote I’ve ever seen on cable television yesterday. Every so often, it’s worth pointing out that it’s entirely unnatural to run a national political campaign through a handful of boroughs and counties in at most 9 out of the 50 states, which leads to highlighting a mish-mash of local issues as if they were the most vital and critical national issues.

Ohio, Ohio, Ohio

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 8:14 am

If you were forced to guess at any moment where one of the candidates is going to be between now and the election the smart money is on Ohio. There is no better proof that all sides think the state will be decisive this year than the huge amount of time all the candidates plan to spend there over the next two weeks.

Supreme Court Will Not Interfere With Ohio Early Voting Ruling

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 2:15 pm

The Supreme Court will not step in to block early voting hours in Ohio, delivering a win to voting rights advocates and the Obama campaign, which needs the help as polling starts to turn away from them.

Signposts of Democracy: How Americans Get Taught About the Political System They Have

By: Monday October 1, 2012 11:28 am

I’ve tried really hard to avoid this brouhaha over Conor Friedersdorf’s article on why he refuses to vote for Barack Obama. It’s probably generated far more discussion than it merited, since it amounted to an unsurprising statement of support for a libertarian candidate from a right-leaning civil libertarian. That liberals pounced on it as an example of Naderite perfidy, though the circumstances are quite different, is something that I found revealing of liberals, and this post can stand in for my thoughts there.

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