The Electoral College is once again having the opposite effect of what its defenders claim.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that states cannot punish electors who fail to follow the will of the majority of voters n their state or state laws purporting to direct how they should vote.
A group of lawsuits filed across the country are seeking to challenge the predominant method for allocation of Electoral College votes. These lawsuits appear to have little merit.
Eleven states plus DC, who have 172 of the 270 electoral votes needed to elect a President, are now part of the compact.
The campaign-agnostic political science models predicted a toss-up in 2016 and again in 2020.
How close to success is the National Popular Vote initiative? (Spoiler alert: not close).
Beginning late this morning, the Electors in each of the states will meet to carry out their Constitutional function. Despite the drama accompanying this year’s election, there’s likely to be far less drama than some people seem to be hoping for.
Wherein a law professor makes the absurd argument that the Electoral College, which exists pursuant to the Constitution, is unconstitutional.
Notwithstanding the election results, support for eliminating the Electoral College is at a 20-year low.
The candidate I voted for got more than 200,000 votes for president than the winner. I’m okay with that.
A look at the Electoral College shows that It is far more likely that Hillary Clinton will win the election than that Donald Trump will.
A first look at the Electoral College paints a very grim picture for Donald Trump and the GOP.
Nebraska legislators are talking about abandoning their somewhat unique method of allocating Electoral College votes.
Putting Donald Trump at the top of the ticket would likely lead to an Electoral College disaster for Republicans.
The 2016 election will be fought on a very small battlefield, and right now the makeup of that battlefield heavily favors the Democrats.
An adviser close to Hillary Clinton is talking about expanding the Electoral College map in 2016, but even without such an expansion the GOP faces an uphill battle.
After the 2010 elections, several newly Republican state legislatures flirted with the idea of changing the way their state allocates Electoral Votes. The outcome of last weeks elections raises the possibility that this could happen again.
The Democrats have a big advantage in the Electoral College, at least for now.
New York has joined nine other states and the District of Columbia to vote to for an Electoral College bypass.
Republicans at the state level are still trying to cook the books in the Electoral College
Virginia has decisively killed a bill that would have awarded the Commonwealth’s electoral votes to the winner of gerrymandered congressional districts rather than the statewide winner.
Some proposed reforms just need to be ignored.
Pennsylvania Republicans want to do the right thing for the wrong reason.
The arguments in favor of major changes in the way we elect our President are unpersuasive.
We could be headed for another extremely close election where the Electoral Vote and the Popular Vote disagree with each other.
As the final stretch of the campaign begins in earnest, Mitt Romney faces a very difficult task.
A pre-Convention look at the Electoral College map finds Mitt Romney in the same tight spot he’s been in for months now.
The biggest argument against Romney winning in November is the fact that there aren’t many ways for him to get to those pesky 270 Electoral Votes.
The Electoral College doesn’t matter in the way pundits think it does.
Allocating Electoral Votes by Congressional District is an idea whose time has come.
Is the GOP race really down to just two men at this point?
How does the Electoral College influence policy and campaigning?
In the first entry in this series we looked at a basic question of democratic theory. In this one, we look at whether the EC ever worked as the Framers intended.
The first in a multi-part series on the Electoral College.
The Electoral College is the worst way to elect a President, except for all the others.
Massachusetts becomes the latest state to join in the National Popular Vote initiative.