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

By: Friday January 18, 2013 1:12 pm

With the next Presidential election almost four years away, the Electoral College gets little attention but it is always worth pointing out what a horrible institution it is. According to Gallup, by a greater two-to-one margin Americans want to replace the Electoral College with a national popular vote. From Gallup: The Electoral College doesn’t just [...]

Americans Overwhelming Want the Electoral College to Be Eliminated

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 11:01 am

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 [...]

Now Democrats Have the Big Electoral College Advantage

By: Friday November 9, 2012 1:54 pm

If the election on Tuesday had been closer it is possible that President Obama could have won the Electoral College while losing the national popular vote. Looking at the national vote in the key swing states, Obama significantly outperformed in the states that mattered. President Obama ended up winning the popular vote 50.5 percent to [...]

The Top Seven Ways the Electoral College is Unfair, Stupid and Dangerous

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 11:30 am

If I were asked to come up with a more idiotic, unfair, and potentially crisis-inducing way to select a president than our current Electoral College system, it would be a struggle for me. The degree to which the Electoral College is both unfair and dangerous is not fully understood by many Americans, mainly because it [...]

Ohio, Ohio, Ohio

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 10:39 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 [...]

Rogue Electors: Another Reason the Electoral College Is Really Terrible

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 1:12 pm

The President of the United State is selected not by the voters of the country but by the Electoral College. This horribly designed system allows for numerous and potentially very serious problems. The best known issues with it are that it encourages candidates to work only to appeal to voters in a handful of swing [...]

The 56.6 Million Who Will Decide the Election for the Other 255 Million

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 11:57 am

Sadly “sane” and “fair” are two words that should never be used to describe America’s system for electing presidents. Since we still use the arcane electoral college system, this year states with just 18 percent of the population will be deciding who our next leader is for the other 72 percent.

Virgil Goode Makes the Virginia Ballot

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 2:42 pm

The most important political news of the day has nothing to do with the Democratic national convention. It is that Constitution Party nominee for President Virgil Goode Jr. has made the ballot in Virginia. Last month Goode turned in over 20,000 signatures to make the ballot, and today a sufficient number were certified as valid. [...]

Al Gore Joins Call for a National Popular Vote

By: Friday August 31, 2012 1:18 pm

Former Vice President Al Gore has very publicly joined the call for the United States to eliminate the Electoral College and instead have our President directly elected by a national popular vote like a sane democracy. From the Huffington Post: In a discussion during Current TV’s coverage of the Republican National Convention, Gore and his [...]

Americans Overwhelmingly Want the Electoral College Eliminated

By: Monday October 24, 2011 10:29 am

An overwhelming 62 percent of Americans think the electoral college should be eliminated and replaced with a national popular vote for determining who will be president. That’s consistent with polling over a decade.  Only 35 percent of the country thinks the electoral college system should be kept, according to Gallup’s most recent polling on the [...]

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