New York Moves Country Closer to Eliminating the Electoral College

By: Wednesday March 26, 2014 1:22 pm

In the near future the candidate that actually gets the most votes could be guaranteed to become President instead of using the unfair and insane system we currently have. The New York legislature recently voted overwhelmingly to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The bill only needs to signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. While [...]

Connecticut Governor Backs National Popular Vote Plan

By: Monday February 24, 2014 2:23 pm

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is slowly but steadily advancing to its goal of 270 electoral votes. The movement  has officially gained the support of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) and Lt. Gov.  Nancy Wyman (D), where the issue is currently being debate in the legislature. “I fully support a national popular vote for [...]

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 [...]

Obama Maintains Small Lead in Ohio

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 1:12 pm

In the all-important swing state of Ohio, President Obama continues to hold a small but real lead. A new SurveyUSA poll has Obama up by three points:

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 [...]

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 [...]

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