Showing posts tagged with: "Electoral College"

Political Competition Hits Historic Low: Part Three . May 11, 2017

Political Competition Hits Historic Low: Part ThreeThe Electoral College (This three part series focuses on four foundational election practices that limit political competition and voter choice – methods not meant to be permanent and adopted in the 18th century when democracy was new, populations small, and few candidates or parties or people eligible... read more

Political Competition Hits Historic Low: Part One . April 6, 2017

Political Competition Hits Historic Low: Part OneThe Anti-Competitive Impact of Winner-Take-All Voting and Partisan RedistrictingDemocracy cannot be just defined by the right to vote. Voters must also be offered meaningful choices between candidates and a genuine degree of electoral competition. Outside of a few battleground states, competition... read more

The Electoral College: A Compromise Never Meant to Last . March 20, 2017

The Electoral College: A Compromise Never Meant to Last The Signing of the Constitution  (Photo by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images) For the fifth time the Electoral College, the constitutional compromise principally forged to get slaveholder states to sign the constitution, elected the candidate with fewer actual votes than the popular vote winner.  Again... read more

New York Joins National Popular Vote Movement . April 30, 2014

Earlier this month, New York Governor Cuomo signed a bill adding the state to the National Popular Vote Compact. New York’s 29 electoral votes bring the total to 165, 61% of the 270 that are needed to guarantee a majority in the Electoral College. Supporters of National Popular Vote see it as a remedy to a system that favors just a handful “battleground”... read more