Showing posts tagged with: "Electoral College"

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

Political Competition Hits Historic Low: Part Three The 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 to read more

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

Political Competition Hits Historic Low: Part One The Anti-Competitive Impact of Winner-Take-All Voting and Partisan Redistricting Democracy 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 was hard to find in 2016. read more

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

The Electoral College: A Compromise Never Meant to Last 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 questions are being raised about why the framers came up with scheme. Is 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 read more