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Congress Needs to Vote on Election Day

The American culture and workweek demands a change to the current Election Day. It’s just time.

If every politician believes that “your vote counts”, then why does the government make voting so inconvenient? 928 more words

American Politics

Run, Mitt, run!

Peggy Noonan is a brilliant writer and solid conservative thinker.

However, she’s misinformed if she can predict that Mitt Romney would repeat the mistakes that doomed his 2012 presidential campaign in the event he chooses to run for president once again in 2016. 314 more words

Barack Obama

The Electoral College: An Internet Age Dinosaur (Part 5): Is the National Popular Vote Proposal a Workable Alternative to Electoral College Abolition?

The Electoral College: An Internet Age Dinosaur (Part 5):

Is the National Popular Vote Proposal a Workable Alternative to Electoral College Abolition?

This post discusses the National Popular Vote (“NPV”) proposal, a widely supported alternative to amending the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College. 1,767 more words

Congress

The Electoral College

The electoral college was mentioned in today’s “This Day in History.” It’s a confusing thing indeed. We’ll learn more about it as the semester goes on, but here’s a cool interactive map that shows the electoral map for every presidential election. 50 more words

Civics & Government

III: Why the Electoral College

One important, unusual, and often challenged pillar of our republic is the system of presidential electors, commonly called the Electoral College. Today, too large a body of our population is unaware how its government is supposed to function. 817 more words

James Madison

The Electoral College and the Constitutional Ignorance of the Left

By Ryan S. Walters

I recently ran across an interesting article on the leftwing website Salon.com on the Electoral College and the “schemes” of Republicans who want to change it. 1,205 more words

National Politics

Unintended Consequences

The Founders did not believe it was wise to permit the direct election of the President by popular vote, so they created the Electoral College to act as a buffer between the voters and any demagogue who might mislead them.  120 more words

Biography