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Arizona Legislature Considering Bills to Bypass Electoral College

  • A bill being considered by the Arizona state legislature would call for a radical change in the U.S. Constitution’s process of electing a president.
  • Republican and Democrat members of the state House and Senate have united to support a pair of bills (HB 2456 and SB 1218) that would authorize the state to join a “Compact of States”  for the purpose of contributing Arizona’s 11 electoral votes to the winner of the National Popular Vote (NPV).
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Sour Grapes?

Abraham Lincoln affixed his signature to the Thirteenth Amendment… on this day in 1865.  He had gambled during reelection year supporting the joint resolution, and thrust the full weight of the Presidency behind in the second term. 144 more words


Required - A Redesigned Senate for Canada, its Regions and its Indigenous Peoples

On January 19, 2016, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, announced the appointment of first members of the non-partisan panel that is charged with the task of coming up with qualified candidates for Senate vacancies. 2,166 more words

Parliamentary Law

Cleveland Heights "Democracy Day" public hearing testimony

Eighteen people testified on a wide range of subjects which were connected to corporate constitutional rights and money defined as free speech.


Voter ID Proposals Move Forward in Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Republicans’ decade-long effort to add an ID requirement for voters won initial approval Wednesday in the Missouri House of Representatives. 529 more words


Missouri Senate Considering Voter ID Requirements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Proposals to tighten Missouri’s voting requirements are under consideration in the Senate as the House nears an expected vote on similar measures. 134 more words


Yes, They Can

Constitutional amendment with provincial consent is not required for electoral reform.

The federal government’s pursuit of electoral reform has raised a number of questions: is reform necessary or desirable at all? 1,339 more words

Constitutional Law