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All Men Unequal: the troubling math of the electoral college

Ted Cruz announced his intention to run for President of the United States yesterday, kicking of the 2016 election season.  I figured there isn’t any better time to illustrate just how deeply flawed our current system for electing the leader of the United States is.   985 more words

Essays

The Electoral College - Time for a Change?

So What IS the Electoral College?

A bunch of people, 538 exactly, who are supposed (but not necessarily do) represent the majority vote in their area. 671 more words

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How to end the tyranny of the Electoral College

By Rob Richie and Claire Daviss

Since 1991, Nebraska has awarded its electoral votes to presidential candidates by congressional district, one of only two states that do not award all electoral votes to the statewide popular-vote winner. 246 more words

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(Libertarian) Women's History month: Tonie Nathan

Tonie Nathan, R.I.P. (The First Woman to Receive an Electoral Vote for Vice President)

Tonie Nathan was the first woman and the first Jewish American to receive an Electoral College vote, decades before Geraldine Ferraro or Joseph Leiberman, when she was the (first) Vice Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party in 1972.   291 more words

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AMERICAN SAMOA, GUAM TO BE ANNEXED TO THE PHILIPPINES?

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – (The Adobo Chronicles) – While an online petition seeking to make the Philippines the 51st U.S. state has generated thousands of signatures, a slightly different kind of movement is gaining ground in Guam and American Samoa. 264 more words

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The Republican Advantage in an Electoral College Tie

The Republican Advantage in an Electoral College Tie

Many are unaware of how the Electoral College system works in the United States. Some would be surprised to find out that on Election Day we do not directly elect our president. 2,071 more words

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Lost and Found - February 17th Edition

What to remember about February 17th…

  • 1621  Miles Standish is elected by Pilgrim’s as 1st commander of Plymouth Colony
  • 1801  After 35 unsuccessful votes in Electoral College, Thomas Jefferson is elected 3rd President of the United States…
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