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The latest silly partisan attack on Electoral College

Posted by Trent England on Apr 28, 2022

Usually, it’s Democrats claiming that the Electoral College hurts their party, but sometimes a Republican gets in on that game. Columnist Rachel Alexander recently regurgitated a series of National P…

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Are Democrats at a structural disadvantage?

Posted by Trent England on Apr 20, 2022

Candidate Joe Biden walking with supporters at an event in Clear Lake, Iowa. Photo by Gage Skidmore A recent New York Times column by Ross Douthat asks whether “Democrats [will] soon be locked out of…

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The Democrats’ democratic presidential nomination process

Posted by Sean Parnell on Apr 12, 2022

I recently wrote about how the Democratic Party selects its national leadership and how it recognizes that while “one person, one vote” is a “sacred principle” of democracy (as stated in the party pl…

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Noncitizen Voting and National Popular Vote

Posted by Sean Parnell on Mar 29, 2022

I wrote the other day about the irresponsible and wildly inaccurate claims made by a National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) lobbyist regarding the effect of illegal immigration on the Elector…

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NPV lobbyists’ myths about illegal immigrants and the Electoral College

Posted by Sean Parnell on Mar 23, 2022

There’s a story (possibly apocryphal) of Nobel-prize-winning theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli saying of a student’s paper, “This isn't right. It's not even wrong.” I think Pauli was trying to con…

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NPV lobbyists’ inconsistency on post-election shenanigans?

Posted by Sean Parnell on Mar 10, 2022

One of the biggest problems with the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) is that states might try to pull out of the compact after Election Day or find another way to circumvent it if they…

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National Popular Vote is dangerous for the country

Posted by Trent England on Mar 02, 2022

The National Popular Vote interstate compact would radically change presidential elections and national politics. It would bring chaos, and if upheld by the courts would cause dangerous unintended co…

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Abraham Lincoln and the Electoral College

Posted by Trent England on Feb 12, 2022

Today is the birthday of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. In four ways, Lincoln’s presidency and legacy reveals the importance of the Electoral College. First, Lincoln won the Republican nominat…

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Time is running out

There is a real, immediate threat to the constitutional way we elect our president. National Popular Vote is 72% of the way to implementing their dangerous plan.

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