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North Carolina Op-Ed Falsely Links Slavery and the Electoral College

Posted by Sean Parnell in Electoral College on Jul 15, 2020

An oft-repeated but false claim about the Electoral College is that it was created as part of a bargain to preserve slavery and bolster the political power of Southern states. A recent op-ed in the H…

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Will Colorado sell its Electoral College voice to California?

Posted by Trent England in State Updates on Jul 01, 2020

Voters in Colorado will decide this November whether to enact or reject the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV). The campaign behind NPV, and most of its money, comes from California. So i…

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Bad history on the Electoral College

Posted by Sean Parnell on Jun 10, 2020

One line of attack made by opponents of the Electoral College is that it is inherently racist, both in original intent and in application over the years. There’s not much dispute that the three-fifth…

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“Dangerous gaps” in NPV Compact

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Jun 09, 2020

It’s no stretch to call Vikram David Amar, who is the Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, one of the “intellectual Godfathers” of the National Popu…

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Debating the Importance of the Electoral College

Posted by Harry Roth on May 18, 2020

Author Tara Ross and professor Bradley A. Smith are going head-to-head against New York Times Columnist Jamelle Bouie and professor Kate Shaw, in a debate on the “usefulness” of the Electoral College…

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New book: “Why We Must Defend the Electoral College”

Posted by Trent England in Electoral College on May 05, 2020

Why is the Electoral College in the Constitution? How does it work? And why worry about keeping it? I wrote “Why We Must Defend the Electoral College” to answer these questions. The system we use to …

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Metropolitan Math is No Myth

Posted by Sean Parnell on Apr 29, 2020

In an opinion piece appearing last year at the site Market Watch, George C. Edwards III (a professor of political science at Texas A&M and author of Why the Electoral College is Bad for America) …

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Certifiably Correct

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Apr 21, 2020

In a few recent posts I’ve raised the point that if enacted, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) is going to face some serious problems being executed, in large part because of the lac…

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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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