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Defending the Electoral College since 2009

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Defending the Electoral College since 2009

What happens on January 6th?

Posted by Trent England on Dec 16, 2020

The Constitution sets up a framework for presidential elections—the state-by-state process now known as the Electoral College—but leaves the details to state legislatures and to Congress. A federal l…

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Electoral College vote highlights this important institution

Posted by Trent England on Dec 14, 2020

Every presidential election year, on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, Presidential Electors cast votes for President and Vice President. This often-overlooked day is a vital part of…

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How the Electoral College works

Posted by Trent England in Electoral College on Dec 14, 2020

Many Americans don’t understand how the process to elect our president functions. Today, we will walk through a few of the most common questions and misunderstandings about the Electoral College. Wh…

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The Electoral College and Campaign 2020

Posted by Trent England in Electoral College on Nov 25, 2020

Every four years, millions of Americans wind up on the losing side and thus disappointed by the presidential election. These wins and losses too often color how we see our political institutions. Thi…

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The myth of 'wrong-winner' elections

Posted by Sean Parnell on Nov 20, 2020

Key Points Presidents who won without a popular-vote plurality campaigned under the rules of the time, and it is misleading to call them “wrong winner” elections based on some imaginary preferred …

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Reasonable but wrong: The Washington Post’s call for abolishing the Electoral College

Posted by Sean Parnell on Nov 17, 2020

Normally I would come to bury, not praise, an editorial that calls for abolishing the Electoral College. But as I read Monday’s Washington Post editorial I couldn’t help but notice that, while genera…

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National Popular Vote: Recount madness

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Nov 17, 2020

Key Points NPV could require, for the first time in American history, a nationwide recount. In a close election under NPV, it would be impossible to conduct a legitimate national recount.The cour…

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National Popular Vote and rural America

Posted by Sean Parnell on Nov 16, 2020

Key PointsThe interests of small-town and rural Americans have to be taken into account when trying to win statewide elections under the Electoral College.There are 223 million Americans in just thos…

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The National Popular Vote Myth

Posted by Trent England in Threats on Nov 12, 2020

Traveling around the country defending the Electoral College, I have heard an amazing array of different--sometimes contradictory--claims made by National Popular Vote (NPV) advocates. Some of this i…

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No, we don't have a president-elect yet

Posted by Trent England on Nov 10, 2020

The law determines when an election is over—not the media. Yet reporters often predict who is going to win, sometimes even before votes are counted based on lopsided polling. Other times they predict…

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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 76% of the way to implementing their dangerous plan.