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Defending the Electoral College since 2009

Law professor warns against ‘ill-conceived’ national popular vote

Posted by Trent England on Oct 01, 2020

Prolific author and law professor Richard Epstein published a defense of the Electoral College last Saturday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. After a succinct description of the history leading to th…

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Even the Washington Post admits NPV would not create a ‘national popular vote’

Posted by Trent England in Threats on Sep 29, 2020

Resistance to the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) today comes from an unexpected corner: Washington Post columnist Charles Lane. He correctly points out that “there is no such thing as…

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Gary Johnson’s argument for NPV upended by numbers

Posted by Trent England on Sep 25, 2020

Does voting for a losing candidate mean the vote is “wasted,” or the voter was “disenfranchised”? Unless an election comes down to a single vote (it happens), no individual vote is decisive. But ever…

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Forgotten Colorado

Posted by Trent England in State Updates on Sep 23, 2020

Why does John Hickenlooper, locked in a tight race for U.S. Senate in Colorado, snub people who live in small towns and rural areas? Because he doesn’t need their votes. If he can get enough votes fr…

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Happy Constitution Day!

Posted by Trent England on Sep 17, 2020

Even a simple game must have a set of rules. And when the competition is most fierce, that’s when the rules matter the most.Our Constitution provides the set of rules for governing our country. It af…

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Why do we have the Electoral College?

Posted by Sean Parnell in Electoral College on Sep 16, 2020

Key Points Only two methods of selecting the president were seriously considered at the Constitutional Convention: congressional appointment or electors. Direct election was seen as impractical: too …

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National Popular Vote’s dignified death in New Hampshire

Posted by Sean Parnell in State Updates on Sep 11, 2020

The committee on Election Law in the New Hampshire House of Representatives met yesterday afternoon to consider the National Popular Vote interstate compact. The meeting wasn’t to decide the bill’s f…

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The Electoral College is not an “outlier”

Posted by Trent England on Sep 10, 2020

It’s a line used often by critics of the Electoral College: no other country would let the candidate with fewer raw votes win the election! It’s also wrong. Charles C. W. Cooke, the editor of Nationa…

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Electoral College encourages broad coalitions, moderation

Posted by Sean Parnell on Sep 04, 2020

Key Points The Electoral College pushes presidential candidates to build large national coalitions instead of focusing on their strongest regions and constituencies. In order to compete for the White…

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Documentary Rebuts Claim that the Electoral College is Racist

Posted by Guest Author on Sep 03, 2020

Critics of the Electoral College Paint a False Narrative for Partisan Purposes. Today, Save Our States, a non-partisan nonprofit, responded to critics who allege the Electoral College is racist. …

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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.