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Electoral Count Reform Act poses serious problems for National Popular Vote

October 7, 2022 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

There’s been a lot of analysis and commentary about legislation dubbed the “Electoral Count Reform Act” (ECRA), introduced by U.S. Senator Susan Collins (a similar bill, but with less bipartisan supp…

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The Electoral College did not end Roe v. Wade

June 28, 2022 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

The Supreme Court’s decision striking down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision has sparked a political and social firestorm, with many sharply criticizing the court’s decision while others praise it. S…

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January 6th committee member has it backward

June 14, 2022 by Trent England in Electoral College

A member of the January 6th Select Committee, Rep. Jamie Raskin is one of the most far-left members of Congress. He represents Maryland’s extremely Gerrymandered eighth district, which is dominated b…

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The latest silly partisan attack on Electoral College

April 28, 2022 by Trent England in Electoral College

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?

April 20, 2022 by Trent England in Electoral College

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

April 12, 2022 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

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

March 29, 2022 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

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

March 23, 2022 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

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?

March 10, 2022 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

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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