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How Would We Count the Votes?

April 8, 2020 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

For some years I have been pointing out what I term the “mechanical” flaws of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV), explaining that if it were to go into effect, the poorly-crafted sche…

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About that “plenary” and “exclusive” power…

March 30, 2020 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

One of the key questions about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) is: Is it constitutional? For advocates of NPV, there is no question – the Constitution vests “exclusive” and “plenar…

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Tyranny of the Majority and Winner-Take-All

November 21, 2019 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

One of the many arguments for retaining the Electoral College and its state-by-state process for electing the president is that it provides a check on raw majoritarian power, sometimes referred to as…

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