Reading Time: 6 minutes The Supreme Court is about to decide whether members of the Electoral College are symbolic rubber stamps or the persons who really choose the president.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A growing number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have said the Electoral College is undemocratic and needs to be replaced. But, with what?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Five of the 45 US presidents won their election without winning the popular vote. A movement to institute a national popular vote aims to prevent that from happening again.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A federal court ruling in favor of “faithless” electors may have come just in time. With his recent reckless comments, Trump reaffirms that he is precisely the sort of president the framers of the Constitution feared.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes perspectives from afar tell us more than the chatter from Washington and New York. Here’s what some of the foreign media had to say about Donald Trump’s Electoral College triumph.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Anti-Trump forces are pinning their last hopes on a revolt in the Electoral College next Monday. Could that actually happen?
Reading Time: < 1 minute We live in a democratic society. Or so we are told. Yet many Americans don’t understand how the Electoral College impedes democracy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Replacing the controversial and disenfranchising Electoral College with a straight national popular vote sounds impossible. Or is it? Under the radar, an effort to create a national vote may be on its way to eventual success.
Reading Time: < 1 minute RT’s Abby Martin interviews Russ about a recent WhoWhatWhy article on the incredible shrinking choices in national politics—and what can be done to reverse the trend.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have trouble figuring out how the presidential nominees are substantively different on the great issues of our time, you’re not necessarily dense. The system as it currently operates encourages candidates and campaigns that hew to the unremarkable and the disappointing.