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Republican Buzz — Adjusting the Electoral College

January 19, 2013

While I am a defender of the Electoral College, there is no denying that most Americans don’t like the system.   However, alternative national popular vote schemes are unconstitutional on many levels.  Seizing on this, some Republican-dominated state legislatures and governors in blue states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, among others, want to alter the EC [...]

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Obama Redux

November 7, 2012

At about 11:14pm last evening, Fox News called Ohio for Obama.  Only being a matter of time before the gig was up and Obama’s reelection was official, I subsequently went to bed with a splitting headache and a deep sense of foreboding about the direction the American people are choosing to go.  I’ve spent the [...]

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Ryan’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 5, 2012

It’s almost go-time America!  Tomorrow, there’s a major fork in the road staring at us all.  Neither direction fully solves our problems, but one leads us to the abyss a lot faster.  A President Romney will try to take on the big issues and maybe get us pushed in the right direction.  A re-elected President [...]

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States Voting to Ditch the Electoral College

May 24, 2009

There are efforts underway to ostensibly toss out the Electoral College through a “stealth” method described by Peter Hannaford at the American Spectator.  The National Popular Vote initiative is promoting a pretty ridiculous idea — no matter how your state voted, the state’s Electors would vote for whoever won the national popular vote total, effectively [...]

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Electoral Map Timesuck

September 20, 2008

With under seven weeks until Election Day, some Electoral College map fun can be found here at Real Clear Politics.  It lets you change the states from Obama to McCain and vice versa, tallying the new Electoral Vote totals as you mess with it.  After about five minutes I realized this fits the description of a “timesuck” worth [...]

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