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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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Massachusetts Attempts to Nullify Electoral College

July 28, 2010

The People’s Republic of Massachusetts is at it again.  This time, they are trying to reverse two century’s of precedent and change the electoral college system.  They, along with several other states, have passed legislation that would award their 12 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.  Massachusetts joins Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland, [...]

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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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