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Why We Must Abolish the Electoral College

Chris Hayes had the most thoughtful discussionof the National Popular Vote I've ever seen on cable television yesterday. Every so often, it's worth pointing out that it's entirely unnatural to run a national political campaign through a handful of boroughs and counties in at most 9 out of the 50 states, which leads to highlighting a mish-mash of local issues as if they were the most vital and critical national issues.
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Whittling Away The Electoral College

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (6 years ago)

A PEW report on states getting rid of the electoral college: Maryland last year became the first state to approve a "national popular vote" compact that would allocate all of its 10 electoral votes to the candidate who wins the... Read Post

Eliminating The Electoral College Isn't Partisan

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Paul Waldman wonders why everyone assumes the National Popular Vote (NPV) campaign, which aims to get rid of the electoral college without a Constitutional amendment, would hurt Republicans: Just before the 2000 election, journalist... Read Post

Rhode Island Legislature Joins Plan To Effectively Abolish Electoral College

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (last year)

Late last week, both houses of the Rhode Island General Assembly voted to add their state to the National Popular Vote Compact, a plan to effectively abolish the Electoral College and ensure that the winner of the popular vote becom... Read Post


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