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Presidential Visits: Current Electoral College Rules Distort Attention

Posted on What's New by Matt Morris, Presidential Tracker on April 20, 2011

Wonder why you never get to see the President? One reason may be that you don't live in a swing state. We know that presidential candidates concentrate their general election time and resources in the few states that can make or break their election. But it turns out that it's not so different once they get elected; a disproportionate amount of time is spent in those same states. One solution to this problem would be the National Popular Vote plan for president.

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Virginia Redistricting: Part II

Posted on What's New by Matt Morris on April 13, 2011

The Virginia State legislature also must re-draw their district lines to reflect census data. See how many more voters would have competitive choice and fair representation with multi-member districts and proportional voting.

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Virginia Congressional Redistricting: A Better Method

Posted on What's New by Matt Morris on March 30, 2011

After every census, states across the country must re-draw their congressional district lines to reflect the data. This often leads to gerrymandering, but a better alternative is to use multi-member districts with proportional voting. See an example.

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Electoral College Distortions: "Winner" could lose popular vote by a landslide

Posted on What's New by Matt Morris on February 07, 2011

Could Obama have won with less than 25% of the popular vote? Under the current system of the Electoral College, this scenario is plausible.

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