Pages tagged "National popular vote"


South Carolina voters better enjoy it while it lasts

Posted on What's New by Katie P. Kelly on January 20, 2012

With the South Carolina primary just around the corner on Saturday, the preferences of South Carolina voters are of intense interest to the nation -and of course to the candidates swarming the states. Events, polls, debates and the media are all focused on South Carolina voters. But after Saturday? Forget it. 

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Presidential Tracker: Looking at the Structure

Posted on What's New by Presidential Tracker, Katie P. Kelly on December 01, 2011

Tracking the president's events and visits doesn't produce surprises considering the electoral system under which he operates, but it does provide insight into the inadequacies of our current structure -- affirming that the rules have a direct correlation on the outcomes.

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NPV Critic Response Series: Spakovsky and the NPV plan

Posted on What's New by Katie P. Kelly on October 31, 2011

Another installment of the NPV Critic Response Series. This post addresses Hans A. von Spakovsky's recent arguments against the National Popular Vote plan that recently appeared in The Washington Times. 

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Gallup Poll: National Popular Vote Favored by Majority

Posted on What's New by Katie P. Kelly on October 26, 2011

Latest poll on Electoral College versus a national popular vote from Gallup shows that Americans across the major political parties and age groups support a popular vote for president. It’s time to go with the people and support a national popular vote for president – making every vote equal and every vote count. 

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NPV Critic Response Series: Sen. Grassley Defends Wrong System

Posted on What's New by Katie P. Kelly on October 22, 2011

Grassley and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad say that 31 small states would not matter under a national popular vote for president. They are just simply wrong. 

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NPV Critic Response Series: Big Cities Won't Rule

Posted on What's New by Katie P. Kelly on October 14, 2011

Recent arguments against the National Popular Vote plan for presidential elections have claimed that power would shift to big cities, thereby favoring Democrats. FairVote explains why these claims are wrong, backed by no facts, and based on false assumptions. 

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NPV Critic Response Series: The Electoral College

Posted on What's New by Katie P. Kelly on October 06, 2011

Critics of the National Popular Vote (NPV) plan often make misleading or misinformed remarks and judgments. To address these remarks, we are launching a new blog series designed to address the latest arguments from opponents. We start today by first reviewing some important features of the current Electoral College system and how those features influence our critique of current state laws governing modern elections. Subsequent posts will address arguments specifically and directly respond to new criticisms.

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Pennsylvanians oppose congressional district system - but also status quo

Posted on What's New by Katie P. Kelly on September 29, 2011

Poll numbers are useful in today's politics, but it is important to remember that the answers to other relevant questions may not always be present. Pennsylvanians oppose of Senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi’s proposal to allocate electoral votes by congressional district, but they also oppose the current system.

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Arlen Specter: Extra Money for Swing State Status

Posted on What's New by Katie P. Kelly on September 28, 2011

As someone who has officially been a Pennsylvanian all of her life until this month, I can say that the debate over Electoral College reform occurring across Pennsylvania has had my close attention. Senator Arlen Specter's comment made it clear that the system is set up to serve special interests. Isn't it about time for the system to serve the American people?

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Presidential Tracker: "Every Corner of Every Swing State"

Posted on What's New by Presidential Tracker, Katie P. Kelly on September 14, 2011

Historical trends are right on track with our Presidential tracker. As the general election comes closer, visits to states by the President are taking an interesting swing. 

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