Pages tagged "National popular vote"


The Constitutional Right to Vote Blog: Bush v. Gore, Ten Years Later

Posted on What's New by Right To Vote Blog, Jo Mckeegan on December 14, 2010

Ten years ago, in December of 2000, the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore. The case remains one of the more dividing litmus tests in American politics.

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Electoral College Reform Draws Support from Both Democrats and Republicans

Posted on What's New by Jules Leconte on July 14, 2010

"The National Popular Vote Initiative does not help one party or another. It just helps Americans in general." – Illinois state Senator Kird Dillard (R), co-sponsor of a NPV bill.

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National Popular Vote passes Massachusetts state legislature

Posted on What's New by Jules Leconte on July 14, 2010

On July 27, the Massachusetts Senate approved the National Popular Vote plan for president by a 28-9 vote, three days after the final vote of the Massachusetts House passed it 116-34.

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Gearing up for a 50-... 15-state strategy

Posted on What's New by Neal Suidan on May 13, 2010

As the Republicans announce that Tampa, Florida will be the host city for the Republican National Convention in 2012, it seems that we are in the early stages of preparations for a 15-state strategy.

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Flawed Alternatives to the National Popular Vote Plan for Electoral Reform

Posted on What's New by Neal Suidan on April 23, 2010

While the National Popular Vote plan is the reform option with the most national attention and momentum, there are other options that have been presented for reform, most notably proportional allocation of electors and congressional district allocation. Both of these options are severly flawed. 

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Reality Check: the Evolution of the Way We Elect our President

Posted on What's New by Neal Suidan on April 23, 2010

Proponents of the system today rely on support for the current version of the Electoral College because "it is the way that it is and the way that is has been.” But the way we elect our president has been a continually developing process over the years since our nation’s formation.

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National Popular Vote: Repeal Efforts are a Flop

Posted on What's New by Neal Suidan on April 16, 2010

Opponents citing repeal efforts in the 5 states that have passed the NPV bill are exagerrating their support: none have made it out of committee.

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Getting "Sick" of Swing States?

Posted on What's New by Adam Fogel on March 18, 2010

Is President Obama ignoring "spectator states" in his campaign-style push for health care reform?

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Electoral Votes

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 13, 2010

Two years ago today, Gov. Corzine signed into law New Jersey's participation in the National Popular Vote plan.

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Nebraska's Pesky Extra Electoral Vote

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 08, 2010

Nebraska State Senator Beau McCoy has introduced legislation to bring unity to his state. No, not by building bridges and roads and other infrastructure, nor in the sense of a coming-together of minds and intentions. Rather, Sen. McCoy is angling to retrieve something very special that many Republicans feel belongs to them: An electoral vote.

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