Letter: Here is why Electoral College is important
This explains the importance of the Electoral College:There are 3,141 counties in the United States. Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57.There are 62 counties in New York State. Trump won 46 of them. Clinton won 16. Clinton won the popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes.
An easy way to reform the Electoral College
If 2016 election results hold up, a candidate has won the presidency while losing the popular vote five times in US history. One reform could address that without changing the Constitution, but passage is unlikely.
Abolishing the Electoral College Would Be a Mistake
Such a move would further incentivize populist politicians to work outside the system to cultivate celebrity and cults of personality.
The top four arguments in defense of the Electoral College. Are they obsolete?
The Constitution's framers originally created the Electoral College as a way to filter the "passions" of the people. Is it working now? What are the flaws of the current version of the Electoral College?
What Others Say: In defense of Electoral College
The Electoral College is on the chopping block after Sen. Elizabeth Warren came out in favor of its abolition, Beto O’Rourke made sympathetic noises and Colorado’s Democratic governor signed a
What is the electoral college, and how does it work?
In the U.S., the president is not necessarily elected by a popular vote. Currently, there are 535 U.S. representatives and U.S. senators nationwide. Three
20 protesters in Helena before Electoral College vote
All three electors say they will vote for Trump on Monday
Why Electoral College members are asking for an intelligence briefing
Electors have requested a briefing before the Electoral College meets next week, after intelligence reports about Russian hacking of the election have left some asking what President-elect Donald Trump knew about these efforts.
The Electoral College is undemocratic? Of course. That's why it works
Some Democratic presidential hopefuls want to eliminate the Electoral College. But that could destroy what makes our country work.
Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote
Electoral College has provided stability to the process of picking presidents.
How Often Is One State Decisive in the Electoral College?
It happens more often than you might think — and sometimes the state is a close one.
Here’s why the founders made the Electoral College: to protect southern slave states
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Editorial: Colorado should join movement tying electoral college to popular vote
We can no longer defend an electoral college system in the name of giving Colorado, and a handful of other swing states, an outsized voice in the presidential election, The Denver Post Editorial Bo…
Most Americans don't want the Electoral College. Why does it prevail?
The US Electoral College has survived seven decades of public disapproval. Is there a path toward a better system?
A timely explanation about the Electoral College, and why we still use it
Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote of this week's presidential election over Donald Trump, 59,938,290 votes to 59,704,886 votes, yet Trump won the election because he won the Electoral
Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish the electoral college. Here’s how it could actually happen —...
An initiative to elect the president based on the popular vote is already just a few states away from becoming a reality.
You'll hear these 4 arguments in defense of the Electoral College. Here's why they're wrong
Does the Electoral College encourage candidates to campaign in rural areas, as its supporters claim? And do electors actually filter the 'passions' of voters, as the founders wanted them to?
How Does The Electoral College Vote Process Work? Where And When Electors Meet To Pick Next...
Members of the Electoral College will meet Monday in each state to pick the next president.
Electoral Commission adds close to 20,000 new voters
Almost 20,000 persons have been added to the list of eligible voters. The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says 19,849 names were added to the latest voters’ list which was published on Wednesday. The ECJ says 1,926 individuals who are...
Puzzled? This is how the US electoral system works
By the numbers: Electoral College ultimately votes for the US president