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  1. electoral college
    Nevada Governor Vetoes National Popular Vote Bill for Some Stupid ReasonThe bill “could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests,” the governor said, stupidly.
  2. vision 2020
    Without a Plausible ‘Theory of Change,’ Progressive Ideas Are Just FantasiesTurns out the last Democratic president didn’t have a durable idea of how to overcome Republican obstruction. The next better get one.
  3. birch bayh
    Birch Bayh, Liberal Lion of the Senate, Dies at 91Bayh’s proudest accomplishment was the Title IX law banning gender discrimination in higher education. He was also chief Senate sponsor of the ERA.
  4. vision 2020
    As 2020 Grows Near, Democrats Could Experience Trump Reelection PanicNo matter how often Democrats tell themselves that substantive issues matter most, “electability” will haunt them in choosing a nominee.
  5. politics
    Former Maine Governor Defends Electoral College, Saying It Protects White PeopleIt’s widely understood that Republicans rely on the Electoral College to thwart democracy. But it’s unusual for one of them to admit a racial motive.
  6. Connecticut Joins Effort to Overturn Electoral CollegeThere’s real momentum to do away with our grossly flawed system, but it’s going to be a while before anything changes.
  7. How to Maintain Your Sense of Proportion in the Trump EraThe closer we get to the 2018 and 2020 elections, the less sense it makes to treat Trump’s very presence as an intolerable, outrageous scandal.
  8. DI Politics Chat: Was the 2016 Election Legitimate?Four Daily Intel writers on what we talk about when we talk about legitimate elections.
  9. Trump’s Win Wasn’t Fair or Democratic — But It Was ‘Legitimate’Hillary Clinton should not compete with Donald Trump in expressing contempt for a flawed but perfectly lawful system of elections.
  10. Republicans Confuse the Electoral College With ‘the American People’Conservatives search for arguments to justify system that shouldn’t exist, wind up defending the three-fifths clause.
  11. Could There Ever Be a ‘Do-Over’ in a Rigged U.S. Presidential Election?A vote crucially affected by, say, foreign interference might be an injury without an obvious Constitutional remedy.
  12. Awarding Electoral Votes by Congress District Becoming Big Temptation for GOPSo long as Republicans have an advantage in House districts, they will be thinking about building that right into the system for electing presidents.
  13. Donald Trump Can’t Stop Telling Orwellian Lies About the Size of His VictoryWar is peace. Freedom is slavery. Narrowly winning the Electoral College while losing the popular vote by 2.8 million is a “historic landslide.”
  14. early and awkward
    Bill O’Reilly Laments Left’s Desire to Take Power From ‘White Establishment’He claims they want to get rid of the Electoral College because they believe “white working-class voters must be marginalized.”
  15. The Electoral College Just Made Trump’s Win OfficialIn the end, more faithless electors refused to vote for Hillary Clinton than abandoned Donald Trump.
  16. the final countdown
    Michael Moore Says He’ll Pay the Fines of Any Electors Who Vote Against TrumpThe outspoken documentary filmmaker pleads with electors to dump Trump.
  17. electoral college
    Last-Minute Push to Sway Electoral College Voters IntensifiesDonald Trump is still going to be president, but some meetings of the Electoral College on Monday could get a little crazy.
  18. early and often
    Poll: More Than Half of Republicans Incorrectly Believe Trump Won Popular VoteRegarding this year’s most inconvenient truth, the partisan divide persists.
  19. roll clip!
    Celebrities Urge Electoral College Against Trump[Stirring music swells.]
  20. the national interest
    Fight Donald Trump With Normal Politics, Not Crazy Electoral College SchemesForget about this crazy scheme to flip the Electoral College.
  21. Trying to Stop Trump in the Electoral College Is a Really Bad IdeaThe GOP is happily uniting behind its president-elect. The scheme to get electors to vote against him will almost certainly backfire.
  22. early and often
    Al Gore Says the Time Has Come to Kill the Electoral College“It’s pathetic how our system is not working today.”
  23. Assessing the Case That Our Election Might Have Been HackedYou don’t have to buy it to accept that our voting machines are unacceptably vulnerable.
  24. Experts Urge Clinton Campaign to Challenge Election Results in 3 Swing StatesA group of computer scientists and lawyers claim there are irregularities in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
  25. petitions
    Lady Gaga, Laverne Cox, Pink, and More Celebrities Want Your Help Ousting TrumpThe Change.org petition currently has over 3 million signatures.
  26. The Electoral College Strikes AgainLooks like Hillary Clinton will wind up beating Donald Trump in the national popular vote, making her another victim of the archaic institution.
  27. electoral college
    Another Electoral College Voter Might Reject Clinton“Faithless electors” have never thrown an American presidential election before, but never underestimate the political insanity of 2016.
  28. No Matter How You Cut It, Trump Is 3 Electoral Votes Short of a Path to VictoryIn theory, it could be New Hampshire or Pennsylvania or Wisconsin or Colorado or New Mexico. But he’s way behind in all those places.
  29. Trump Could Lose Popular Vote, Win White HouseThe tightening presidential race obscures a new possibility that should freak out liberals: Trump could plausibly win while losing the popular vote.
  30. Trump’s Path to Victory Is Starting to Look Very RealIt’s no longer far-fetched to imagine Trump winning the presidency — if he can just put Pennsylvania into play.
  31. Faithless Electors: The Final GOP Option to Dump TrumpElectors in 21 states are legally free to betray their party’s nominee and throw the race into the House, where a third candidate could win.
  32. the national interest
    How the 2016 Election Was Rigged More Than 200 Years AgoIs the Electoral College biased?
  33. election hangover
    Obama Presidency Validated by Contents of Funny Little BoxesThe electoral votes were counted today.
  34. early and often
    How He Did It: Obama Sweeps Battleground States, Gets Boost From Hispanic VotersRomney probably shouldn’t have talked about self-deportation.
  35. Once Again, New York Won’t Help Kill the Electoral CollegeEven though a majority of legislators in both chambers would like it to.
  36. early and awkward
    Not Every Town Counts on Mitt Romney’s ‘Every Town Counts’ Bus TourFor example, any town in a majority of the states in the country.
  37. fun-raising
    Which States Are Most Enthusiastic About Obama’s Reelection?We can tell you who isn’t: Ohio.
  38. early and often
    The GOP Could Guarantee Obama’s Defeat Just by Fiddling With the Electoral College [Updated]This is very bad news for President Obama.
  39. early and often
    The Electoral College Is Now Half-DeadCalifornia has added its 55 electoral votes to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
  40. early and often
    Will New York Help Kill the Electoral College?Only one man stands in the way: Sheldon Silver.
  41. 2012
    16 Plausible Ways the Electoral College Could Tie in 2012Wouldn’t that be fun?
  42. 2012
    President Obama Just Lost Six Electoral VotesThe Census is anti-Obama.
  43. civics lesson
    Congress Meets Today to Continue Horrible, Outdated PracticeThe Founding Fathers had some top-notch ideas, but this isn’t one of them.
  44. early and often
    The Chances of — Yes — a McCain ComebackIn the polls, in the known and unknown unknowns, and in the potential for flat-out luck, there remains a reason to hope.
  45. early and often
    McCain’s State-by-State Strategy — or Lack ThereofMcCain may give up on Colorado and try to pick off Obama’s old primary bugaboo, Pennsylvania, and its lush bounty of 21 electoral votes.
  46. early and often
    Who Will Be Able to Win the Electability Argument? Last week a national Electoral College poll pitted Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama separately against John McCain in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The numbers will obviously change between now and the general election, but the poll shows both Clinton and Obama defeating McCain with combinations of states that shake up the familiar red-blue divide of the past two presidential elections. And though they win with different states, the fact that the poll gives both Obama and Clinton an advantage fails to help resolve a main point of contention in the Democratic primary: Who is more electable? And so, as always, we turn to the pundits.
  47. early and often
    Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Apple? Chicago Is!Yesterday’s Chicago Tribune included an opinion piece that, even though we’re a day late on it, we just can’t let slip by. In it, writer Dennis Byrne rails against the fact that both party’s presidential front-runners are New York politicians (and Bloomberg, our mayor, might join them in the race). He claims it’s bad for America that the leading candidates are from somewhere so “provincial.” I find it curious that American voters may have to choose between two New Yorkers and it has received little, if no attention, from the coastal media. Maybe they think the rest of us won’t notice. Maybe they don’t care whether the rest of us notice. After all, New York is the Center of Everything (followed at a respectful distance by the District of Columbia and a great distance by everyone else), so the rest of us should be glad that someone from New York would be sitting in the Oval Office. Okay, first of all, stop projecting. And second of all, fuck you.