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Electoral College

  1. vision 2020
    The Democrats Are Almost Certainly Going to Win the Popular Vote. Again.Soon popular majorities may take radical action to disrupt minority rule maintained through anti-democratic institutions and voter suppression.
  2. vision 2020
    Would Biden Contest a Trump Electoral College Win?While there’s abundant evidence Trump is willing to contest an adverse election result, it’s unlikely Joe Biden would trigger a constitutional crisis.
  3. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Lets States Punish ‘Faithless Electors’A unanimous Supreme Court found no constitutional sanction for treating presidential electors as free agents.
  4. vision 2020
    In Trump Years, It Feels Like Late in His Second TermThe intensity of the Trump presidency may mean he is wearing out his welcome in just one term — which took Bush two terms, according to polling.
  5. vision 2020
    Trump Is Laying the Groundwork to Contest Any Election LossBy deeming voting-by-mail systems a way a majority of states use to rig elections, POTUS has laid a foundation to declare a close election fraudulent.
  6. vision 2020
    Could State Legislatures Hijack the 2020 Presidential Election?State legislatures directly appointing electors is a more realistic scenario for a coup d’etat than Trump canceling or delaying Election Day.
  7. vision 2020
    5 Reasons Pundits Will Overestimate Trump’s Odds of Winning in NovemberNobody wants to experience Trump gloating at their expense twice in a row.
  8. vision 2020
    What Will Happen If There’s a Tie in the Electoral College?The House with each delegation casting one vote would elect the President, with Republicans likely to hold the advantage.
  9. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  10. vision 2020
    Diversity Will Continue to Be Democratic Asset in 2020Demographic trends and potentially higher Democratic margins among minorities and suburbanites could be crucial in 2020.
  11. trump campaign
    Trump Campaign: ‘Remind AOC and Democrats That This Is Our Country, Not Theirs’In a campaign email, the president defends the Electoral College on the grounds that the U.S. belongs exclusively to Republican voters.
  12. electoral college
    No, Joni Ernst, Iowans Don’t Need the Electoral College to Influence PresidentsIt’s funny that the senator for the first-in-the-nation-caucus state thinks nobody would pay attention to Iowa if not for its six electoral votes.
  13. vision 2020
    Trump’s State-by-State Approval Ratings Should Scare the MAGA Out of HimTranslating Trump’s standing in the 50 states to the 2020 electoral college vote currently shows the incumbent getting trounced.
  14. vision 2020
    The Scary Proposition That Trump Is Gradually Becoming More PopularYes, Trump is fairly close to his highest job approval numbers, but there’s no real evidence he’s about to bust through his ceiling.
  15. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. DI Politics Chat: Was the 2016 Election Legitimate?Four Daily Intel writers on what we talk about when we talk about legitimate elections.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.”
  29. 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.”
  30. The Electoral College Just Made Trump’s Win OfficialIn the end, more faithless electors refused to vote for Hillary Clinton than abandoned Donald Trump.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. roll clip!
    Celebrities Urge Electoral College Against Trump[Stirring music swells.]
  35. the national interest
    Fight Donald Trump With Normal Politics, Not Crazy Electoral College SchemesForget about this crazy scheme to flip the Electoral College.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.”
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. petitions
    Lady Gaga, Laverne Cox, Pink, and More Celebrities Want Your Help Ousting TrumpThe Change.org petition currently has over 3 million signatures.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. the national interest
    How the 2016 Election Was Rigged More Than 200 Years AgoIs the Electoral College biased?
  48. election hangover
    Obama Presidency Validated by Contents of Funny Little BoxesThe electoral votes were counted today.
  49. early and often
    How He Did It: Obama Sweeps Battleground States, Gets Boost From Hispanic VotersRomney probably shouldn’t have talked about self-deportation.
  50. Once Again, New York Won’t Help Kill the Electoral CollegeEven though a majority of legislators in both chambers would like it to.
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