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Electoral College

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. the national interest
    How the 2016 Election Was Rigged More Than 200 Years AgoIs the Electoral College biased?
  4. election hangover
    Obama Presidency Validated by Contents of Funny Little BoxesThe electoral votes were counted today.
  5. early and often
    How He Did It: Obama Sweeps Battleground States, Gets Boost From Hispanic VotersRomney probably shouldn’t have talked about self-deportation.
  6. Once Again, New York Won’t Help Kill the Electoral CollegeEven though a majority of legislators in both chambers would like it to.
  7. 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.
  8. fun-raising
    Which States Are Most Enthusiastic About Obama’s Reelection?We can tell you who isn’t: Ohio.
  9. 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.
  10. early and often
    The Electoral College Is Now Half-DeadCalifornia has added its 55 electoral votes to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
  11. early and often
    Will New York Help Kill the Electoral College?Only one man stands in the way: Sheldon Silver.
  12. 2012
    16 Plausible Ways the Electoral College Could Tie in 2012Wouldn’t that be fun?
  13. 2012
    President Obama Just Lost Six Electoral VotesThe Census is anti-Obama.
  14. civics lesson
    Congress Meets Today to Continue Horrible, Outdated PracticeThe Founding Fathers had some top-notch ideas, but this isn’t one of them.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.