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New York Legislature backs National Popular Vote

New York’s Legislature has approved  the National Popular Vote (NPV) interstate compact, joining nine other states and Washington, D.C. in moving to ensure that the presidential candidate receiving the most votes on Election Day will be sworn in on Inauguration Day. If signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, which seems likely, the compact legislation approved 57-4 […]

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This is not real Electoral College reform

The Republican was right in a recent editorial to condemn GOP efforts in several states to gerrymander the Electoral College by awarding presidential electors to the winner of each congressional district in those states rather than the current winner-take-all method. Such a system sounds like reform, but nothing could be further from the truth. Congressional district […]

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The Case for a National Popular Vote

Is it time for the US to graduate from the Electoral College to a national popular vote plan? David Sirota makes a strong case in an article for

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Newsweek spotlights “8 Ways to Fix Our Politics”

The August 15 issue of Newsweek attracted a lot of attention with its provocative cover photo of Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann, proclaiming her “the Queen of Rage.”  But with all due respect to Newsweek’s editors, and to Rep. Bachmann for that matter, an item buried inside the struggling weekly is worth a longer look. […]

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Recalling Wisconsin Voters

It’s recall day in Wisconsin, the first of two days when voters in the state can give a progress report to the fallout of Gov. Scott Walker’s assault of public employees earlier this year. Voters are mad and advocacy groups are spending like crazy on both sides: Outside groups — led by national unions on […]

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