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Electoral College news and analysis from The Nation
January 26, 2017
‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’
And the problem is a lot bigger than Donald Trump.
January 24, 2017
Donald Trump Intentionally Lies to Us
He has no mandate. That fact has so unhinged Trump that he is shaming himself and his office by promulgating obvious lies.
January 19, 2017
The Electoral College Is Even More Biased Than You Think. But Democrats Can Beat It.
Focus on the voters who actually swing presidential elections.
January 6, 2017
Courageous House Progressives Raise ‘Justice and Fairness’ Objections to Certifying Trump
Congressional Progressive Caucus members interrupt certification of electoral votes to raise concerns about voter suppression.
December 21, 2016
Why the Green Party Continues to Demand Presidential Recounts
And how we are working to make our electoral system work for all of us.
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December 20, 2016
The Electoral College Desecrates Democracy—Especially This Time
Trump may be the president-elect. But he has no mandate.
December 15, 2016
Alex Jones Has a New Target: Electors Who Want to Know More About Russian Hacking
As 67 members of the Electoral College ask for a briefing on what the intelligence community is telling Congress, right-wingers fight back.
December 15, 2016
The Electoral College Has the Starkly Anti-Democratic Power to Make a Loser a ‘Winner’
Clinton is winning by almost 3 million votes. There is every good reason to protest an Electoral College that intends to trump the popular will.
December 6, 2016
How the Electoral College Really Started
Suddenly, it makes a whole lot of sense.
December 1, 2016
We Need to Kill the Electoral College
It’s a foul remnant of 18th-century oligarchs and slaveholders, designed to thwart the will of the people.