No Electoral College = No President-Elect Yet?

I ran across an interesting post on the Washington Times website the other day.  The post was understated, basically an afterthought to this year’s election.  The writer was simply remarking upon updated popular vote totals. Guess what? Mitt Romney finally passed John McCain’s high water mark from 2008.  One less thing to bash the Romney […]

Washington’s Forgotten Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation (1789) is a popular post today, but I thought I would do something a little bit different. Washington’s second Thanksgiving Proclamation (1795) is often overlooked – or even completely forgotten. It should not be. Washington issued this latter proclamation in 1795 on his own initiative.  In sharp contrast, he had issued […]

Did the Electoral College fail America last night?

Last night, Donald Trump tweeted that the “electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.”  His concerns were echoed by others who watched as Mitt Romney temporarily led in the popular vote, despite a looming electoral defeat.  A Rasmussen poll shows lack of support for the institution in the wake of yesterday’s election. On a personal note, […]

There they go again, misquoting Founders & blasting the Electoral College

In May, I blogged that an LA Times editor had misquoted James Madison, pretending that Madison was opposed to the Electoral College. In the LA Times piece, Madison was taken very badly out of context. Madison’s words were not aimed at the Electoral College; he was writing of his discontent with the back-up election process, […]

Enlightened Democracy (2d edition) — Kindle version finally available!

Those of you who have been following this page may remember that the Kindle version of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College was still for the 1st edition of the book.  Well, I finally got my act together and uploaded the 2nd edition. It is available here: Amazon is in the process […]