Massachusetts, the Electoral College, and the Lessons of History

Massachusetts is one gubernatorial signature away from thumbing its nose at the Electoral College — to say nothing of Article V of the Constitution. Its state Senate has joined the House in giving final approval to the ill-advised National Popular Vote plan. The measure is now headed to Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk. The governor’s spokeswoman […]

Cato Institute: Is the Electoral College Obsolete?

POLICY FORUM Thursday, July  8, 2010 Noon Featuring Tara Ross, Author, Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College; and John R. Koza, originator of the National Popular Vote Plan; moderated by Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute. The Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=7349

Attacks on the Electoral College Gain Momentum

You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but the Electoral College is on the verge of being eliminated. One important legislative vote could occur Thursday. Two others could occur in the upcoming days and weeks. A California-based group, National Popular Vote, is lobbying hard for a dangerous piece of anti-Electoral College legislation. My […]