Two interesting things happened during this week in history: First, on September 25, 1789, the first Congress approved several proposed constitutional amendments and sent them to the states for ratification. Included among these was the language that would eventually become the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an […]
Speaking in support of the Electoral College, John F. Kennedy once referred to the checks and balances in the Constitution as a “solar system” of power: [I]t is not only the unit vote for the Presidency we are talking about, but a whole solar system of governmental power. If it is proposed to change the […]
Thanks to The Dove for having me on to discuss the Electoral College earlier this month.
Myth number 4 in my series on Electoral College myths. Please don’t miss the earlier myths, posted here, here, and here. Myth: In 2000, a few hundred stolen votes in Florida could have changed the outcome of the presidential election. Such examples show that elections are too easy to steal with the Electoral College in […]
Naturally, I think the answer is “no”! I was asked to participate in this debate, appearing at NerdWallet.com. The link is here. The following experts (besides myself) have posted thoughts on the matter. Please feel free to post comments here or at NerdWallet! Jessica Peck, Esq., Executive Director of Colorado’s Open Government Institute Professor Gerald […]