Swing States: A Microcosm of America?

How often do we hear anti-Electoral College activists moan and groan that the election is “only” about swing states?  They conveniently forget to mention that the identity of these swing states is constantly changing.  More evidence of this fact appears in a Politico story today: The article speaks of “familiar presidential battlegrounds” and “relative newcomers to […]

Let’s Hear it for the Electoral College

Thanks to Michael Greve for the shout-out for the new edition of Enlightened Democracy.  As noted in the book’s acknowledgement section, Mike was kind enough to read a white paper that I wrote about the ramifications of National Popular Vote’s interstate compact.  His advice has been invaluable as I’ve delved into the legal nuances of interstate compacts. Mike […]

New Book Takes on Anti-Electoral College Activists

I am pleased to announce the release of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College (2nd edition) early next week. It’s been eight years since the first edition was released in 2004 and much has happened since then! In 2006, a dangerous anti-Electoral College movement was formed. For the past six years, this group has […]