Tonight, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will face off in their first presidential debate. Will there be a moment that changes the direction of the race? Will one candidate land a verbal punch that will go down in the history books? What has been your favorite presidential (or vice presidential) debate moment from past years? […]
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 […]