Opponents of the Electoral College Try a ‘Tea Party’ Strategy

Much of the country is understandably focused on the revolution in Egypt, but an equally life-changing — if more stealthy — revolution continues here at home in America. Its proponents are attempting to win support by latching on to the highly successful Tea Party movement. But their cause is the precise opposite of what the […]

Update on South Dakota’s NPV Bill

Good news for the Electoral College in South Dakota! Since my post this morning, the National Popular Vote legislation has been defeated in that state. I mentioned that NPV is trying a new “Tea Party” approach to selling its bill in some red states. The strategy appeared to be working in South Dakota, at first. […]

D.C. Mayor Ditches the Electoral College

The National Popular Vote plan is one step closer to becoming law in Washington, D.C. Last week, Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the bill, which was approved by the D.C. Council in September. Congress has 30 days to object to the bill. NPV has long denied that its plan is an end-run around the constitutional amendment […]

The Electoral College Takes Another Hit

And so the dominoes continue to fall. The D.C. Council yesterday approved the National Popular Vote plan that has been pending before several state legislatures. D.C.’s approval comes less than two months after Massachusetts approved the plan. Two procedural steps remain before NPV is officially enacted in D.C.: The mayor must sign the legislation and […]

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 […]