The Electoral College vs. The National Popular Vote Plan (VIDEO)

I just discovered this YouTube video of a debate that I participated in late last year.  Thanks again to the Federalist Society for hosting a panel on this important topic. FROM THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY: The Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group hosted this panel on “The Electoral College vs. The National Popular Vote Plan” on Friday, […]

Connecticut to Consider Anti-Electoral College Move this Monday, Feb 25

Connecticut’s GAE commitee will hold a hearing on anti-Electoral College legislation this Monday, February 25.  The bill under consideration is SB 432, the National Popular Vote bill.  This is not the first time that Connecticut has considered this dangerous piece of legislation.  The GAE committee considered the same measure in 2011.  I was able to […]

Crazy Electoral College Ideas. Again.

Just when you think anti-Electoral College opponents can’t come up with any more crazy modifications to the system……well, here they are again, with yet another silly idea. This reporter approvingly cites a proposition that we re-divide the United States into 50 new entities. Apparently, he means to ditch the existing states and their governments entirely. (Because it […]

Which President was Elected by the House on This Day in History?

We are used to seeing Presidents elected through the Electoral College procedure.  Do you know who elects the President if no candidate obtains votes from a a majority of these electors?  The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives is to select the President in this situation.  In that House election, each state has one […]

February 5, 1937: FDR’s Court-Packing Plan & the Demise of States’ Rights

On February 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced a plan to change the composition of the Supreme Court.  He had been stymied by a Court that steadfastly refused to approve many of his New Deal measures.  He was determined to get around the Court and to get his measures approved. The Supreme Court had […]