Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tag: Electoral College

Raskin says electoral college is a ‘danger’ to democracy and should...

"We should elect the president the way we elect governors, senators, mayors, representatives, everybody else: Whoever gets the most votes wins."

Improve democracy: Close the college

Attempts to fix this have been made from time to time, but never garnered enough votes to mount a successful fix to this fundamental flaw.

Who invented the Electoral College?

Hamilton and the other founders were reassured that with this compromise system, neither public ignorance nor outside influence would affect the choice of a nation’s leader.

What if we made the electoral college moot?

Immediately after the 2016 presidential election, many liberal circles were buzzing about how to prevent Donald Trump from taking office, especially after...

Elect president by popular vote: Maine joins movement to give Electoral...

"The bill ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election."

Merkley Senate bill would abolish ‘undemocratic’ electoral college

"The idea of democracy is simple and obvious even to young kids on a playground—whoever gets the most votes should win."

To ensure every vote counts, Elizabeth Warren says amend the Constitution...

"When you've got a government that works for the rich and it's not working nearly as well for anyone else, that's corruption, and we need to call it out plain and simple."

Good-Bye Electoral College? Popular vote movement gaining steam

It’s not just Democrats that see the virtue in reforming presidential elections.

New green strategy: Change the electorate, not the election

It turns out that many people who care about the environment never vote. One organization is working to change that.

How to end partisan gerrymandering

If you want your state to end gerrymandering, you’re going to have to get actively involved, and demand it.

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Rail workers blame fiery train crash in Ohio on Wall Street profit-seeking

"The PSR-driven carriers, driven to cut costs and crew time by any means necessary, cut corners and leave crews and the public at risk."

11th Commandment from Jesus at the Super Bowl: “Thou shall have no other brands...

Right now, second only to Trump and his farcical election deniers, are there any greater hypocrites in the world than extremist American fundamentalists?

Single-use plastic production on the rise in 2021 despite environmental impact, new report finds

"We need a fundamentally different approach, that turns the tap off on new plastic production.”

Connecting with nature is a path to finding joy in life

An interview with the creator of the short film “Ode to Joy,” which celebrates connection with nature as a portal to deeper connection with self and each other.

In New York Times op-ed, US physician blasts ‘lucrative system of for-profit medicine’

"Doctors' sense of our complicity in putting profits over people has grown more difficult to ignore."