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Understanding the Electoral College

Understanding the Electoral College

Tweet The Electoral College unifies, moderates, and protects American politics. For more than two hundred years, the United States has enjoyed a uniquely peaceful and prosperous existence under a system of constitutional and representative government. One of the reasons for this is the Electoral College, the mostly behind-the-scenes process for electing the President. Indeed...
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To swing states: Thank you!

To swing states: Thank you!

Tweet “Swing states” do the whole country a favor. They are undecided because their population is more politically balanced than other states. A successful candidate has to bridge political differences and represent the interests of as many different groups as possible. The candidate who can win over the swing states has probably figured out...
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Will Nebraska restore “Winner-Take-All”?

Tweet Since 1991 Nebraska has cast three of its five electoral votes based on the winner in each of its three congressional districts. Every other state but Maine uses a state-wide winner-take-all system. Last month the Omaha World-Herald reported that some lawmakers want to repeal that law and return to winner-take-all. Rather than increasing...
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Colorado: if NPV wins, we lose

Tweet As Colorado prepares to debate the Koza scheme, I wrote the following editorial.  It appeared in the April 20th edition of the Denver Daily News and is available on the Independence Institute Web site. If National Popular Vote wins, we lose By Amy Oliver This week the Colorado Senate will debate the relevance...
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Why Save our States?

The genius of the United States of America: we are both United and States. The American system of states is Federalism. One part of it is the Electoral College, the state-by-state way we elect the President of the United States.

Some 'reformers' want to unravel our system of states. The Freedom Foundation’s Save Our States Project is dedicated to preserving these structures for the sake of liberty. Find out more and join us.