Tag Archives: Electoral College

With 2010 Census, states expected to gain/lose seats in Electoral College and US House

from Ballot Access News
Non-Partisan Group Estimates Number of Electoral Votes in Each State in 2012

April 14th, 2009

After the 2010 census has been held, the number of seats held by each state in the U.S. House of Representatives will change. The National Conference of State Legislatures recently estimated what the 2010 reapportionment will mean for each state.

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Michigan State House passes National Popular Vote Bill

A newsletter, posted below, from the National Popular Vote organization summarizes the situation in Michigan and gives some background information (albeit very favorably biased background information) about the National Popular Vote Plan. In case you’re wondering, this could potentially have a positive effect on third parties because it would eliminate the obstacle of one candidate needing to collect a majority of electoral votes.Â… Read more ...

Even while third parties lag, election reform initiatives have a good Election Day

From CommonDreams.org:

Electoral Reform on the Ballot: Wins for Instant

Runoff Voting and More

by Rob Richie

2008 was historic in terms of the election of the first African American to be president and the largest number of voters at the polls in our history. But in the modern era, there is no excuse for privately-owned voting machines that breed mistrust, confusing ballot designs, polling places with long lines, voter registration laws that leave nearly a third of Americans off the rolls, an Electoral College system that undercuts equality and voting methods that suppress voter choice and stifle fair representation.

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Libertarian Party of Louisiana chair explains factors that led to missing the deadline to put Bob Barr on the ballot

In a comment at Ballot Access News, the chair of the Libertarian Party of Louisiana explains why they missed the deadline to put Bob Barr on the ballot. Louisiana has one of the easiest ballot access requirements among all states, with no need to get signatures from voters – just a slate of electors to put the Presidential candidate on the ballot.… Read more ...

Greens launch effort against Electoral College manipulation of presidential elections

Press release from the national Green Party

Malapportionment of Electoral College votes may lead to a Republican victory despite the popular vote, disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters, especially black voters in southern states

Green civil action seeks to democratize the Electoral College by enforcing 14th Amendment voter protections, names Vice President Cheney as defendent

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders said today that the outcome of the 2008 presidential election may be affected by the antidemocratic apportionment of Electoral College votes, with the popular vote misrepresented by the winner-take-all system of assigning votes to electors.… Read more ...