The election of Donald Trump, if nothing else, emphasizes the many flaws in the US election system
Electoral College articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Electoral College is an institution that officially elects the President of the US every four years. Seen by many as radically out of date, the President is not elected directly by the voter but is elected by "electors". Also see our section on Election Reform in America and our articles on proportional representation.
Oregon may become the 12th state to approve a law to introduce a National Popular Vote system
American Democracy is much more engaging to the electorate; elections for both houses of Congress and a sort of election for the President. Representatives campaign so much more aggressively than their British counterparts.
We’ve seen a different picture of French elections under alternative voting methods before. Fortunately, we’ll all get another look as an alternative voting method analysis is again underway.
Within a stretch of a couple miles, the political views often are nearly polar opposites in America
The Electoral College is the most notable illustration of Federalism in the Constitution
What’s going to be problematic is getting the youth to come back into politics following the 2016 election. Many people will turn to apathy based on the results. However, no fight truly ends after a defeat.
A new report indicated the Trump campaign’s courting of battleground states helped him secure the Oval Office
The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Only two of those countries, England and Wales, voted to leave the EU. Ergo the UK did not vote to leave the EU.
The Electoral College gives different weights to votes cast in different states as a mathematician explains