The Electoral College is in part to blame for the deep challenges American democracy has faced in recent years, notably in 2020, article.
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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 Seen by many as radically out of date, the President is not elected directly by the voter but is elected by "electors".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 American democracy and our articles on proportional representation.
One question that’s arisen in Electoral Count Act reform concerns the role of the governor certifying the state’s election results.
Thomas Main’s new book The Rise of Illiberalism explores the philosophical underpinnings of this toxic political ideology and documents its rise.
If the crisis in democracy had a capital, it would be Los Angeles. And if democracy is going to be saved, that rescue needs to start in California.
Although Democrats and Republicans often disagree on election reform, there are still certain aspects that they can both agree with.
Some see the Electoral College as a key aspect of American democratic stability others not, arguing that it erodes the will of the majority.
McConnell is signaling openness to Electoral Count Act reform a year after Republicans tried to stop certification of Biden’s victory.
A different form of Electoral College change could be on the horizon depending on the results of the 2022 midterm elections.
The Jan. 6th congressional committee is taking steps to overhaul the law Trump attempted to use to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
If you live in California, you might be outraged that an 18th-century system designed to defend slave owners has devalued your vote.