The rise of extremism in American politics is why political reform must seek to marginalize, to the extent possible, these destabilizing forces.
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 Seen by many as radically out of date, the President is not elected directly by the voter but is elected by "electors".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 American democracy and our articles on proportional representation.
There was an interesting new post on the subject of minority rule by lecturer in history and
One of President Biden’s first executive actions has reversed former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented policy of altering a key census count.
Though written without regard for alternative voting methods, maybe the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is OK.
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision to refuse the Trump campaign’s plea that sought to decertify Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
The legal allegations make for good copy in the press, and let Republican hacks repeat fraud charges to reporters and social media consumers.
Article prescribes a National Popular Vote Interstate Compact obliging electors to vote the popular winner as remedy to current electoral college system.
Article argues on debate on the relevance of the Electoral College that new conflicting rulings on the institution could generate chaos in 2020 and beyond.
There is currently a debate in the US about eliminating the Electoral College and replacing it with a National Popular Vote. There are also ardent defenders of both arguments. There are valid arguments on both sides.
President Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to adding citizenship question to the 2020 census.