Proposal to divide the state into three separate states has received enough signatures from voters to appear on the ballot
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 Seen by many as radically out of date, the President is not elected directly by the voter but is elected by "electors".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.
Polls that have consistently shown that a majority of Americans wants to elect the President by popular vote
Do states have the authority to penalize presidential electors and bind their vote to reflect popular will?
At the moment, whoever exceeds 270 electoral votes wins the election even if the candidate loses the popular vote
A proposal would put an end to the superdelegate system once and for all for the Party’s presidential nomination process
Having failed to generate enough support to abolish the Electoral College through a constitutional amendment
In December 2017, the Department of Justice formally proposed adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census
Professor Chris Edelson speaks out on what he calls a “permanent shift to unconstrained presidential power”
Despite the low chances, the desire for California to govern itself is familiar territory
All citizen-led efforts to split or secede one state from the United States have fallen short in modern U.S. history