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.
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 Seen by many as radically out of date, the President is not elected directly by the voter but is elected by "electors".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.
President Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to adding citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The presidential-candidate nomination process is increasingly a train wreck. Voters are now asked to sort through 15 -25 candidates.
Mississippi is the only state in the nation where a candidate could garner a majority vote and not win the statewide office he or she was pursuing.
In discussions about abolishing the Electoral College, supporters return time and time again to the plight of small states like Wyoming or Mississippi.
Democratic senators introduced a measure to erase Electoral College, picking up a talking point that caught fire in the 2020 Democratic presidential field.
Democrats in Colorado are pushing ahead with legislation to pledge their 14 collective electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote .
The 2020 presidential race kicked off in earnest Saturday, first major Democratic Party hopeful to announce her candidacy visited with voters across Iowa.
A federal trial began Monday in New York City over challenges to the federal government’s decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Court temporarily blocked order forcing Commerce Secretary to be questioned this week over decision to add citizenship question to the 2020 census.