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The recent uproar over the Virginia legislature’s attempt to gerrymander their presidential vote is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the institutionalized shenanigans Republicans are using to maintain an artificial hold on power. As...
Tags: Voting, Minority Groups, Government, Politics, Elections
The 2012 U.S. elections, though they weren’t seminal, revealed much about the nature of the body politic and the direction of American politics. Divided Government May Be Ingrained: At the presidential level, Democrats start with a decided...
Imagine if the 2012 elections had turned out this way: President Barack Obama won the popular vote by five million votes and almost 4 percent, taking seven of the eight largest states, as he did, yet the Republican candidate, former Massachusetts governor...
A recent Baltimore Sun article, "Election remake hits hurdles," (Jan. 29) brings to light new thoughts on how to change the rules of the Electoral College. At the present time, all states use the winner-take-all system except two, Maine and Nebraska....
Tags: Ellicott City, Elections, Politics
I am so relieved that I don't live in a swing state. I can sleep through Nov. 6 and wake up knowing that Maryland's Electoral College votes will be safely in President Barack Obama's pocket — or Gov. Martin O'Malley will be in witness protection....
BOSTON (AP) — After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win. From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — For the sake of conversation, here's a poll released by a Democratic-leaning research firm called Project New America that has President Obama clinging to a 48-45 percent lead in Florida. The poll findings fall within the survey's 4-...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekIf Republican Presidential Candidate ... ... Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win or at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen......
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After losing back-to-back Presidential elections, Republicans try to change Electoral College votingWASHINGTON, D.C. -- After losing back-to-back presidential campaigns, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win. From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, Republican officials who control legislatures in states that...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekPennsylvania’s members of the Electoral College gathered in the state Capitol Monday for a constitutional ritual that began with flowery nods to American history and ended with a largely pro forma vote that help usher President Barack Obama and...
This letter is regarding the two excellent columns in Friday’s Perspective (News, Jan. 11): “Blue states’ fiscal woes test Obama” by Brian Barry of the prestigious University of Chicago Booth School of Economics, and Jeff Libman&...
Feb 5, 2013 |Story| RedEye
Dec 31, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Jan 29, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Jan 29, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Aug 23, 2012 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Jan 18, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Oct 20, 2012 | Orlando Sentinel
Sep 24, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Oct 15, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2013 |Story| AP Broadcast
Dec 17, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Jan 15, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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