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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...
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
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...
In the aftermath of President Barack Obama's near-sweep of the critical Electoral College swing states last month, post-election analysis of the keys to his decisive victory has paid scant attention to one important factor: Mr. Obama's disproportionate...
Maybe ‘common sense’ voters don’t like giveaways To the editor: Just recently, a letter to the editor from a gentleman in Rohrersville appeared in this newspaper. He was explaining to bewildered voters how President Obama was re-...
Tags: Barack Obama, Voting, Libraries, Ronald Reagan, White House
The Hartford Courant"Our marriage is like the Electoral College," says the narrator in "Marooned," a Garrison Keillor short story. "It works OK if you don't think about it." At noon Monday, I will be one of those thinking about the Electoral College, as I have the...
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&...
President Obama was declared the winner of the 2012 presidential election Friday in a special joint session of Congress, finally closing the book on the tumultuous and expensive campaign. Vice President Joe Biden, serving as president of the Senate,...
Tags: Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Al Gore, Government
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
Jan 18, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Dec 13, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 16, 2012 |Story| Herald Mail
Dec 14, 2012 |Story| Hartford Courant
Jan 18, 2013 |Story| AP Broadcast
Dec 17, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Jan 15, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Jan 4, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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