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Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly poses on the set of his show "The O'Reilly Factor" in New York March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Electoral College: Bill O’Reilly Defends ‘The White Establishment’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed that “the left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system put into place in 1787 be scrapped” because “the left wants power taken away from the white establishment.”

December 21, 2016
Trump, Electoral College

Only A Handful Of Electors Break Rank As Trump Wins Electoral College

In the end, more Democrats than Republicans went rogue, underscoring deep divisions within their party. At least four Democratic electors voted for someone other than Clinton, while two Republicans turned their backs on Trump.

December 20, 2016
Electoral College, Vote

A Majority Of Voters Support Scrapping The Electoral College

A McClatchy-Marist Poll found that more than half of registered voters — 52 percent — say the winner of the popular vote for president should determine the winner, but breaking the sentiments down by party reveals a partisan gap.

December 19, 2016
Trump, Electoral College

Will The Electoral College Save Us From A President Trump?

Now and then, the Electoral College deals a deathblow to democracy. Under the unfair system set up more than 200 years ago, the state results “trump” the national popular vote.

December 16, 2016
Trump, Russia

10 Electors Demand Intelligence Briefing About Trump’s Ties To Russia

Donald Trump may have dissed the intelligence community, but ten electors, nine Democratic and one Republican, want to hear more about Trump’s relationship with Russia. So does John McCain.

December 12, 2016
voter suppression concerns on election day

In A True Democracy, The Popular Majority Must Count

Endorsing the National Popular Vote would be a critical first step toward reshaping our electoral system. Reform from the top will encourage future Presidents, all elected by majority, to address the other distortions to our democracy, including gerrymandering, voter suppression laws, and the unfettered flow of money into politics.

December 8, 2016
Trump gesturing to one of his many rallies in September 2016

Stop Mocking Trump’s Rallies — And Start Imitating Them

Building up a circuit of progressive speakers who hone and craft their message directly to voters would force Democrats to match their message to the mood and needs of the people who will become the next generation of activists. It could bring the Democratic message back to places like Macomb that Democrats need to win in 2020.

December 5, 2016
Jill Stein vows court fight for Pennsylvania recount

Stein Vows To Pursue Pennsylvania Recount In Court

Stein’s Green Party campaign said it will file for emergency relief in the Pennsylvania effort in federal court on Monday, “demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds.”

December 4, 2016
Green Party's Jill Stein drops Pennsylvania presidential recount pettion

Green Party’s Stein Drops Pennsylvania Recount Petition

Stein plans to announce “the next step” in the presidential recount effort on Monday during a previously scheduled news conference at Trump Tower in New York City.

December 3, 2016
Americans face a wrenching U-turn from Obama to Trump

A Brain Scientist Explains How To Turn Trump Into A ‘Loser’

How to defeat a master of self-promotion like Trump? Start by pointing out that he is the biggest popular vote loser ever to win the Electoral College.

November 27, 2016
Trump claims he won popular vote

Trump Falsely Claims He Won The Popular Vote, Blames ‘Millions Of Illegal Votes’

“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted

November 27, 2016
Trump loves his rallies

It’s Time To Throw Old Political Assumptions Out The Window

The vehement rejection of Clinton by modestly educated people in rural areas who flocked to Trump and the apathy of registered voters to turn out also raises deep questions.

November 11, 2016
Demonstration at Trump Tower, whose owner lost popular vote

In Trump Victory, A Fresh Blow To Electoral College

Trump’s victory, despite having lost the popular vote, will no doubt intensify the debate over the fairness of the Electoral College system – and efforts to eliminate it.

November 9, 2016
Clinton leads Trump in final polls

Final Polls Give Hillary Clinton An Edge Over Donald Trump

A Reuters/Ipsos poll gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Trump and said she was on track to win 303 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 235.

November 7, 2016
Trump: Reality TV president

Trump’s ‘Celebrity Candidate 2016’ Will End — Even Without A Concession Speech

So now “Celebrity Candidate 2016” is about to be canceled. What’s more, there’s no audience for repeat broadcasts after everybody knows who won.

October 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton poses for photo. She leads Trump in latest Reuters Ipsos electoral college estimate by 326-212.

New Reuters/Ipsos States Poll: Clinton 326, Trump 212 In Electoral College

Some national polls had the race tightening though others had Clinton maintaining her solid lead. But the Reuters/Ipsos project illustrates that the broader picture remains bleak for Trump with 17 days to go.

October 22, 2016
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump greets U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney after endorsing his candidacy for president at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas. Trump could lose more states than Romney this November.

Landslide? 5 States Mitt Romney Won That Donald Trump Could Lose

Donald Trump once bragged about turning New York and California red. Then he promised to strike a path to victory through the Rust Belt.
Now, unless something drastically changes in the next few weeks, he will struggle to invalidate the results of a landslide worse than the one suffered by Mitt Romney — the man Trump once maligned as a “choker.”

October 17, 2016
Voting provisional ballot

Republicans Aren’t Rigging The Electoral College

Republicans could rig elections to keep themselves in power indefinitely. But they won’t.

November 13, 2014