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  • Executive Summary posted November 1, 2004 by Tara Ross Executive Summary:The Electoral College: Enlightened Democracy

    America's method of electing Presidents, colloquially referred to as the Electoral College, has come under fire in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election. That election was the first in more than 100 years to feature a discrepancy between the popular and electoral vote outcomes. Today's unenthusiastic views on the Electoral College would surprise the…

  • Legal Memorandum posted November 1, 2004 by Tara Ross The Electoral College: Enlightened Democracy

    The mode of appointment of the Chief Magistrate of the United States is almost the only part of the system . . . which has escaped without severe censure. . . . I venture somewhat further, and hesitate not to affirm that if the manner of it be not perfect, it is at least excellent. -- Alexander Hamilton1 The United States is quickly approaching its first…

  • Commentary posted October 26, 2004 by Todd F. Gaziano, Tara Ross How to Make Your Vote Not Count

    A group of San Francisco outsiders is trying to change the way electoral votes are cast in Colorado's presidential elections. But why?   The question arises as a result of the "Make Your Vote Count" campaign now under way in the Rocky Mountain State. Backed by the San Francisco-based "People's Choice for President" and funded by a liberal…

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