The Anti-Trump Riots are a Smoke Screen

The Anti-Trump Riots are a Smoke Screen

THE REAL GOAL – ELIMINATE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE by Tom DeWeese, ©2016, American Policy Center (Nov. 21, 2016) — Many seem bewildered by the anti-Trump riots and demonstrations. And many keep trying to find a reasonable response. Give it up. You can’t reason with them with words. Here is my take. They know full well […]

Update: Electoral College Reform

Update:  Electoral College Reform

WHAT DID THE FOUNDERS INTEND? by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2016 (Nov. 13, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following article contains new information from updated figures from the November 8, 2016 presidential election from the author’s original post here.] As New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra once said, “It’s (almost) like déjà vu all over again.”  According to […]

Electoral College Reform

Electoral College Reform

“A BI-PARTISAN AFFLICTION” by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2016 (Nov. 12, 2016) — As New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”  According to latest reports on the outcome of the 2016 General Election, Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a 390,048 vote advantage in the national popular vote, while her […]

The Tyranny of Good Intentions

The Tyranny of Good Intentions

IS TRYING TO “FIX” GOVERNMENT THE ANSWER? by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Jun. 9, 2016) — To paraphrase an ancient Greek, society will often survive the evil that men do for evil purposes, but a society’s downfall can often be attributed to the evil done in the name of good intentions. […]

The National Popular Vote Fallacy

The National Popular Vote Fallacy

WHY DID THE FRAMERS CREATE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE? by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2012 (Nov. 2, 2012) — In 2000, out of a total popular vote of 101,455,900, the Gore-Lieberman ticket won a narrow majority, 50,999,900 votes (50.26%) to 50,456,000 (49.74%) for Bush-Cheney. A switch of just 271,948 votes, just over one-fourth of one percent (0.27%)… a […]

A Romney Landslide

A Romney Landslide

THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE VS. THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE by Paul R. Hollrah. ©2012 (Oct. 5, 2012) — In a June 15, 2012 column I described a scenario in which Republicans could enjoy a landslide 367 to 171 victory in the Electoral College… clearly, an optimistic prediction.  Conservatively, I estimated the Republican candidates would win at least […]

Beware the National Popular Vote

THE FRAMERS INSTITUTED THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE FOR SOUND REASON by Paul R. Hollrah, ©2012 (May 25, 2012) — In his introduction to the book, Every Vote Counts: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote, former Republican congressman and presidential candidate John B. Anderson had this to say: “I believe the occupant of […]

Never Give Up our Electoral College

TEN STATES COULD CONTROL THE ENTIRE NATION IF WE DO by JB Williams, ©2010 (Jul. 29, 2010) — America’s Founding Fathers did NOT form a “democracy.” They formed a “representative republic” and guaranteed every state a “republican form of government” in the US Constitution. Contrary to modern propaganda, a democracy and a representative republic are […]