Posts Tagged ‘Electoral College’

Democracy Threatened When Census Undercounts Populations

The 2020 U.S. Census is still two years away, but experts and civil rights groups are already disputing the results. Professor Emily Merchant’s research on the international history of demography demonstrates that the question of how to equitably count the population is not new, nor is it unique to the United States.

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A Short History of Contested Presidential Elections

Noting that one candidate has been claiming the upcoming U.S. presidential vote is ‘rigged,’ our Washington-based blogger takes a look at the ways that past presidential elections have been less than clear-cut, and that ways in which the system bent to accommodate a peaceful transfer of power.

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Vice Presidents: American Politics’ Vestigial Organ

While the choice of who will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidates currently consumes the American chattering class, once the choice is made the chosen are more likely than not to slide into obscurity.

Joe Biden reality show urged by petition

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden laughs as he gathers with lawmakers during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in …

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