Colorado Republicans are calling for all hands on deck to testify against a seemingly inevitable bill that would pledge all of Colorado’s nine Electoral College votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote.The Senate approved the bill, proposed by state Sen. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, in late January, passing the measure to the House where it’s sponsored by Reps. Jeni Arndt, D-Fort Collins, and Emily Sirota, D-Denver.The House Committee on State, Veterans, and Military Affairs will hear the measure Tuesday.> RELATED: COVER STORY | Does Colorado need a new way to pick presidents?It’s in that committee that the opposition can help, Jeff Hays, chair of the Colorado Republican Party, said in a release.Foote’s bill undermines the federalist principles within the U.S. Constitution, Hays said. And with Gov. Jared Polis’ support, the committee hearing is “our last chance to protect the Constitution from the Colorado … [Read more...] about Colorado GOP calling for opposition to national popular vote bill (VIDEO)
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Donald J. Trump, who, strangely and inaccurately often claims to have won by a landslide margin in the Electoral College in 2016, is one of five U.S. presidents to have “won” presidential elections while losing the national popular vote. So it occurred to me to look into what became of the others. Only one of them served a second term. That was the most recent case, the case of George W. Bush, who lost the year 2000 popular vote to Democratic nominee Al Gore, narrowly won in the Electoral College and that only after a case went to the Supreme Court to determine who had carried Florida. Most of us remember that one ourselves. The first “loser-winner” was John Quincy Adams in 1824, and he’s the only one who lost both the popular and the electoral vote to Andrew Jackson. But that was a four-way race, before the two-party system had really sorted itself out. Andrew Jackson actually finished first in both the popular (41 to 31 percent over runner-up Adams) and … [Read more...] about Presidential popular vote ‘loser-winners’: What became of the other four?
U.S. 2018 Midterms The 2018 midterm elections might not have been the “blue wave” Democrats had played up throughout the campaign, but the party did earn overwhelming majorities in House, Senate and governors races around the country to pick up the overall popular vote. As they took back the House for the first time in eight years, Democrats received 51.2 percent of all votes cast in House races, or more than 51.5 million in total. Republicans, in turn, won more than 47.3 million votes, or 47.1 percent, and lost 28 total seats. In the 36 governor races, Republicans garnered more than 40.5 million, or 48.4 percent, of all votes compared with more than 41.3 million votes or 49.2 percent for Democrats. Democrats flipped seven states and could gain another victory depending on the outcome of Stacy Abrams's battle with Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia. The Senate results were by far more favorable to Democrats, even though they lost two seats and could lose two … [Read more...] about Representative Democracy? Democrats Won Popular Vote for House, Senate and President but Control Only One
U.S. Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is expected to gain approval for the Supreme Court late Saturday afternoon after the Senate votes him in. But he could be a justice that most of America does not want. Kavanaugh could represent the fourth out of nine justices nominated by a president who did not initially win the popular vote when elected. Kavanaugh would join Justice Neil Gorsuch, who President Donald Trump nominated last year, as well as President George W. Bush’s picks of Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito during his administration. Trump famously lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly three million ballots in 2016, or 46.1 percent to 48.2 percent. Bush first lost the popular vote to Al Gore in 2000 by just over 500,000 votes, but defeated John Kerry in 2004 by more than three million. Bush did not have opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court justice in his first term, but was able to select now Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito in … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh Will be Fourth Supreme Court Justice Nominated by President who Didn’t win the Popular Vote
opinion Saul Anuzis Published 10:18 PM EDT Sep 20, 2018 Having the state Legislature determine how Michigan’s presidential electors are chosen is exactly what the Founding Fathers intended when they created the Electoral College.. Those who oppose the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact with assertions that the plan is unconstitutional are just wrong. The bill, as introduced in the state House and state Senate, is just what article 2, section 1 of the U.S. Constitution spells out. In 2016, Hillary Clinton did get more votes that President Donald J. Trump, but she did not win the election. That’s because we don’t have a national popular vote. Since we did not have a true national election or a national popular vote, we have no idea whether Clinton would have won in 2016 or Al Gore would have won in 2000. Both the Trump and Clinton campaigns ran a race based on the rules in place, which created a campaign in just 12 states where we, for all practical … [Read more...] about National Popular Vote makes each vote count