#Electoral Votes

Opinion: The Electoral College Should Not Exist

One of America’s core values is properly reflecting the wants of its citizens. Laws are decided for the people, by the people. It is what makes this country such a revolutionary and advanced society. The question remains then, if America prides itself on being a representative democracy, why is the leader of the country picked in a way that doesn’t at all respect or honor this?
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The Electoral College: A Fundamental Flaw of American Democracy

The U.S. Presidency is arguably one of the most powerful positions one can hold on both the national and global scale. As head of state to a country of over 330 million, overseer of an economy with a GDP of $23 trillion, and commander-in-chief of the world’s third largest military, the President of the United States holds immense political, economic, and military power.
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Trump adviser Eastman faces California disciplinary charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservative attorney John Eastman, a lead architect of some of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to remain in power after the 2020 election, was slapped Thursday with a series of disciplinary charges in California that could lead to his disbarment. The State Bar of...

What the Electoral Count Reform Act Means for States

Days before the end of the 117th Congress, an omnibus appropriations bill was signed by President Joe Biden. Included in that 4,000-page spending law was the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act of 2022, or ECRA. Hammered out by lawmakers including Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), this bipartisan legislation is intended to provide better guardrails to govern how presidential election results get from the states to the Electoral College process and then to Congress, and how Congress handles them once there.

It’s time to end the Electoral College completely

We can find many reasons to celebrate. One very important reason for those in our country to celebrate is that democracy is now safer. It is safer by far because Congress just passed a reform act which clarifies the 1887 Electoral Count Act that was signed into law by President Biden on Dec. 29.

Where are the street sweepers and ‘sparkling’ streets? Chance for electoral votes being split in North Carolina?

Today’s round of questions, my smart-aleck replies and the real answers:. Question: Can you find out what happened to all the street cleaning vehicles? When I moved here five years ago, I saw street cleaning machines regularly and the roadways “sparkled.” When the pandemic hit, I seem to remember that a statement came out saying that it took two operators per truck and due to COVID restrictions the operators couldn’t ride in trucks together. And that is the last time a truck has been seen operating to my knowledge. Meanwhile, you could build a new car from the parts on the Bowen Bridge. That bridge and its surrounding road connections look like a third world country. I recommend that the tourist tax dollars be used to fund regular use of the street cleaning trucks. While they are doing that they can add funds to rebuild the Mills River Water Treatment Plant.

What the Electoral Count Reform Act Means for States

Late last year, Congress delivered a major victory for democracy by passing the Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022 (ECRA). This bipartisan legislation, included as part of an omnibus appropriations and policy package, updates the archaic Electoral Count Act (ECA) of 1887. The ECA, as updated by the ECRA, provides the primary legal framework for casting and counting Electoral College votes in presidential elections.