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    Liberal Stealth Groups Paved Obama Win

    More than 4 million people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 did not vote this year. But by applying new voter science, Obama nudged enough replacements in key states — many who were rare or first-time voters — to give him his margin of victory (leveraged even larger by … More

    The Heritage Guide to the Electoral College

    Abigael Evans should be happy. She’s the four-year-old who’s so sick of the election that she cried. Her tears went viral. It should all be over soon, although we’ll have to wait a bit for the official tabulation of the Electoral College. Here’s how it works: Each state has a … More

    How Political Parties Almost Ruined the Constitution

    The Constitution is for sale.  No, really. Christie’s in New York will auction off George Washington’s 223-year-old copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights next week. The pages are largely unmarked, except for a few of Washington’s notes about the presidency. That’s appropriate, considering that Article II was drafted with … More

    What Would Our Founders Say About Elections Today?

    With Super Tuesday coming up, Americans are reflecting on the Republican presidential campaign: Has the fighting among candidates been normal? Is the presidential campaign process too long? How important are debates? Reflecting on these questions can be put into better context by looking at the evolution of the presidential selection … More

    The National Popular Vote Scheme Isn’t So Popular

    The Heritage Foundation and the State Government Leadership Foundation are hosting an exciting event on December 7 at Heritage on the Electoral College and the proposed “National Popular Vote” (NPV) plan. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and the chief election officials of five states, Secretaries of State Beth Chapman … More

    Popular Vote or the Electoral College?

    While New Hampshire maneuvers to maintain first-in-the-nation primary status, a new Gallup poll reveals many Americans don’t care who New Hampshirites want to be President. In fact, they don’t care who any state wants to be President. A majority of those polled—62 percent—would prefer to amend the Constitution so that … More

    Protecting the Electoral College from the National Popular Vote Scheme

    The “National Popular Vote” plan (NPV) is a scheme that would effectively abolish the Electoral College without going through the formal (and politically difficult) process of amending the Constitution. The NPV proposes an interstate compact in which participating states agree in advance to automatically allocate their electoral votes to the … More

    From the Office Space of the President-elect

    Another electronic circular with the nameplate ”New Common Sense” burst forth from other corridors of The Heritage Foundation late Friday. This one, again anonymously signed “A Conservative,”  takes on the delicate topic of the constitutional authority granted the nation’s president-elect.  The e-circular carries the headline “The Presumptive President-elect” and reads as follows: … More

    Will the Left Stop Complaining About the Electoral College?

    Over the coming months, we will witness one of the most remarkable aspects of American political life — the peaceful transfer of political authority from one administration to another. Because this is commonplace in America, we tend to overlook the novelty of this phenomenon. However, Americans from our founding generation … More