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May 01, 2013 11:00 AM Reform Wars: The Two Different Projects to Fix the Electoral College

With the race for president a fading memory, Americans might think they wouldn’t have to hear about swing states again until the next election. But the reason we had to hear so much about such states during the presidential campaign...

By James P. Rooney

January 29, 2013 10:40 AM The Tricky Math of Rigging the Electoral College

Rick Hasen has a good column about about the national GOP effort to get Republican-controlled legislatures in states which vote for Democrats in presidential elections to switch to apportioning electoral votes by Congressional districts. Mainly I agree with his bottom...

By Jonathan Bernstein

January 28, 2013 12:30 PM Rigging the Electoral College -- Get It Right

I was going to let this go, but I just saw Andrew Gelman's post about what a terrible idea electoral-votes-by-congressional-district would be, and that makes the third one (here's one of the others; I've lost the other one) I've seen...

By Jonathan Bernstein

January 28, 2013 12:25 PM What the research says: Apportioning electoral votes by congressional district would be a seriously biasing idea

Given that the apportion-electoral-votes-by-congressional-votes idea is in the news again, I thought it would be a good idea to point to some recent research on the topic.Here’s what Andrew Thomas, Gary King, Jonathan Katz, and I found in a paper...

By Andrew Gelman

November 28, 2012 12:36 PM Would Alternatives to the Electoral College Be Any Fairer?

In the election for President of the United States, the Electoral College is the body whose members vote to elect the President directly. Each state sends a number of delegates equal to its total number of representatives and senators in...

By John Sides