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  • 2012 US Electoral Map With Congressional District System

    02/14/2013 8:29:13 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies
    February 14, 2013
    The concept of the nation moving to a Nebraska-Maine electoral system has been brought up here several times. This spurred the question of "well, would it hurt or help us if applied on a national level?" Well, I recently stumbled across a map on another forum, and we have an answer. Somebody did the research, and made a map based on the results. States are colored by whoever won the two statewide electors. The results? Democrats, 270 Electoral Votes, Republicans, 268. Now, obviously, if such a method had been used in real life, the campaigns would have changed strategies, gone...
  • An Electoral College primer

    10/31/2004 5:49:25 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 16 replies · 1,136+ views
    Asia Times ^ | By Keith Andrew Bettinger
    As the US presidential election draws near, it helps to reflect upon the peculiar institution called the Electoral College in order to prepare for and understand the possibility that the next president might not reflect that popular political will of the electorate. This system, which is provided for in Article II of the constitution and was further refined by the passage of the 12th Amendment, has guided the selection of presidents and vice presidents since the late 18th century and has only been modified once - in 1961, is one of the idiosyncrasies of the US political system, a remnant...
  • Bremer Says Iraq Moving Forward on Women's Rights

    03/08/2004 11:00:35 AM PST · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 183+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 8, 2004 | By Donna Miles
    Though the signing of an interim Iraqi constitution was not originally scheduled for today — International Women's Day -- the civilian administrator in Iraq called the signing a significant way to honor "the resilience, achievements and the promise of the women of Iraq" and a reminder of "how much further we need to go in pursuit of women's rights." Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III said the new Transitional Administrative Law, signed in Baghdad today following two delays, contains unprecedented protections for women, including strong guarantees of women's rights that can't be abolished. "The law provides that the electoral system should...