The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has actively lobbied against state plans to implement a national popular vote for president, urging state legislators to preserve the Electoral College -- which GOP legislators are now trying to rig to ensure the the next president is a Republican. In late 2011, ALEC officially changed its policy on the Electoral College to implicitly support allocating electoral votes by congressional district.

Want to stop small-minded states from undemocratic election-rigging? Here's how (a national popular vote may help)

Republicans, apparently convinced that they really are facing demographic doom, have been taking increasingly desperate measures to ensure their continued existence. Does this include an effort to moderate their views in order to win more votes? Don't be silly. Instead, they're trying to game the mechanics of the voting system itself. The last two years, of course, have seen a raft of new voter ID laws designed to reduce participation by groups most likely to vote for Democrats: students, the poor, and minorities. But that's not enough. The Electoral College is looking tougher and tougher for Republicans—especially for hardcore conservative Republicans, who are suffering declining support outside the South—so that's their next target.

Senators have a disincentive for getting rid of the anti-majoritarian rule: It gives them more power

The changes would give Republicans an advantage in key states that went for Obama in 2012

Friday, 25 January 2013 16:46

What’s the point of the Senate?

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After more than a year of fighting for real reform, it will still take 60 votes to pass just about anything

A Senate subcommittee has recommended a bill to rig the state's electoral vote allocation

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 22:18

Hillary faces down the angry men

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From simpleton Ron Johnson to delusional Rand Paul, GOP senators swung at the Secretary of State and hit themselves

Sunday, 20 January 2013 18:20

10 biggest beneficiaries of Citizens United

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A new report reveals the decision allowed an extra $1 billion in special interest funding in the 2012 election

Saturday, 19 January 2013 15:25

Obama’s endless fundraising

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The election may be over, but the glad-handing continues. So much for the president's pledge to keep donors at bay

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