Court: Electoral College members not bound by popular vote
DENVER (AP) — A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren't bound by the popular vote in their states.
Trump channels George Wallace with racial appeals
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump putting race at the forefront of his re-election campaign rings familiar, that's because another White House hopeful did the same half a century ago —...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The cities of Fountain and Monument have passed resolutions opposing a law that could give Colorado's presidential electoral votes to the national popular vote...
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president criticized election officials Tuesday for ruling in favor of holding municipal elections he tried to cancel, alleging "political pressure and blackmail"...
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's top legal election institution on Monday decided in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, turning down a move from the country's president to cancel...
Maine House opposes change to electoral college
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's House is now opposing a proposal to join states pledging to award Electoral College tallies to the national popular vote winner in presidential elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An eye toward his 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook of exaggerated boasts about economic performance and overdrawn complaints about a race...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a measure granting Oregon's electoral college votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's House is breathing new life into a proposal to join states pledging to award Electoral College tallies to the national popular vote winner in presidential...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has voted to become the 15th state to grant its electoral college votes to whoever wins the popular vote across the country.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House has rejected a proposal to join a group of states pledging to award Electoral College tallies to the national popular vote winner in presidential elections,...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will not join a cohort of other U.S. states that have pledged their Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says the "faithless electors" who defied both a pledge they had made and the will of Washington voters by casting their Electoral College votes for...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada could soon become the latest to pledge to give its Electoral College votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote, even if another candidate...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two former Democratic senators from red states who lost re-election bids in 2018 are leading a campaign to help their party win back votes in rural America.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A ballot measure proposing to give Ohio's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote has been withdrawn.
- The Washington TimesAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College a racist 'scam' that 'has to go'August 21, 2019
- The Washington TimesNevada Senate passes National Popular Vote bill on party-line voteMay 22, 2019
- San Antonio Express-NewsWarren is wrong about the Electoral CollegeMarch 30, 2019
- The SunWarren Helps Revive Attempts to Abolish the Electoral CollegeMarch 25, 2019
- The Washington TimesKamala Harris: 'I'm open' to abolishing Electoral CollegeMarch 20, 2019
Oregon Senate votes to switch to popular vote model
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon could be the 16th state to join a movement to switch to a popular vote model in presidential elections.
The Senate voted 17-12 after a pitched floor debate on...
Oregon eyes Electoral College workaround
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Tapping into Democratic anger over the country's election process, Oregon is joining a number of Democrat-controlled states in pursuing a workaround to the Electoral College and...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's coveted 18 electoral votes would be delivered to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote under a proposal making its way toward the state's fall...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sen. Tim Kaine endured being denied the vice presidency despite running on a ticket that won the national popular vote. But the Virginia Democrat on Monday downplayed the...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has seen its political influence wane in recent decades as populations have shifted, so officials are working to ensure that it doesn't lose any more ground in the...
The Green New Deal and "Medicare for All" are old news. The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (all times local):
Elizabeth Warren supports the elimination of the electoral college,...
Colorado governor signs law on presidential electors
DENVER (AP) — Colorado on Friday joined a compact of states that have pledged to pool their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval for Delaware to give its Electoral College presidential votes to whoever wins the national popular vote, not Delaware's vote.
New Mexico may join popular vote compact
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico moved a step closer to participating in a compact with other states to elect the U.S. president by national popular vote on Tuesday with state Senate...
Correction: Delaware-Electoral College story
DOVER, Del. (AP) — In a story March 7 about legislation regarding the National Popular Vote, The Associated Press erroneously reported the results of a Delaware Senate vote. The Senate approved...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate is set to vote on having Delaware join other states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would add Maine to a growing list of states pushing to elect the president of the United States via national popular...
Former governor: Cutting Electoral College would hurt whites
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage says any elimination of the Electoral College would hurt white people.
LePage told WVOM radio that allowing the popular vote to choose the...
Washington Senate passes presidential elector bill
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has passed a measure that removes the fine for Electoral College members for vote for someone other than candidates who win the state, but would have...
A third congressperson for Idaho is not looking likely
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Last year, it looked like Idaho could have been in line for a third congressional representative and another vote in the Electoral College. But new projections are casting...
Colorado Editorial Roundup
Aurora Sentinel, Feb. 10, on letting Colorado help guide the nation toward a popular vote for president:
The time to consider changing how the nation elects a president has never been better because of Donald Trump — but not for the reasons most people would think.
This year, Colorado and several other states are considering a strategic change in how to reshape the country's arcane electoral college system, effectively electing U.S. presidents by popular vote.
Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors
DENVER (AP) — Following Donald Trump's 2016 victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking legislation to join other states in picking the president based on the national popular vote.
Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors
DENVER (AP) — The latest on a Colorado bill that would change the way the state's presidential electoral votes are cast:
A House committee has approved a Democrat-sponsored bill to have Colorado join other states in casting their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote.
Correction: XGR-Colorado Electors story
DENVER (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about a Colorado vote on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the compact would replace the Electoral College. The compact would change how Colorado's electoral votes are cast at the college.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Colorado Dems advance bill on national popular vote pact
Colorado Editorial Roundup
The Durango Herald, Jan. 30, on Democratic Colorado Senate majority moving quickly to abandon electoral college:
Before the 2018 midterm elections, Colorado was thought to be a purple state, with divided party control of the governorship and the two branches of the legislature.
Colorado Electoral College reps try to revive lawsuit
DENVER (AP) — Colorado electors want a federal appeals court to overturn a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of state law requiring electors to back the winner of the state's popular vote.
The appeals panel heard arguments on Thursday in Denver. It is not clear when they will rule.
The three electors were among those representing Colorado in the Electoral College in 2016.
Colorado Editorial Roundup
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Jan. 23, on making over the Electoral College:
If you're a Democrat in Indiana or a Republican in Illinois, it's fair to ask whether you should bother casting a ballot in the presidential election. Your vote won't matter thanks to our weird Electoral College system.
Washington state electors challenge fine for anti-Trump bid
SEATTLE (AP) — Three Democratic electors from Washington state who joined a longshot effort to deny Donald Trump the presidency in 2016 are challenging the $1,000 fines they received for breaking their pledge to support their party's nominee.
Bret Chiafalo, Levi Guerra and Esther John had agreed to support Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College if Clinton won the popular vote in Washington, which she did.
New Mexico lawmakers seek popular-vote system for president
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic New Mexico legislators in haven't given up bringing their state into a movement to elect future U.S. presidents by popular vote.
Four lawmakers have introduced a bill to place New Mexico into an inter-state compact that requires Electoral College voters to cast ballots for the national popular vote winner. States representing 270 electoral votes must join for the compact to function.
Judge rejects challenge to winner-take-all election system
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the winner-take-all system Massachusetts uses to assign its Electoral College presidential votes, rejecting the argument that it violates the principle of "one person, one vote."
The case is one of several spearheaded by the onetime lawyer for former Vice President Al Gore that is targeting the winner-take-all system used in 48 states, which critics ultimately hope to get before the U.S. Supreme Court.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's General Assembly voted Saturday to join a group of states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote, the first state legislature to do so since President Donald Trump's 2016 election.
National popular vote bill clears Connecticut House
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation is advancing to the Senate that adds Connecticut to a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.
The House of Representatives narrowly passed the bill by a 73-71 vote on Thursday. Last year House leaders tabled the bill after about 90 minutes of debate.
HARTFORD — By a slim margin, the House gave a thumbs up Thursday to Connecticut joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
If Connecticut joined the interstate agreement, it would promise to give all seven of its Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote in presidential elections. So far 10 other states and the District of Columbia — with a collective 165 electoral votes — have made this promise.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews reasons behind his 2016 win
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't getting the facts straight when it comes to how he won the 2016 election.
He's denouncing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as a hoax, saying Democrats are unhappy after blowing a win in an Electoral College system in which they have a "tremendous advantage."
It's not true as to the Electoral College — some Democrats in fact would prefer to get rid of it.