Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made...
Warren has own plan for everything, though not health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she's with Bernie.
Warren, a Massachusetts senator and a leading liberal Democratic presidential candidate, has...
Colorado to vote on joining national popular vote compact
DENVER (AP) — Colorado will vote on whether to join an initiative that would commit its nine Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote for president.
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...
Albania’s president rejects ruling to hold local elections
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"...
Albania’s Electoral College orders go-ahead of local polls
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...
Mississippi editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:
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.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump fudges facts on economy, 2020 voting
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...
Ore. joins interstate agreement to ignore Electoral College
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,...
Nevada governor vetoes national popular vote compact
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...
Nevada lawmakers back change in way president gets elected
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.
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...
State would honor presidential popular vote under proposal
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...
Kaine downplays chances of abolishing Electoral College
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...
With census nearing, state looks to avoid further setbacks
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...
2020 Democrats’ new litmus test: Abolish Electoral College
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.
Warren takes aim at Electoral College in 3-day trip to South
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...
Beto O’Rourke makes early impression in Pennsylvania visit
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.
National popular vote bill gets final approval in Delaware
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...
Delaware lawmakers eye national popular vote initiative
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.
Connecticut lawmakers vote to join popular vote pact
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.