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Barack Obma / November 9, 2016
Barack Obama's powerful speech to the nation after Donald Trump's election, on the peaceful transfer of power, trusting the will of the American people, and the country coming together as one because we're not as divided as it seems.


James R Whitson / November 8, 2016
Why do we spend so much time talking about and give so much weight to a statistic that is completely meaningless in out electoral system?


James R Whitson / November 7, 2016
The final President Elect 2016 projection: Clinton wins, but anything is possible!


James R Whitson / November 6, 2016
Chaos lovers, you want to get really crazy? If the House of Representatives is going to be given the choice between Clinton, Trump, and an alternative candidate, a war between the states to determine that third person could break out.


James R Whitson / November 4, 2016
An alternative conservative candidate is making waves in Utah. Could he cause an electoral tsunami that he could ride all the way to the White House?


James R Whitson / August 30, 2016
A group of disenchanted electors could get a wildcard candidate elected president without a popular vote to their name.


James R Whitson / November 5, 2012
Okay, kids, this is where it gets complicated. The final President Elect 2012 projection: Obama wins, but... with caveats.


James R Whitson / October 6, 2000 / last updated November 1, 2012
If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tie with 269 electoral votes each, what happens next?


James R Whitson / October 30, 2012
Find your state's potential 2012 electors from the two major parties and the top three third parties.


Kevin Bloomfield / January 26, 2009
Kevin Bloomfield looks at the 1912 election — an all-star event that featured a former president, a sitting president, and a future president — and considers what the electoral landscape might look like today if the Progressives had healed the split in the Republican party and won the election.


James R Whitson / November 4, 2008
Maybe one of the hardest questions to answer - "Why not do away with the Electoral College and use the popular vote?". Not only is it difficult to explain, it is difficult for some people to accept! As we head to the polls again today I'll take another stab at reaching the hearts and minds of the electorate.


James R Whitson / November 4, 2008
Here's where you find a list of the electors for each candidate in your state -- assuming your state is one of the 21 that posted the information online.


James R Whitson / November 3, 2008
The final and official President Elect projection of the 2008 race, predicting how every state will vote this election day.


Michael Novick / October 31, 2008
Michael Novick puts the microscope to the 2004 election to see what part institutionalized racism and white supremacy of the electoral system may have played.


Philip Fowler / September 4, 2008
Philip Fowler does the math and says things look good for the Republicans in 2008.


James R Whitson / September 4, 2008
You asked (and asked, and asked, and asked!), and now we'll take a look at what could happen if a winning presidential candidate died after election day but before inauguration.


James R Whitson / August 19, 2000 / last updated October 1, 2007
A very biased CNN writer tries to argue that a former two-term president he thrives on can run for vice president, and even ascend to the presidency again. Does his wishful thinking argument hold water?


James R Whitson / November 1, 2004
The final and official President Elect projection of the 2004 race, predicting how every state will vote this election day.


James R Whitson / November 1, 2004
Using current poll data, past elections, and state voting tendencies, the President Elect computer makes its final prediction of the 2004 Electoral College outcome.


Philip Fowler / September 4, 2004 / last updated October 24, 2004
Philip Fowler takes an in-depth look into several states and regions that could figure prominently in the 2004 election.


Simon Sheppard / October 24, 2004
Simon Sheppard looks at some of the wildcard scenarios that could develop in the case of a tie in the Electoral College - including a possible McCain Administration!


Mark West / September 5, 2004
Mark West argues that rather than replace the Electoral College with a direct popular vote, changing the winner-take-all system to a congressional district method would give us the best of both worlds.


James R Whitson / August 24, 2004
An anti-Electoral College website tries to paint President Elect's webmaster as "extreme" for using "mythical" reasoning to support the current system. Does he make a compelling argument?


Simon Sheppard / December 30, 2002
With Gore officially out, Simon Sheppard analyzes the field of Democratic candidates for the 2004 presidential election including some you know (Lieberman), some you may not know (Clark), and some wildcards (Dean).


James R Whitson / October 4, 2002
You may be surprised to discover that, contrary to what you usually hear, a presidential candidate losing their home state is actually a fairly common event.


James R Whitson / July 24, 2002
France's two-tier popular-vote-based presidential election (which is similar to some electoral college reform proposals in the US) resulted in a surprise run-off between the current president and a racist, xenophobic extremist. Did it have anything to do with their popular vote system?


Stuart Schimler / February 13, 2002
Stuart Schimler looks back at the rich history and tradition of what used to be an important part of presidential races - the campaign song.


James R Whitson / September 29, 2001
A look at the most disputed presidential election in history - and we're not talking about Bush vs Gore!


Craig W. Cooper / September 29, 2001
Craig W. Cooper dissects the 1972 election and contends that a sense of anxiety and fear elicited voters about McGovern contributed to his being defeated in a landslide by Nixon.


Everett De Pangher / June 25, 2001
Everett De Pangher takes an in-depth look at our current electoral college system and uncovers the flaws in it.


Steve Venable / March 23, 2001
Steve Venable explains how the "crisis" during the 2000 election was overblown by exploring some of the motivations of the founding fathers in creating the Electoral College.


Simon Sheppard / March 23, 2001
Simon Sheppard delves into the Electoral College numbers from the 2000 election, the 13 elections before it, and the new census numbers, and concludes that the current system may be unfairly biased toward the Republican Party.


James R Whitson / March 21, 2001
The press had some trouble counting the electoral votes on election night. Did they do any better predicting it before hand? For some of those who tried to predict the outcome of the Electoral College in 2000, it's time to see how you did!


Alexander Hamilton / March 18, 2001
Originally published in the late 1780s, the Federalist Papers were written to defend the revolutionary Constitution, and to explain its complexities and principles. Specifically, number 68 explains the mode of electing the President.


James R Whitson / December 21, 2000 / last updated January 20, 2001
If your dad was President, what's in your political future? Find out how far the sons of former presidents went in politics.


James R Whitson / January 10, 2001
When you've held the world's top political job, everything else in a demotion! However, several presidents have continued in government service after their time at the White House.


Dell Hunt / January 5, 2001
Dell Hunt looks at the past to explain how the Electoral College worked as it was supposed to in the recent election.


James R Whitson / November 30, 2000 / last updated December 31, 2000
Since 1789, over 20,000 votes have been cast in the Electoral College. Meet the ten electors who cast their ballots contrary to expectations.


James R Whitson / December 14, 2000
History shows that being veep isn't the most successful route to being elected President.


James R Whitson / December 13, 2000
You've seen the elections of 1824, 1876, and 1888 profiled in the news as years the Electoral College failed. It's time to set the record straight!


James R Whitson / November 30, 2000
The answer to the question everyone has been asking me since Election Day 2000.


James R Whitson / November 11, 2000 / last updated November 14, 2000
Pair of hypothetical examples to show that direct elections have some issues that electoral college critics would call "unfair" if they're being consistent in their arguments.


James R Whitson / November 8, 2000
A letter written in the early morning hours after the 2000 election to reassure the public and inform the press about what was going on, why it was not a crisis, and why the system works.


James R Whitson / May 1, 2000
The first few presidential elections were run a bit differently than we're used to. Here's a brief piece outlining the differences between the process of today and the process as originally defined in the Constitution.


Simon Sheppard / March 23, 2001
Simon Sheppard delves into the Electoral College numbers from the 2000 election, the 13 elections before it, and the new census numbers, and concludes that the current system may be unfairly biased toward the Republican Party.


James R Whitson / August 19, 2000 / last updated October 1, 2007
A very biased CNN writer tries to argue that a former two-term president he thrives on can run for vice president, and even ascend to the presidency again. Does his wishful thinking argument hold water?


James R Whitson / November 11, 2000 / last updated November 14, 2000
Pair of hypothetical examples to show that direct elections have some issues that electoral college critics would call "unfair" if they're being consistent in their arguments.


James R Whitson / September 4, 2008
You asked (and asked, and asked, and asked!), and now we'll take a look at what could happen if a winning presidential candidate died after election day but before inauguration.


Simon Sheppard / December 30, 2002
With Gore officially out, Simon Sheppard analyzes the field of Democratic candidates for the 2004 presidential election including some you know (Lieberman), some you may not know (Clark), and some wildcards (Dean).


James R Whitson / August 30, 2016
A group of disenchanted electors could get a wildcard candidate elected president without a popular vote to their name.


James R Whitson / November 4, 2016
An alternative conservative candidate is making waves in Utah. Could he cause an electoral tsunami that he could ride all the way to the White House?


James R Whitson / November 6, 2016
Chaos lovers, you want to get really crazy? If the House of Representatives is going to be given the choice between Clinton, Trump, and an alternative candidate, a war between the states to determine that third person could break out.


James R Whitson / December 13, 2000
You've seen the elections of 1824, 1876, and 1888 profiled in the news as years the Electoral College failed. It's time to set the record straight!


James R Whitson / May 1, 2000
The first few presidential elections were run a bit differently than we're used to. Here's a brief piece outlining the differences between the process of today and the process as originally defined in the Constitution.


James R Whitson / September 29, 2001
A look at the most disputed presidential election in history - and we're not talking about Bush vs Gore!


James R Whitson / November 30, 2000 / last updated December 31, 2000
Since 1789, over 20,000 votes have been cast in the Electoral College. Meet the ten electors who cast their ballots contrary to expectations.


Alexander Hamilton / March 18, 2001
Originally published in the late 1780s, the Federalist Papers were written to defend the revolutionary Constitution, and to explain its complexities and principles. Specifically, number 68 explains the mode of electing the President.


Steve Venable / March 23, 2001
Steve Venable explains how the "crisis" during the 2000 election was overblown by exploring some of the motivations of the founding fathers in creating the Electoral College.


James R Whitson / July 24, 2002
France's two-tier popular-vote-based presidential election (which is similar to some electoral college reform proposals in the US) resulted in a surprise run-off between the current president and a racist, xenophobic extremist. Did it have anything to do with their popular vote system?


Dell Hunt / January 5, 2001
Dell Hunt looks at the past to explain how the Electoral College worked as it was supposed to in the recent election.


Philip Fowler / September 4, 2004 / last updated October 24, 2004
Philip Fowler takes an in-depth look into several states and regions that could figure prominently in the 2004 election.


Craig W. Cooper / September 29, 2001
Craig W. Cooper dissects the 1972 election and contends that a sense of anxiety and fear elicited voters about McGovern contributed to his being defeated in a landslide by Nixon.


James R Whitson / August 24, 2004
An anti-Electoral College website tries to paint President Elect's webmaster as "extreme" for using "mythical" reasoning to support the current system. Does he make a compelling argument?


Philip Fowler / September 4, 2008
Philip Fowler does the math and says things look good for the Republicans in 2008.


James R Whitson / January 10, 2001
When you've held the world's top political job, everything else in a demotion! However, several presidents have continued in government service after their time at the White House.


James R Whitson / October 4, 2002
You may be surprised to discover that, contrary to what you usually hear, a presidential candidate losing their home state is actually a fairly common event.


James R Whitson / November 8, 2000
A letter written in the early morning hours after the 2000 election to reassure the public and inform the press about what was going on, why it was not a crisis, and why the system works.


Barack Obma / November 9, 2016
Barack Obama's powerful speech to the nation after Donald Trump's election, on the peaceful transfer of power, trusting the will of the American people, and the country coming together as one because we're not as divided as it seems.


Michael Novick / October 31, 2008
Michael Novick puts the microscope to the 2004 election to see what part institutionalized racism and white supremacy of the electoral system may have played.


Kevin Bloomfield / January 26, 2009
Kevin Bloomfield looks at the 1912 election — an all-star event that featured a former president, a sitting president, and a future president — and considers what the electoral landscape might look like today if the Progressives had healed the split in the Republican party and won the election.


Stuart Schimler / February 13, 2002
Stuart Schimler looks back at the rich history and tradition of what used to be an important part of presidential races - the campaign song.


James R Whitson / December 14, 2000
History shows that being veep isn't the most successful route to being elected President.


James R Whitson / December 21, 2000 / last updated January 20, 2001
If your dad was President, what's in your political future? Find out how far the sons of former presidents went in politics.


Simon Sheppard / October 24, 2004
Simon Sheppard looks at some of the wildcard scenarios that could develop in the case of a tie in the Electoral College - including a possible McCain Administration!


James R Whitson / November 7, 2016
The final President Elect 2016 projection: Clinton wins, but anything is possible!


James R Whitson / October 30, 2012
Find your state's potential 2012 electors from the two major parties and the top three third parties.


James R Whitson / November 5, 2012
Okay, kids, this is where it gets complicated. The final President Elect 2012 projection: Obama wins, but... with caveats.


James R Whitson / March 21, 2001
The press had some trouble counting the electoral votes on election night. Did they do any better predicting it before hand? For some of those who tried to predict the outcome of the Electoral College in 2000, it's time to see how you did!


James R Whitson / November 4, 2008
Here's where you find a list of the electors for each candidate in your state -- assuming your state is one of the 21 that posted the information online.


James R Whitson / November 3, 2008
The final and official President Elect projection of the 2008 race, predicting how every state will vote this election day.


James R Whitson / November 1, 2004
Using current poll data, past elections, and state voting tendencies, the President Elect computer makes its final prediction of the 2004 Electoral College outcome.


James R Whitson / November 1, 2004
The final and official President Elect projection of the 2004 race, predicting how every state will vote this election day.


Everett De Pangher / June 25, 2001
Everett De Pangher takes an in-depth look at our current electoral college system and uncovers the flaws in it.


Mark West / September 5, 2004
Mark West argues that rather than replace the Electoral College with a direct popular vote, changing the winner-take-all system to a congressional district method would give us the best of both worlds.


James R Whitson / November 8, 2016
Why do we spend so much time talking about and give so much weight to a statistic that is completely meaningless in out electoral system?


James R Whitson / October 6, 2000 / last updated November 1, 2012
If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tie with 269 electoral votes each, what happens next?


James R Whitson / November 30, 2000
The answer to the question everyone has been asking me since Election Day 2000.


James R Whitson / November 4, 2008
Maybe one of the hardest questions to answer - "Why not do away with the Electoral College and use the popular vote?". Not only is it difficult to explain, it is difficult for some people to accept! As we head to the polls again today I'll take another stab at reaching the hearts and minds of the electorate.


Kevin Bloomfield
Kevin Bloomfield looks at the 1912 election — an all-star event that featured a former president, a sitting president, and a future president — and considers what the electoral landscape might look like today if the Progressives had healed the split in the Republican party and won the election.


Craig W. Cooper
Craig W. Cooper dissects the 1972 election and contends that a sense of anxiety and fear elicited voters about McGovern contributed to his being defeated in a landslide by Nixon.


Everett De Pangher
Everett De Pangher takes an in-depth look at our current electoral college system and uncovers the flaws in it.


Philip Fowler
Philip Fowler does the math and says things look good for the Republicans in 2008.


In the Spotlight: Bush v. Kerry 2004 Electoral College Analysis
September 4, 2004 / last updated October 24, 2004
Philip Fowler takes an in-depth look into several states and regions that could figure prominently in the 2004 election.


Alexander Hamilton
Federalist #68
March 18, 2001
Originally published in the late 1780s, the Federalist Papers were written to defend the revolutionary Constitution, and to explain its complexities and principles. Specifically, number 68 explains the mode of electing the President.


Dell Hunt
Dell Hunt looks at the past to explain how the Electoral College worked as it was supposed to in the recent election.


Michael Novick
Michael Novick puts the microscope to the 2004 election to see what part institutionalized racism and white supremacy of the electoral system may have played.


Barack Obma
Barack Obama's powerful speech to the nation after Donald Trump's election, on the peaceful transfer of power, trusting the will of the American people, and the country coming together as one because we're not as divided as it seems.


Stuart Schimler
Stuart Schimler looks back at the rich history and tradition of what used to be an important part of presidential races - the campaign song.


Simon Sheppard
Simon Sheppard delves into the Electoral College numbers from the 2000 election, the 13 elections before it, and the new census numbers, and concludes that the current system may be unfairly biased toward the Republican Party.


With Gore officially out, Simon Sheppard analyzes the field of Democratic candidates for the 2004 presidential election including some you know (Lieberman), some you may not know (Clark), and some wildcards (Dean).


Simon Sheppard looks at some of the wildcard scenarios that could develop in the case of a tie in the Electoral College - including a possible McCain Administration!


Steve Venable
Steve Venable explains how the "crisis" during the 2000 election was overblown by exploring some of the motivations of the founding fathers in creating the Electoral College.


Mark West
Upgrading The College
September 5, 2004
Mark West argues that rather than replace the Electoral College with a direct popular vote, changing the winner-take-all system to a congressional district method would give us the best of both worlds.


James R Whitson
Faithless
November 30, 2000 / last updated December 31, 2000
Since 1789, over 20,000 votes have been cast in the Electoral College. Meet the ten electors who cast their ballots contrary to expectations.


A look at the most disputed presidential election in history - and we're not talking about Bush vs Gore!


France's two-tier popular-vote-based presidential election (which is similar to some electoral college reform proposals in the US) resulted in a surprise run-off between the current president and a racist, xenophobic extremist. Did it have anything to do with their popular vote system?


The first few presidential elections were run a bit differently than we're used to. Here's a brief piece outlining the differences between the process of today and the process as originally defined in the Constitution.


History shows that being veep isn't the most successful route to being elected President.


You've seen the elections of 1824, 1876, and 1888 profiled in the news as years the Electoral College failed. It's time to set the record straight!


2012 Electors
October 30, 2012
Find your state's potential 2012 electors from the two major parties and the top three third parties.


You asked (and asked, and asked, and asked!), and now we'll take a look at what could happen if a winning presidential candidate died after election day but before inauguration.


2004 Projection
November 1, 2004
The final and official President Elect projection of the 2004 race, predicting how every state will vote this election day.


An anti-Electoral College website tries to paint President Elect's webmaster as "extreme" for using "mythical" reasoning to support the current system. Does he make a compelling argument?


The Useless Popular Vote
November 8, 2016
Why do we spend so much time talking about and give so much weight to a statistic that is completely meaningless in out electoral system?


A group of disenchanted electors could get a wildcard candidate elected president without a popular vote to their name.


Which Electors Are Bound?
November 30, 2000
The answer to the question everyone has been asking me since Election Day 2000.


Sons of Fortune
December 21, 2000 / last updated January 20, 2001
If your dad was President, what's in your political future? Find out how far the sons of former presidents went in politics.


The press had some trouble counting the electoral votes on election night. Did they do any better predicting it before hand? For some of those who tried to predict the outcome of the Electoral College in 2000, it's time to see how you did!


2016 Projection
November 7, 2016
The final President Elect 2016 projection: Clinton wins, but anything is possible!


2008 Projection
November 3, 2008
The final and official President Elect projection of the 2008 race, predicting how every state will vote this election day.


2012 Projection
November 5, 2012
Okay, kids, this is where it gets complicated. The final President Elect 2012 projection: Obama wins, but... with caveats.


A letter written in the early morning hours after the 2000 election to reassure the public and inform the press about what was going on, why it was not a crisis, and why the system works.


2008 Electors
November 4, 2008
Here's where you find a list of the electors for each candidate in your state -- assuming your state is one of the 21 that posted the information online.


Chaos lovers, you want to get really crazy? If the House of Representatives is going to be given the choice between Clinton, Trump, and an alternative candidate, a war between the states to determine that third person could break out.


2004 Computer Analysis
November 1, 2004
Using current poll data, past elections, and state voting tendencies, the President Elect computer makes its final prediction of the 2004 Electoral College outcome.


An alternative conservative candidate is making waves in Utah. Could he cause an electoral tsunami that he could ride all the way to the White House?


Can a two-term president be vice president?
August 19, 2000 / last updated October 1, 2007
A very biased CNN writer tries to argue that a former two-term president he thrives on can run for vice president, and even ascend to the presidency again. Does his wishful thinking argument hold water?


Dangers of a Direct Election
November 11, 2000 / last updated November 14, 2000
Pair of hypothetical examples to show that direct elections have some issues that electoral college critics would call "unfair" if they're being consistent in their arguments.


No Place To Go But Down!
January 10, 2001
When you've held the world's top political job, everything else in a demotion! However, several presidents have continued in government service after their time at the White House.


What If They Tie?
October 6, 2000 / last updated November 1, 2012
If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tie with 269 electoral votes each, what happens next?


Not So Favorite Sons
October 4, 2002
You may be surprised to discover that, contrary to what you usually hear, a presidential candidate losing their home state is actually a fairly common event.


Maybe one of the hardest questions to answer - "Why not do away with the Electoral College and use the popular vote?". Not only is it difficult to explain, it is difficult for some people to accept! As we head to the polls again today I'll take another stab at reaching the hearts and minds of the electorate.


LAW AND PROCEDURE
Articles about how the system works, why it works the way it does, and ideas for change.

Barack Obma / November 9, 2016
Barack Obama's powerful speech to the nation after Donald Trump's election, on the peaceful transfer of power, trusting the will of the American people, and the country coming together as one because we're not as divided as it seems.


James R Whitson / November 8, 2016
Why do we spend so much time talking about and give so much weight to a statistic that is completely meaningless in out electoral system?


James R Whitson / November 6, 2016
Chaos lovers, you want to get really crazy? If the House of Representatives is going to be given the choice between Clinton, Trump, and an alternative candidate, a war between the states to determine that third person could break out.


James R Whitson / November 4, 2016
An alternative conservative candidate is making waves in Utah. Could he cause an electoral tsunami that he could ride all the way to the White House?


James R Whitson / August 30, 2016
A group of disenchanted electors could get a wildcard candidate elected president without a popular vote to their name.


James R Whitson / October 6, 2000 / last updated November 1, 2012
If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tie with 269 electoral votes each, what happens next?


James R Whitson / November 4, 2008
Maybe one of the hardest questions to answer - "Why not do away with the Electoral College and use the popular vote?". Not only is it difficult to explain, it is difficult for some people to accept! As we head to the polls again today I'll take another stab at reaching the hearts and minds of the electorate.


James R Whitson / September 4, 2008
You asked (and asked, and asked, and asked!), and now we'll take a look at what could happen if a winning presidential candidate died after election day but before inauguration.


James R Whitson / August 19, 2000 / last updated October 1, 2007
A very biased CNN writer tries to argue that a former two-term president he thrives on can run for vice president, and even ascend to the presidency again. Does his wishful thinking argument hold water?


Simon Sheppard / October 24, 2004
Simon Sheppard looks at some of the wildcard scenarios that could develop in the case of a tie in the Electoral College - including a possible McCain Administration!


Mark West / September 5, 2004
Mark West argues that rather than replace the Electoral College with a direct popular vote, changing the winner-take-all system to a congressional district method would give us the best of both worlds.


James R Whitson / August 24, 2004
An anti-Electoral College website tries to paint President Elect's webmaster as "extreme" for using "mythical" reasoning to support the current system. Does he make a compelling argument?


James R Whitson / July 24, 2002
France's two-tier popular-vote-based presidential election (which is similar to some electoral college reform proposals in the US) resulted in a surprise run-off between the current president and a racist, xenophobic extremist. Did it have anything to do with their popular vote system?


Everett De Pangher / June 25, 2001
Everett De Pangher takes an in-depth look at our current electoral college system and uncovers the flaws in it.


Alexander Hamilton / March 18, 2001
Originally published in the late 1780s, the Federalist Papers were written to defend the revolutionary Constitution, and to explain its complexities and principles. Specifically, number 68 explains the mode of electing the President.


James R Whitson / November 30, 2000 / last updated December 31, 2000
Since 1789, over 20,000 votes have been cast in the Electoral College. Meet the ten electors who cast their ballots contrary to expectations.


James R Whitson / November 30, 2000
The answer to the question everyone has been asking me since Election Day 2000.


James R Whitson / November 11, 2000 / last updated November 14, 2000
Pair of hypothetical examples to show that direct elections have some issues that electoral college critics would call "unfair" if they're being consistent in their arguments.


James R Whitson / November 8, 2000
A letter written in the early morning hours after the 2000 election to reassure the public and inform the press about what was going on, why it was not a crisis, and why the system works.


James R Whitson / May 1, 2000
The first few presidential elections were run a bit differently than we're used to. Here's a brief piece outlining the differences between the process of today and the process as originally defined in the Constitution.


HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY
Articles that look back on the people and elections of the past from a historical perspective.

Kevin Bloomfield / January 26, 2009
Kevin Bloomfield looks at the 1912 election — an all-star event that featured a former president, a sitting president, and a future president — and considers what the electoral landscape might look like today if the Progressives had healed the split in the Republican party and won the election.


Michael Novick / October 31, 2008
Michael Novick puts the microscope to the 2004 election to see what part institutionalized racism and white supremacy of the electoral system may have played.


James R Whitson / October 4, 2002
You may be surprised to discover that, contrary to what you usually hear, a presidential candidate losing their home state is actually a fairly common event.


Stuart Schimler / February 13, 2002
Stuart Schimler looks back at the rich history and tradition of what used to be an important part of presidential races - the campaign song.


Craig W. Cooper / September 29, 2001
Craig W. Cooper dissects the 1972 election and contends that a sense of anxiety and fear elicited voters about McGovern contributed to his being defeated in a landslide by Nixon.


James R Whitson / September 29, 2001
A look at the most disputed presidential election in history - and we're not talking about Bush vs Gore!


Steve Venable / March 23, 2001
Steve Venable explains how the "crisis" during the 2000 election was overblown by exploring some of the motivations of the founding fathers in creating the Electoral College.


Simon Sheppard / March 23, 2001
Simon Sheppard delves into the Electoral College numbers from the 2000 election, the 13 elections before it, and the new census numbers, and concludes that the current system may be unfairly biased toward the Republican Party.


James R Whitson / December 21, 2000 / last updated January 20, 2001
If your dad was President, what's in your political future? Find out how far the sons of former presidents went in politics.


James R Whitson / January 10, 2001
When you've held the world's top political job, everything else in a demotion! However, several presidents have continued in government service after their time at the White House.


Dell Hunt / January 5, 2001
Dell Hunt looks at the past to explain how the Electoral College worked as it was supposed to in the recent election.


James R Whitson / November 30, 2000 / last updated December 31, 2000
Since 1789, over 20,000 votes have been cast in the Electoral College. Meet the ten electors who cast their ballots contrary to expectations.


James R Whitson / December 14, 2000
History shows that being veep isn't the most successful route to being elected President.


James R Whitson / December 13, 2000
You've seen the elections of 1824, 1876, and 1888 profiled in the news as years the Electoral College failed. It's time to set the record straight!


CONTEMPORARY ANALYSIS
Articles that look at the people and elections of the present and future. (Note that some of these articles may be about past elections, but were written at that time.)

James R Whitson / November 7, 2016
The final President Elect 2016 projection: Clinton wins, but anything is possible!


James R Whitson / October 6, 2000 / last updated November 1, 2012
If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tie with 269 electoral votes each, what happens next?


Philip Fowler / September 4, 2008
Philip Fowler does the math and says things look good for the Republicans in 2008.


Simon Sheppard / October 24, 2004
Simon Sheppard looks at some of the wildcard scenarios that could develop in the case of a tie in the Electoral College - including a possible McCain Administration!


Philip Fowler / September 4, 2004 / last updated October 24, 2004
Philip Fowler takes an in-depth look into several states and regions that could figure prominently in the 2004 election.


Simon Sheppard / December 30, 2002
With Gore officially out, Simon Sheppard analyzes the field of Democratic candidates for the 2004 presidential election including some you know (Lieberman), some you may not know (Clark), and some wildcards (Dean).


Alexander Hamilton / March 18, 2001
Originally published in the late 1780s, the Federalist Papers were written to defend the revolutionary Constitution, and to explain its complexities and principles. Specifically, number 68 explains the mode of electing the President.


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Articles about the site or other election material that isn't current anymore.

James R Whitson / November 7, 2016
The final President Elect 2016 projection: Clinton wins, but anything is possible!


James R Whitson / November 5, 2012
Okay, kids, this is where it gets complicated. The final President Elect 2012 projection: Obama wins, but... with caveats.


James R Whitson / October 30, 2012
Find your state's potential 2012 electors from the two major parties and the top three third parties.


James R Whitson / November 4, 2008
Here's where you find a list of the electors for each candidate in your state -- assuming your state is one of the 21 that posted the information online.


James R Whitson / November 3, 2008
The final and official President Elect projection of the 2008 race, predicting how every state will vote this election day.


James R Whitson / November 1, 2004
Using current poll data, past elections, and state voting tendencies, the President Elect computer makes its final prediction of the 2004 Electoral College outcome.


James R Whitson / November 1, 2004
The final and official President Elect projection of the 2004 race, predicting how every state will vote this election day.


James R Whitson / March 21, 2001
The press had some trouble counting the electoral votes on election night. Did they do any better predicting it before hand? For some of those who tried to predict the outcome of the Electoral College in 2000, it's time to see how you did!


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