| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:00 PM
As you may recall from your days back in social studies class, we the people do not directly elect the next president, it's the Electoral College that does it.
Our Food for Thought question: Does the way we elect the president need to be overhauled?
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:54 AM
An attempt at the suppression of voters is now under investigation in the state of Florida.
The historic battleground, with 29 Electoral College votes up for grabs, begins early voting Saturday, but dozens of voters so far have produced strange letters...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 1:38 PM
Recently I read an account of how the Electoral College came to be—that it was one of those compromises everyone at the Constitutional Convention found distasteful, but that was devised as a necessary evil to assuage the fears of small-state...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:08 AM
For years in the last decade, it was a common line in Huntington Beach City Council stories:
"The council voted 6 to 1, with Jill Hardy dissenting."
Hardy, who served on the council from 2002 to 2010 and is running again this year, often did not speak...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
As President Barack Obama recently headlined the last of a record-breaking number of fundraisers for his reelection bid, it is important to understand that the extraordinary rise in presidential fundraising efforts in recent decades is an unintended...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A number of news reports have suggested the possibility of the presidential election ending in a draw — both candidates garnering 269 electors. You need 270 to win.
A long shot?
Maybe. It happened in 1800, when Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr each...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:47 PM
It all comes down to Tuesday.
The year-long tour de force of stump speeches, primaries, promises, debates and conventions.
All the mudslinging, invectives, media circuses, accusations, half-truths, almost-facts and outright lies.
All the straight...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A recent Baltimore Sun article, "Election remake hits hurdles," (Jan. 29) brings to light new thoughts on how to change the rules of the Electoral College. At the present time, all states use the winner-take-all system except two, Maine and Nebraska....
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:03 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The long, costly and contentious presidential campaign wound down Tuesday to a series of final stops in a handful of fiercely competitive states, as President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney sought to fortify their positions in the...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
I have a bet with a friend that if President Obama wins re-election in the Electoral College but loses the popular vote, all the raging against the Electoral College in the print and broadcast media will immediately cease. Within three months, you won't...