Electoral College http://www.kunc.org en A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem http://www.kunc.org/post/crazy-rational-solution-our-electoral-college-problem Let's pretend. Let's pretend that politics doesn't matter, politicians don't matter, history doesn't matter, nostalgia doesn't matter, emotion doesn't matter, habit doesn't matter, romance doesn't matter, prejudice doesn't matter — all that matters is good old rational, mathematical, look-at-the-numbers common sense.<p>And now let's look at the Electoral College.<p>We know what its problems are. <a href="http://fakeisthenewreal.org/reform/">Simply stated</a>, by mathematician and fellow Obie (Oberlin College, producer of odd ducks) Neil Freeman, some states have lots of electoral power. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 40252 at http://www.kunc.org A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem For GOP Comeback, Leaders Urge Stepped-Up Outreach http://www.kunc.org/post/gop-comeback-leaders-urge-stepped-outreach In their first big party gathering since Election Day, Republican leaders from around the country met in Charlotte, N.C., this week.<p>The GOP is promising a great deal of change in advance of the next election, but one area where there will be no change for the party is in its leadership. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was elected to another two-year term.<p>In his acceptance speech, he cited a simple reason why Republicans failed to win the White House and lost seats in the House and Senate in November.<p>"I'm no math whiz; I'm an attorney. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:27:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 39316 at http://www.kunc.org For GOP Comeback, Leaders Urge Stepped-Up Outreach Some In GOP Want New Electoral College Rules http://www.kunc.org/post/some-gop-want-new-electoral-college-rules Not many Americans are fans of the Electoral College. But trying to change the way electoral votes are allocated makes lots of people unhappy, too.<p>That's what Republicans in a number of states are finding just now. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:02:00 +0000 39300 at http://www.kunc.org Obama (Officially) Wins! Electoral College Votes Tallied Before Congress http://www.kunc.org/post/obama-officially-wins-electoral-college-votes-tallied-congress President Obama has officially won the election, with 332 electoral votes tallied in his column.<p>Of course this is old news. But the formal count mandated by the Constitution took place Friday in a joint session of Congress, heavy on ceremony and light on attendance.<p>Young Senate pages led the way into the chamber carrying two mahogany boxes holding the "certificates of vote" mailed in from around the country. Others carried three bronze baskets holding narrow blue boxes. It turns out these were the ceremonial letter openers — one for each state. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:23:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 38438 at http://www.kunc.org Obama (Officially) Wins! Electoral College Votes Tallied Before Congress It's Official: Electoral Votes Are Counted; Obama & Biden Won http://www.kunc.org/post/its-official-electoral-votes-are-counted-obama-biden-won <strong>Update at 1:30 p.m. ET:</strong> The counting is done and as expected, President Obama and Vice President Biden collected all 332 Electoral College votes they earned on Election Day. Their Republican opponents, Mitt Romney and running mate Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, received 206 votes each.<p>Since it takes 270 Electoral College votes to be elected, the president and vice president have indeed been returned to office.<p>Next: Taking the oaths of office. They'll do it twice. Because Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday this year, there will be private ceremonies that day. Then on Jan. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:35:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 38428 at http://www.kunc.org It's Official: Electoral Votes Are Counted; Obama & Biden Won