electoral college

The Road to November and Beyond

It would not be too great a stretch to assert that the American public favors fair elections not predetermined by rigged devices such as gerrymandering. After all, fairness is a virtually genetic value pursued, if not perfectly practiced, in most… Read More ›

Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind

Close encounters of the third kind (1977 film title) is a fixed expression in the national lexicon meaning the direct observation of beings from other universes. Sci-fi enthusiasts define encounters of the fourth kind to be instances of alien abduction…. Read More ›

Voting Nullification

Except for the continued inanity of conspiracy theorists and theories about the theft of the 2020 presidential election, we may be grateful in this post-Thanksgiving moment that our ballots in that contest mattered and prevailed. Virginia turnout was 75% of… Read More ›

The More Things Change . . .

The January 6 assault upon the Capitol occurred, in part, because the mob was encouraged to believe that the presidential election was sufficiently close to conclude that it could be undone by compromising the vote of the Electoral College (EC)…. Read More ›

ABCs of Limiting the Electoral College

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from Vox.com, July 21, 2020. VoxFairfax has posted over a dozen articles on the Electoral College, the first at our launch on March 25, 2018. With less than 100 days until the next presidential election, anxious concerns about… Read More ›

Electoral College Subverts Democracy

Editors’ Note: Sourced from The Washington Post, May 17, 2020. By E. J. Dionne Jr. A dangerous virus lurks in our republican democracy. It’s the electoral college. If you doubt this, please read the transcript of the Supreme Court oral argument last… Read More ›

One Person, One Vote No Longer Fantasy

Election Day, November 5, 2024, Douglas County, Kansas The polls in Douglas County were bannered with long lines as voters queued up for the 2024 presidential election. Sam and Sylvia Appledore, lifetime residents, were all smiles, although they had been… Read More ›

Protecting the National Electoral Process

In its first issue (March 25, 2018, The Gerrymander Effect in State and National Elections), VoxFairfax characterized the Electoral College results stemming from the 2016 presidential election as a national gerrymander. Subsequent evaluation of the election results (April 6, 2018,… Read More ›