Where you live, your day-to-day experience gained through interacting with your physical environment, influences your political viewpoint. The Founders realized this. When the Electoral College was born through compromise in 1787, each former-colony-turned-state had a unique history and perspective giving rise to significant political differences between it and its neighbors. The Founders had to resolve […]
Interest in our system for electing the President of the United States is high. I actually understand why voters feel disenfranchised by the Electoral College as it is presently constituted within 48 states, but the media and political party “powerful” aren’t explaining how the system works, why it was designed as it was. Instead, many people are working to circumvent or abolish it altogether. Read full articleWhat’s Wrong With the Electoral College?
I am in receipt of your recent Chairman’s Report update, and would like to report an injury; I have some bruising of the chin area, sustained when my jaw hit the floor from incredulity. This from the state Republican Party chairman whose senators own a super majority in the legislature, the same legislature that is about to pass without serious debate, challenge, or objection, a huge increase in the Nebraska Medicaid entitlement program? Read full articleNEGOP: Help us understand how you differ from Democrats
Update on October 19, 2012: This article has been generating a lot of interest in the past few weeks, obviously due to Election 2012. Interest in the Electoral College and the concept of the National Popular Vote are particularly understandable this year, considering that many of the most credible polling experts, including Scott Rasmussen of […]
Thanks to Don[1. And yes, our condolences go out to him…he is in District 21, which Senator Haar represents.] for letting me know that Senator Ken Haar appeared on KLIN’s DriveTime Lincoln show to talk about LB583, (to download and read on your computer, click here) his bill that would award all of Nebraska’s electoral […]
One of our members sent us a copy of the letter he wrote to Nebraska District 21 Senator Ken Harr, who introduced the very ill-advised LB583 “Adopt the Interstate Compact on the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by Popular National Vote” (If you prefer to read the bill online without downloading the […]
Did you ever seek to persuade your mother to let you do something by telling her that “everyone else is doing it”? Mothers all over the world are prepared for that one! “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would that make it all right for you to leap off it as well?” Clearly, an […]