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Giving thanks for a brilliant idea — the Electoral College

This Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for one of the most brilliant inventions of the founding generation, the Electoral College. Now, don’t misunderstand me. My declaration of thanks to this archaic yet ingenious system has nothing to do with the particular outcome of the presidential election in 2016. The Electoral College is a brilliant idea […]

Maine could decide the presidential election

If you think your vote doesn’t matter on election day because you live in Maine, think again.  There is a very, very real possibility Maine — particularly Maine’s second congressional district, could decide the election. One electoral vote?  Yes.  One electoral vote. Let’s start by taking a look at the state of the race as […]