electoral college http://wamc.org en NY Legislature Approves "National Popular Vote" Bill http://wamc.org/post/ny-legislature-approves-national-popular-vote-bill <p>New York lawmakers have approved a bill that would enter the state in the <a href="http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/" target="_blank">National Popular Vote Interstate Compact</a>, an agreement to award electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.</p><p>Proponents of the National Popular Vote initiative believe that the Electoral College, in place since the first days of&nbsp; the nation, is not the best way to elect a president.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86738 at http://wamc.org NY Legislature Approves "National Popular Vote" Bill New York State Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy - Opting Out Of The Electoral College http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-assemblywoman-patricia-fahy-opting-out-electoral-college <p>After the 2000 presidential election which saw Al Gore win the popular vote, but George Bush win the White House, there was an outcry by some to get rid of the Electoral College. &nbsp;A bill to change that system has just cleared the New York State Assembly.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:13:56 +0000 Brian Shields 67035 at http://wamc.org New York State Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy - Opting Out Of The Electoral College Dr. Alan Chartock's morning commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-0 <p>WAMC's David Guistina speaks with political observer Alan Chartock about the future of the electoral college.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:37:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 52143 at http://wamc.org