Research

 
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What is to be done?

MEVC Foundation board members write about what can be done to change the current system.

 
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The Presidential Selection System

Chairman and CEO Reed Hundt writes on the errors of the current system and what would be different if the system were changed.

 
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What the Founders Would Have to Say

Chairman and CEO Reed Hundt discusses how the current system diverges with the founders' original design.

 
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The History of the Electoral College and How States Distribute Electors

An in-depth look at how the Presidential selection system evolved, the motivations that formed it, and its negative impact on the United States. 

If we continue to see close Presidential races, over 30% of elections in the next century are likely to select a President against the will of the majority of voters.
— Vinod Bakthavachalam
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The Electoral College Distorts Our Political Process

Andrew Hall, a professor at Stanford University, shows that the Presidential selection system distorts the political process in the United States.

 
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The Impact of Close Races on Electoral College and Popular Vote Conflicts in US Presidential Elections

Research by Vinod Bakthavachalam and Jake Fuentes showing that the winner of the popular vote will lose in future close Presidential elections

 
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Structural Barriers to Majority Rule and Representative Democracy

How the Presidential selection process leads to negative campaigning and bad policy outcomes.

 
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American Views on the National Popular Vote

Discussion of recent national polling results revealing American views about the existing system and alternatives.

 
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Impact of NPV Compact on Small States

An analysis on how way small states will be affected by the NPV Compact

 
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Turnout in the Land of the Ignored

Due to the winner-take-all method that nearly every state uses, turnout is depressed in the states where Presidential campaigns do not mobilize voters -- the land of the ignored.