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Professor Edward Foley authors op-ed in The Washington Post discussing the process for electing members of Congress

March 5, 2021 | Media News

An expert in the area of election law, Professor Edward Foley recently authored an op-ed in The Washington Post titled, “Why Congress should require its members to be elected by a majority of votes.”

“Americans probably think the law already requires this, given the Founders’ reverence for majority rule as an element of self-government. Yet all but six states permit plurality winners, meaning that federal lawmakers can be elected even if they do not secure more than 50 percent of the general election vote.”