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Want to Fix Presidential Elections? Here’s the Quickest Way.

May 8, 2019 | Media News

Professor Edward Foley published an article in POLITICO Magazine titled, Want to Fix Presidential Elections? Here’s the Quickest Way.

“This approach wouldn’t require a sweeping, improbable overhaul of the entire system; in fact, it would keep the Electoral College intact,” he writes. “The key is to focus reform efforts on swing states—the battlegrounds where elections are decided—and get them to embrace, via ballot initiatives or legislation, electoral systems that reward only candidates who win a majority of the vote. Ideally, the whole country would adopt this reform, but just having the five main ‘toss-up’ states on board in 2020 would eliminate a significant amount of the risk that the election results could go against the national popular vote.”