Green Party leader civil action challenges the legitimacy of US Representatives from southern states

‘Winner take all’ apportionment of presidential electors in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas is not grounded in law and violates the 14th Amendment A civil action filed by Green Party member Asa Gordon is challenging the constitutional legitimacy of several US Representives from southern states. The civil action (Gordon et al v. Clerk, US […]

Oral arguments canceled for Green leader’s Electoral College Mal-Apportionment civil action

Oral arguments for Green leader’s Electoral College Mal-Apportionment civil action (Gordon v. Biden), earlier set for Jan. 14, have been canceled Green Party supports Asa Gordon’s action, calling it a demand for fair elections, voters’ rights, and racial justice Oral arguments for a major voting rights civil action filed by Green Party leader Asa Gordon, […]

Green Party member’s civil action against Electoral College Mal-Apportionment goes to court

Update 1/13/2010: In what could perhaps be movement in the case, or response to publicity, the court has canceled oral arguments set for January, and decided to rule on documents only. Green Party calls Asa Gordon’s action a demand for fair elections, voters’ rights, and racial justice A major voting rights civil action filed by […]

Oral arguments scheduled for: Democratizing the Electoral College Civil Action

Excerpts from the actual civil suit at the readmore… Asa Gordon is Chair of the DC Statehood Green Party Electoral College Task Force and Executive Director of Douglass Institute for Government. Gordon’s civil suit concerning reform of the Electoral College will have oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals on January 14, 2010. […]

Aug 15th: Asa Gordon gives electoral college presentation in MA

Asa Gordon is Chair of the D.C Statehood Green Party Electoral College Task Force; a member of the Green Party Black Caucus Organizing Committee; and is the founder and Executive Director of the Douglass Institute of Government (DIG). On Saturday, August 15, 2009, in Massachusetts, Asa Gordon will be speaking about how to democratize the […]

Excellent research and opinion about the Electoral College

from Ballot Access News San Diego Publishes Ten In-Depth Essays on Electoral College May 17th, 2009 The San Diego Union-Tribune of May 17 has these ten scholarly and interesting essays on the electoral college. And, whenever we bring up the Electoral College, we always like to bring up our colleague Asa Gordon. Asa is a […]

Tues. May 12th in Maryland: Democratizing the Electoral College

Democratizing the Electoral College with Asa Gordon, Member of the DC Statehood Green Party, and Director of  Douglass Institute of Government Includes a discussion of the pro se lawsuit: Gordon vs Cheney/Biden Tuesday, May 12th, 7pm Hyattsville Branch Library 6530 Adelphi Rd. Hyattsville MD 20782 (301) 985-4690

NY will probably lose one seat in US House and one in Electoral College

After the 2010 census has been held, the number of seats held by each state in the U.S. House of Representatives will change. The National Conference of State Legislatures expects that eight states — including New York — will lose one seat each, in the U.S. House and in the Electoral College.

Court rules on Green’s constitutional challenge to presidential election manipulation

• Court says plaintiff lacks standing, but the demand for Electoral College reform based on the Mal-Apportionment Penalty remains legally valid for a future civil action • Democratizing the Electoral College web site: historical background, all court pleadings, Election 2008 graphics, video clips The US District Court for the District Columbia has issued a […]

Ballot Access News: List of Election Law Bills introduced in Congress

KW: Please go to Ballot Access News for the full list. They always have excellent coverage. This post is no exception. (excerpt from) Ballot Access News Election Law Bills Introduced in Congress January 22nd, 2009 As noted earlier, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson earlier this month introduced SJR 4, a proposed constitutional amendment to elect the […]

Michigan passes National Popular Vote Bill

(excerpt from) Independent Political Report Michigan State House passes National Popular Vote Bill There are many current plans and programs to reform the electoral college. One of them has passed in Michigan. Please read the full story at Independent Political Report. Their commentary is: “…this could potentially have a positive effect on third parties because […]

What can an activist do in the lull after election day?…

Well, have to mention for just 5 more days, that if you believe in environmental peace and justice, the campaign is not over! This Saturday, December 6, there is a chance to elect Malik Rahim to Congress. Info at: But…for everyone who cares about voting and democracy…this is an important season for electoral activism. […]

Electoral College News from Nebraska: And, what next?

Ballot Access News reports that even thought most of Nebraska’s Electoral College votes went to Bush, Obama has now won “one Electoral College Vote” from that state. Ballot Access News goes on to explain the history of some states having proportional apportionment of their Electors, rather than winner-take-all (which history was stated incorrectly in a […]

A candidate needs 270 votes in the Electoral College to win for President

KW: I just realized that not everyone is watching the numbers like we are. So, might be good to touch on the basics as a reminder. The article below is a quick and cute review. Also, note that if things are close in the Electoral College, especially if the winner of the popular vote is […]