Unpopular Vote

A compilation of electoral college crash courses


FairVote: The Center for Voting and Democracy
The Center conducts research, analysis, education and advocacy to build understanding of and support for more democratic voting systems. We promote full representation as an alternative to winner-take-all elections and instant runoff voting as an alternative to plurality elections and traditional runoff elections.
fairvote.org


Electionline.org
Electionline.org, produced by the Election Reform Information Project, is the nation's only non-partisan, non-advocacy website providing up-to-the-minute news and analysis on election reform.
electionline.org


Instant Runoff Voting
InstantRunoff.com was created and is managed by the Midwest Democracy Center, a Chicago-based non-profit organization dedicated to making our government more democratic and representative.
instantrunoff.com


The League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy!
lwv.org


Californians for Electoral Reform
CFER is an action-oriented site that is campaigning for more of the successful local ballot measures in California as well as state legislation.
cfer.org


Midwest Democracy Center
A Chicago-based membership group that advocates for electoral reforms to make our governments more democratic and more representative. They include: cumulative voting for the Illinois House of Representatives in three-member districts so everyone (including political minorities) have a voice, instant runoff voting, same-day voter registration. One particular project is Illinois Citizens for Proportional Representation, which pushed to restore cumulative voting for the Illinois House of Representatives and adopt full representation for local elections.
midwestdemocracy.org


FairVote Minnesota
FairVote Minnesota is a coalition of concerned citizens formed to educate voters throughout the state about the advantages of other ways of voting, especially Full Representation systems.
fairvotemn.org


Washington State Citizens for Proportional Representation
Washington Citizens for Proportional Representation represents Washington State voters of all political persuasions and is dedicated to full and fair representation in local, state and federal elections. We work to increase voter awareness of alternative methods of elections that will give us all a greater voice in government.
fairvote.net/washington


Independent Progressive Politics Network
The Independent Progressive Politics Network promotes full representation, instant runoff voting and other reforms.
ippn.org


Instant Run Off Voting
An animated guide to the instant run off voting process
chrisgates.net/irv/votesequence.html


Law and the Electoral College

Federal Election Commission Article: "How the Electoral College Works"
fec.gov/pages/ecworks.htm

Federal Register: Frequently Asked Questions About the Electoral College
archives.gov/federal_register/electoral_college/faq.html

Distribution of Electoral Votes
fec.gov/pages/elecvote.htm

U.S. National Archives and Research Administration: "What Is the Electoral College?"
archives.gov/federal_register/electoral_college/about.html

The Constitution of the United States (from the National Archives)
archives.gov/national_archives_experience/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Constitutional Amendments (including Amendment 12, which created the electoral college)
archives.gov/national_archives_experience/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html

The Federalist Papers
thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fedpapers.html


Compiled by Nicole Duarte

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