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Aug 14 2020
How America’s electoral college favours white voters
Afundamental test for any voting system is whether it treats citizens equally. America’s presidential election uses the “electoral college”, which allocates 538 votes based on states’ representation in Congress. A candidate who wins the popular vote in a state is allocated its chunk of electoral-college votes (ecvs)—from just three for Vermont, to 55 for California. Nominees must amass 270The Economist
Mar 03 2023
Trump attorney who advised GOP on fake electors plan reappointed to state judicial panel
An attorney for former President Donald Trump who worked to overturn his loss in battleground Wisconsin has been reappointed by the state Supreme Court's four conservative justices to a second term on a committee that advises judges on judicial conduct. Jim Troupis' reappointment to the panel was approved Thursday on a 4-3 vote by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, with all three liberal justicesCBS News (Online)
Mar 10 2023
Man convicted in 1996 disappearance and murder of California college student Kristin Smart to be sentenced
The California man convicted of killing Kristin Smart, a college student who disappeared in 1996, will be sentenced Friday. Paul Flores, 46, was found guilty in October by a jury in Monterey County of first-degree murder and faces 25 years to life in prison. Prosecutors accused him of killing Smart during an attempted rape on May 25, 1996, in his dorm room at California Polytechnic StateNBC News (Online)
Jul 14 2020
High Court Opens Door to Electoral College Subversion
It doesn’t happen often, but Rush Limbaugh was wrong last Monday.
Maybe it was an after-effect of the chemo he underwent the week before, or maybe we just have to admit nobody is right 100% of the time, but Limbaugh — the gold standard in conservative commentary — completely struck out in his analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision on “faithless electors,” which he deemed to be a bigRealClearPolitics
Dec 24 2022
Electoral Count Act Reform, at Last
As Congress rushes to vote on a 4,155-page spending bill that Members will never read, one piece of good news is that the omnibus contains a revision of the Electoral Count Act (ECA). But the moment shouldn’t pass without noting that the Senate is acting in a way that lets individual Members dodge accountability for their vote.
The case for reforming the 1887 law has been clear sinceWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Mar 09 2023
Westminster College, coach face Title IX lawsuit alleging sex discrimination, retaliation
SALT LAKE CITY — A former goalkeeper for the Westminster College women's soccer team is suing the school and head coach Tony LeBlanc alleging she was subjected to "wildly inappropriate sexual harassment" as part of a hazing ritual when she was a freshman, and then was retaliated against for reporting it. The Title IX claim was filed in federal court on Tuesday. Westminster College issued aKSL
May 22 2020
Six months out — who will win the Electoral College?
With just under six months to go, now is a good time to assess where things stand in the 2020 presidential election. You would think that with the Wuhan virus pandemic, predicting the outcome of the 2020 election would be even harder than normal. Given the sheer ‘redness’ and ‘blueness’ of most states, however, the only meaningful change will occur in the 10 or so states we’ve categorized asThe Spectator World
Mar 06 2023
College Credits: Buffalo Grove Student Makes Dean's List At Le Moyne
Geneve Halfman, of Buffalo Grove, has been named to the Dean's List at Hamilton College for the 2022 fall semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have carried a course load of four or more graded credits throughout the semester and earned an average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. Halfman, a sophomore, is a graduate of Wheeling High School.Patch.com
Mar 02 2023
College basketball: Stanford women win Pac-12 tourney opener
LAS VEGAS — Cameron Brink had 22 points and 11 rebounds as No. 6 Stanford overcame a lot of early misses and beat Oregon 76-65 on Thursday in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. Stanford (28-4) made just three of 20 shots in the first quarter. Brink and the Cardinal found their rhythm after that and improved to 20-1 all-time in the conference tournament quarterfinals in front of an announcedThe Press Democrat
Mar 02 2023
Governor Maura Healey Proposes Free Community College For Massachusetts Adults
Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has proposed a new program that would make community college free for Massachusetts residents age 25 and older. Healey’s 2024 fiscal year budget, which she filed on Wednesday, includes $20 million in funding for the program, along with a host of other new higher education investments. Called MassReconnect, the program, which was one of Healey’s proposals onForbes