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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 04:14 AM

Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states

Source: Reuters

POLITICS FEBRUARY 21, 2018 / 2:40 PM / UPDATED 13 HOURS AGO

Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states

Nate Raymond
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BOSTON (Reuters) - A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections.

The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Massachusetts and California, states that went for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, and South Carolina and Texas, where a majority of votes went to Republican U.S. President Donald Trump.

The lawsuits challenge the winner-take-all system used in those states to select electors who cast votes for president and vice president in the Electoral College after a presidential election. Forty-four other states and the District of Columbia also use that system.

Under that system, the candidate who wins the popular vote in a given state gets all its electors. To win the presidency, a candidate must win at least 270 votes from the 538 electors in the Electoral College.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-vote-lawsuit/lawsuits-challenge-electoral-college-system-in-four-u-s-states-idUSKCN1G52HY

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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 12:57 PM

1. This will be a fun lawsuit to watch

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Sun Mar 11, 2018, 02:38 PM

2. The current system is failing

Maine is right to have proportionally (instead of winner-takes-all) allocated electoral votes. I hope this will move us further towards Instant-runoff voting, to make sure all votes are counted.

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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 01:56 PM

4. Do you mean EC? Not EU?

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