March 28, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 28, 2008, the State Senate of Maryland passed a bill altering the way the state allocates its presidential electoral votes. The bill committed to allocating the states' electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. This is in opposition to the standard procedure of the US ...[read more]
November 3, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Williams of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law says that the US presidential election system contains flaws which may ultimately make it more difficult for the federal government to responsibly resolve the upcoming "fiscal cliff" in the national ...[read more]
April 11, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Tuesday proposed amendments to Virginia's voter ID legislation as passed by the General Assembly during the 2012 session. McDonnell's amendments include extending the time a voter would have to present an ID to the local electoral board to the Friday after the ...[read more]
February 28, 2012
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Cumberland School of Law says that the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is bound to cause tremendous amounts of litigation and to be challenged as unconstitutional or in violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965...An under-publicized and ...[read more]
August 10, 2011
by Julia Zebley
California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 459, an interstate compact which would deliver all 55 of California's electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote in a presidential election. However, the law will only go into effect if enough states to ...[read more]
October 14, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 14, 2004, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that residents of Puerto Rico do not have the right to vote in presidential elections until the US territory either becomes a state or the Constitution is amended. The decision was the third time a federal court had denied ...[read more]
June 15, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On June 15, 1804 the Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, creating separate votes in the electoral college for President and Vice-President. In prior elections, the country experienced problems when the original system in Article II, Section 1, Clause 3 of the Constitution, ...[read more]
July 1, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law and Founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone from 2002 to 2005 says that in responding to post-electoral unrest Iran's Supreme Leader is utilizing a method employed by history's most ...[read more]
September 23, 2007
by Abu Kashif
Ali Khan: President Pervez Musharraf is determined to reclaim the Pakistan Presidency for another term of five years. Under Pakistan's Constitution, the President is elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of (a) the members of both Houses of the National Parliament; and (b... ...[read more]
September 23, 2007
by Michael Sung
Pakistani government authorities detained at least a dozen members of the opposition Saturday as part of an effort to prevent possible disturbances relating to President Pervez Musharraf re-election bid. A high level official in the capital Islamabad indicated that more arrests were like... ...[read more]

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