Group Against Electoral College Targets McConnell in New Ad

A group that supports using the popular vote over the Electoral College to elect the President of the United States has launched ads in Kentucky criticizing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for opposing the idea. Calling Kentucky a “fly over state” in presidential races, Support Popular Vote‘s 30-second commercial began airing on Tuesday. It […]

Kentucky's Eight Electoral College Votes Cast for McCain, Palin

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Electoral College members in Kentucky, like their counterparts across the nation, have officially cast their ballots for President and Vice-President of the United States. Democratic Senator Barack Obama may be the President-elect, but all eight of Kentucky’s Electoral College votes went to Republican Senator John McCain on Arizona. That’s […]

The Electoral College

According to the official federal website, “The Electoral College was established by the founding fathers as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by popular vote.” But what exactly does this “compromise” do when it comes to electing a president? And if the founding fathers thought it was a necessity, why are some people opposed to the use of electors today? Listen to the Show