We hereby announce a new Common Ground for Texans white paper on electoral college reform. “Options for Electoral College Reform” examines, in as brief a form as possible, the main arguments in favor of and against our complicated system of electing the President, and what alternatives are most feasible.
There was surprisingly little momentum for reform after 2000, when the popular-vote winner, Al Gore, was not elected. Why? This has happened several times in American history, and there is nothing to prevent it from happening again. As we approach another election year, it may be timely to review the problems with the electoral college and what can be done to fix them.