Latest Electoral college News

Activists submit signatures to overturn electoral votes law

Aug. 1, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado citizens' campaign turned in thousands of voter signatures Thursday in hopes of repealing a new law that would pledge the state's presidential electoral votes to the national popular vote winner. The group Coloradans Vote said it submitted more than 227,000 signatures to the...

Activists say push to repeal popular vote law nears ballot

Jul. 31, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A citizens' campaign to undo a new Colorado law that would pledge the state's presidential electoral votes to the national popular vote winner said it has easily surpassed the number of signatures required to put the law before voters next year. If certified for the 2020 ballot, the...

Trump channels George Wallace with racial appeals

Jul. 30, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump putting race at the forefront of his re-election campaign rings familiar, that's because another White House hopeful did the same half a century ago — and saw the strategy resonate with many Americans. George Wallace was elected governor of Alabama as a...

2 Pikes Peak cities formally oppose electoral college law

Jul. 24, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The cities of Fountain and Monument have passed resolutions opposing a law that could give Colorado's presidential electoral votes to the national popular vote winner. The Gazette reports the resolutions come as a citizen campaign to repeal the law in 2020 prepares to deliver...

Albania's president rejects ruling to hold local elections

Jun. 25, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president criticized election officials Tuesday for ruling in favor of holding municipal elections he tried to cancel, alleging "political pressure and blackmail" influenced the decision. President Ilir Meta said that full membership negotiations with the European Union...

Albania's Electoral College orders go-ahead of local polls

Jun. 24, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's top legal election institution on Monday decided in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, turning down a move from the country's president to cancel them. The five-judge Electoral College ruled unanimously that a small political party, which had asked to...