American elections

9 Nov 2016

How Trump won the Presidency despite not winning the most votes

So that sure was an election. Whatever happened in the US presidential election it was always going to be a historic moment. On Tuesday I pointed out that Donald Trump could win the Presidency even if he did not win the most votes . Trump decisively won the electoral college, and therefore the Presidency. But Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes . Clinton won the popular vote by […]
11 Oct 2016

PR across the pond: the push for fair votes in the US

This week is European Local Democracy Week 2016 , and to mark it, we're running a series of discussion articles on how to make the London Assembly more democratic. Yesterday we published our first piece in the series , calling for the Single Transferable Vote for the Assembly. The following is a guest post from Rob Richie , Executive Director of FairVote – the organisation campaigning for a […]