March 19, 2019

On Friday, Colorado became the eleventh state to sign on to a National Popular vote campaign to effectively eliminate the Electoral College.

This multi-state pact requires the assignment of a state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. There would therefore be no more elections where a candidate lost the popular vote but won the electoral college (Bush 43 and Trump).

If state representing more than 270 electoral votes sign on the Electoral College makes no difference in the election outcome.

In addition, Washington State became the latest to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the state's ballot. "The Hill" suggests Trump should take this very personally? Ya think?

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. When registering you will also be presented with the option to tie all your old Disqus comments to your new Insticator account. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.