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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06, 2017: U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, presides over the counting of the electoral votes from the 2016 presidential election during a joint session of Congress, on January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. It was confirmed that President-elect Donald Trump won the election with 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 227. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

15 States Have Already Taken Steps to Make the Electoral College Obsolete

“The candidate with the most votes should win.”

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published
Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

As it Cultivates a Socially Responsible Image, Juul Sends Lobbyist to ALEC’s Annual Meeting

Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in ALEC it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest.

Private Prisons Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressional Black Caucus Institute Takes CoreCivic Cash, Boosts Policies That Help Private Prisons

As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Guaidó Defends Chevron, Funder of U.S. Regime Change Organization

Chevron has been a loyal donor to the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit with ties to the U.S. Republican party that has worked for decades to strengthen the political opposition in Venezuela.