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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
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Group Claiming to Speak for Rural Democrats is Tied to Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

Heidi Heitkamp’s One Country Project urges Democrats to take a moderate approach to climate change.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.

The Sludgy Career of Kurt Volker

The special envoy to Ukraine tried to have it both ways: Trump hatchet man and honorable public servant. He failed at both.