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Ending The US Electoral College — Rationale & Testimony

March 9th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

For CleanTechnica readers not based in the US or unfamiliar with the US presidential election process, there is an odd system that is used that is not a simple one-person-one-vote system. Electoral College (EC) electors are used to represent the states. The number of electors are distributed unevenly, giving low populous states more votes than high populous states. This is an anachronistic holdover from a couple of centuries ago when newspapers were delivered by horse power ... the old, original form of horsepower

Trump Won’t Stop Global Climate Action, Might Accidentally Help

November 12th, 2016 | by Michael Barnard

One of the key differences between Clinton and Trump was their stances on climate change. Clinton had a strong plan to continue the USA's leadership position, and Trump disputes its existence. However, a Trump presidency isn't a disaster for climate action globally or in the US. In fact, he might actually reduce US emissions, however unintentionally

Zipcar — 7,000 Vehicles Across US Free For Use On Election Night

November 7th, 2016 | by James Ayre

In order to grease the wheels of the process, so to speak, the carsharing company Zipcar will be making more than 7,000 vehicles available for people to use for free (for members) on the night of the US presidential election, according to a new press release

The Irony

November 5th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

We're on the verge of electing the first female president in US history (long after women won the top political positions in the UK, Germany, Norway, Argentina, Israel, India, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bangladesh, France, Poland, Turkey, Pakistan, Peru, etc.). Yet, her final opponent has bragged about sexually assaulting women and has been accused of doing so by a dozen or more women

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