Thoughtful legislators reverse course on NPV
The Massachusetts bill to “reform” (i.e. effectively abolish) the Electoral College and replace it with a national popular vote passed both chambers in the last session but failed to make it to the governor’s office.
Five states have passed the legislation. Yet a growing number of legislators are having a change of heart, including in Massachusetts.
In 2008, Massachusetts State Rep. Will Brownsberger co-sponsored the National Popular Vote bill. Yet on further reflection he voted against his own bill. It still passed by a landslide, but Brownsberger explained why NPV would be bad for Massachusetts and risky for the nation.