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Will Texas Legislators Drink NPV Kool-Aid?

Will Texas Legislators Drink NPV Kool-Aid?

Tweet Perhaps you wouldn’t expect Texas to join an effort to eliminate the Electoral College.  In fact, you may find such an idea to be ludicrous and a bit far-fetched. Unfortunately, a California-based group is working hard to prove you wrong. Indeed, its proponents are in the state today, making a pitch to the...
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Vermont Legislators Vote Against the Electoral College

Tweet Vermont is one gubernatorial signature away from joining an effort to ditch the Electoral College. The Vermont legislature gave final approval to the National Popular Vote plan last week. (More details regarding the mechanics of the legislation can be found here.) As a legislator, Governor Shumlin once sponsored the bill, so he is...
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National Popular Vote Pretends to Benefit GOP in California

Tweet If I were a Republican from California, it would be tempting to dislike the Electoral College. And it would be tempting to join the handful of Republican leaders who advocate passage of the recently proposed National Popular Vote plan, pending in the California Assembly as AB 459.  Their claims that NPV will benefit...
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Will Connecticut Become the 7th State to Adopt NPV?

Tweet On Friday, a Connecticut legislative committee held a hearing on the NPV proposal.  The hearing was lengthy, and the committee heard testimony from close to a dozen people. I was able to make it to Hartford for the day and was glad for the opportunity to talk to the committee about the dangers...
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Legislative Updates

Tweet NPV continues to lobby hard for its legislation in many states across the country.  Some legislative updates appear below. Please keep in mind that this is a constantly evolving situation—legislation can move quickly! We will do our best to post updates, but links to each bill are included so you can also keep...
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The Surprise Awaiting State Legislators

Tweet Newly elected legislators may be in for a surprise when state legislative sessions begin this month. They doubtless anticipate a focus on the economy, health care, budget deficits, and taxes—all issues that drove voters to the polls in droves last November. But state officials will also be asked to address another problem that...
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D.C. Mayor Ditches the Electoral College

Tweet The National Popular Vote plan is one step closer to becoming law in Washington, D.C. Last week, Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the bill, which was approved by the D.C. Council in September. Congress has 30 days to object to the bill. NPV has long denied that its plan is an end-run around the...
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The Electoral College Takes Another Hit

Tweet And so the dominoes continue to fall. The D.C. Council yesterday approved the National Popular Vote plan that has been pending before several state legislatures. D.C.’s approval comes less than two months after Massachusetts approved the plan. Two procedural steps remain before NPV is officially enacted in D.C.: The mayor must sign the...
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Massachusetts Senate Ignores JFK’s Advice

Tweet Late last week, the Massachusetts state senate voted to approve the National Popular Vote bill.  The house had already approved the measure in June.  These votes mean that Massachusetts is almost certain to become the sixth state to approve NPV. But, as they say, it ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings. There...
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Will Delaware Act Against Its Own Interests?

Will Delaware Act Against Its Own Interests?

Tweet The Delaware Senate spent portions of this week considering HB 198, which would commit the state to NPV’s anti-Electoral College scheme. The House already approved the legislation last year, so senate approval would send the bill to the Governor’s desk. The Senate has three legislative days left in which it could still approve...
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Ignoring the Will of Delaware Voters

Tweet The Delaware state house has just approved the NPV legislation.  This news story misses a critical point in its coverage: http://tinyurl.com/ldr3mg (scroll down to “Del. House OKs picking president by popular vote”). The article incorrectly states that the bill would “allow Delaware’s popular vote to determine the state’s choice for the president and...
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RI Legislature Reverses Its Stance on NPV

Tweet Great news. The Rhode Island House last week declined to adopt the NPV legislation, despite approving it last year.  (Last year, both House and Senate approved the measure, but the Governor vetoed the bill.)   Last week’s House vote was 28 for and 45 against. Providence Journal story on NPV in Rhode Island
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Why Save our States?

The genius of the United States of America: we are both United and States. The American system of states is Federalism. One part of it is the Electoral College, the state-by-state way we elect the President of the United States.

Some 'reformers' want to unravel our system of states. The Freedom Foundation’s Save Our States Project is dedicated to preserving these structures for the sake of liberty. Find out more and join us.