States

State-by-state information about NPV and other Electoral College issues.

National Popular Vote versus Oregon voters

National Popular Vote versus Oregon voters

To hear supporters of National Popular Vote tell it, most Americans probably have no idea who the presidential candidates were in the last election. They may not have even known there was an election going on. And most of the votes cast weren’t even counted. Of course, none of these things are true. That didn’t...
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LA Times misquotes James Madison

Tweet The LA Times editorial board often prints anti-Electoral College columns, so yesterday’s piece along these lines is not surprising. Yesterday, however, one LA Times writer attempted to utilize James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, to back up this position. He wrote: ———– “Just don’t try making sense of the electoral college.  Here’s...
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Will Louisiana Adopt Anti-Electoral College Measure?

Tweet Surely Governor Bobby Jindal hopes the answer to that question is “no.”  Such a scenario is at odds with the reputation that he strives to maintain as a solid conservative. Unfortunately for him, the Louisiana legislature may not cooperate.  Many of its members seem intent on eliminating the Electoral College—an institution designed to...
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Anti-Electoral College bill moving in Rhode Island

Tweet Rhode Island used to be known for its independence and spunk. It was the first American colony to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown. It refused to send delegates the Constitutional Convention and (stubborn to the end!) did not ratify the U.S. Constitution until after George Washington had already been elected and...
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“Small State” Alaska versus the Electoral College?

Tweet In presidential elections, the big state of Alaska is a small state. It has only three electoral votes. In a country of 311 million people, it has a mere 722,000. Worse, it can be hard for presidential candidates to get to Alaska, given its distance from the 48 contiguous states. Alaska needs every...
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Update on National Popular Vote in Alaska

Tweet Alaska’s legislature has been in session for less than two weeks, but apparently some state Senators were already itching to jump into action on the National Popular Vote issue.  The Senate Finance committee heard the matter in a hearing this past Wednesday—about a week after the legislature convened.  The legislation has been held,...
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Is Pennsylvania Hijacking the Presidential Election?

Is Pennsylvania Hijacking the Presidential Election?

Tweet Readers of this blog will remember that the National Popular Vote campaign is striving to effectively eliminate the Electoral College by asking states to allocate their electors to the winner of the national popular vote, rather than the winner of state popular votes. Now, it looks like NPV’s long road to changing the...
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Congressional District System Proposed in Pennsylvania

Congressional District System Proposed in Pennsylvania

Tweet Pennsylvania Republicans want to change the state’s method of awarding presidential electors: Instead of a winner-take-all system, they propose to award electors based on congressional district.  http://bit.ly/qp1z6S One of the great strengths of the current system is the great discretion given to state legislatures in picking a manner of elector allocation. If Pennsylvania...
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Virginia: NPV’s Next Battleground?

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Tweet Following four failures in Rhode Island and two in New York, National Popular Vote may have sealed up a California victory with recent legislative approval of their interstate compact legislation. (For a description, see “What is ‘National Popular Vote’?“) Dr. John Koza and Tom Golisano (the campaign’s founder and their new billionaire supporter,...
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NPV spends lots, fails again in Rhode Island

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Tweet The NPV (a state-by-state campaign to abolish the Electoral College) has amassed 77 electoral votes by state legislatures passing bills committing their votes to the winner of the national popular vote. For more back story, click here. What’s surprising is the amount of time, energy and money they’ve spent in one tiny state: Rhode Island....
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NPV Chairman John Koza is big giver to far left

NPV Chairman John Koza is big giver to far left

Tweet From Bill Clinton to Barack Obama, through every recession and rise in the economy, we’ve had one constant this century: A flood of money to the California far-left from Dr. John Koza. Check out “Do NPV & Koza really ♥ California Republicans?“ and “Who is John Koza?“ for the full scoop on Koza’s background pushing scratch-ticket lotteries...
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Do NPV & Koza really ♥ California Republicans?

Do NPV & Koza really ♥ California Republicans?

Tweet California may cast a critical vote on AB 459 as soon as tomorrow and Dr. John Koza couldn’t be happier. This isn’t his first foray into matters of the state. He has succeeded in using the government as a tool to secure his fortunes, and he believes he will win on more serious...
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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.