Alaska (3)

Alaska updates on NPV, the Electoral College, and federalism.

NPV status: introduced 2007-failed; introduced 2009-failed; introduced in 2011-failed; a bill opposing NVP introduced in 2012-failed. HR10

“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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NPV in the last frontier

NPV in the last frontier

Tweet Last week I visited Juneau to talk with state legislators about National Popular Vote. NPV’s anti-Electoral College legislation (SB 39) has moved through two of their Senate committees in as many months. Because NPV says different things to different people, it’s always fascinating to pick up the echoes of their latest sales pitch. This...
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Alaska considers popular vote

Alaska considers popular vote

Tweet On Friday, Alaska’s Senate Judiciary Committee heard the state’s National Popular Vote bill (SB 92). The measure actually already passed the State Affairs Committee with the support of Senators Linda Menard, Hollis French (who chairs the Judiciary Committee), and Albert Kookesh. (Watch the Judiciary hearing.) Alaska, the largest state by landmass but with...
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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.