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 and National Popular Vote (NPV). Now certainly there’s nothing wrong with participating in politics, as...
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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 matters. California would supercharge his anti-Electoral College alliance and shoot them from 77 votes to...
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Fred Thompson abandons the Constitution

Fred Thompson abandons the Constitution

Tweet In a shocking twist, ex-Senator Fred Thompson has joined the effort to abolish the Electoral College. He claims that the National Popular Vote movement is “totally consistent with our constitutional principles.” I like Thompson. I voted for him in the 2008 presidential primaries. But his endorsement of NPV simply cannot be reconciled with the Constitution. It is a pity, because he has spent so much of his public...
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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 legislature’s House Committee on Elections. They want Texas to join an anti-Electoral College effort that...
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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 expected to sign it now. His signature will make Vermont the seventh state to join...
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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 conservatives and Republicans in the state feel so true, don’t they? Many Californians feel ignored,...
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John Koza’s Big Myth: “Every Voter Equal”

John Koza’s Big Myth: “Every Voter Equal”

Tweet The National Popular Vote interstate compact would wipe away state lines and turn the entire nation into one giant “single-member district” for presidential elections. This, according to computer scientist and NPV inventor John Koza, will make “every voter equal.” That is the title of Koza’s self-published book and the lead slogan employed in support of NPV. And it is preposterous. The job of every campaign consultant and campaign...
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NPV in Oregon

NPV in Oregon

Tweet Deep thinking and deliberation are getting in the way of the National Popular Vote campaign in Oregon (HB 3517). This is my conclusion after stopping briefly in Salem yesterday and talking with a few legislators and several legislative staff. It was all true to a pattern that I’ve seen in my cross-country travels. NPV’s soundbites, at first, have some appeal. Yet as thoughtful legislators consider the novel—not to...
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Myths of National Popular Vote

Myths of National Popular Vote

Tweet Traveling around the country defending federalism and the Electoral College, I have heard an amazing array of different–sometimes contradictory–claims made by National Popular Vote (NPV) advocates. Some of this is reasonable, since different NPV backers have different complaints about the current system and very different explanations of how NPV would work. Other contradictions appear more calculated. Examining the claims and breaking down some outright NPV myths is the...
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