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 was particularly true in Alaska. NPV’s slogan is “every voter equal.” The claim is preposterous:...
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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 of NPV. One of the more interesting moments in the hearing came during the testimony...
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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 up with the status of NPV in your own state, as needed. Alaska NPV has...
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NPV lobbies hard in South Dakota

NPV lobbies hard in South Dakota

Tweet While the November election was a setback for National Popular Vote, the San Fransisco-based lobbying organization out to manipulate the Electoral College in a way that would eliminate its benefits, they are still at it. This time, the group has hired lobbyists in South Dakota to push Senate Bill 138. The measure would sign the state on to the NPV interstate compact. The NPV strategy was created by...
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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 few were thinking about: Unexpected as it may be, the stability of the Electoral College...
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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 constitutional amendment process, but now it is taking matters one step further: Amazingly, this progressive...
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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 legislation and Congress has 30 days to review it. If these two hurdles are overcome,...
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Christian Science Monitor and Trent England bring NPV debate into the light

Christian Science Monitor and Trent England bring NPV debate into the light

Tweet The silent battle over presidential election procedures wages on, and Massachusetts has officially fallen. Last week Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation entering the state into National Popular Vote’s interstate compact, bringing NPV’s total electoral votes to 72 (of the needed 270). Yet Save Our States is seeing to it that the “silent” aspect of this battle ends and discussions happen out in the open. These are your presidential...
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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 is still a chance (however small) that NPV will die in Massachusetts this year. Massachusetts’s...
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