Posts Tagged ‘ legislation ’

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...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in North Dakota (3), NPV/Koza | No Comments »

NPV Moves in N.Y, Mass.

NPV Moves in N.Y, Mass.

Tweet Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed National Popular Vote (NPV) legislation, part of the attempt to unravel the Electoral College without amending the Constitution. Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed the same bill. In each state, the measure moves to the other legislative chamber for consideration. So far this year...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Massachusetts (11), New York (29), NPV/Koza | 27 Comments »

National Popular Vote versus Wisconsin

National Popular Vote versus Wisconsin

Tweet Mid-morning on Tuesday, two emails alerted me that Wisconsin’s NPV bill (AB 751) had suddenly been introduced and scheduled for a hearing before the Assembly Elections Committee—on Wednesday afternoon, the very next day. Could I come to Madison, one legislator asked, and help educate citizens and other lawmakers and perhaps testify at the...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Electoral College, NPV/Koza, Wisconsin (10) | 2 Comments »

NPV Fails in Augusta

NPV Fails in Augusta

Tweet Maine’s National Popular Vote bill (LD 56) was brought to the House floor and solidly defeated on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. The vote was 95 against and only 50 for the bill. The floor action came just two weeks after the Save Our States visit to Augusta. Much of the credit for this...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Maine (4), NPV/Koza | 4 Comments »

NPV’s Arkansas numbers don’t add up

Tweet National Popular Vote is pushing legislation onto the agendas of 45 state legislatures in 2010. Five have already signed on the dotted line. NPV prides itself on support from numerous legislators and an overwhelming majority of the voters they poll. Yet they seem, well, let’s say factually challenged. Last February, the Arkansas House...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Arkansas (6), NPV/Koza | No Comments »

Target: North Carolina

Tweet NPV has made North Carolina one of its targets for 2010. Yet North Carolina is a great example of the weakness of one of NPV’s key arguments. NPV points out that presidential candidates spend most of their time and resources in “battleground states.” That’s true. But what is often ignored is that states...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in North Carolina (15), NPV/Koza | No Comments »

Citizens challenge NPV in Washington

Tweet Referendum 70 (PDF) will give citizens the chance to vote on whether NPV should actually become law in Washington State if the measure gains enough signatures to make it on this November’s ballot. Download the Referendum 70 petition (PDF) here.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in NPV/Koza, Washington (12) | No Comments »

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...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Delaware (3), NPV/Koza | No Comments »

NPV/Koza Supporters Outnumbered in Nevada

Tweet This San Francisco Chronicle article does not tell the full story of today’s hearing in Nevada’s Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee. Koza/NPV supporters were completely outnumbered. Only two people testified in favor of the Koza scheme during the hearing. Five people testified against the scheme—more would have testified in opposition to AB...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Nevada (6), NPV/Koza | No Comments »

Washington State

Tweet On the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28, Gov. Christine Gregoire signed SB 5599, making Washington the fifth state to join the National Popular Vote scheme. On the heels of that decision, David John Anderson filed a referendum, attempting to put the decision into the hands of the voters. The issue has gained attention...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in NPV/Koza, Washington (12) | No Comments »

Washington enacts NPV

Tweet To the dismay of natives and neighbors, on Tuesday afternoon the state of Washington headed over the proverbial bridge, following Maryland, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Illinois into the Koza abyss. After barely making it out of the Senate before the cuttoff on March 12, SB 5599, “Approving the entry of Washington into the...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in NPV/Koza, Washington (12) | No Comments »

Colorado update

Tweet HB09-1299, Colorado’s NPV/Koza bill, has also passed the House and is awaiting action on the Senate floor.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Colorado (9), NPV/Koza | No Comments »

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.