Posts Tagged ‘ National Popular Vote ’

Will Vermont make itself irrelevant with NPV?

Will Vermont make itself irrelevant with NPV?

Tweet Few states stand to lose more under National Popular Vote than Vermont. As both a low population and low population density state, Vermont is the classic “small” state. The Electoral College gives Vermont a political boost. The National Popular Vote plan, on the other hand, would pull the political rug out from under...
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Saving Maine from NPV

Saving Maine from NPV

Tweet Even my short stay in the Newark Airport was a reminder how different parts of America can be … well, different. New Jersey is distinct from Washington State and Massachusetts, the states on either end of my flights this morning. Think about just how vast and diverse is our nation, our United States....
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Hitting the road

Hitting the road

Tweet Last year, in addition to our educational activities in Washington State, Save Our States visited Nevada and was assisted allies in Oregon and Colorado as well. While NPV was signed into law in Washington, it stalled in the other three states as legislators began asking questions and constituents made their voices heard. So...
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“Wisconsin would lose big time!” under National Popular Vote

“Wisconsin would lose big time!” under National Popular Vote

Tweet Wisconsin has made it onto NPV’s list of targeted states. Dave Zweifel’s Madison.com article, “Using popular vote to elect president is the way to go,” parrots one of the National Popular Vote organization’s most often-used (and faulty) arguments: that because the Electoral College motivates candidates to campaign in some states (“swing states”) more...
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Who is John Koza?

Who is John Koza?

Tweet Dr. John Koza, creator and chairman of National Popular Vote, is a pioneer in his field—not political science but computer science. Koza designs computers that he hopes will in turn design their own inventions without “being encumbered by preconceptions that limit human problem solving….” While a graduate student, Koza created a board game...
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Electoral College Debate

Electoral College Debate

Tweet About a month ago, I debated the Electoral College and NPV with two Western Washington University political science professors. The complete series of YouTube videos from the two-hour event in Bellingham, Washington, are below. The professors had, in my opinion, little regard for the Constitution, Federalism, or history. I’ve written and spoken about...
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To swing states: Thank you!

To swing states: Thank you!

Tweet “Swing states” do the whole country a favor. They are undecided because their population is more politically balanced than other states. A successful candidate has to bridge political differences and represent the interests of as many different groups as possible. The candidate who can win over the swing states has probably figured out...
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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...
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The Electoral College: Interview on The Schilling Show

Tweet I recently had the opportunity to speak with Charlottesville, VA’s Rob Schilling on The Schilling Show. We covered topics like the difference between “democracy” and a “democratic republic”, why the Electoral College is a key component in preserving American liberty, and how NPV threatens to undo its benefits. You can listen here.
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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.
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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...
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RI Legislature Reverses Its Stance on NPV

Tweet Great news. The Rhode Island House last week declined to adopt the NPV legislation, despite approving it last year.  (Last year, both House and Senate approved the measure, but the Governor vetoed the bill.)   Last week’s House vote was 28 for and 45 against. Providence Journal story on NPV in Rhode Island
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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.