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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...
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Breaking Down the Myths About Swing States

Breaking Down the Myths About Swing States

Tweet According to National Popular Vote, it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing. Voters outside of “swing states,” NPV’s materials claim, are “spectators to the presidential election” and are “effectively disenfranchised.” A closer look reveals that NPV’s claims come from a superficial understanding of political campaigns that does not survive...
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The Electoral College Versus the World?

The Electoral College Versus the World?

Tweet Opponents of the Electoral College often imply that America’s presidential election process is undemocratic and out of step with the world. But is it? The 2010 Winter Olympic Games featured athletes from 82 countries. I decided to investigate, using that list, which goes from Albania to Uzbekistan and includes all of the largest...
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Videos that explain the Electoral College

Videos that explain the Electoral College

Tweet There are some great videos out there that help explain the workings of the Electoral College. Here is the School House Rock version from YouTube. This next one, which I think is even better, is apparently made by Disney and is also available on YouTube. And the last one, just for fun, is...
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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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“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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Understanding the Electoral College

Understanding the Electoral College

Tweet The Electoral College unifies, moderates, and protects American politics. For more than two hundred years, the United States has enjoyed a uniquely peaceful and prosperous existence under a system of constitutional and representative government. One of the reasons for this is the Electoral College, the mostly behind-the-scenes process for electing the President. Indeed...
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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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Colorado: if NPV wins, we lose

Tweet As Colorado prepares to debate the Koza scheme, I wrote the following editorial.  It appeared in the April 20th edition of the Denver Daily News and is available on the Independence Institute Web site. If National Popular Vote wins, we lose By Amy Oliver This week the Colorado Senate will debate the relevance...
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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.