Faxes, calls, and emails should be sent out by the thousands until he and the rest of the GOP politicians promoting this cause "rethink" their decision.
Instead, I've seen conservatives continue to gush over Fred because he endorsed their guy Newt. I guess that makes it OK for him to wage war on Constitution.
While it’s always a good reminder that electing a president by popular vote is a bad idea that’s really all this is, a reminder.
It’s simply not a genuine threat. You’d never get the other states to agree to let New York and California decide who will be the president.
the purpose of teh electoral college is to mute the impabalnce between rural and urban population differences betweeen the states, and try to minimize the ability of rhrt urban states to tyrranize the more rural, lass populated states.
it also reinforces the concept of individual states. if we lose the electoral college, then what is preventing the dissolution of statehood? we already lost the ability of each state legislature to elect senators.
The slide away from state power started with the 17th amendment IMO. The problem is the lack of education by the masses as to the principles of government for this country. Our kids today do not learn enough basic civics. Hence the need to get away from the public school system.
It follows that whoever the Republican candidate is this November, we MUST vote for him. Even in California, even in New York. Watch how fast these states backpedal if the Republican candidate wins via electoral votes gained solely by this NPV scam.
That still leaves 100 electoral votes (2 per state) that need to be allocated. I would favor one of the following two options:
Option 1 - The winner of the popular vote for the state gets one vote. The second vote goes to the winner of the most congressional districts. If there is a tie for the congressional districts, the Governor casts the vote
Option 2 - The state legislature meets in unicameral session and starting with the candidate who received the most votes, is nominated and voted up or down proceeding from the top of the list of candidates to the bottom. The first candidate to receive a majority of yes votes, receives the electoral vote. The Governor casts the final vote. If the Governor is unable to cast the vote, the executive acting with the Governor’s authority casts the vote.