Skip to comments.Fred Thompson Promotes ‘National Popular Vote’ Initiative In Harrisburg
Posted on 01/30/2012 8:06:46 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - The state capitol was the scene of two events promoting distinctly different ways of changing the way Pennsylvanias presidential electoral votes are awarded.
Actor and former Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is part of a bi-partisan effort to create a compact agreement among states to award all of their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, no matter who wins the state vote for president.
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I like Fred, but am not sure why he is supporting this.
And I thought he was intelligent. My mistake. He doesn’t realize that eliminating the Electoral College would allow the most populated states control who will be president.
Sadly, we're screwed regardless.
What the hell is Thompson thinking? The result of this would be that future elections would be controlled by liberals and government dependents in the urban mega-plexes.
Our forefathers were very wise to create the electoral college and their reasoning still holds up today.
WTF, Fred? Please, stop!
Every state in every election could be like Florida 2000.
I thought Fred Thompson was on our side!
It would be very difficult to truly verify the national popular vote totals.
Consider the 2000 election, for example. On election night 2000, Bush was ahead in the national popular vote by about 300,000 votes. The next afternoon, as vote counting continued, the media announced that Al Gore was actually ahead in the popular vote, by about 500,000 votes. How did that happen.
(all of this ignores the Florida electoral vote recount. But the point is, under a national popular vote, the Florida recount wouldn’t have happened that way. There would have had to be a national recount instead.)
In 2000, did the Democrats pad the vote totals for Al Gore, to get him to be ahead in the mythical national popular vote, so they could claim some legitimacy as they pursued the Florida recount? It’s something to think about.
Sheesh Fred.. do a little more reading/learning and a little less talking. This is basic stuff for heavens sake. You’re acting like a tool.
A small number of the major cities could elect a President.
Absolutely stupid idea! Way to “reach across the aisle”, Fred.
A “compact agreement among the states” is called a Constitutional amendment.
He’s been pimping this crap for at least a year.
Here in Michigan the guy I supported for RNC chairman (Saul Anuzis) is also pushing it.
We got progs inside the wire.
Screw fred... he is nothing but a dumb assed actor like looney clooney.
Had them inside the wire for the past 100 years...Just now people are beginning to figure it out.
I was supportive of Fred at one time.
Amazing how people can be so wrong-headed.
This is a "feel good" idea that has no utility or merit. Hillary Clinton and many other Democrats would like to switch to a popular vote. But ignoring the intent of our Founding Fathers is folly because they want to safeguard our Constitutional Republic, not undermine of dispose of it.
Exactly. It’s fun trying to explain to Aussies how our voting system works.
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