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  • Winning the electoral college with 306 votes is a popular vote win

    11/28/2016 11:17:17 AM PST · by TheRef · 8 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 11/28/16
    11/28/16   Winning the electoral college with 306 votes is a popular vote win The electoral college cools the passions of current popular will by spreading popular power over time. History has shown us why this is a better system.FRENCH REVOLUTION- Death of the Princess De Lamballe, by Leon Maxime Favre Trump won a big popular vote victory as measured by House seats To win 306 electoral votes, a candidate must win jurisdictions that govern a majority of the population of the United States. Electoral votes are allocated in part based on population and Trump won a majority of...
  • Donald Trump won 7.5 Million Popular Vote Landslide in the Heartland

    11/16/2016 1:47:46 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 15, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Donald Trump won an overwhelming 7.5 million popular vote victory in 3,084 of the country’s 3,141 counties or county equivalents in America’s heartland. Fifty-five point seven million out of the 109.3 million Americans who cast their ballots in those counties voted for Trump, while only 48.1 million voted for Hillary Clinton, according to the latest county by county election results reported at Politico. The remaining 5.4 million voted for other candidates. Trump’s 7.5 million popular vote landslide in America’s heartland, a resounding 7 point victory in those 3,084 counties over Clinton, 51 percent to 44 percent, gave him a 306...
  • 2016 Election: Electoral Vote, Popular Vote and Illegitimate Vote Count Totals

    11/09/2016 3:32:27 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    Voting Statistics | November 9, 2016 | Self
    1. Donald Trump has 306 Electoral Votes. While the final states to finalize their vote totals were reported early this morning (Arizona, Michigan and New Hampshire), the media is not adding them to the final electoral tallies. They are frozen at 279 Trump and Clinton 228. 2. The Popular Vote is something that may not be actually tallied for several days. Some states quit opening the absentee ballots after they have called the majority win for their state. They are currently listed at nearly a virtually tie. 3. The popular vote totals are tainted with potentially hundreds of thousands of...
  • A Historic First: Trump Wins Maine CD 2

    11/09/2016 11:22:52 AM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 09, 2016 2:10 AM | Christine Rousselle
    Since 1972, Maine has had the option to divide its Electoral College votes by congressional district. The outright winner of the state gets two electoral vote, and the winner of each congressional district gets one. Despite this, Maine has never actually had to divide its electoral votes and the same candidate has always won both districts--until now. Although Hillary Clinton won Maine outright and won the 1st congressional district, Donald Trump won the more rural 2nd district--and its electoral vote. Trump's win in CD2 is a direct result of the campaign's extensive campaigning over the past two weeks in the...
  • Trump takes 1 of Maine’s 4 electoral votes, in a first for the state

    11/09/2016 7:51:26 AM PST · by RC one · 12 replies
    Maine split its electoral vote for the first time in state history, with Donald Trump’s strong showing in central and northern Maine allowing him to capture one of the state’s four votes in the Electoral College.
  • Electoral Votes Continue to Trend toward Trump - Weekly Update (Vanity)

    09/15/2016 7:57:10 AM PDT · by scouter · 20 replies
    Self | 9/15/16 | Scouter
    For the last week or so I've been comparing the current data with the data from August 25. There are some interesting findings. Here are the weekly totals for the last 3 weeks: Date Trump Clinton Tied 8/25 191 332 15 9/1 191 303 44 9/8 226 294 18 9/15 258 274 6 So three weeks ago, Trump needed to gain 79 electoral votes, and Clinton could afford to lose 62. By last week, Trump had already gained 53 electoral votes (67% of those he needs), and Clinton had lost 38 (62% of those she can afford to lose). It's...
  • (Vanity) Electoral Votes Shift in Trump's Direction

    09/07/2016 10:01:48 AM PDT · by scouter · 31 replies
    Self | 9/7/2016 | Scouter
    I have followed the last several presidential races on electoral-vote.com, and have found their commentary to be rather left-leaning, but their results to be fairly accurate. In today's data, we see something pretty interesting, as compared to yesterday's data: 9/6 - Clinton 312, Trump 197, Ties 299/7 - Clinton 323, Trump 197, Ties 18 On the surface it looks like Clinton gained ground as compared to yesterday. But if you look more deeply, you see that there's been a lot of movement that isn't readily apparent from the simple count of electoral votes. Between yesterday and today a total of...
  • Group's ad slams McConnell for opposing a change to how presidential races are decided [EC]

    03/07/2012 8:50:43 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    cn2 Pure Politics ^ | March 06, 2012 | Ryan Alessi
    (UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL VIDEO) A national group that wants the popular vote — not the electoral college — to decide presidential races began airing an ad in Kentucky cable markets targeting U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate GOP leader. The 30-second spot paid for by the group Support Popular Vote urges Kentuckians to “send Mitch a message” because McConnell has opposed the concept of moving to a national popular vote system for the presidential race. The ad is airing in Time Warner markets across Kentucky. cn|2 is a division of Time Warner. During a December speech to the Heritage Foundation,...
  • Why the Electoral College?

    02/02/2012 12:11:30 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 102 replies
    Why the Electoral College? In 1789 our elected Executive, the President, was unique among nations. We recently won a costly revolution against a King who was armed with extensive executive powers. They were not unlimited, but enough to take his country to war. Most of our Declaration of Independence consisted of accusations against the British King. Beginning largely with “He has . . . ,” the Declaration specified twenty-seven charges. The Framer’s generation was understandably cautious and suspicious of executive power. Peruse Revolutionary era State Constitutions and you’ll find the people dominated their governments through elected, representative Assemblies. Given the...
  • California Votes To Bypass Electoral College

    08/09/2011 4:02:37 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 95 replies · 1+ views
    National Journel ^ | 8/9/11 | Matt Loeb
    Golden State legislature says it will give its states electoral votes to the national popular vote winner. Providing a significant boost to an effort to end-around the Electoral College, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that would award the Golden State’s 55 electoral votes to the presidential candidate garnering the most votes nationwide. California, which has more electoral votes than any other state in the nation, is the eighth state to join the National Popular Vote compact, an effort to end the Electoral College's role in picking presidents.
  • Bill Roundup: California Joins “National Popular Vote” Movement

    08/08/2011 6:28:40 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 30 replies
    California Capitol Network (via KPBS) ^ | August 8, 2011 | Ben Adler
    California could eventually award its presidential Electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote. It's one of several election-related bills Governor Jerry Brown signed today. Right now, nearly every state awards its Electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins that particular state. California's 55 Electoral votes nearly always go to a Democrat these days, so candidates typically don't campaign here much. The National Popular Vote movement seeks to change that dynamic. With the governor's signature, California now joins eight other states that have pledged to award their Electoral votes to whoever gets the most votes nationwide. But...
  • Dissenters in GOP rethink Electoral College [Fred Thompson joins those trying to destroy it]

    06/03/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 174 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Popular-vote pact picks up steam A once-sleepy movement that would upend the Electoral College, reverse two centuries of constitutional practice and elect presidents by direct popular vote has quietly picked up momentum in recent days, with Republican Party leaders scrambling to stanch a steady stream of defections by GOP state lawmakers to the plan. *snip* Under the idea introduced in 2006 by Stanford University consulting professor John Koza, states that join the NPV compact pledge to give all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote - even if a majority of the state’s...
  • California Assembly approves electoral vote change

    05/19/2011 6:11:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 147 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/19/11
    Lawmakers have taken a step to make California more relevant in presidential politics, voting to give the state's electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote. The state Assembly passed AB459 on Thursday on a 43-18 vote, sending it to the state Senate. . . .
  • Liberal attempts to abolish Electoral College takes back door route thru State Legislatures

    05/18/2011 2:30:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-11 | Mataharley
    Just as every Christmas brings the same tired argument over nativity scenes, Christmas trees and Santa Claus, every election cycle brings forth a fresh attempt to ignore the Constitutional establishment of the Electoral College, and allow the city centers to run roughshod over rural Americans. The 2012 election is no different, but it does bring a fresh approach to the age old problem of a "popular vote" Presidential election... by having the state legislators pass a law, obligating their EC votes to the national popular vote winners. Under this scheme, state legislatures would pass legislation that would bind them to...
  • CALIFORNIA: Bill aims to add state to popular-vote movement

    04/04/2011 7:43:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/4/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California is a population powerhouse that's home to 1 out of 8 American voters and a political ATM that pumps millions into presidential campaign coffers. But the state's solid-blue status and election rules make it "irrelevant" in the presidential sweepstakes every four years, state Assemblyman Jerry Hill says.Hill, a San Mateo Democrat, and Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande of Palm Desert (Riverside County) want to change that. The legislators are part of a growing crowd of bipartisan backers of a nationwide campaign to elect presidents by popular vote. The drive has some powerhouse supporters, including Tom Golisano, the billionaire philanthropist and...
  • Attacks on the Electoral College Gain Momentum

    06/25/2010 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Solson · 78 replies
    The National Review -- Corner Online ^ | June 23, 2010 | Tara Ross
    Attacks on the Electoral College Gain Momentum    [Tara Ross] You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but the Electoral College is on the verge of being eliminated. One important legislative vote could occur Thursday. Two others could occur in the upcoming days and weeks. A California-based group, National Popular Vote, is lobbying hard for a dangerous piece of anti-Electoral College legislation. My NRO article on the mechanics of the legislation is here. Five states have already approved NPV, but now three additional states are dangerously close to joining them: Delaware, Massachusetts, and New York. Another trio...
  • WA: Referendum filed to repeal (national)popular vote law

    04/29/2009 9:33:01 PM PDT · by llevrok · 15 replies · 696+ views
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A Shaw Island man has filed a referendum to repeal a new law that has Washington state join a compact with other states to cast its presidential electoral votes for the national popular vote winner. David Anderson filed the referendum Wednesday, one day after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the bill. The new law doesn't take effect until enough states sign on to account for 270 electoral votes - the number it takes to win the White House. Washington has 11 electoral votes. Anderson would have to gather more than 120,500 signatures by July in order to qualify...
  • National Popular Vote Bill Passes Nevada Assembly

    04/21/2009 10:44:42 PM PDT · by Repub4bush · 52 replies · 1,303+ views
    KXNT 840AM radio ^ | April 21st, 2009
    On April 21, the Nevada Assembly passed HB 413, the National Popular Vote Plan bill. The vote was 27-14. I heard this, this evening on Casey Hendrickson with Heather Kydd Live! The NV Assembly passed this with 27 Dems voting for and the 14 Repubs voting no. This vote just happened late this afternoon in Carson City! This bill says that in the General Presidential Election, Nevada's Electoral votes will not go to the Candidate who won in Nevada, but the the National popular vote of the nation. I can't find a news source to quote at this time. I...
  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes National Popular Vote Bill [popular vote winner gets electoral college votes]

    09/30/2008 9:51:07 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 8 replies · 617+ views
    Office of the Governor press release ^ | September 30, 2008 | Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger
    [Veto message follows] To Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 37 without my signature. As I stated in vetoing similar legislation in 2006, I believe strongly in democracy and in honoring the will of the people. This bill represents a significant departure away from letting each individual state choose how to award its presidential electoral votes and towards a national vote for president. Because California’s endorsement of a national popular vote would significantly change the debate on the matter, enactment of this bill would represent a major shift in the way not only Californians but...
  • CA: Innovator Devises Way Around Electoral College (Veto this Arnold!)

    09/21/2006 11:26:10 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 108 replies · 1,853+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | September 22, 2006 | Rick Lyman
    In his early 20’s, John R. Koza and fellow graduate students invented a brutally complicated board game based on the Electoral College ... Now, a 63-year-old eminence among computer scientists who teaches genetic programming at Stanford, Dr. Koza has decided to top off things with an end run on the Constitution. He has concocted a plan for states to skirt the Electoral College system legally to insure the election of whichever presidential candidate receives the most votes nationwide. The first fruit of his effort, a bill approved by the California legislature that would allocate the state’s 55 electoral votes to...
  • Vanity: Liberals attempt overthrow of US Constitution

    09/22/2006 11:15:24 AM PDT · by Thanatos · 2 replies · 741+ views
    Vanity | 9-22-06 | Thanatos
    Who are "They"? They are 5th Columnist who have invaded and taken over the Democrat Party and who declare themselves "Progressives", "Moderates", and "Liberals", "They" are socialist who want the destruction of the US Government, Anti-American international forces who hate the idea of an American Super-Power and the will to defend Freedom and Liberty. "They" are those who are from the Left-Side of the Spectrum, "They" are people who are so far to the left that Communist and National Socialist look like Far Right Wingers. What are they doing? They are attempting to "Bypass" the constitution and not allow states...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger vetoes national presidential vote bill (Electoral College)

    09/30/2006 5:54:23 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 34 replies · 1,019+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Sep. 30, 2006 | SAMANTHA YOUNG
    SACRAMENTO - California's electoral votes for president should not be awarded based on the national popular vote, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Saturday as he vetoed a bill that would have changed the way the state's electoral votes are awarded. Rushing to beat a midnight bill-signing deadline, the Republican governor signed 110 bills including a bill to require labeling of Sonoma wine and another that boosts Internet security. He vetoed 73 bills, including a mandate for alternate fuels. Schwarzenegger said a national popular vote bill by Assemblyman Tom Umberg, D-Santa Ana, disregards the will of a majority of Californians. The bill...
  • Plan Would Sidestep Electoral College

    02/10/2008 6:30:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 100 replies · 200+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2008 | NGUYEN HUY VU
    If John R. Koza gets his way, American voters will never again have to wonder about the workings of the Electoral College and why it decides who sits in the White House. Koza is behind a push to have states circumvent the odd political math of the Electoral College and ensure that the presidency always goes to the winner of the popular vote. Basically, states would promise to award their electoral votes to the candidate with the most support nationwide, regardless of who carries each particular state. "We're just coming along and saying, 'Why not add up the votes of...
  • States consider plan to bypass Electoral College for popular vote

    02/10/2008 11:12:38 PM PST · by Def Conservative · 73 replies · 803+ views
    | If John Koza gets his way, American voters will never again have to worry about the inner workings of the Electoral College and why it decides who sits in the White House. Koza is behind a push for states to circumvent the odd political math of the Electoral College and ensure that the presidency always goes to the winner of the popular vote. Basically, states would promise to award their electoral votes to the candidate with the most support nationwide, regardless of who carries each particular state. "We're just coming along and saying, 'Why not add up the votes...
  • Calif. could throw support to popular vote winner

    08/14/2008 3:46:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies · 98+ views
    California legislators have approved legislation to circumvent the Electoral College. But the measure could face a veto from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill by Senator Carole Migden, a San Francisco Democrat, would ratify an interstate agreement in which states award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. That would avoid a repeat of the 2000 election, when George Bush won the presidency but not the popular vote.
  • Real Electoral College Reform

    12/08/2012 8:14:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 7, 2012 | Paul Hollrah
    In a recent column titled The National Popular Vote Fallacy, I attempted to demonstrate how the progressives who are behind the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) may, in fact, be shooting themselves in the foot.As the NPVIC rule is designed, when enough states have joined the Compact to bring at least 270 electoral votes (a simple majority in the Electoral College) to the table, then and only then will the combined electoral votes of all the Compact states automatically go to the candidate with a majority of the national popular vote, thereby eliminating any possibility of electing a president...
  • The Rise of Democracy, and the Fall of the Electoral College

    05/21/2015 6:34:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The progressive era, fueled by the Fabians, worked to take away more of the voice of the States, and move America towards pure democracy James Madison wrote five times in his essays of the Federalist Papers that we are a republic, and then explained what a republic is. He believed this to be necessary not only so that the Constitution may be properly understood, but because in their argument against the Constitution, the statists of the era were trying to convince the people that a republic, and a democracy, are the same thing. Democracy, in reality, is a transitional form...
  • Nate Silver: No, the Democrats don’t have a lock on an Electoral College majority

    05/12/2015 7:15:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 12, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Like the proverbial general waging the last war, America’s pundit class has dug in around a Maginot Line of conventional wisdom erected around President Barack Obama’s electoral coalition in preparation for the next engagement. In a May article for Politico Magazine, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics crew took an admittedly early look at the electoral map ahead of the 2016 contest and came up with some disappointing conclusions for Republicans. While it’s true that it’s too early to make any concrete assumptions about how the race for the White House will develop, it’s fair to note that the...
  • Breaking the Democrats' Electoral College Blue Wall Advantage

    05/11/2015 7:20:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2015 | Richard Baehr
    Many savvy political analysts believe the Democrats have a built in advantage in the Electoral College. Democrats have won four of the last six Presidential elections, and in all six races, they have won a collection of 18 states plus the District of Columbia, now totaling 242 Electoral College votes. These states include all of the New England states except New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Democrats have won 5 of the last 6 Presidential contests in New Hampshire, Iowa, and New Mexico, three...
  • Hillary Clinton has inevitability, but Jeb Bush has the Electoral College

    04/04/2015 5:21:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/2015 | Eric Ham
    As the 2016 presidential field slowly takes shape, the race — even with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announcing his candidacy — centers on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.). While neither has officially declared, both are working feverishly behind the scenes, building an infrastructure; testing policy platforms; and preparing for a grueling campaign season. By many outward appearances, Bush has moved more aggressively toward an announcement with the formation of the Right to Rise PAC and a bevy of policy speeches. Yet, given the potentially crowded field of Republican candidates, including current and former...
  • In 2016 race, an electoral college edge for Democrats

    03/17/2015 6:48:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/17/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    No matter whom Republicans nominate to face Hillary Rodham Clinton in November 2016, that candidate will start at a disadvantage. It’s not polling, Clinton’s deep résumé or improving state of the economy. It’s the electoral college. Yes, the somewhat arcane — yet remarkably durable — way in which presidential elections are decided tilts toward Democrats in 2016, as documented by nonpartisan political handicapper Nathan Gonzales in a recent edition of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. Gonzales notes that if you add up all of the states that are either “safe” for the eventual Democratic nominee or “favor” that nominee,...
  • Blue Dot for Obama Prompts Red Nebraska to Revisit Electoral College Rules

    01/31/2015 1:13:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 31, 2015 | MITCH SMITH
    LINCOLN, Neb. - If this state had an official color, it would most certainly be red. Football fans don scarlet sweatshirts each game day, red meat is a dietary staple and, for decades, Republican presidential candidates filled Nebraska's borders on the electoral map with their party's name. Use a link from this google search to bypass NYT's pay-wall.https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+dot+for+obama+prompts+red+nebrask+to+revisit+electoral+college+rules&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=Palemoon:en-US&client=palemoon
  • Now they’re trying to steal 2016: GOP schemes to rewire Electoral College & elect a Tea Party prez

    12/08/2014 9:59:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | December 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    Republicans know they can't win the popular vote. You won't believe sick schemes they've launched to get around it. Republicans have only won the popular vote for president once in the last 25 years, a steep decline in their fortunes from the period from 1972 to 1988, when they won the popular vote every time but one–1976, the aftermath of Watergate. Add to that massive policy failures and demographic trends against them, and the motivations to cheat are overwhelming. Voter suppression seemed promising at first—and it’s helpful in many downticket races—but it’s not going to be enough to secure the...
  • Breaking the Blue Barrier: The Democrats still have a big advantage in the electoral college.

    11/15/2014 10:37:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2014 | Myra Adams
    After the GOP’s 2014 midterm election triumph, Republicans are still celebrating that the good guys (and girls) won and our nation has been saved. Finally, the American people wised up and threw the bums out. Six years after the election of Barack Obama, the midterm tsunami over the bluest of blue states filled Republicans with “hope and change,” mixed with heaps of vindication. And after winning control of Capitol Hill, Republicans hope that bold actions and good governance will follow over the next two years and will motivate a majority of 2016 voters to send a Republican candidate to the...
  • The first 2016 Electoral College Map looks bad for Democrats

    11/13/2014 11:00:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Don Surber's Blog ^ | November 12, 2014 | Don Surber
    Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Clinton? Gradually it is sinking in to Official Washington that the 2014 election could very well do to Democrats what the 1930 election did to Republicans: make them irrelevant for at least a generation. In 1930, the first election after the Stock Market Crash saw Republicans go from a 270-164 majority in the House to a minority, albeit by one seat. In the next three elections, Republicans would continue to lose until there were only 88 Republicans in the House after the 1936 election. The Depression wiped out two-thirds of the House...
  • Scheme To Bypass Electoral College Quietly Advances

    05/16/2014 9:33:46 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 61 replies
    Klein Online/WND ^ | May 15, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    With little fanfare and nearly no national media attention, the National Popular Vote effort is now 61 percent of the way toward its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the U.S. Constitution. The NPV campaign seeks to obtain the consent of the majority of the 538 votes in the Electoral College to award electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote instead of the winner of the popular vote in each state. The group, the Center for Voting and Democracy, received original seed money in 1997 from the Joyce Foundation, a nonprofit that boasted President...
  • Scheme to bypass Electoral College quietly advances

    05/15/2014 5:59:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | Aaron Klein
    With little fanfare and nearly no national media attention, the National Popular Vote effort is now 61 percent of the way toward its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the U.S. Constitution. Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote, or NPV, bill, making his state the 11th jurisdiction to enact the plan. With the passage of the bill, the interstate compact now has 61 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to put it into effect.
  • EDITORIAL: Blue states try raiding Electoral College

    04/24/2014 11:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2014 | Editorial
    The fondest dream of the modern Democrat is to neutralize the votes of the yokels in Peoria and put important decisions in the hands of sophisticates in places like San Francisco and Manhattan. The modern Democrats took a step closer to realizing their ambition last week when New York joined nine other liberal states with laws to undermine the Electoral College. Blue states have been rushing to sign up for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. So far, the list includes — in addition to New York — California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and...
  • Kristol, Dershowitz Slam Effort to Rig Electoral College

    04/21/2014 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Conservatives and leading liberals slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying that the National Popular Vote Compact Law circumvents the Constitution, saying it resembled President Barack Obama's abuse of the law through his extensive use of executive orders. "It is pretty startling," Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV this week. "If they want to make the case for the popular election of presidents and a Constitutional amendment, they should make the case.
  • Conservatives Deride Effort to Rig Electoral College

    04/20/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04-19-2014 | Todd Beamon
    Conservatives slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying that the National Popular Vote Compact circumvents the Constitution, saying it resembled President Barack Obama's abuse of the law through his extensive use of executive orders. "It is pretty startling," Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV this week. "If they want to make the case for the popular election of presidents and a Constitutional amendment, they should make the case.
  • New York the latest state to sign compact to end electoral college

    04/18/2014 6:32:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    Governor Cuomo has signed off on the National Popular Vote Compact, giving New York's 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SILive: Count New York in. The Empire State has joined the National Popular Vote compact with legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States that have signed on to the interstate agreement will award electoral votes for president to the candidate who receives the majority of the national popular vote. "With the passage of this legislation, New York is taking a bold step to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation's presidential elections,"...
  • Trump: I Will Change the Electoral College and Win NY, PA, OH, FL and MA

    01/06/2016 12:32:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 142 replies
    This week on Boston's AM680 WKRO's "The Kuhner Report," Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told host Jeff Kuhner he thought he can win the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Massachusetts in the general presidential election against the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Trump said, "They say that if I run against Hillary it will be the single greatest turnout in our country for voting. A lot of those people are going to vote for me because they are tired of the system. That's why they never voted before. They are tired of the system. And I think that's...
  • New York joins campaign to end Electoral College role in presidential elections

    04/18/2014 12:11:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:45 AM | Glenn Blain
    New York has joined the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College’s role in determining winners of presidential elections. Under the National Popular Vote Compact, which Gov. Cuomo signed off on Tuesday, the state has agreed to award its electoral college votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote. Currently New York’s electoral colleges votes go to the winner of the state’s popular vote. …
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/16/2014 10:55:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/16/2014 | Dick Morris
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law -- sufficient to cast the Electoral College's majority 270 votes -- it will take effect. The Electoral College will become a vestigial anachronism. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia -- casting 136 electoral...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 85 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Mark Levin omitted vital information when explaining the Electoral College

    02/16/2014 6:09:45 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 89 replies
    2/16/2014 | johnwk
    In 2012 Mark Levin took the time to explain the Electoral College to his audience. But in doing so, he omitted a vital piece of information that ties the size of each State’s number of Electoral College votes to taxation, which is no longer enforced and actually encouraged California to elect a socialist/progressive president! CLICK HERE to listen to Mark explain the Electoral College, omitting how taxation is tied to the size of each State’s Electoral College vote, which in turn omits the importance of why our founders tied taxation and representation by the rule of apportionment. Just for...
  • Why in the Heck Do We Want an Electoral College?!!

    02/12/2014 6:14:45 PM PST · by gitmo · 59 replies
    Tara Ross ^ | June 3, 2013 | Tara Ross
    There has been a fair amount of commentary on my Facebook page in the past week or so about this very question. I started to put much of this in a comment to someone, but then decided to post it for everyone instead. Since several of you keep asking! Perhaps the most important thing to understand about the Electoral College—and the Constitution in general—is that the Founders were not trying to create a PURE democracy. They wanted to be self-governing, of course. They had just fought an entire Revolution in part because they had no representation in Parliament. The principles...
  • Gallup Obama approval numbers suggest shifting Electoral College map

    01/30/2014 7:28:07 AM PST · by gooblah · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | JANUARY 29, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Gallup has released President Obama's approval numbers for 2013 for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. I thought it would be interesting to compare those percentages with Obama's percentage of the 2012 popular vote in each state and D.C. His approval numbers seem to track closely with his percentage of the vote: his job approval nationally was 50 percent in the first week of November 2012, and he received 51 percent of the popular vote. Gallup conducts many interviews over the course of a year, and so its figures for each state are statistically meaningful, although I think...
  • The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College (video)

    05/18/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    PragerUniversity.com ^ | 5-18-2015 | Tara Ross
    Right now, there's a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It's called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXnjGD7j2B0TranscriptIn every presidential election, only one question matters: which candidate will get the 270 votes needed to win the Electoral College? Our Founders so deeply feared a tyranny of the majority that they rejected the idea of a direct vote for President. That's why they created the Electoral College. For more than two centuries...
  • Oklahoma State Senate Votes To Bind State's Electoral Votes To National Popular Vote

    02/15/2014 6:14:40 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 155 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/15/14 | LD Jackson
    Here in Oklahoma, we like to call ourselves the reddest of red states. But even here, the insanity is encroaching and hard to keep at bay. That is why it is ever so important to keep a watchful eye over those who represent us, both on the national and state level.The President and Vice President of the United States are elected by a process known as the Electoral College. I'm not going to bore you with a long and complicated explanation of why that is the case, so here is my simple and condensed version. The United States is made...