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  • National popular vote for president the goal of new California proposals

    12/31/2016 5:02:00 PM PST · by RC one · 42 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 30, 2016 8:00 AM
    California would step up efforts to bring about a system of electing U.S. presidents by popular vote instead of the electoral college under new legislation... The proposals follow Dec. 19 electoral college meetings that certified the Nov. 8 victory of Republican Donald Trump... It is the second time in 16 years that the candidate who won the popular vote nevertheless lost the presidency – Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat Al Gore in 2000 despite losing the popular vote by about 540,000 votes. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, gives a thumbs up to a colleague in 2014. Hill is...
  • Donald Trump says he can rewrite the electoral map. Can he?

    05/20/2016 8:16:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 20 May 2016 | Jane C. Timm
    <p>Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump wants to rewrite the electoral map.</p> <p>“I will win states that no Republican would even run in,” he told the Associated Press this month.</p> <p>But is it realistic? Can the bombastic billionaire rewrite decades of political realities?</p>
  • Did Hillary Clinton's lawyer inadvertently expose her electoral nightmares?

    06/05/2015 11:35:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has filed lawsuits in Wisconsin and Ohio to fight voting rights laws passed by Republicans, and some say those lawsuits could be read as a sign that Clinton is worried about winning those states in 2016. In 2012, both Wisconsin and Ohio went blue for President Obama. But they're considered swing states now, and with Midwestern GOP contenders such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker poised to enter the presidential race, Clinton may have turned to her superstar lawyer to help eliminate her GOP competition. Marc Elias serves as general counsel of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He...
  • An Electoral Strategy for 2016

    09/12/2015 7:29:09 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 22 replies
    drrichswier.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Paul R. Hollrah
    To be elected president or vice president of the United States requires a total of at least 270 votes in the Electoral College. Through the strategic spending of other people’s money, especially among minority populations in our major urban areas, Democrats have fashioned an electoral map that gives them a relatively firm base of 22 blue states with a combined total of 257 of the needed 270 electoral votes. Of the remaining 281 electoral votes, they only have to pick up 13 in order to elect a president and a vice president. Republicans, on the other hand, have a firm...
  • Poll Shows Trump Beating Clinton inHead-to-Head Contest taking 70% of Electoral Votes

    10/22/2015 4:20:45 PM PDT · by LS · 86 replies
    Powdered Wig Society ^ | Thomas Madison
    image: http://i1.wp.com/powderedwigsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/us1.png?resize=696%2C506 us1 The latest 2016 presidential poll has Donald Trump destroying Hitlery Clinton in a head-to-head matchup, 375 electoral votes to Hitlery’s 163. That is an astonishing 70% to 30%, and is very good news if you are a Donald Trump supporter…. and I am! Based on an average of the RCP (Real Clear Politics) polling data from all the states and all the “head to head” matchups between Donald Trump (by far the winner of the GOP) and Hillary Clinton (The winner of the Democratic Party) shows bad news for the Democrats. Clinton is losing handily in all...
  • Hillary Calls For End To Electoral College (Flashback)

    02/11/2016 11:41:26 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    cbs news ^ | 11-10-2000
    "We are a very different country than we were 200 years ago," Clinton said. "I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president." The first lady also said that because of the closeness of this year's presidential election, "I hope no one is ever in doubt again about whether their vote counts." Clinton was accompanied by Green Island Democrat Rep. Michael R. McNulty, who has co-sponsored electoral college legislation introduced by...
  • The Electoral College, Rehabilitated to Defeat Donald Trump

    03/18/2016 7:31:50 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 March 2016 | Charles Scaliger
    Included in a very long list of Things We Never Expect to See in American Politics is any scenario in which the leftist establishment Washington Post becomes a champion of the Constitution and the Founders’ original intent in framing it. Yet that is precisely what we find in a March 17 article by Pepperdine University School of Law professor Derek Muller, in which we are exhorted to restore the Electoral College system to some semblance of its original form — to prevent Donald Trump (shown on right) from becoming president.The bipartisan political establishment, be it remembered, has been subverting the Electoral...
  • The Electoral College could still stop Trump, even if he wins the popular vote

    03/17/2016 12:58:03 PM PDT · by detective · 140 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2016 | Derek T. Muller
    Donald Trump will be the GOP’s presidential nominee. Within the party, talk of a brokered Republican National Convention or even a supporting a third-party candidate has circulated among those hoping to stop him from becoming the next president, leaving Trump antagonists across the spectrum to ponder whether there’s any fail-safe left, after November, to stop a Trump administration from becoming a reality. There is. The Electoral College.
  • How Trump vs. Clinton would reshape the electoral map

    03/20/2016 7:49:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19,2016 | Dan Balz
    Among the 18 states that have been in Democratic hands since the 1992 election are Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Along with Ohio and Iowa, those heartland states are likely to be the most intensely contested battlegrounds in the country if a Trump-Clinton race materializes. All those states have higher concentrations of white voters, including larger percentages of older, white working-class voters, than many of the states in faster-growing areas that Obama looked to in his two campaigns. “If he drives big turnout increases with white voters, especially with white male voters, that has the potential to change the map,”...
  • The GOP Crowns Ted Cruz Its Anti-Trump At The Party's Own Electoral Peril

    03/02/2016 4:49:32 PM PST · by drewh · 102 replies
    This Week ^ | 3/2/2016 | Pete Weber
    n. Ted Cruz is right: He is the most successful Republican this year not named Donald Trump. After Super Tuesday, he has won four GOP contests, including the primary in his delegate-rich home state, Texas. Marco Rubio has won just one contest, the Minnesota caucus, and John Kasich has won bupkis. The Republican nomination race has been a three-man fight for at least two weeks now, since Jeb Bush threw in the towel, and in his Texas-Oklahoma victory speech, Cruz asked his remaining non-Trump rivals — meaning Rubio, mostly — to "prayerfully consider" leaving him to fight Trump mano a...
  • Ted Cruz: “This is a campaign designed to change the electoral map."

    03/07/2016 7:56:13 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 138 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/7/2016 | Sean Hannity
    Ted Cruz: “This is a campaign designed to change the electoral map."
  • Ben Carson's Bad Idea -- Get Rid of the Electoral College

    04/20/2016 7:02:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/20/2016 | Bruce Walker
    Many conservatives, including me, thought nothing but the best about Dr. Ben Carson's run for the White House...until now. Recently, Dr. Carson has suggested that we need to get rid of the Electoral College because it disregards the "will of the people." Underlying this proposal is the idea that pure, national democracy is the best form of government. Dr. Carson displayed shocking ignorance of American history when he told Fox News: "When the Electoral College was put in place, a lot of people did not know what was going on. They had no idea who was running or what the...
  • Ben Carson: Gid Rid of Electoral College

    04/17/2016 4:07:45 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 130 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/16/16 | t beamon
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday that "we need to make some changes" to the nation's political system — possibly even abolishing the Electoral College — because it's a process "that's disregarding the will of the people." "One of the reasons that this is the year of the outsiders because people were so tired of the status quo and the rules that were arbitrary, created to advantage one group or another group," Carson, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon, told Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News. "Whatever happened to 'We are the people, the American people?' "The power has been served,"...
  • Flashback - Hillary Calls for End To Electoral College

    11/03/2004 7:05:46 AM PST · by Ramrod · 34 replies · 175+ views
    CBSNews.com ^ | November 11, 2000 | Associated Press
    "We are a very different country than we were 200 years ago," [Hillary] Clinton said. "I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president."
  • Scheme to neutralize 36 states' votes advances

    04/09/2014 6:27:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-9-14 | Aaron Klein
    Lawmakers line up behind plan that dumps Electoral College without constitutional amendment The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution. Last week, the Maine state Senate voted in support of the plan one week after both houses of the New York legislature overwhelmingly supported it. Now the governors of both states will need to decide whether to formally back the National Popular Vote, or NPV. The plan is more than halfway to its...
  • Trashing the 12th Amendment with the National Popular Vote

    02/17/2016 8:34:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/17/16 | Publius Huldah
    The compact for a National Popular Vote (NPV) is a destructive scheme. Yet it’s been approved by several States; and is pending in others. Since the text of the compact no longer seems to be set forth on the NPV website, we’ll look at the NPV bill now pending in Tennessee. In a nutshell, the compact seeks to evade the 12th Amendment to our Constitution (where the States elect the President); and substitutes a national popular vote where inhabitants of major metropolitan areas elect the President. The Constitution our Framers gave us The federal government created by our Constitution is...
  • 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

    05/15/2014 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...
  • 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...
  • Oklahoma House Kills National Popular Vote Bill

    02/19/2014 3:35:49 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/19/14 | LD Jackson
    I wrote last Saturday about the insanity displayed by some Oklahoma Senators, Republicans no less, by passing a bill that would tie Oklahoma's Electoral College votes to the national popular vote. In case you missed that discussion, you can find it here. For further analysis that goes beyond what I provided, The McCarville Report has a post that is a must read about the National Popular Vote Fallacy. In regards to the bill that was passed by the Oklahoma Senate, I have been concerned about how it would fare in the House. I can now report that the bill will...
  • Destroying the Electoral College: The Anti-Federalist National Popular Vote Scheme

    10/25/2012 4:35:12 PM PDT · by socialism_stinX · 21 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/27/11 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Abstract: The National Popular Vote (NPV) plan is the latest in a long line of schemes designed to replace the Electoral College. Imbued with the ideals of this nation’s Founders, the Electoral College has proved itself to be both effective in providing orderly elections for President and resilient in allowing a stable transfer of power of the leadership of the world’s greatest democracy. Therefore, while it would be a mistake to replace the Electoral College, replacing this system with the NPV would be a disaster. The NPV would devalue the minority interests that the Founders sought to protect, create electoral...
  • How to break the National Popular Vote [NPV]

    04/30/2009 3:22:58 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 10 replies · 886+ views
    Sound Politics ^ | 4/30/2009 | pudge
    Should the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact get 270 electoral college votes and go into effect, it would be fairly simple to break it, in various ways. Federal law requires that the electors in each state meet on the first Monday after the second Wednesday of December. Federal law does not require that every state make their votes publically available. One or more states could withhold their vote totals (depending on state law, of course, which can be changed) until the following Tuesday, after the electors of all states were required to vote. This makes it so that the NPV...
  • National Popular Vote bill introduces another way to choose a leader

    11/16/2008 2:45:18 PM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 1,273+ views
    GateHouse News Service ^ | Sun Nov 16, 2008 | Jennifer Fusco
    How would you like to have your state's vote count a little differently when it comes to presidential elections? Under a recent proposal sponsored by New York state Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, the country’s popular vote would be the deciding factor of where some states’ Electoral College votes would go when it comes to choosing future U.S. presidents. The National Popular Vote bill, which has been introduced into both the New York state Assembly and Senate, would guarantee that the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states will win the presidency, Griffo said. Any state...
  • No more coming in 2nd, winning Presidency (War on Electoral College)

    06/18/2015 3:53:30 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 06/14/2015 | Ralph Nader
    --snip-- A remarkable civic movement is taking on this overlooked issue. The “National Popular Vote” is successfully pressing for an interstate compact, whereby states pass laws declaring that they will give all their electoral votes to the winner of that national popular vote for president. Presto! Therefore, there is no need for a Constitutional amendment to repeal the Electoral College. What the compact does is align the electoral vote with the popular vote since the Constitution exclusively accords the states the authority to select the manner of choosing its presidential Electors.
  • Massachusetts Passes National Popular Vote Bill, Joins Other Anti-Gun States

    09/02/2008 12:13:14 PM PDT · by pabianice · 36 replies · 302+ views
    July 30, 2008 - The Massachusetts Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill on third reading (and engrossment). Immediately beforehand, a crippling amendment was defeated by a vote of 27 to 9. Under Massachusetts legislative procedures, an additional vote is required in both the House and Senate to transmit the bill to the Governor. Although this vote was on the agenda on the session's last day (July 31), no action was taken. On July 9, 2008, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill. National Popular Vote bill passes Massachusetts House 116-37 Massachusetts House of Representatives On...
  • NJ and Maryland Electoral Votes Based on National Popular Vote

    09/13/2008 7:49:36 AM PDT · by NutmegDevil · 80 replies · 558+ views
    CBS News (AP) ^ | 01/13/2008 | AP
    New Jersey Rejects Electoral College Two States Have Now Joined Compact To Give Their Votes To Winner Of The Popular Vote =============== (AP) New Jersey on Sunday became the second state to enter a compact that would eliminate the Electoral College's power to choose a president if enough states endorse the idea. Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed legislation that approves delivering the state's 15 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. The Assembly approved the bill last month and the Senate followed suit earlier this month. Maryland - with 10 electoral votes - had been the only...
  • National Popular Vote

    08/11/2011 6:43:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    California Gov. Jerry Brown believes that "the occupant of the White House should be the candidate who wins the most votes." On Monday, he signed a bill that could hand the state's 55 electoral votes not to the candidate who wins California, but to the candidate who wins the most votes nationally. If states representing a majority of electoral votes -- the magic number is 270 -- pass similar legislation, the California bill will activate. To date, eight states and the District of Columbia -- representing 132 electoral votes -- have passed laws to join an interstate popular-vote compact. (The...
  • Massachusetts passes bill awarding electoral votes to winner of national popular vote

    07/28/2010 1:59:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies · 3+ views
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2010 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Massachusetts disenfranchises self.” Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with a system that was “tried and true” since the founding of the country.“We’ve had a lot of bad ideas come through this chamber over the years, but this is going to be one of the worst ideas that has surfaced and actually garnered some support,” said Tisei, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.The bill, which passed on a 28-to-9 vote, now heads to Democratic Governor Deval Patrick’s desk. The governor has said in the past that he supports the bill, said...
  • Tea Partiers Should Take a Good Look at National Popular Vote

    05/17/2011 7:47:56 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 91 replies
    Fightin Words ^ | May 17, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    As Tea Party members, it is imperative that we continue to study and understand the U.S. Constitution and the Founders’ intent. That means questioning the status quo, and the existing assumptions of either party. Case in point, H.F. 495 the National Popular Vote bill. This legislation would guarantee the presidency to the winner of the most popular votes in all 50 states. It would do so by allowing states to enter into an interstate compact with one another and would only go into effect when enough states representing 270 electoral votes enter into the agreement. Why should the Tea Party...
  • Mass. Senate approves national popular vote bill

    07/21/2010 11:57:50 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 106 replies · 3+ views
    The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The bill approved by the Senate 28-10 last week is part of a nationwide effort to secure the agreement of enough states so the winner of the national popular vote would be guaranteed to win the presidency. The bill will not go into effect until states possessing a majority of Electoral College votes pass similar legislation. Maryland, Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii and Washington state have approved the measure. The House passed its version of the...