Friday, May 16, 2008

national popular vote

If the fiasco that is the electoral college isn't retired, tying states' electoral votes to the national popular vote is a good work-around. It would give results that better represent the will of the people and make everyone's vote count.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is encouraging that in less than two years, the National Popular
Vote bill has been signed into law in Maryland, New Jersey, Hawaii,
and Illinois—states possessing 19% of the electoral votes necessary to
bring this law into effect (50 of 270). The bill has passed one-sixth
of the legislative chambers in the U.S.—one house in Arkansas,
Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, and Washington, and both houses in
California, Hawaii, Vermont, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. The

bill is currently endorsed by 1005 state legislators—440 sponsors (in
47 states) and an additional 565 legislators who have
cast recorded votes in favor of the bill.

To be involved in the National Popular Vote bill effort . . .
You can check the status of the bill in your state at

If it's still in play in your state, let your legislator(s) know what you think.

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Distribute literature at political, civic, or other meeting, convention, or conference.

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