United States of NM, NH, and VA

There are lots of great reasons to live in a place like California or DC — having a direct say in the government isn’t exactly one of them.

Of course, the reason one person’s vote matters more than another is not because of some arcane clause of the constitution stipulating that only men can vote, or that black men count as 3/5 of a white man, but because of the very real, yet still very arcane electoral college. But to combat this inanity, the National Popular Vote movement is hard at work. Their strategy is simple: if enough states (270 electoral votes worth) pledge simultaneously to cast their electoral votes for the candidate who wins the popular vote, then the winner of the popular vote wins the election free of constitutional reform! It’s like magic! 20 states have already passed the requisite bill (and in true Rube Goldbergian fashion, this equates to only 50 electoral votes), so if you don’t see your state on this list, write your state legislators!


One Response to “United States of NM, NH, and VA”

  1. susan Says:

    The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

    Every vote would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections.

    The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

    The National Popular Vote bill has passed 21 state legislative chambers, including one house in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, and Washington, and both houses in California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The bill has been enacted by Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These four states possess 50 electoral votes — 19% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect.

    See http://www.NationalPopularVote.com

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