States Quietly Move to Ditch the Electoral College

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Fox News Insider reported that nearly a dozen states have silently signed onto a plan to effectively ditch the Electoral College and instead, award the White House to the candidate that wins the popular vote. This is a move that is long overdue, and many hope will put an end to voter fraud as was evidenced in the Obama elections.

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The National Popular Vote agreement would take effect if states that represent 270 electoral votes all commit. New York has most recently joined the efforts, bringing the number of states to 10 plus the District of Columbia. Altogether, they represent 165 electoral votes. Without the Electoral College, we would have had a whole different course of presidents.  This move puts the power back in the hands of We the People, where our Founding Fathers intened.

Since there is not enough support in Congress to change the Constitution and officially end the Electoral College, this plan would allow popular vote advocates to work around it.

 

Read more: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/04/21/states-quietly-sign-plan-change-election-system

6 COMMENTS

  1. Can not see how this ends voter fraud. It will be there until we get voter ID ,but I agree let the people suffer the their votes of ignorance.

  2. It would also put the election power in the hands of the states with larger populations. Like California, New York, as well as other Democrat held states. That accompanied with an emigration bill would set the Democrat party up for life !!!!!

      • The National Popular Vote bill has passed 33 state legislative chambers in 22 rural, small, medium, large, Democratic, Republican and purple states with 250 electoral votes, including one house in Arkansas (6), Maine (4), Michigan (16), Nevada (6), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (15), and Oklahoma (7), and both houses in Colorado (9).

    • With the current state-by-state winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), it could only take winning a bare plurality of popular votes in only the 11 most populous states, containing 56% of the population of the United States, for a candidate to win the Presidency with a mere 23% of the nation’s votes!

      But the political reality is that the 11 largest states rarely agree on any political question. In terms of recent presidential elections, the 11 largest states have included five “red states (Texas, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Georgia) and six “blue” states (California, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey). The fact is that the big states are just about as closely divided as the rest of the country. For example, among the four largest states, the two largest Republican states (Texas and Florida) generated a total margin of 2.1 million votes for Bush, while the two largest Democratic states generated a total margin of 2.1 million votes for Kerry.

      In 2004, among the 11 most populous states, in the seven non-battleground states, % of winning party, and margin of “wasted” popular votes, from among the total 122 Million votes cast nationally:
      * Texas (62% Republican), 1,691,267
      * New York (59% Democratic), 1,192,436
      * Georgia (58% Republican), 544,634
      * North Carolina (56% Republican), 426,778
      * California (55% Democratic), 1,023,560
      * Illinois (55% Democratic), 513,342
      * New Jersey (53% Democratic), 211,826

      To put these numbers in perspective, Oklahoma (7 electoral votes) alone generated a margin of 455,000 “wasted” votes for Bush in 2004 — larger than the margin generated by the 9th and 10th largest states, namely New Jersey and North Carolina (each with 15 electoral votes). Utah (5 electoral votes) alone generated a margin of 385,000 “wasted” votes for Bush in 2004. 8 small western states, with less than a third of California’s population, provided Bush with a bigger margin (1,283,076) than California provided Kerry (1,235,659).

  3. Yes it really is ridiculous how problems similar to this one begin looking ridiculously trivial when compared to the world events. Another section of the cold-war, the actual real war that erupts, Russia-China gas offer axis… Nonetheless here we’re with our social-media dilemmas, – may we ever see the earth has modified? I’m not declaring what you come up with is unimportant, Iam saying that a certain amount of detachment is balanced. Thanks, Sarah @ http://phyto-renew350e.com/

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