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  •  That is another difference (1+ / 0-)
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    But it's important to note that no state HAS to allot its electors this way, nor do they have to force their electors to vote for the candidate they pledged to. The states simply choose to do so, and the Constitution says its up to them. States don't even have to hold an election: they could leave it up to one person chosen at random, or the drawing of lots.

    The NPV program is a way to ensure a popularly elected president without having to rewrite the Constitution--- the states involved choose to allot their electors a certain way, and that is that.  I'd rather have a Constitutional amendment (with a slate of election reforms thrown in), but you do what you can.  

    "You're not stuck in traffic, you are traffic."

    by nominalize on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 06:21:35 PM PST

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