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View Diary: If it is not stopped, the Republican war on democracy will tear this nation apart (264 comments)

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    When I hear (read) about this I don't know how to respond. It is almost incomprehensible that the right is trying to undo democracy. These people who seem to be born with a flagpole up their asses are the greatest threat to our way of life that we have ever faced. They want the right to appoint our leadership and eliminate the will of the people. They don't know America, don't understand our history and have no claim to their citizenship. This has to be stopped. The author is correct; they will destroy this country if allowed to implement these rules.

    •  Support the National Popular Vote Bill (0+ / 0-)

      The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country.

      The bill changes the way electoral votes are awarded by states in the Electoral College, instead of the current 48 state-by-state winner-take-all system (not mentioned in the Constitution, but since enacted by states).

      Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in every election. Every vote would be included in the state counts and national count.

      The candidate with the most popular votes in the country would get the 270+ electoral votes from the enacting states. That guarantees the candidate with the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC wins the presidency.

      The bill uses the power given to each state in the Constitution to change how they award their electoral votes for President. Historically, virtually all of the major changes in the method of electing the President, including ending the requirement that only men who owned substantial property could vote and 48 current state-by-state winner-take-all laws, have been by state legislative action.

      The bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers in 21 states with 243 electoral votes. The bill has been enacted by 9 jurisdictions with 132 electoral votes - 49% of the 270 necessary to go into effect.

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