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  •  Correct! (4+ / 0-)
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    In fact, we're almost halfway there.  8 states (HI, CA, WA, IL, MD, NJ, MA & VT) and the District of Columbia, representing a total of 132 EVs, have ALREADY passed a National Popular Vote Law, pledging ALL their delegates to whomever wins the NATIONAL popular vote.  The magic number here, just like for a presidential election, is 270.  Once enough states to represent 270 electoral votes have passed this law, NPV becomes the law of the land, and the Electoral College is effectively extinct!

    An NPV bill has passed both houses in RI and CO - awaiting the Governors signature.,  If you live there, call, write, and otherwise harass and hector your Governor until it's signed.  There are 10 more states (OR, NV, NM, AR, NC, MI, NY, CT, DE, ME) in which NPV has passed 1 house ... you folks need to get your legislators in the other house on the horn, and get the bill taken up and passed.

    So, no amendment is necessary, and with a fair amount of effort, we can get this done by 2016!  Let Preibus and his pals manipulate the assignment of Electors all they want between now and then ... this pulls the rug out from under them.

    OF COURSE the New Right is wrong - but that doesn't make WRONG the new RIGHT!

    by mstaggerlee on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 02:15:11 PM PST

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    •  Then this is at least not whinging but actually (1+ / 0-)
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      proposing a solution... I am callin my representative NOW in Oregon.

      Fear is the Mind Killer...

      by boophus on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 02:49:09 PM PST

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    •  You mean (0+ / 0-)

      if Mitt Romney had won the national popular vote he would have received California's electoral votes even though Obama won California?

      •  Yeah. So? (0+ / 0-)

        If he'd gotten more votes, he'd have won. That's the whole point of deciding these things by voting.

        On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

        by stevemb on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 09:09:03 PM PST

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        •  That would (0+ / 0-)

          have been fine by me because if Romney had won the popular vote he would have deserved to win the election.  I mean the one with the most votes should be the winner regardless of the electoral college in my opinion.  I was just wondering if this had already actually become law because I had never heard anything about this before.

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