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View Diary: States Now Voting to Abolish Electoral College, About to Pass Halfway Point (33 comments)

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  •  Every Vote Would Count, Matter, and Be Equal (0+ / 0-)

    With the current state-by-state winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes, it could only take winning a bare plurality of popular votes in 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!

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

    The candidate with the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC would get the needed 270+ electoral votes from the enacting states.  The bill would thus guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes, as in virtually every other election in the country.

    •  Jesus Christ..whatever... (1+ / 0-)
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      No need to spam the same rambling responses to every single comment.

      You are an advocate not an analyst.  I weary of the pre-canned talking points.

      Whatever.  The mere fact that NPVers so diligently attempt to preempt the most obvious criticism is patent recognition that there is a major legal question to be settled.

      These arguments are all so one-sided with obvious omissions but I'll simply wait for the issue to become relevant rather then subject myself to the tiresome Death-by-1000-Blogs counterattack that seem to be its supporter's standard procedure.

      Good luck with your cause mvymvy

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:44:45 AM PDT

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      •  I have to agree about the spaming (0+ / 0-)

        it's annoying and does nothing to help the issue.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 10:56:44 AM PDT

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