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The National Popular Vote Bill

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by QuiGon, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. QuiGon

    QuiGon Banned

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    Here's something that I just don't think is getting as much attention as it deserves (something I myself have to admit I have only recently heard of).

    Imagine the 11 biggest states (in terms of population) getting together and signing a bill where they agree they will all send all their electoral votes to the person who received the national popular vote. So, for example, no matter how the citizens of NY vote, the state of NY will send all their electoral votes for whatever candidate won the national popular vote. Those 11 states would guarantee the winner of the presidency. Of course, if they don't get all 11 biggest on board, all it would take would be enough states to combine to the required 270 electoral votes.

    Sounds pretty farfetched, huh..? Well, not so fast. This attempt to completely circumvent the U.S. Constitution is something that has been taken up in many state legislatures across the country and will soon brought before the Massachusetts legislature.

    I gotta tell you I'd be pretty pissed if my state voted for one guy, but it sent all its electoral votes for the other guy...
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    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    Got a link?
  3. QuiGon

    QuiGon Banned

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    The official site in support of the movement is

    http://www.nationalpopularvote.com

    They have all sorts of info there, including where they stand in each state. Obviously the official site is a bit biased so be wary. :)
  4. STFarmy

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    It's amazing that people today think we know better than the Founders, who studied political theory, intellectual philosophy, and governmental structure for much of their lives. They were terrified of democracy, which is why we don't have one in the first place.

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