After the 2000 presidential election which George W. Bush won the majority in the Electoral College but lost the national popular vote, another attack on state soverneinty has gone largely unnoticed. This time it is coming from an organization called National Popular Vote Inc., who describes their effort as a ”reform” the Electoral College.
The agreement among the states pledges the electoral votes from each adopting state to the winner of the the national popular vote, regardless of the popular vote in that state. A statement on the group’s website reads “The bill would reform the Electoral College so that the Electoral College reflects the choice of the nation’s voters for the president of the United States. The bill ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election”. Continue Reading →