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  •  Why do this? (0+ / 0-)

    You should get the electors for each state in proportion to the voters that you get from that state.

    If Romney didn't win any votes in Connecticut, he shouldn't get 47% of their electors.

    If Obama doesn't win any votes in Wyoming, he shouldn't get 51% of their electors.

    •  If 270 EV worth of states can agree to NPV (4+ / 0-)

      ... that means that the national popular vote winner will win 100% of the EVs that the states participate in.

      It doesn't disenfranchise anybody.  In fact, Democrats would now try to run up their votes in red states while Republicans run up their votes in blue states during Presidential elections.

      The only thing I would miss is the state-by-state analysis and political junkie-ism that occurs on websites like fivethirtyeight.com

      •  I don't like the idea of national votes (0+ / 0-)

        apportioning state electors.

        Winner taking all of the electors is clearly not acceptable, but neither is the idea of states allowing the votes of other states to change the electors that they send.

        Ideally, the electoral college should resemble the national popular vote, but do so by representing the popular vote results from every state.

      •  Popular vote is a disaster waiting to happen… (0+ / 0-)

        …and for the reason why one need only look at California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia which took six weeks to certify their vote to understand why.

        National popular vote is even worse because only blue states have signed on so far.

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        by DemSign on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:31:34 AM PST

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