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  •  I think the approach is fairly clear (2+ / 0-)
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    bluezen, KeithH

    The answer to this is three-fold

    1. Work to stop these efforts
    2. Make clear the anti-democratic nature of these efforts
    3. Use them to pass the National Popular Vote legislation in the requisite number of states to make it effective.

    9 states totaling 132 EV's have already passed the legislation. This is just shy of half the required number of 270.

    It has close to 2/3's support amongst the people.

    There are several potential target states for passing such legislation. Democratic controlled states do not add up to the required 270 but popular momentum can be built towards it to a degree... when coupled both with its popular support amongst citizens and outrage against Republican attempts to undermine the Union... could make it happen in more split or Republican controlled states. Fact of the matter is that given the current EV advantage that Democrats hold, and are likely to continue to hold, it would be to Republicans advantage to take their chances on the popular vote in which they come close every time then it is the current EV vote in which they are likely to continue to lose given current demographic trends.

    National Popular Vote is the answer.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 04:07:53 PM PST

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