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  •  no different than if you had lived in AL (2+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, OHeyeO

    which went for Romney and which awards its EVs by result of statewide popular vote

    should we go to national popular vote?

    we cannot get there by amendment since it would take only 13 small states to block it, and now some relatively small states get a lot of attention because of their battleground states, specifically NH  and NV.

    We could get their by the national popular vote initiative, but that has possible 14th amendment consequences that would have to be sorted out by the Courts.

    Also, if we were doing national popular vote, you would still have the problem of different standards for (a) qualifying to vote) and (b) the mechanics of voting varying from state to state.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:51:55 AM PST

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