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Is Your's A "Popular Vote" State?
AB 459 passed in the Legislature in July without any Republican votes. It would provide a boost to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact movement."
"Equality is fundamental to representative democracy. Everyone's vote should be equal when electing the president. Our current Electoral College system, grounded in state law, leads presidential candidates to concentrate their resources on voters in a handful of swing states, relegating the vast majority of the country to spectator status. FairVote advocates for direct election of the president, and has nurtured and supported the National Popular Vote plan to ensure that every vote for president is equally valued no matter where it is cast."
In the ongoing struggle of the PEOPLE to have their voice heard and to regain control of their government, many states are enacting "Popular Vote" legislation which assigns all of that states Electoral votes to the person with the greatest number of direct individual votes. When a critical number of states have enacted such legislation, it will become a nationwide practice. The issue largely divides along party lines, with the left voting to give the vote to the PEOPLE, while the right wants to maintain the manipulated and distorted practices of the electoral college. While to truly make our presidential elections democratic we should eliminate the electoral college all together, this is a temporary, although not necessarily a permanent solution; as it could be overturned in the future. While you wait for an organized protest for replacing the electoral college with with one person / one vote elections in your state, please contact your state legislators and ask for "Popular Vote" legislation.
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