[Vision2020] National Popular Vote Needs 105 Electoral Votes to Work
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Wed Nov 16 18:52:49 PST 2016
Content below from Institute for Public Accuracy:
PAT ROSENSTIEL, pat at ainsleyshea.com
Rosenstiel is with the group National Popular Vote
<http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/>. The group advocates for the National
Popular Vote bill, which "would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate
who receives the most popular votes nationwide (i.e., all 50 states and the
District of Columbia).
"It has been enacted into law in 11 states with 165 electoral votes,
and will take effect when enacted by states with 105 more electoral votes.
Most recently, the bill was passed by a bipartisan 40-16 vote in the
Republican-controlled Arizona House, 28-18 in Republican-controlled
Oklahoma Senate, 57-4 in Republican-controlled New York Senate, and 37-21
in Democratic-controlled Oregon House."
The group also notes that "On 'Sixty Minutes' ... President-elect Trump
said: 'I would rather see it, where you went with simple votes. You know,
you get 100 million votes, and somebody else gets 90 million votes, and you
win. There’s a reason for doing this. Because it brings all the states into
"State winner-take-all laws are the reason why the vast majority of
voters and states are not in play in presidential campaigns. The vast
majority of states and the vast majority of voters are ignored because
candidates only campaign in a handful of closely divided 'battleground'
states. Candidates write off states where they are hopelessly behind. They
take for granted states where they are safely ahead. In the 2016
"Over half of the campaign events (57 percent of the 399 events) were
held in just four states (Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Ohio).
"Virtually all of the campaign events (94 percent) were in just 12
states (containing only 30 percent of the country's population)."
See the status of the National Popular Vote bill in each state
For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
November 16, 2016
Institute for Public Accuracy
980 National Press Building, Washington, D.C. 20045
(202) 347-0020 * accuracy.org * ipa at accuracy.org
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