New Hampshire Legislative Committee May be Ready to Abolish Electoral College

Tomorrow, a New Hampshire legislative committee will consider a bill that, if passed, would urge Congress to propose a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College. There is good news and bad news here.

The good news is that at least some New Hampshire legislators may have recognized that Koza’s National Popular Vote plan is not a constitutional route to change. IF the Electoral College is to be abolished, then it should be done through a formal constitutional amendment, not through the end run that Koza’s group has proposed.

The bad news is that some small state legislators still do not seem to understand that the Electoral College serves their states, as I recently discussed in a National Review Online post: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/289640/small-state-alaska-considers-anti-electoral-college-legislation-tara-ross

Information on the New Hampshire bill is here:
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=2290&sy=2012&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2012&txttitle=electoral%20college