Update on Anti-Electoral College Movement in Louisiana

An update to yesterday’s post (https://www.facebook.com/notes/tara-ross/anti-electoral-college-bill-on-the-move-in-louisiana/230324950402452): The anti-Electoral College legislation has been scheduled for a floor debate on May 7. If you live in Louisiana, please call your state representative and encourage him to protect the Electoral College by voting NO on HB 1095. The Senate companion is SB 705. Find out who your state […]

Anti-Electoral College Bill on the Move in Louisiana

In a surprise move yesterday, Louisiana’s Committee on House and Governmental Affairs approved a piece of anti-Electoral College legislation. The bill is currently pending on the House floor, awaiting a vote. The Louisiana legislative website is not the most transparent ever, but it appears that NPV was voted out of committee yesterday, either with no […]

Anti-Electoral College NPV pretends to be Pro-Electoral College

Support Popular Vote, a.k.a. National Popular Vote (NPV), has posted a response to a piece that I wrote last week. My piece here: http://www.saveourstates.com/2012/anti-electoral-college-bill-on-the-move-in-rhode-island/ Theirs here: http://www.popularvoteblog.com/2012/04/19/responding-to-author-tara-ross-of-save-our-states-on-rhode-island-and-the-national-popular-vote-plan/ NPV states: “Despite Tara Ross’ assertion to the contrary, the Electoral College will still exist under the Plan.” I have never denied that the Electoral College will still […]

Is the Election All About Swing States? Or Do Safe States Matter, Too?

The National Popular Vote crowd likes to gripe that presidential elections are “only” about a small number of swing states. According to NPV, the rest of the states don’t matter in presidential elections. These statements appear true if we look at one presidential election year, in isolation, but if we look at the full history […]

Anti-Electoral College group spends big money in the State of Rhode Island

Well no wonder a small state like Rhode Island is on the verge of passing the National Popular Vote (anti-Electoral College) measure. NPV is one of the state’s big spenders when it comes to lobbying. This new report shows that only four groups spent more on lobbying during the first three months of this year. […]