Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Stanford professor stumps for electoral alternative

I introduced a resolution supporting this plan to legally bypass the electoral college at my precinct.
Koza's scheme calls for an interstate compact that would require states to throw all of their electoral votes behind the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of which candidate wins in each state. The plan doesn't require all 50 states to join, but a combination of states that represent a majority (at least 270) of the electoral votes. If the largest states join in the agreement, only 11 would be needed.


Crazy Politico said...

So how would the folks of California have felt in 2004, giving all of their electoral votes to George Bush?

The truth is this movement, while interesting, is pretty worthless. The first state to give it's votes to the candidate opposite what the people selected will face a landslide of lawsuits claiming the dilution of voting rights for the majority of the state.

Instead, why not give the candidates a proprortional number of electoral votes to the votes garnered by state?

Gary said...

The object is to have a popular vote for President.

Your objection is not meaningful. Ask me how I feel right now about my vote against Bush not counting in the electoral college.

How could they claim a dilution of voting rights when the person with the most votes wins?