Wednesday, April 11, 2007

National Popular Vote

The measure to have a popularly elected White House without constitutional amendment is rolling along. The National Popular Vote bill would enact an interstate compact entitled the "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote" just made it into law in Maryland and has passed one house in two other states. California could have been the first but the GOP got to Arnold and he vetoed the bill. Another one is coming to his desk.

1 comment:

joreko said...

A big shortcoming of the current system is that a candidate can win the Presidency without winning the most popular votes nationwide. candidates have no reason to poll, visit, advertise, organize, campaign, or worry about the concerns of voters of states that they cannot possibly win or lose. An even bigger shortcoming is that voters in two thirds of the states. such as Texas, are effectively disenfranchised in presidential elections because candidates concentrate their attention on a handful of “battleground” states. Ohio, New Hampshire, and Iowa are what matter in elections. Texas, Illinois, and Indiana do not.