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Save Our States educates Americans about the importance of the Electoral College and the danger of the National Popular Vote campaign, which would nullify the Electoral College without a constitutional amendment.

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NPV won't bring out California republicans

Posted by Sean Parnell on Sep 15, 2021

Lobbyists for the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) pitch their scheme to Republican lawmakers as a way to help their party win elections. As I understand the argument, large numbers of …

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How can states defend the Electoral College?

Posted by Sean Parnell on Sep 13, 2021

Key Points States can help to educate voters about the Electoral College by listing presidential electors on the ballot and by passing resolutions explaining its importance.Legislators can call …

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NPV activists vs. NPV lobbyists in Florida

Posted by Trent England on Sep 08, 2021

A funny thing about the National Popular Vote campaign, which pushes the National Popular Vote interstate compact, is how often its official lobbyists are contradicted by all its other supporters. Th…

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Can non-member states thwart the NPV compact?

Posted by Sean Parnell on Aug 24, 2021

Key Points The National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) relies on the full cooperation of non-member states, making it likely to cause an electoral crisis because non-member states need not …

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NPV still has an RCV problem

Posted by Sean Parnell on Aug 20, 2021

One issue recently generating concern about the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) is its fundamental and profound incompatibility with the election process known as Ranked Choice Voting …

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Another state condemns NPV

Posted by Trent England on Aug 19, 2021

This year, North Dakota became the latest state to condemn the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV). Both chambers of the state legislature passed Senate Bill 2271, stating that they “oppos…

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No, the Electoral College wasn't created to protect slavery

Posted by Sean Parnell on Aug 16, 2021

Key PointsThe Electoral College replaced the already-approved plan to have Congress appoint the president because it ensured the executive would be independent from the legislature, not because of sl…

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State RCV laws threaten NPV, confuse its supporters

Posted by Trent England on Aug 13, 2021

The National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) fails to account for differences among the states. These could lead to Equal Protection violations—where voters are treated differently in the same …

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California recall process highlights NPV flaw

Posted by Trent England on Aug 11, 2021

The next governor of California could be someone almost nobody has ever heard of—even in California. This is because the California recall process is, in a sense, extremely democratic. In the electio…

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National Popular Vote is dangerous for the country

Posted by Trent England on Aug 06, 2021

The National Popular Vote interstate compact would radically change presidential elections and national politics. It would bring chaos, and if upheld by the courts would cause dangerous unintended co…

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