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NPV defender: “we could have a nuclear war” so ignore compact defects

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Jan 30, 2024

I’ve heard a lot of defenses of the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) over the years, but I admit being unsure how to respond to a new one from a recent hearing in Maine. It came from Sa…

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In praise of (one part of) the National Popular Vote compact

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Nov 16, 2023

I am not generally prone to pointing at parts of the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) and saying, “They definitely knew what they were doing here” (unless I’m being sarcastic). But ther…

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National Popular Vote lobbyists contradict themselves on using estimated vote totals

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Nov 02, 2023

The following is adapted from an upcoming memo responding to a series of recent claims made by lobbyists for the National Popular Vote interstate compact. Lobbyists for the National Popular Vote inte…

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Pew Poll says little about Electoral College, nothing about NPV

Posted by Trent England on Oct 02, 2023

Opponents of the Electoral College are crowing about the latest Pew Research Poll, which claims to show that most Americans want a direct election for President. It’s important to note that the poll …

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NPV is gasoline on the immigration policy dumpster fire

Posted by Trent England in Threats on Jun 15, 2023

What’s the wildest claim made when National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) lobbyists court Republicans? Probably that NPV is the antidote to illegal immigration’s effect on reapportionment. Th…

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Michigan House considers unconstitutional NPV bill

Posted by Trent England in State Updates on Jun 06, 2023

The state’s Constitution is clear: to vote for Michigan’s presidential electors, a person must be a state resident. Yet today, the House Elections Committee is slated to consider legislation to allow…

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Nevada would disappear with NPV, state is smaller than 18 metropolitan areas

Posted by Harry Roth on Jun 01, 2023

Lobbyists for the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) often claim their election scheme would benefit the whole country. With the Nevada legislature taking steps to join the compact, it's …

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Time is running out

There is a real, immediate threat to the constitutional way we elect our president. National Popular Vote is 76% of the way to implementing their dangerous plan.

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