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How Would We Count the Votes?

Sean Parnell - Apr 08, 2020

Threats

For some years I have been pointing out what I term the “mechanical” flaws of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV), explaining that if it were to go into effect, the poorly-crafted scheme would immediately run into serious problems that could prevent producing an accurate or timely popular vote total.

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About that plenary” and exclusive” power…

Sean Parnell - Mar 30, 2020

Electoral College

One of the key questions about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) is: Is it constitutional? For advocates of NPV, there is no question – the Constitution vests “exclusive” and “plenary” authority with the state legislature to determine the method of selecting electors, meaning there is no outer limit to the power of state legislatures in this area and any argument to the contrary is nonsensical and probably made in bad faith.

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Tyranny of the Majority and Winner-Take-All

Sean Parnell - Nov 21, 2019

Electoral College

One argument for retaining the Electoral College and its state-by-state process for electing the president is that it provides a check on raw majoritarian power, sometimes referred to as the “tyranny of the majority.”

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NPV founder having second thoughts?

Trent England - Nov 18, 2019

Threats

At a recent event in Florida, one of the creators of NPV admitted that, under current federal and state laws, NPV would not produce “a reliable national total.”

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