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Law professor explains why NPV is not "fair"
Guest Author • May 28, 2018

Law professor Laura Hollis responds to claims that the Electoral College is outdated. She explains that Congress is based on the same balance of population and geography, and that the NPV interstate compact would undo this balance.

[I]t is no more "fair" to hand over your state's electoral votes to the winners of states like California or Illinois, than it would be to demand that the structure of the U.S. Senate be changed so that more populous states have more senators than less populated ones. Both tactics would undermine the balance of power that is the cornerstone of the Constitution, and render smaller, more rural states effectively voiceless in national government.

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