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Metropolitan Math is No Myth

Sean Parnell - Apr 29, 2020

In a opinion piece appearing last year at the site Market Watch, George C. Edwards III (a professor of political science at Texas A&M and author of Why the Electoral College is Bad for America) purports to debunk one of the “myths” that supporters of the Electoral College often rely on. A closer examination, however, suggests that the “myth” actually stands up quite well.

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Certifiably Correct

Sean Parnell - Apr 21, 2020

Threats

In a few recent posts I’ve raised the point that if enacted, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) is going to face some serious problems being executed, in large part because of the lack of an accurate and timely official vote count that can be used to determine the winner.

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Safe Harbors and Sandy

Sean Parnell - Apr 15, 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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John Koza’s Big Myth: Every Voter Equal”

Trent England - Apr 14, 2020

Threats

The National Popular Vote interstate compact would wipe away state lines and turn the entire nation into one giant “single-member district” for presidential elections. This, according to computer scientist and NPV inventor John Koza, will make “every voter equal.”

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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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