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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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Political "trigger" undercuts NPV's moral claim

Posted by Trent England on Feb 08, 2021

Advocates for the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) claim it’s simple—direct democracy is the only legitimate way to hold an election. This is an attack on every parliamentary system or …

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How close is NPV to hijacking presidential elections?

Posted by Trent England on Feb 05, 2021

How concerned should Americans be about the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) taking effect before the 2024 presidential election? There are currently 15 states plus DC that have joined …

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Why NPV might drive down voter turnout

Posted by Trent England on Feb 04, 2021

In a recent post, Sean Parnell offers something all too rare in political debates: data. He shows that a state’s status as “safe” or “battleground” does not determine voter turnout. Some high turnout…

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Election law ignorance fuels NPV push

Posted by Trent England on Feb 03, 2021

Earlier I wrote in response to NPV’s Utah “organizer” Bunnie Keen claiming that their plan is just a minor “update” to the Electoral College. Of course, the real purpose is to nullify the constitutio…

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2020 Voter Turnout Not Tied to “Battleground State” Status

Posted by Sean Parnell on Jan 27, 2021

One talking point frequently used by advocates of the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) is that it would increase voter turnout. The argument is that would-be voters in so-called “safe” …

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Reapportionment and the instability of the NPV compact

Posted by Trent England on Jan 26, 2021

There are multiple drafting flaws within the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV), which attempts to nullify the Electoral College by giving away states’ electoral votes to create an ad hoc…

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Utah’s Bunnie Keen peddles NPV’s big lie

Posted by Trent England on Jan 21, 2021

“How dare you lie about our position!” As I exited a committee hearing into the middle of the Delaware State Capitol, I was confronted by two elderly women—one of them yelling in my face. They were r…

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What happens on January 6th?

Posted by Trent England on Dec 16, 2020

The Constitution sets up a framework for presidential elections—the state-by-state process now known as the Electoral College—but leaves the details to state legislatures and to Congress. A federal l…

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Electoral College vote highlights this important institution

Posted by Trent England on Dec 14, 2020

Every presidential election year, on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, Presidential Electors cast votes for President and Vice President. This often-overlooked day is a vital part of…

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How the Electoral College works

Posted by Trent England in Electoral College on Dec 14, 2020

As the Electoral College meets to vote, many Americans don’t understand how this process functions. Today, we will walk through a few of the most common questions and misunderstandings about the Elec…

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