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NPV to Maine: Drop Dead

Sean Parnell - Aug 26, 2020

State Updates

A main argument by advocates for the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) is that the Electoral College distorts policy decisions made in the White House. According to this theory, incumbent presidents cater to the interests of “swing state” voters in order to bolster their re-election prospects, to the detriment of the general public.

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Why safe states” matter

Trent England - Jul 31, 2020

A charge often leveled against the Electoral College is that it’s unfair when campaigns focus on “swing states.” But in every election, some voters and communities get more attention than others. “Safe states” are not ignored—they are relied on by the candidates they already support.

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