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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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Gary Johnson’s argument for NPV upended by numbers

Posted by Trent England on Sep 25, 2020

Does voting for a losing candidate mean the vote is “wasted,” or the voter was “disenfranchised”? Unless an election comes down to a single vote (it happens), no individual vote is decisive. But ever…

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Forgotten Colorado

Posted by Trent England in State Updates on Sep 23, 2020

Why does John Hickenlooper, locked in a tight race for U.S. Senate in Colorado, snub people who live in small towns and rural areas? Because he doesn’t need their votes. If he can get enough votes fr…

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Happy Constitution Day!

Posted by Trent England on Sep 17, 2020

Even a simple game must have a set of rules. And when the competition is most fierce, that’s when the rules matter the most.Our Constitution provides the set of rules for governing our country. It af…

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Why do we have the Electoral College?

Posted by Sean Parnell in Electoral College on Sep 16, 2020

Key Points Only two methods of selecting the president were seriously considered at the Constitutional Convention: congressional appointment or electors. Direct election was seen as impractical: too …

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National Popular Vote’s dignified death in New Hampshire

Posted by Sean Parnell in State Updates on Sep 11, 2020

The committee on Election Law in the New Hampshire House of Representatives met yesterday afternoon to consider the National Popular Vote interstate compact. The meeting wasn’t to decide the bill’s f…

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The Electoral College is not an “outlier”

Posted by Trent England on Sep 10, 2020

It’s a line used often by critics of the Electoral College: no other country would let the candidate with fewer raw votes win the election! It’s also wrong. Charles C. W. Cooke, the editor of Nationa…

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Electoral College encourages broad coalitions, moderation

Posted by Sean Parnell on Sep 04, 2020

Key Points The Electoral College pushes presidential candidates to build large national coalitions instead of focusing on their strongest regions and constituencies. In order to compete for the White…

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Documentary Rebuts Claim that the Electoral College is Racist

Posted by Guest Author on Sep 03, 2020

Critics of the Electoral College Paint a False Narrative for Partisan Purposes. Today, Save Our States, a non-partisan nonprofit, responded to critics who allege the Electoral College is racist. …

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NPV would lead to bailouts for broke cities

Posted by Trent England in Threats on Sep 02, 2020

Remember that time the Electoral College saved you from bailing out New York City? If you were following the news in 1975, you might. Massive mismanagement and liberal overspending had driven the ci…

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NPV to Maine: Drop Dead

Posted by Sean Parnell in State Updates on Aug 26, 2020

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, incumben…

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