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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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“Dangerous gaps” in NPV Compact

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Jun 09, 2020

It’s no stretch to call Vikram David Amar, who is the Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, one of the “intellectual Godfathers” of the National Popu…

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Debating the Importance of the Electoral College

Posted by Harry Roth on May 18, 2020

Author Tara Ross and professor Bradley A. Smith are going head-to-head against New York Times Columnist Jamelle Bouie and professor Kate Shaw, in a debate on the “usefulness” of the Electoral College…

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New book: “Why We Must Defend the Electoral College”

Posted by Trent England in Electoral College on May 05, 2020

Why is the Electoral College in the Constitution? How does it work? And why worry about keeping it? I wrote “Why We Must Defend the Electoral College” to answer these questions. The system we use to …

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Metropolitan Math is No Myth

Posted by Sean Parnell on Apr 29, 2020

In an 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) …

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Certifiably Correct

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Apr 21, 2020

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 lac…

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Safe Harbors and Sandy

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Apr 15, 2020

In an earlier post I noted that Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, a supporter of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) and the chief elections officer in her state who would…

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John Koza's Big Myth: “Every Voter Equal”

Posted by Trent England in Threats on Apr 14, 2020

Originally published on April 5, 2011The National Popular Vote interstate compact would wipe away state lines and turn the entire nation into one giant “single-member district” for presidential elect…

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How Would We Count the Votes?

Posted by Sean Parnell in Threats on Apr 08, 2020

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 sche…

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About that “plenary” and “exclusive” power…

Posted by Sean Parnell in Electoral College on Mar 30, 2020

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 “plenar…

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