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New York Submits Inaccurate Presidential Vote Count (Again)

Posted by Sean Parnell on Feb 22, 2021

One of the many defects in the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) is that it requires member states to accept at face value the vote totals submitted by every other state, even if those v…

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States consider preemptive measures against National Popular Vote

Posted by Sean Parnell on Feb 10, 2021

One of the biggest defects of the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV), as I’ve pointed out many times over the years, is that there is no official, accurate, uniform, or timely national vo…

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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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Time is running out

There is a real, immediate threat to the constitutional way we elect our president. National Popular Vote is 76% of the way to implementing their dangerous plan.

76%