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Tara Ross and Michael Maibach explain the Electoral College

May 28, 2024 by Harry Roth in Electoral College

Save Our States distinguished fellow Michael Maibach and author Tara Ross joined the Independent Women's Network to discuss the Electoral College. With the 2024 presidential election less than six mo…

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Unfinished Recounts and litigation could thwart the compact

May 10, 2024 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

One thing is clear from my years defending the Electoral College: the people at NPV, Inc. don’t understand the presidential election process or how the compact is supposed to work. For example, in a …

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NPV compact losing electoral votes?

May 9, 2024 by Trent England in Electoral College

Yes, the NPV compact has lost electoral votes twice despite no state (yet) repealing it. How is that possible? The answer reveals one more way the compact is unstable—and poorly drafted. Every ten ye…

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Bipartisan Election Reform: Hold local, state and federal elections together

May 7, 2024 by Sean Parnell in Elections

I’m happy that Save Our States is expanding to address other areas of election policy. As someone who’s worked for more than a decade and a half in this area, to paraphrase George Costanza’s father, …

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Can states defend the nation?

April 30, 2024 by Trent England in Foreign Threats

National defense is the ultimate national issue. Yet just as the national government is obliged to defend the states (see Article IV, Section 4, of the Constitution), the states also play key roles i…

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“State Armor” helping states stand up to the Chinese Communist Party

April 30, 2024 by Trent England

A group that launched earlier this year is already active in the states, crafting policies that will protect Americans from the Chinese Communist Party and other foreign threats. Michael Lucci create…

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One person… how many votes? (Part 3)

April 18, 2024 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

In previous posts, I explained how the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) falls well short of the “one person, one vote” standard it claims to embody. The first shows how an election syst…

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Maine joins the National Popular Vote interstate compact without Governor's signature

April 16, 2024 by Harry Roth in Electoral College

Governor Janet Mills allowed National Popular Vote bill LD 1578 to take affect yesterday, committing Maine's four electoral votes to the compact. Save Our States Executive Director Trent England had …

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John Koza puts NPV politics ahead of math

April 12, 2024 by Trent England in Electoral College

My last post, responding to comments by John Koza, addresses the most obvious conflict between ranked-choice voting (RCV) and the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV). The issue is that RCV…

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One person… how many votes? (Part 2)

April 11, 2024 by Sean Parnell in Electoral College

One of the main arguments made by advocates for the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) is that it advances the idea of “one person, one vote.” As NPV, Inc.’s website claims: “It will appl…

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