Defending the Electoral College since 2009
Lobbyists for the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) often claim their election scheme would benefit the whole country. With the Nevada legislature taking steps to join the compact, it's important to compare Nevada's population to that of the top metro areas.
States would no longer matter with NPV. Instead, national politics would be about media markets—in other words, metropolitan areas—where campaigns would make huge advertising buys and hold mass rallies. Political organizing and advertising is more efficient in areas with a large, dense population.
The Electoral College forces campaigns to reach out farther in order to win enough states to have a chance at winning the White House. NPV would undo all that, and threaten to make states like Nevada all but disappear.
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.