The American Founders created the Electoral College to provide checks and balances that protect presidential elections. Despite this reasonable approach, a campaign called National Popular Vote (NPV) is trying to nullify the Electoral College.
NPV is using state legislation to change how presidential electors are selected. States would ignore their own voters and give away their electoral votes based on the national popular vote. The NPV plan takes effect if passed in states that together control 270 or more electoral votes—a majority that would control who becomes president.
Currently, NPV has 196 electoral votes. This is 73% of the way to hijacking the Electoral College.
The Founders created the Electoral College so that all voters have a voice. They did not want a few big states or giant cities to control us all. The Electoral College also protects us against election fraud and keeps states in charge of elections.
We must stop NPV. We cannot let them manipulate the Constitution to serve their own agenda.