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To: mvymvy
States have the responsibility and power to make all of their voters relevant in every presidential election and beyond.

Make "all" of their voters relevant? Impossible. But, that Popular Vote Initiative b*llsh*t effectively makes FEW OR NONE of their voters relevant by saying NO MATTER how OUR state votes, we pledge to cast our Electoral College votes however the rest of the country says we should.

22 posted on 02/01/2012 2:46:51 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: newgeezer

With National Popular Vote, every vote from every state would be politically relevant to the candidates, and included equally in the national popular vote total that determines the presidency. Each state’s votes would be part of the national vote.

National Popular Vote would give a voice to the minority party voters in each state. Now their votes are counted only for the candidate they did not vote for. Now they don’t matter to their candidate. Minority party voters in each state will have an incentive to vote.

Majority party votes in every state will not be wasted.

Oklahoma (7 electoral votes) alone generated a margin of 455,000 “wasted” votes for Bush in 2004 — larger than the margin generated by the 9th and 10th largest states, namely New Jersey and North Carolina (each with 15 electoral votes). Utah (5 electoral votes) alone generated a margin of 385,000 “wasted” votes for Bush in 2004. 8 small western states, with less than a third of California’s population, provided Bush with a bigger margin (1,283,076) than California provided Kerry (1,235,659). As just some examples, Texas wasted 1,691,267 Republican votes, Georgia wasted 544,634 Republican votes, North Carolina wasted 426,778 Republican votes.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 4:23:55 PM PST by mvymvy
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