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Saturday, November 12, 2016

The National Popular Vote Compact (NPVC)

Five times in American history the presidential candidate who received the most citizen votes for President did not become President.  Two of those five undemocratic and incomprehensible incidents occurred in 2000 and in 2016 (Bush II and Trump).

The winner-take-all Electoral College system was not the original intent of the Founders, and it wasn't until 1880 that 48 states passed similar legislation in their state legislatures to make it so.  That same state-by-state process can be used to alter the Electoral College to make the popular vote the deciding factor in presidential elections.

Take a couple of minutes to watch this video, and find out if your state is one of the 12 states that has changed its electoral systems to make the popular vote paramount when a majority of states join in the process.  If your state is not on the list, get busy lobbying your state legislature to re-establish Constitutional intent.

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