May 24, 2011

National Popular Vote Bill Being Heard this Week

Carroll Andrew Morse

One late addition (posted Monday for a hearing Wednesday) to this week's House Judiciary Committee agenda is a bill to have the state legislature disregard the choice made by Rhode Island voters in a Presidential election, and allocate RI's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote instead. In 2009, a similar bill got out of committee, but was defeated on the House floor by a 28-45 vote. It should be noted, however, the current Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has expressed support for national popular vote in the past.

Previous Anchor Rising takes on why NPV is a bad idea are available here, here, and here. The legitimate, and constitutional, solution to a perceived problem with the Electoral College is to increase the size of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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This is another "Progressive" tactic to destroy the American system of freedom and individual rights. There were good reasons, which remain valid, for establishing the electoral college. The Left wants to be able to extend the effect of their urban vote fraud into the rest of the country by making votes of less urban (and more conservative) parts of the country irrelevant.

This bill must be stopped.

Posted by: BobN at May 25, 2011 7:53 AM
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