June 18, 2009

House Defeats Nat'l Popular Vote Scheme

Marc Comtois

Via ProJo:

In a sharp reversal from last year, the House has voted down a proposal aimed at changing the way that the president and vice president of the United States are elected.

On Thursday afternoon, lawmakers defeated a measure that would have allowed Rhode Island to join in a compact with other states that would commit to having their delegates to the Electoral College vote for the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of who won each particular state. The vote was 28 for and 45 against.

Here is the legislation that was voted down. Andrew and Justin (and me, a little) have been on top of this issue for a while now.

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Bravo, honorable solons.

Rhode Island, of all states, should oppose this significant change in our electoral process.

Posted by: Monique at June 18, 2009 10:12 PM
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