March 21, 2011

Dear Senator: NPV is an Oxymoron

Posted in Election reform, Elections, politics, Uncategorized, voting tagged , , , at 10:48 am by bluebanshee

I recently wrote to my state senator about NPV.

Thank you for responding to my previous communication. I hope you will reconsider your position and withdraw your support of what has been called the “Blue State Suicide Pact”, aka National Popular Vote proposal.

I am no fan of the Electoral College as it currently operates but I oppose the current NPV proposal. In fact, the name is a classic oxymoron. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 21, 2009

Why I oppose the so-called ‘National Popular Vote’ proposal

Posted in Abolish Electoral College, Election reform, Elections, Sen. Bill Nelson, voting tagged , , , , at 7:46 pm by bluebanshee

Many on the left support the proposed National Popular Vote plan because there is an unspoken assumption that it is a thoroughly progressive idea.  Upon closer examination that implicit belief about the inherent progressive roots of the National Popular Vote is revealed to be false. Read the rest of this entry »