Group urges NM support for pres. popu...

Group urges NM support for pres. popular vote plan

There are 43 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Apr 27, 2011, titled Group urges NM support for pres. popular vote plan. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

A national group is pushing for an elections change in New Mexico and other states to ensure the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide will occupy the White House.

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Alamogordo, NM

#43 Apr 29, 2011
oldgulph wrote:
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The National Popular Vote bill would end the disproportionate attention and influence of the "mob" in a handful of closely divided battleground states, such as Florida, while the "mobs" of the vast majority of states are ignored. 98% of the 2008 campaign events involving a presidential or vice-presidential candidate occurred in just 15 closely divided "battleground" states. Over half (57%) of the events were in just four states (Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and Virginia). Similarly, 98% of ad spending took place in these 15 "battleground" states.
The current system does not provide some kind of check on the "mobs." There have been 22,000 electoral votes cast since presidential elections became competitive (in 1796), and only 10 have been cast for someone other than the candidate nominated by the elector's own political party. The electors are dedicated party activists of the winning party who meet briefly in mid-December to cast their totally predictable votes in accordance with their pre-announced pledges.
#1 I don't care about ad spending, I'd prefer not to hear them
#2 You are obviously a student of the "New Math"
#3 you are not a scholar of history

Washington, DC

#44 Apr 29, 2011
oldgulph wrote:
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National Popular Vote has nothing to do with whether the country has a "republican" form of government or is a "democracy."
A "republican" form of government means that the voters do not make laws themselves but, instead, delegate the job to periodically elected officials (Congressmen, Senators, and the President). The United States has a republican form of government regardless of whether popular votes for presidential electors are tallied at the state-level (as has been the case in 48 states) or at district-level (as has been the case in Maine and Nebraska) or at 50-state-level (as under the National Popular Vote bill).
You people in California are so smart. You should apply a little of that intelligence toward getting your state out of that liberal financial mees they are in.
Stop the insanity

United States

#45 Apr 30, 2011
Lowglow wrote:
Sorry stop, that was supposed to have said "Carton".
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I know, just messing with you.

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