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Who do you support for State House in Arkansas (District 45) in 2010?

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Since: Oct 10

Conway, AR

#1 Oct 16, 2010
Another clear choice. Lynda is the co-sponsor of the bill to give Arkansas Electoral votes away to California. What was surprising is that it almost passed. This woman is dangerous! She told me she had a poll showing that 76% of Arkansas voters were in favor of transferring the electoral votes to match the big states. I don't know where she could have come up with numbers like that. I took my own poll and could not find a single person other than Lynda who wanted that. The biddy must be smoking something very strange. Why Lynda has so much special interest maney is amazing to me. It is way over half of all the money she has raised.

I also contacted Professor Bryant. He seemed very knowledgeable and quick-minded. His major problem is that he turned down the special interest money so he is very limited at getting his message out. This is the very reason why I hope that sometime in the future, we will wake up and make all candidate play on a level playing field. They should also be fined for lying. There are two reasons why lying while campaigning should be illegal.

1. Naive people get fooled into electing crooks.

2. Smart people get discouraged about going to the polls because they are not sure what to believe. They can tell that someone or both are lying. So they leave that part of the ballot blank or just don't vote.

I have caught Lynda in three lies so I'm voting to fire her. The only real thing she has going for her is looks and I figured out long ago to be extra careful of what pretty ladies say. They can make a fool out of you real quick.

“Investigative Reporter”

Since: Oct 10

Conway

#2 Oct 17, 2010
This is a clear choice between an elitist and a common man of the people. Lynda Tyler was a sponsor of the bill to give Arkansas electoral votes anyway to big states. Arkansas voter's votes for president would not have counted. That is anti-people and pro know-it-all.
Sick and tired of lies

United States

#3 Oct 17, 2010
I consider him to lean toward moderate. Done a great job as JP. Voice of reason. common sense.
Zak

Conway, AR

#4 Oct 17, 2010
See above answers.
WeNeedChange2010

Conway, AR

#5 Oct 20, 2010
She's for tne national health bill, she's for abolishing the electoral college, she lies about her voting record. We can't afford Linda Tyler
Anonymous

Santa Clara, CA

#6 Nov 1, 2010
The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

The bill preserves the Electoral College, while assuring that every vote is equal and that every voter will matter in every state in every presidential election.

Every vote would be counted for and directly assist the candidate for whom it was cast. Candidates would need to care about voters across the nation, not just undecided voters in a handful of swing states, that don't include Arkansas.

Now 2/3rds of the states and voters are ignored -- 19 of the 22 smallest and medium-small states, and big states like California, Georgia, New York, and Texas. The current winner-take-all laws (i.e., awarding all of a state’s electoral votes to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in each state) used by 48 of the 50 states, and not mentioned, much less endorsed, in the Constitution, ensure that the candidates do not reach out to all of the states and their voters. Candidates have no reason to poll, visit, advertise, organize, campaign, or care about the voter concerns in the dozens of states where they are safely ahead or hopelessly behind. Voter turnout in the "battleground" states has been 67%, while turnout in the "spectator" states was 61%. Policies important to the citizens of ‘flyover’ states are not as highly prioritized as policies important to ‘battleground’ states when it comes to governing.

The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes--that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

The bill uses the power given to each state by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to change how they award their electoral votes for president. It does not abolish the Electoral College.

In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). Support for a national popular vote is strong in virtually every state, partisan, and demographic group surveyed in recent polls.

Most voters don't care whether their presidential candidate wins or loses in their state ... they care whether he/she wins the White House. Voters want to know, that even if they were on the losing side, their vote actually was counted and mattered to their candidate.

The National Popular Vote bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers, in 21 small, medium-small, medium, and large states, including one house in Arkansas (6), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), The District of Columbia (3), Maine (4), Michigan (17), Nevada (5), New Mexico (5), New York (31), North Carolina (15), and Oregon (7), and both houses in California (55), Colorado (9), Hawaii (4), Illinois (21), New Jersey (15), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (12), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), and Washington (11). The bill has been enacted by the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Washington. These seven states possess 76 electoral votes -- 28% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect.

See http://www.NationalPopularVote.com
Anonymous

Santa Clara, CA

#7 Nov 1, 2010
A survey of 800 Arkansas voters conducted on December 15-16, 2008 showed 80% overall support for a national popular vote for President.

Support was 88% among Democrats, 71% among Republicans, and 79% among independents.

By age, support was 89% among 18-29 year olds, 76% among 30-45 year olds, 80% among 46-65 year olds, and 80% for those older than 65.

By gender, support was 88% among women and 71% among men.

NationalPopularVote.com

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