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zorkpolitics
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« on: July 25, 2012, 08:28:53 pm »
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No new state has passed a National Popular Vote bill since CA did in Aug of 2011.
This movement is designed to guarantee that the popular vote winner wins the most Electoral Votes:
http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/index.php
This started off to prevent a "wrong winner", like Bush in 2000 who won the electoral vote but lost the popular vote by 540,000 votes.  The support for the bill has come from 9 states that voted Democratic in each election since 1992.

However I am wondering if the Democrats have dropped this effort because with a close election in the offing, it is likely Obama could win the Electoral Vote but lose the popular vote.  Assuming a uniform 9% vote shift nationally, in 2008 Obama would have won in the electoral college even if McCain had won the popular vote by >2% (or 2,4000, 000 votes).

So could it be that to protect Obama's chances, no new state has passed the National Popular Vote bill since last summer?
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 06:13:11 pm »
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No new state has passed a National Popular Vote bill since CA did in Aug of 2011.
This movement is designed to guarantee that the popular vote winner wins the most Electoral Votes:
http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/index.php
This started off to prevent a "wrong winner", like Bush in 2000 who won the electoral vote but lost the popular vote by 540,000 votes.  The support for the bill has come from 9 states that voted Democratic in each election since 1992.

However I am wondering if the Democrats have dropped this effort because with a close election in the offing, it is likely Obama could win the Electoral Vote but lose the popular vote.  Assuming a uniform 9% vote shift nationally, in 2008 Obama would have won in the electoral college even if McCain had won the popular vote by >2% (or 2,4000, 000 votes).

So could it be that to protect Obama's chances, no new state has passed the National Popular Vote bill since last summer?
it will be a close election, yes that may be what the democrats are planing.
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