April 8, 2017

New info on the popular vote system

Ballot Access - Steve Silberstein, a supporter of the National Popular Vote plan, has this comprehensive article about the plan in Washington Monthly. Although the arguments for and against the plan tend to be repeated, this article is especially useful because of the extensive data about how battleground states get more federal government support than other states. Also the article has useful data about the overwhelming extent to which national major party presidential campaigns focus only on the battleground states. And it rebuts the idea that the current system was the choice of the founding fathers, by pointing out that in the first presidential election, 1789, only three states used the system we use today.

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