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    Judicial Watch to Sue Colorado Over Its “National Popular Vote” Law

    In building its case for a lawsuit directly challenging Colorado’s new “national popular vote” law, government watchdog Judicial Watch (JW) is suing Colorado’s Secretary of State Jena Griswold. She actively supported passage of the law but has refused to relinquish background papers under a Freedom of Information Act request and so the non-profit watchdog group is suing to obtain them.
    JW explained the issue at stake:
    Currently, most states award all their Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote in that state.
    But … when a state, such as Colorado, passes legislation to join the National Popular Vote Compact, it pledges that all of that state’s electoral votes will be given to whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote nationwide, rather than the candidate who won the vote in just that state….
    The Electoral College … balances the interests of citizens in both large and small states by requiring candidates to seek votes in less populous states whose interests might otherwise be ignored.
    Under [national popular vote] a state could award its Electoral College votes to a presidential candidate who lost the state’s popular vote.
    Tom Fitton, JW’s president, was much more direct about the threat of the National Popular Vote movement to the Republic:
    Leftists in Colorado and other states want to undo the Electoral College and the U.S. Constitution in the hopes of guaranteeing control of the presidency. This attack on the Electoral College would give large left-leaning states … an unconstitutionally outsized impact on the outcome of our presidential elections.
    At the moment, a similar law has been passed by 15 states possessing 189 electoral votes. In other words, 89 more electoral college votes are necessary before these “popular vote” laws become effective in abolishing the Electoral College.


    More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnew...pular-vote-law
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    "The electoral college is unfair when we don't win"
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    "The electoral college is unfair when we don't win"
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    States are allowed by law to choose how their electoral college delegates are chosen. Most give all of their votes to whomever got the most votes in their state but some allocate them based on percent of the vote the person got.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-...lege_n_2078970

    In Nebraska and Maine, electoral votes are assigned by proportional representation, meaning that the top vote-getter in those states wins two electoral votes (for the two Senators) while the remaining electoral votes are allocated congressional district by congressional district. These rules make it possible for both candidates to receive electoral votes from Nebraska and Maine, unlike the winner-take-all system in the other 48 states.

    How are the electors selected?

    This process varies from state to state. Usually, political parties nominate electors at their state conventions. Sometimes that process occurs by a vote of the party’s central committee. The electors are usually state-elected officials, party leaders, or people with a strong affiliation with the Presidential candidates.

    Do electors have to vote for their party’s candidate?

    Neither the Constitution nor Federal election laws compel electors to vote for their party’s candidate. That said, twenty-seven states have laws on the books that require electors to vote for their party’s candidate if that candidate gets a majority of the state’s popular vote. In 24 states, no such laws apply, but common practice is for electors to vote for their party’s nominee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    States are allowed by law to choose how their electoral college delegates are chosen. Most give all of their votes to whomever got the most votes in their state but some allocate them based on percent of the vote the person got.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-...lege_n_2078970
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