Posted on January 07, 2009
The current Electoral College system is a democratic eyesore. It allows for the election of presidential candidates with fewer votes than opponents and makes most Americans spectators in the election of their president. FairVote supports a national popular vote for president. Its executive director Rob Richie was a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on January 8th for a debate on the Electoral College. FairVote also welcomes new legislation by Sen. Bill Nelson to change the Constitution and is particularly focused on the drive for the National Popular Vote plan in the states.
More than two dozen state polls since the 2008 election show a strong rise in support for a national popular vote, with 70%-plus support in a full range of states, reflecting diversity of geography, population, political leanings and battleground states.
- [Rob Richie makes case for a national popular vote on CSPAN]
- [National Popular Vote summarizes strong reform support in states]
- [FairVote's post-2008 report on how campaigns ignored most Americans]
- New! [Major Florida paper comes out for a national popular vote]