FairVote has been calling for a national popular vote for president for more than a decade, and the case has never been stronger. The current broken Electoral College system reduces campaigns to fewer than a dozen states and is now allowing partisans to attempt to hijack the presidency. In contrast to plans to divide electoral votes within states, the National Popular Vote is a nonpartisan plan that has support from across the political spectrum.
Our analysis on these partisan election-rigging plans has now been featured on both the Colbert Report and the Rachel Maddow Show. See:
- Excerpts from the Colbert Report and Rachel Maddow highlighting FairVote's analysis
- Rob Richie's December 2012 blog on how Republicans could lockdown the Electoral College
- FairVote's 2011 report on the problems of dividing electoral votes within states
- FairVote's 2011 testimony in Pennsylvania comparing different Electoral College approaches
- Rob Richie's cover piece in the February 2013 edition of In These Times
- Andie Levien's blog on Gallup poll showing the broad bipartisan support for a national popular vote