Monday, December 19, 2011

The National Popular Vote Compact option 3

The National Popular Vote Compact is not a good idea. The bill is written expecting the electoral college to be eliminated in the future.

There is only way to put Utah "in play" and that is to give up the "clout" we have under a winner take all system and have 2 of the 6 votes match the overall state vote for president and the other 4 votes match the overall vote for each of the 4 congressional districts.

That could dilute our 6 votes, but might increase voter turnout. It would certainly put Utah more in play for the 2nd and 4th districts. Would it put Utah more of a focus? By diluting our votes, most likely less.

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