You might have recently stumbled across headlines on Facebook or Twitter about other states passing legislation that gives that state’s electoral votes to the national popular vote winner, or you might have seen things that say some states are trying to get rid of the Electoral College. But what the heck is all of that about? With Election Day right around the corner, and everyone preparing to cast their cherished vote, I thought it was a great time to discuss my bill to do the aforementioned. I recently introduced Senate Bill 270, which if passed, would result in the Commonwealth joining the National Popular Vote Compact.
Sadly, our electoral process seems designed to dupe voters and disincentivize their participation because oftentimes the person who ends up winning is not the person who received the most amount of votes. Voting grants people the freedom to choose their own administration and it's a right that sets democracy apart from other modes of governance. It should be cherished and protected, not cast aside.
I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of The Blueprint. Please let me know if you have any thoughts or questions.