The effort to have the American President elected by the popular vote gains another state…..
In case you arent’t aware?
The American President is NOT elected by the popular vote…..
Both George W. Bush and Donald Trump LOST the popular vote and went on to become President by voting of representatives in state capitals, in what’s called the electoral college…
The people who put tougher this countries basic rules did NOT trust the vote of the people to picl a President….
With this in mind?
There is a slowly mounted effort to get the number of states electoral votes to nullify the elecoral college chosing the President….
You’ll notice that the two guys to benefit from the way the current system works where Republicans….
Trump lost the popular vote by almopst 3 Million votes….
It IS thought that the popular vote advantge will continue to grow for Democrats in the future….
Connecticut is the 11th state to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.…
While the effort has gathered steam…Therec are those (Republicans in particular) who will argue in the courts that the compact MIST BE approved by Congress….That may defeat the effort in the end….
On Saturday, Connecticut’s General Assembly approved a bill that would make the state the 11th to adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and the first since the 2016 election. Once enough other states have signed on, the bill would bind a state’s electoral-college votes — seven, in Connecticut’s case — to the candidate who wins the most raw votes in a presidential election. Governor Dannel Malloy is expected to sign it into law.
It’s another small step on the way to what advocates hope will turn into major election reform.
The electoral college is one of the very worst features of American democracy, a vestigial mechanism that effectively reduces presidential contests to a few swing states. Like so much of our political system, it bestows disproportionate power to rural America. And, also like so much of our political system, it has taken on a deeply partisan cast. Democrats, increasingly clustered together in cities, have particular reason to loathe the electoral college of late: it has helped crown two popular-vote losers, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, in the 21st century. Republicans, losers of six of the last seven popular-votes, are more than happy to keep things as they are…..