Welcome to the December 2019 edition of In The News. We hope you continue to find our sampling of news about the popular vote from around the country of interest, as support for the popular vote grows. Please email us with comments or questions at NPVFL1@gmail.com. If you would like more information about NPV, visit us FloridiansforNPV.com—and feel free to forward this to a friend or colleague.
December 11, 2019
Next November, Colorado voters will have a chance to weigh in on whether the country should select a president by the straight popular vote – or stick with the current Electoral College system. Democratic state Sen. Mike Foote spoke to a crowded room at the Mancos Public Library last week about the benefits of switching to a “National Popular Vote” system – stating it would give Coloradans a greater voice….more
By Jason Hopkins
December 19, 2019
A new analysis finds that immigration will dramatically reshape the Electoral College map in favor of the Democratic Party after completion of the 2020 U.S. Census..…more Note: This article includes projections and estimates.
Post Independent (Colorado)
By Dr. John Koza
December 1, 2019
Here’s one safe prediction for the 2020 presidential campaign. Twelve so-called “battleground” states will once again command nearly 100 percent of the candidates’ general-election time and attention. The remaining 38 “spectator” states will be totally ignored because they have voted for the same party over the past five presidential elections. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact has been enacted into law in 15 states and the District of Columbia….more
By Gabiella Novello
December 18, 2019
The Electoral College, which allowed the past two Republican presidents to win office with fewer votes than their opponents, has officially become a joke.
In a skit last week, Saturday Night Live lampooned how the US is picking its leaders by highlighting the fact that most voters have no say in who will become president. But the Electoral College is no laughing matter.…more