Massachusetts wants to.
And, so far, five other states did. (Guess who was first?)
Good idea?? You know what this means don’t you?
It would mean that their states’ electoral votes may be awarded to a candidate who did not win statewide.
Still think it’s a good idea? I do not.
Here’s the status so far, state-by-state.
UPDATE: Here is a very good post on the Electoral College subject.
Oops. Looks like Massachusetts passed it.
Now I have a question for the entire country. In view of this seeming trend, how would states that DO NOT have such high density populations, like these that do have – New York, California and others, feel when the overriding concern for becoming President means the only places they have to go are the major cities? Still think your vote has the same weight?
“What we are submitting is the idea that the president should be selected by the majority of people in the United States of America,” Senator James B. Eldridge, an Acton Democrat, said before the Senate voted to enact the bill.
Under the new bill, he said, “Every vote will be of the same weight across the country.”
Mark my words, it is a facade, people. Wake up!
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