Popular vote would tilt constitutional balance

The National Popular Vote (NPV) legislation is not a remedy for presidential elections. There are two myths being furthered by its promotion: First, that the president is the representative of the people, secondly, that having a 100 percent plurality in the electoral college is somehow fair.

The fact is that the president is elected by the state legislatures via the selection of Electors. The popular vote serves as a guide to the legislature, but is not binding. It is not binding because it serves as a necessary check on preventing the kinds of abuses that have happened in even recent history, resulting in WWII and the Holocaust.

If your state votes a majority for a candidate, but the nation overall votes just slightly more for the other candidate, then under the National Popular Vote, your state and you would have been disenfranchised, your vote completely nullified.

State legislatures, like Connecticut's, have previously avoided their constitutional duty. God forbid they miss their Thanksgiving recess once in four years.

Any legislator who votes for the NPV in this state is identifying themselves as being careless of their duty and negligent of whom they represent.

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