VoiceOfTheVoters Radio: Electoral College Debate

Last night VoiceOfTheVoters.org held a debate, Electoral College v. National Popular Vote.

February 11, 2009: Electoral College v. National Popular Vote (NPV) debated by Tara Ross, attorney and author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College, and Jamie Raskin, MD state senator and professor of law at American U., with comments by Dan Ashby, Election Defense Alliance, and Rob Richie, FairVote. Audio:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

Unfortunately, most of the debate is the usual partisan arguments.  It is an example of Democratic support of the National Popular Vote for the wrong reasons and Republican opposition for equally wrong reasons.

We do highly recommend listening to Part 3 and the excellent articulation of the risks of the national popular vote given our current state by state election systems, by Don Ashby of the Election Defense Alliance.

CTVotersCount.org opposes the National Popular Vote at this time because of the clear risks given our current variety of unequal, unreliable voting systems from state to state <read> <read> Also note the comments by anonomous bloggers on our second post.  Just like the debaters on the  VoiceOfTheVoters, those in favor of the National Popular Vote never actually provide a rational rebuttal to our concerns – there is none.

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