Update on Electoral College reform

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan plans to lead actions aimed at reform of the Electoral College rules in the new 2017 Congress. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact calls for Electoral College delegates to pledge all of their electoral votes to the popular winner no matter who won in their states. So far the change has support of 165 delegates and needs 270 to pass.

Americans in both parties now realize that their individual votes really doesn’t matter when a candidate who lost the popular election by a significant margin of millions of votes is still elected into the presidency by the current Electoral College rules.

I have supported Electoral College reform for decades but this is the first time that that enough people are aware of the issue to possibly affect this necessary change.


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