Why It Is Useless To Vote In The U.S. – 3 Fun Facts!

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From Wikipedia:

“Even though the aggregate national popular vote is calculated by state officials and media organizations, the national popular vote is not the basis for electing a President or Vice President.”

“…while many people believe they are voting for a particular candidate on Election Day in November, they are, in fact, casting their vote for that candidate’s electors.”

“The United States is the only current example of an indirectly elected executive president…”

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  1. A promising approach to electoral reform in the U.S. is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

    The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

    The bill would make every vote politically relevant in a presidential election. It would make every vote equal.

    The National Popular Vote bill has been approved by 18 legislative chambers (one house in Colorado, Arkansas, Maine, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Washington, and two houses in Maryland, Illinois, Hawaii, California, and Vermont). It has been enacted into law in Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These states have 50 (19%) of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring this legislation into effect.

    To be involved in the National Popular Vote bill effort . . .

    You can check the status of the bill in your state at http://www.NationalPopularVote.com/pages/statesactivity.php

    If it’s still in play in your state, let your legislator(s) know what you think. If you need help to identify and/or contact your state representatives, senators, and/or governor about National Popular Vote, you can search by your zip code using online sites such as http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home

    Sign up to get email updates – http://www.NationalPopularVote.com/pages/getemailupdates.php

    Help get the word out and show your support.

    Tell a friend- http://www.NationalPopularVote.com/pages/tellafriend.php
    Distribute literature at political, civic, or other meeting, convention, or conference.
    Post on discussion groups.
    Write letters to editors, OpEds, and/or blog.

    Responses to many common misinformed critiques are at http://nationalpopularvote.com/pages/faq.php

    Up-to-date information and materials are at http://www.NationalPopularVote.com/pages/explanation.php

    Please include a link to the National Popular Vote web site by including something like “See http://www.NationalPopularVote.com

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