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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

John Deeth Blog: Republicans all out against national popular vote

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

We know the vote broke on mostly partisan lines in the state Senate
government committee last week, but not it seems to be a matter of
party policy. ... I'm trying not to repeat myself too much, but this
just seems so fundamental: The person with the most votes should win.
It would be better if the Constitution actually said so. But National
Popular Vote is a nice stopgap. If big states want National Popular
Vote, it will pass without Iowa. The caucuses, not the electoral
votes, are what makes Iowa important. I think this is residual
Bush-defending. Just as a lot of Dems saw presidential term limits as
a slap at FDR's memory in 1947, perhaps Republicans see National
Popular Vote as retroactive revenge for the butterfly ballot.

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