Minnesota: Vote NO on anti-Electoral College legislation

February 28, 2013
 

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Minnesota: Vote NO on anti-Electoral College legislation

 
OPPOSE HF 799: “The Plan to Steal Presidential Elections”
The so-called National Popular Vote bill
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MESSAGE: Vote No on HF 799: The so-called National Popular Vote bill (a.k.a The plan to steal Presidential Elections). This will make mid-sized states like Minnesota meaningless in presidential elections.
 
Minnesota’s House Elections Committee will consider HF 799, the National Popular Vote legislation, on Thursday, February 28. Please call your state representatives TODAY, especially if they sit on the Elections Committee. They need to hear from you. Tell them to vote NO on HF 799. Protect the Electoral College. It protects states such as Minnesota.
 
Contact information for the House Elections Committee members can be found here:

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/committeemembers.asp?comm=88008

HF 799 would essentially eliminate the Founder’s constitutional protection of the Electoral College in the selection of the President. States that join the National Popular Vote Agreement (NPV) are forced to vote for the national popular vote winner, no matter what. As a participant in NPV, it would not matter who Minnesotans vote for. Minnesota’s electors would be given to the person “designated” as the national winner. Worse, the “national popular vote winner” would not need to obtain a majority in order to win the White House. Any simple plurality will do, even if this number is as low as 15% or 30%. (Such low pluralities occur in the French direct election system!) Such a situation will change the focus of presidential candidates to large states and urban areas. A state like Minnesota will become meaningless in presidential elections.
 
HF 799 has support from members of both political parties in Minnesota. This bill could become law. It is important to make your voice heard before it is too late.
 
MORE INFORMATION:
 
National Popular Vote Is a Bad Idea, Phyllis Schlafly, 12-07-2011
Save Our States (pro-Electoral College group)
 
Bill information for HF 799