RESULTS AS OF February 28, 2016
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GA HB 929
House Bill 929: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elections, so as to enact the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; to allow states to join together to establish an interstate compact to elect the president by national popular vote; to provide for the implementation of such compact; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Jim Galloway, writing on the National Popular Vote initiative in the Assembly, opines:
And so we have SB 376 and HB 929, two measures that would make Georgia’s electoral votes entirely unpredictable – based solely on the outcome of the national popular vote. Rather than on votes cast in Georgia alone.
Both measures have Republican authors – Rep. Earl Ehrhart of Powder Springs, and Senate President pro tem David Shafer of Duluth. But the No. 2 signature on each bill belongs to the Democratic leader in the House and Senate – Stacey Abrams of Atlanta and Steve Henson of Tucker, respectively.
HB 929 won committee approval on Wednesday. A House floor vote is anticipated by Friday.
Both bills reflect the agenda of a non-partisan group called National Popular Vote, which for the last 10 years has pushed a strategy for circumventing the vagaries of the Electoral College – without an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Howard Dean and Newt Gingrich are on the group’s advisory board. [Read more at: http://on-ajc.com/1Vxv0mh]
NOT SURE HOW TO VOTE? Get more info here:
- Read HB 929
- Every Vote Equal – A State Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote (Koda, Fadem, et al; 4th Edition, 2013) §1.2.3 (pg. 51) Not Every Vote Is Equal:
“In 2000, Geo.W. Bush received 2,912,790 popular votes in Florida, whereas Al Gore received 2,912,353-a difference of 537 popular votes. Meanwhile, Gore had a nationwide lead of 537,179 votes. Gore’s shortfall in Florida as less than a thousandth of Gore’s nationwide lead of 537,179 votes. However, under the winner-take-all rule in effect in Florida, Bush’s 537 vote lead in Florida entitled him to all of Florida’s 25 electoral votes, thereby giving him the Presidency.”
- Publius Huldah: Our Framers didn’t want popular election of the President because they recognized that People are easily manipulated by those who take advantage of their “hopes and fears”, to steer them towards candidates favored by powerful groups (Federalist No. 64 (3rd & 4th paras; Federalist No. 68, etc.) Furthermore, under the 12th Amendment, the electoral votes of each State are split according to how the Electors vote. If Tennessee obeyed the 12th Amendment, it would work like this when selecting President: 5 Electors vote for Candidate X; 4 vote for Candidate Y; and 2 vote for Candidate Z. Those would be the vote totals for President which would be sent to Congress. The same procedures are to be followed in a separate vote for Vice-President. The “winner takes all” practice followed in most States is unconstitutional!”
- Ballot Access News: “On February 17, the Georgia House Interstate Cooperation Committee unanimously passed HB 929, the National Popular Vote Plan bill. There is an NPV bill in the State Senate as well, SB 376, but it hasn’t made progress yet. HB 929 has six co-sponsors, including members of both major parties.”
- Destroying the Electoral College: The Anti-Federalist National Popular Vote Scheme (Hans A. von Spakovsky)
- Breaking the Constitution – National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
- Countering the National Popular Vote Initiative
- NRC stomps Electoral College switch
- George Soros Supports the Tea Party?
- The Daily Signal piece from 2/8/2016 on the NPV effort