The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
National Popular Vote State Legislation
Kathleen Crampton is the Chair for the LWVFL regarding the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). She is a senior executive with experience across the health care sector including health insurance, hospital management, health care consulting, and early stage companies funded by angel capital.
She will help us to understand the National Popular Vote legislation that will reform the system that presently results in presidents being elected without a majority of the popular vote. Five out of our 45 presidents have come into office without receiving the most popular votes nationwide. State winner-take-all laws are the reason why a candidate can win the Presidency without winning the national popular vote. Under these state laws, all of a state's electoral votes are awarded to the candidate receiving the most popular votes in each separate state.
Under the National Popular Vote bill, the national popular vote winner will receive all the electoral votes from the enacting states. The bill will take effect when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes -- enough to elect a President (270 of 538). Then, when the Electoral College meets in mid-December, the national popular vote winner will become President because the enacting states will represent at least 270 electoral votes. Thus, the Electoral College will represent the will of the voters in all 50 states (and DC).
Date: Wednesday, November 28
Time: 11:30 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.
Location: Four Points by Sheraton
316 West Tennessee Street
Menu: Brie and asparagus stuffed chicken or vegetable primavera
Cost: Members - $22 Nonmembers - $25
FOR RESERVATIONS please call 309-3005 and leave a message or email LWVTallahassee@gmail.com.
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