Of course, that made me dig a little farther into who these people are.
A quick search of the website shows that they are supported by the League of Women Voters. We just love them here at Kristin's Mishmash, the LWV and their support for climate change legislation, the DISCLOSE act, Nationalized Health Care and about everything else that I am fighting against!
In addition to the LWV, they are endorsed by the NY Times, the Chicago Sun Times and the LA Times. Their founder, John Koza says so himself. Are we getting warm fuzzies yet? Digging a little deeper into John Koza, I find that his claim to fame is scratch off-lottery tickets and his support of far left and socialist party candidates.
“When people complain that it’s an end run,” Dr. Koza said, “I just tell them, ‘Hey, an end run is a legal play in football.’ ’’
"Barry Fadem, the campaign's president, believes the 20-25 states needed to control the Electoral College will adopt the compact before the 2012 election."
Bob Unruh over at WND does a good job explaining why this legislation is dangerous. I'm supposed to be baking a pie right now, so I'll direct my readers there instead of reiterating what he has already eloquently explained.
National Popular Vote's "compact gives the presidency to the winner of the 'largest national popular-vote total.' Note that it says the 'largest' total, not a majority. The compact does not so much as designate a threshold that must be attained for a winning plurality. Nor is provision made for a runoff because (National Popular Vote) can't force nonparticipating states to conduct runoffs. Thus, a presidential candidate could win with only 15 percent of votes nationwide," she warned.
"But it gets worse. Under this scheme, a state could be forced to award its entire slate of electors to a candidate who was not on its own ballot. What if voters in New York and Massachusetts throw all their weight behind one regional candidate? That person may not be on the ballot in a state like Washington, but all 11 electors from Washington would be given to that Northeastern regional candidate if that candidate obtains any winning (albeit small) nationwide plurality," she said.
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." --Thomas Jefferson
I had to put this one up because I think I just heard some common sense come out of Serge of Berkeley.
Oh, and "Toto", I'm still digging....