Today is National Voter Registration Day, and in the words of Connecticut State Rep. Livvy R. Floren (Republican-149th), “voting should be popular… with everyone.” That was the title of her excellent op-ed explaining her support last spring for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Under that law, a state will award its electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. If enough states pass this law, the winner of the most votes cast nationwide will always become the president.
For Rep. Floren, the benefits were both nonpartisan and crystal clear. In her words, “in order to encourage civic engagement in the political process while maintaining the sanctity of each and every vote, I believe one person/one vote is an idea whose time has come.”
The majority of her colleagues agreed. As of this May, Connecticut became the 11th state plus DC to join the Compact.
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