Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Save your vote

Dear Fellow Patriot,    

This is the message I sent you asking you to contact your legislator to save our votes for president. Now I am sending you the list of delegates in the P&E subcommittee asking them to oppose  HB 99, where it will be heard Thursday at 7:30 AM.

delslandes@house.virginia.gov, delghabeeb@house.virginia.gov, delcturpin@house.virginia.gov, delmcole@house.virginia.gov, delioquinn@house.virginia.gov, deljleftwich@house.virginia.gov, deljlindsey@house.virginia.gov,


There has been considerable talk about doing away with the Electoral College and having the president elected by a majority vote. But, after one gives it serious consideration, the conclusion is that it is not a good idea.

The National Popular Vote Compact Bill (NPV), HB99, has been introduced in the House of the Virginia General Assembly, and would enter Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.

 This is possible because Article II of the United States Constitution gives the states the complete authority to decide the manner in which their electoral votes are awarded. If Virginia were to enter this compact, we would agree to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 When states that cumulatively possess a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact, it goes into effect. That number is 270 and when reached the remaining states would become irrelevant in future presidential elections.

 As of September 2017, the NPVIC legislation has been adopted by ten states and the District of Columbia with a total of 165 electoral votes which amounts to 61% of the 270 votes needed to  activate the NPV interstate compact.  At that point we have lost our vote.   There are enough votes in New York state, California, and one other state or two to reach the majority and after their votes are counted, our votes are irrelevant.   They have no input whatsoever. Our vote will go to someone else, not who we voted for.  

Thank you,

Sue Long

Freedom without authority is anarchy
Authority without freedom is tyranny
This is why we should have a republic




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