The Liberals/ Democrats are worried the expected losses in the November Elections will carry into 2012. Worried about losing the White House, they are secretly trying an end run on the Constitution and the Electorial College.
Currently, in a presidential election,we elect a number of people called Electors. They promise to go to the Electoral College and cast their ballots for the candidate that wins their individual state.
5 States have passed a new interpretation to the Constitution and the Electorial College. These states have decided their electors will be bound to vote for whichever candidate has the most popular votes nationally. They would ignore the winner of their state. These states are Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland and Washington State. The law is called the National Popular Vote Law. Several states are also considering passing the law, include California, New York and Massachusetts.
This would allow a few states to decide the election and the small states would effectively have no say. Their argument for this indicates it would guarantee every candidate would visit each state and not assume it will go to the other side. Further they argue the winner in popular votes should win the election regardless of the Electorial College. The real danger is a few states with large populations guaranteeing to deliver their votes to the party of their choice.
If you live in one of these states, you must contact your State Representatives and tell them to not change the way we elect the President. Tell your friends so they can also add pressure on the legislature. We must always remain on the alert. We cannot allow them to again circumvent the Constitution in order to stay in power.